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Should I go to Bialowieza?

Hello all, it's been a long time since I last posted here.

I'm travelling from Sydney to London for a three-week stay with my uncle in early October. A number of people have told me that I should scoot off to Poland (specifically, Bialowieza) for a side-trip for a few days. Although I have a contact and free accommodation there (a friend is currently working for the Forest Service) , I still have doubts about such a trip.

I have never travelled overseas before and I abhor dealing with bureacracy. Will I have to go to a lot of trouble to get whatever papers I need to to travel from London to Bialowieza?

What would be the cheapest way of making the journey? What would be the most convenient way of making the journey?

I'll be packing to go from springtime in Sydney to autumn in London. Will I have to get extra super-duper cold-weather clothes for autumn in eastern Poland?

Is October a good time to visit Bialowieza? I love nature and am what you would call a keen walker.

I would appreciate any advice people could give me on this.

Czesc.

Re: Should I go to Bialowieza?

Cześć Kaziu!
Of course you should. You won't need ant special documents. Białowieża has it's tourist routes prepared for the visitors.
October may be cold (like British winter at most) or warm like "Indian Summer" called here "złota Polska jesień" if you're lucky.

Re: Should I go to Bialowieza?

For papers, approach the Polish consulate.

Bialowieza is an excellent place to visit - book a guide in advance, it'll save you time. Loads of cheap accommodation locally.

Autumns in Poland are variable - can be warm or cool, seldom cold.

Re: Should I go to Bialowieza?

Check out this site:

http://www.bialowieza.com.pl/en/index.html