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 (image source)

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

Town Hall (image source)

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:

Hańcza (image source)

It’s one of my favourite spots:

John Paul II?

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

Wigry (image source)
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You’ve heard about Vikings, but do you know about Yotvingians?

Yotvingians’ cemetery (image source)


Nope, that’s not Holland, that’s very near Suwałki (image source)

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! 🙂

Me on a kayak 🙂

I’ll turn around and answer ;).

So when you’re going there?

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118 thoughts

  1. Thank you for sharing Suwalki with us! It seems like there is so much green. 🙂
    It is lovely to meet you. I am very glad you are following my blog. Your presence is a gift.
    Many blessings,

  2. 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

  3. Thank you for visiting and following my blog. My grandparents were from Warsaw Poland. My other half is Hungarian. Both countries are on my bucket list.

  4. 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!”

      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.

      2. That’s our (my boyfriend’s and my) plan! 😊 😊 😊 Well, as I said before, everything is possible! 😊

  5. Hi there!! Thanks for the follow, led me straight to your beautiful blog 🙂 It has so much positivity!! Such lovely pictures tempt me to visit this place right away 🙂

      1. Sure, but I’m in Canada now though and not thinking of coming there though :), but I can recommend you some places etc. 🙂

  6. Hi! It was so nice to get to know Poland for the first time. Loved your whole blog tbh. So much optimism! It is a pleasure to meet you 🙂

  7. Hi Ula. I loved seeing these impressions from Poland! <3 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.

  8. 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!

  9. I have to admit I know very little about Poland. i once owned a gray Polish Arab gelding. He was really special.
    Enjoyed reading this post. I didn’t know there was so much beautiful nature in Poland!

  10. Wow! Such a beautiful part of Poland. I traveled to several parts of the country about 15 years ago, and it was a wonderful experience. Especially Wieliczka Salt Mine– amazing!

  11. Piękne miejsce ❤ Mam rodzinę w tym rejonie i wyjazd na wakacje w te rejony w celu wypoczynkowym to super sprawa! I te piękne widoki, jeziora, łąki, szosy….. Dawno już nie byłam…

  12. 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 😉

      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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