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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: August 21, 2012, 07:31:04 PM »
iy"h going to auschwitz in the AM. it says online that admission is free and if your without a tour in the summer than you have to come after 3 pm or you can join a tour before for a fee 38 PLN ($11.50) and it lasts 4 hours.
im wondering if its a must to go with a tour guide or can i go around myself. im not a fan of tours, but if ill walk around not knowing a thing thats going on ill do it. and is 4 hours a lot ? sounds like it.

what about birkenau camp?

secondly, regarding Krakow, ive been to the main shuls and cemetary, and half the castle. what else is reccomended?

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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: August 21, 2012, 10:43:11 PM »
iy"h going to auschwitz in the AM. it says online that admission is free and if your without a tour in the summer than you have to come after 3 pm or you can join a tour before for a fee 38 PLN ($11.50) and it lasts 4 hours.
im wondering if its a must to go with a tour guide or can i go around myself. im not a fan of tours, but if ill walk around not knowing a thing thats going on ill do it. and is 4 hours a lot ? sounds like it.

what about birkenau camp?

secondly, regarding Krakow, ive been to the main shuls and cemetary, and half the castle. what else is reccomended?
Surprisingly I would actually suggest a tour 1. because its so cheap and 2. It will give you a more authentic feel then just walking though some grass... As for birkenau it's a mile walk away MUST go! You can see the crematoriums and it's just a must see. I was more affected by there then Auschwitz for reasons.
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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: December 27, 2012, 08:38:02 PM »
I have a 4 hour layover in Warsaw. Is it enough time to see anything?
How far is the airport from the city?
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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: December 28, 2012, 03:32:06 AM »
Yes. The city is around a half an hr.

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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: December 28, 2012, 09:07:21 AM »
Yes. The city is around a half an hr.
more like half of that 15 min. it took me about 20 min by bus
about 5 mi

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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: December 29, 2012, 03:31:13 PM »
Yes. The city is around a half an hr.

Thanks.
Is Warsaw safe?
What can I do with in a 4 hour stopover? any sights, addresses etc;
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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: December 29, 2012, 04:13:10 PM »
Thanks.
Is Warsaw safe?
What can I do with in a 4 hour stopover? any sights, addresses etc;
the shul, cemetery etc

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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: December 30, 2012, 04:13:22 AM »
the shul, cemetery etc

Thanks. Are they near each other, or for that matter are all the jewish things i.e. the ghetto etc; near each other? How much should a taxi be from the Airport?
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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: December 30, 2012, 04:29:59 AM »
i got a guide from the chabad and we kept the same taxi for the few hours which cost $40

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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: December 30, 2012, 07:37:07 AM »
Any ideas for a cell rental for eastern europe?
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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: December 30, 2012, 07:47:05 AM »
Any ideas for a cell rental for eastern europe?

I found it cheaper to buy local prepaid SIMs for each country.

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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: December 30, 2012, 08:23:49 AM »
Thanks.
Is Warsaw safe?
What can I do with in a 4 hour stopover? any sights, addresses etc;
You can go to ger which is near the airport.

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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: December 30, 2012, 01:57:21 PM »
You can go to ger which is near the airport.

Like how near?
Is there still anything to see in Ger?
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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: January 12, 2013, 06:30:06 PM »
In Warsaw you can go to:
"Umschlagplatz" it's the spot where about 300,000 jews were deported to the death camps.
The Nozyk shul located at Ul. Twarda. Before the war there were many Shul Bulding's and additionally there were aprox 300 - 400 Shtiblach (where the chasidim Davened)
The Warsaw cemetery (Ul. Okopowa) where over 250,000 jews are buried including such greats as R' Chaim Brisker and the Netziv. The cemetery was only 1 of many, it was only opened in 1806. Warsaw was aprox. 40% jewish before the war.

Alot of jewish history is close by, such as ger which is about 1 hour away, Aushwitz 3.5 hours etc;

Taxis are cheap but try to know what the aproximate price should be before getting in to a cab because they can really rip you off. The aprox fare from the airport to city center, jewish area is about 35 - 40 zloty definitel never more than 50 with heavy traffic.
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Re: Poland Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: June 26, 2013, 04:02:23 PM »
Have a 13hr layover 9am to 10pm at WAW in about two weeks. Anyone here have suggestions of what to do/see/ or where to eat in Warsaw? I would like to hopefully see the Warsaw ghetto, what else is worth seeing?

Also, anyplace to lock up carryon bags in the airport when I go out?
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