Population 38.5 million
Area 312,685 sq km
Currency Złoty (zł/PLN)
Capital Warsaw (population: 1.7 million)
International phone code 48
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The surprising history of sex in Central Europe
So what is it that draws us to Vienna? The waltzes? The white horses? The cakes? Let’s be honest, it’s the sex. Sex, that is, in the best possible taste:…30 Nov 2016 • Jonathan Bousfield insert_drive_file Article
10 great winter destinations in Eastern Europe
Forget the plummeting temperatures and long dark nights, winter is a hugely rewarding season in which to visit Eastern Europe. Frozen rivers, frosty branches an…28 Nov 2016 • Jonathan Bousfield insert_drive_file Article
6 reasons Wrocław is Poland’s best weekend break
Poland has changed more than almost any other European country in the last ten years and Wrocław (pronounced “vrots-waff”) is one of its most transformed c…31 Oct 2016 • Jonathan Bousfield insert_drive_file Article