Polish Tatras for outdoor enthusiasts

Sports tourism in Poland; why is it so interesting

Police schools in Poland for foreigners in 2021 are a good way to find a job after graduation in accordance with the acquired specialty. When you enroll in educational institutions of this category, you receive a number of advantages, the main of which is obtaining the legal right to stay in the country, as well as mastering a specialty that is relevant for a particular region.

What is a police school and how is it different

Szkoła policealna (translated from Polish "post-lyceum school") is an educational institution that provides an opportunity to obtain professional education, being an intermediate link between secondary and higher education. If we look at it in a more familiar format for us, then this educational institution is somewhat reminiscent of a technical school or college.

The article “Features of the Polish educational system” will provide detailed information on the education system in Poland.

Police schools train mainly specialists in the technical sector or the service sector.

The training system in them assumes the maximum number of practical lessons with a small amount of theory, and the subjects that are not related to the chosen type of activity are given a minimum of attention.

Training lasts on average 1 or 2 years, depending on the specialization. At the same time, anyone between the ages of 18 and 60 can study. Upon graduation, graduates in one hundred percent of cases get a job in their specialty.

The opening of police schools in Warsaw, Wroclaw and Lodz is explained by the fact that the Polish labor market is oversaturated with graduates of humanitarian universities, while the country, which is now actively developing, is experiencing a shortage of technical workers.

However, Poles are reluctant to go to study at these educational institutions, choosing for themselves more prestigious specialties: management, law, journalism and others, which are highly paid.

Therefore, the country's leadership decided to invite foreigners to study, who will subsequently be provided with jobs and are motivated by the possibility of further residence in the country. The reasonableness of this decision is obvious, since most of the diplomas of the CIS countries in the Eurozone are not recognized and migrants are required to either confirm their qualifications or enter a police school in order to master a new profession.

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The Tatras are the highest mountain range in the Carpathians, which is located on the territory of two states at once - Poland and Slovakia. The entire mountain range is divided into three mountain areas: High, Western and Belskie Tatras. Most of these mountains belong to Slovakia, Poland got 23%.

The Polish Tatras are the most beautiful mountains in Poland. Wild and mountainous region protected as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Consists of two regions - the High Tatras and the softer Western Tatras.

The former are characterized by many bodies of water, steep routes, sharp ledges and abysses. The latter are dominated by karst phenomena - caves, single or included in the whole system of caves, as well as karst springs. There is more greenery and space in these places, and wide ridges with smooth relief lines are safer for travelers.

The height of the passes and peaks in the Polish Tatras does not exceed 2.00-2. 00 m, all the trails are marked (it is difficult to get lost), there is a network of mountain shelters ("skhroniska"), detailed maps and guides. In more difficult places there is a safety net (usually chains), on steep slopes, stone steps make it easier to climb.

Good conditions have been created for lovers of skis and snowboards. There are several dozen ski slopes in the Tatras. The owners of the slopes do everything to ensure that the slopes are as prepared as possible (artificially covered with snow, well-groomed, illuminated and open until late in the evening).

Larger slopes have a developed tourist infrastructure, there are equipment rental, ski schools, restaurants, shops, lifts and many other attractions.

The flagship for easy trips is Morskoe Oko - a beautiful lake surrounded by a wall of granite peaks. You can get to it on foot along an asphalt road or take a horse carriage. Despite the crowds of tourists, the view is unforgettable.

Morskoe Oko is the largest lake in the Tatras. On its banks is a historic mountain lodge where you can have a snack or sleep in cozy rooms and enjoy the breathtaking views.

The most popular Tatra valleys

There are many beautiful valleys on the Polish side of the mountains, but there are several trails that are especially popular with tourists:

Koscelis Valley

Very easy climb, almost flat. Great for families with children. The path is wide, completely safe. In the valley there are several interesting caves open to tourists: the Mrozna cave, the Smocha Djama and Mylna cave.

There are also portable toilets along the trail. Not the most beautiful element of the landscape, but absolutely necessary considering the huge number of tourists who travel along this trail every year.

Free education in Polish schools in 2021. Basic rules for admission to a police school. Cosinus Police School in Warsaw. Overview of schools in Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw and Poznan.

In recent years, interest in conventional excursion programs, beach vacations and other types of passive leisure activities has somewhat subsided. They were replaced by sports tourism.

And if a few years ago it was organized completely independently, regardless of the direction and location of the vacation, today it is quite enough for an athlete to simply choose an interesting geographic location suitable for his type of activity and go there.

