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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-06-2009, 23:36
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Has anyone ever had problems with getting cash from Polish ATM's using a Nationwide Card. ?

I believe there is no problems with using them to pay road tolls.

Also, can anyone recommend a decent site in Krakov for three or four days as we must visit the salt mines after paying our respects at Auschwitz.
We were there last year,get euros from cash machine in Gorlitz then take cash to the kiosks in poland I forgot what they are called they will change them into Zlotys.
Dont get fuel in East Germany much cheaper in Poland and you can pay with Nationwide card.
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Thanks Hogan,
Interesting blog, especially the state of the Polish motorway.

If our plans stay on course, we will be going into Poland via the Czech Rep, staying a couple of nights at Auschwitz, then onto Krakov, followed by Slovakia, Hungary, and ending in Slovenia before making our way back to the UK.

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Spot on, Chris.
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Polish Roads

I'm currently working in Poland, spending 10 -14 days a month there, during which time I travel by hire car from the Krakow area in the south to Gdansk area in the north or v/v. This is a trip of about 650km which I have covered by various routes that take between 6.5 and 10 hours. When I took on this work, which will possibly last 'till the end of 2010, I had intentions of taking Jane's MH for some extended stays and to enjoy some summer sun on the beaches in Sopot & Gdynia
However, it didn't take too long to realise that Polish roads and the MH were totally incompatible. I have never experienced such deeply rutted and pot holed roads.... and then there is the the driving and the traffic! It's not unusual to spend 2 hours to travel the 4 km from a shipyard in visit in Gdansk to my hotel and, this Wednesday, it took me over 3 hours to travel the 120 km from Kozle to Krakow Airport along the A4 motorway.
In sorry but , but for me, Polish roads are only fit for hire cars! However, the people are great.
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Hi Zozzer, No problem using Nationwide card at all mate, Used mine twice.

On way into Krakow there is a campsite called Camping Slok, a bit tight but very clean.

Also all the comments re birds in Auschwitz, It is urban myth I have actually photographed them There arent many but they are there, I have one photo of a Stork sat on an old hut in Birkenau as well.

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Sorry to resurrect an old post, but has anyone been to Auschwitz recently in a motorhome and if so where did they stay etc whilst in Poland?

The camperstop book (2012) I have dosn't cover Poland.

I,m currently in northern Holland and would appreciate as much info as possible please on campsites, wild camping, road conditions etc.

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If you are visiting Auschwitz I can very highly recommend "Centre for Dialogue and Prayer" It is NOT what it sounds like, It is a Hotel that has camping in it's grounds and it is maybe 300 metres from Auschwitz itself,
the address is Maksymiliana Kolbego 1, Oświęcim, Poland
+48 33 843 10 00 ‎
It is a beautiful location and is impeccably clean.

GPS Co-ordinates

50.02296132138001 / 19.19912338256836

My review plus other comments HERE

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