Suwałki, that’s where my story begins

Have you ever been to Poland? Have you ever been to northeastern Poland?

Why not?! 🙂

Having ‘Travel’ in the menu I couldn’t not start with the place I was born in.

Let me also convince you that’s the place worth visiting in your life.

Train Station

Suwałki is a town in northeastern Poland where around 70,000 people live.

Town Hall

I have no idea what car they are driving and what they’re saying in German, but you can take here a little drive around Suwałki:

Once a year, you can participate in:

No, not all the people there listen to Blues, not only.

Suwałki has a very strong and patriotic rap scene:

Have you heard about the movie “Katyń” which was nominated for Oscar? It was directed by Andrzej Wajda who was born in Suwałki, who actually won the Academy Award in 2000.

This beautiful town is located in Suwalszczyzna, I know it’s a difficult word, in English you can just say Suwałki Region.

In Suwałki Region you can find some breathtaking parks:

You can find there the deepest lake in Poland:


It’s one of my favourite spots:

John Paul II?

He was there, it was one of his favorite places:



You’ve heard about Vikings, but do you know about Yotvingians?


We’re still in Suwalszczyzna 😉
Nope, that’s not Holland, that’s very near Suwałki

If you’d like to visit this beautiful place on the planet and you have no one there, I’d recommend you Cisowe Sioło as a very nice place to stay during your visit.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask a girl from Suwałki! 🙂


I’ll turn around and answer ;).

So when you’re going there?

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107 thoughts on “Suwałki, that’s where my story begins

  1. Tamara Kulish

    Looks like a beautiful place! I hope you aren’t too homesick for it.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for following!

    Peace, Tamara

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  2. Breathtaking! I had no idea Poland was so beautiful. Although I adore visiting new places it seems that when I have the money I don’t have the time – and vice versa – so trips in the States are the bulk of my experience to date. I have been to 50 States, however. We moved a great deal when I was a kid, which almost always included a car trip – then I was on tour for several years of my pre-ADD dx acting life. Fun years.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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      1. Mostly when I was younger. Since becoming an advocate for mental health awareness (Executive Functioning in particular), my traveling has been limited to conferences for the most part – and journeys around the web. I’m pretty much tethered to my computer anymore, so I really love to read the posts of people like you who have traveled the world.

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  4. middleofnowhereweb

    Hi Ula. I loved seeing these impressions from Poland! ❤ I, myself, am from Denmark, but my partner ('boyfriend') is originally from Poland, and some of my best holidays have been spent in Poland ~ mostly in Krakow, and Nowy Targ, near Zakopane. I always long to go back. Thanks for following me, and I am looking forward to enjoying your posts.

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  5. Thank you for this post! My mom was Born next to Lötzen, between the beautyful lakes, so she told me of the wonderful nature in the north-east of poland. She had to leave as a child, because her family was german, but her home is in her heart!

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  6. I’ve been to Poland twice, but in the southern part. My daughter-in-law is from Nowy Targ near Zakopane so that is where she and my son live. The countrysides are beautiful and I love the hand made wooden, lace and embroidered items as well as the cheese. The old buildings and castles are spectacular and so interesting. Thanks for checking out my blog and following me. I hope you find some helpful posts and even Polish pictures 😉

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      1. Yes, he does, but not as well as he’d like. It’s been very difficult to learn for him. But he teaches conversational English to Polish folks which also helps him learn to speak Polish better! And his wife is very fluent and an English teacher. I love that my 3 yr old granddaughter speaks fluent Polish and English. She’s adorable and speaks very well. 😉

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