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Krokiety recipe
The dish is one these that are popular during Christmas Eve dinner in some regions of Poland. It consists of cabbage that is one of Polish most favorites ingredients. It may be prepared in a vegetarian way or with meat. Tastes even better with red borscht.

Krakow, burial place for the greatest
The city, that used to be the capital of Poland, is thought to be the necropolis of the greatest Poles. It offers its visitors two places where the remains of kings, rulers, poets and painters are hidden: Wawel Cathedral and Sklalka church.

The biggest tragedy of post war Poland
Thed day of 10th of April 2010 will be for sure one of the most tragic days in Polish history. The presidential plane crashed in Russia, killing almost 100 people. Among the deceased there was President of Poland with his wife and many other.

Pisanka, Easter Egg
During Easter Holidays all the Poles attend the church to get their food blessed by the priest. The basket, full of food, cannot lack in eggs (symbol of new life). To show the joy of Easter, the Poles embellish Easter eggs in many ways, depending on the region they live in.

Zamosc, purely Renaissance city
Jan Zamoyski, the founder of Zamosc, wanted to create an ideal, purely Renaissance city. Although Zamosc went through many changes, its main architectural form remained unchanged till nowadays. It is one of the biggest attractions of Poland.

The Grunwald Battle
The battle between Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania is one of the biggest in Medieval history. It helped the Poles and Lithuanians to defeat the Teutonic Order Knights. 500 years later the memory of the battle was brought back with hopes of reviving the country.

Short man, great deeds.
When in 12th century Polish kingdom was divided into provinces, ruled by princes of Piast family, its citizens hoped for reunion. Dreams of the powerful king who would gain the rule over the whole country were fulfilled by prince Ladislau the Short whose stubbornness led to reunion.

Torun, city of Kopernik and gingerbread
The city is among the most beautiful places of Poland. Its historical center astonishes its visitors. However, among the Poles Torun is known as the hometown of Copernicus and the place where delicious Torun Gingerbread is made.

The one who moved the earth
Mikolaj Kopernik (known outside of Poland as Nicolaus Copernicus) was born in 1473 in Torun, today’s Poland. He was a mathematician, lawyer, economist, doctor, translator… and above all he was a great astronomer.

Swedish Deluge
When Zygmunt III Waza became the king of Poland nobody suspected that he would cause the conflict between Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Sweden. Many years later, when one of his sons ruled Poland, the Swedes decided to use the weakness of the country and invade it.

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