What are the features of such a vacation, and what you need to know about such a pastime for those who are going to conduct their first sports tour in Poland, you need to consider in as much detail as possible.

What is sports tourism

Sports tourism is the most active, often even extreme type of travel. Often it is associated with overcoming the natural landscape with the use of various equipment and without it. Currently, this is one of the broadest categories, uniting more than a hundred types of recreation. There are two types of sports tourism:

  • Active, implies direct engagement in any kind of sport;
  • Passive, limited only by interest in sports, observation.

Sports tourism is a traditional type of recreation. Recently, due to the appearance in it of a number of new directions, interest in such pastime has increased significantly. Today, vacationers of all fear choose for themselves the following types of such a vacation:

  • Hunting and fishing. Traditional form of recreation in many countries. This type, in contrast to other areas of sports tourism, provides for a special license for such activities. Safari is one of the most popular forms of this sport in recent years.
  • Water sports. This category covers dozens of different activities, including yachting, windsurfing, surfing, SUP, diving, jet skiing and many more. Almost all types in this direction require the use of expensive equipment, and often long training before the first independent rest.
  • Hiking. Provides for overcoming a certain route over rough terrain. Designed for people of various backgrounds.
  • Cycling and motorcycle tourism. It also provides a choice of routes of various difficulty levels. Usually, this type of trismus is dealt with in groups, less often - along an individual route.

Also, the category of sports tourism includes many types of extreme tourism, in particular, mountaineering, rock climbing, various kayaking on rivers and much more. The list of these types of activities is constantly updated, because, in fact, every sport can form the basis of such a pastime.

Sports tourism, contrary to popular belief, is available not only for athletes, but also for amateurs and beginners. The latter are advised, however, not to do it on their own, but to contact special bases that organize this type of recreation. Here they will be provided with everything they need, in particular, the help of instructors, equipment, and the necessary provisions.

There are even a number of organizations in each country that provide complete preparation of tourists for such a vacation. They also guarantee the person the necessary medical care and can provide accommodation for travelers.

On January 23, 2021, new rules for crossing the state border came into force in Poland due to the spread of COVID-19. From that day on, the only significant documents for crossing the external border of the Republic will be negative PCR or antigen tests. We will tell you whether it is possible to go to Poland now, how to organize it correctly, who has the right to do so, whether it is necessary to observe observation and how long the test for COVID-19 is valid.

Quarantine in Poland

Initially, quarantine in Poland was supposed to be valid until January 31st. But the current situation forced the government to extend the restrictions in advance until February 14, 2021. During this time, the following restrictions will function:

  • mandatory wearing of a mask in public and crowded places;
  • in public transport no more than half of the seats should be filled;
  • schoolchildren in grades 4 to 8 are still on distance learning, from grades 1 to 3 they attend schools;
  • restaurants, cafes, parties will be closed, food is only takeaway;
  • gyms, fitness clubs, sports grounds will be closed, competitions strictly without spectators;
  • weddings, weddings, public events are prohibited;
  • at meetings no more than 5 people who are not related by family ties.
Wearing a mask in public places remains an important requirement for all residents of Poland. Photo: pixabay. om

Still, some restrictions have been removed:

  • shopping malls, galleries, exhibitions and museums will function again, but provided there is only 1 person per 15 square meters;
  • in stores and pharmacies canceled " hour seniors ", so people of any age will be able to make purchases from 10 to 12 noon, not just over 60.

Quarantine upon arrival in Poland

The new rules for crossing the external border of the Republic of Poland came into force on 23. 1. 021. According to them, everyone who is allowed to enter Poland is exempt from 10-day observation. But only if there is a negative test for coronavirus.

This also applies to those persons who, according to the old rules, had to observe self-isolation. Those who have previously been exempted from such a requirement, but do not test negative, are required to be quarantined in accordance with previously existing regulations.

The test can be done anywhere and in any way: RT-PCR using a swab from the oropharynx or antigens from the nasal cavity. The main thing is that he should not be more than 2 days from the moment the results are received.

Important: if a single date is indicated in the conclusion - the date of collection of the analysis - then the hour period starts from this date.

Tests for antibodies to COVID-19 will not be accepted at the border with Poland. And in order to avoid additional problems, the information in the conclusion should be written in two languages: Polish and English. You do not need to notarize anything.

Test for COVID-19 should be no more than 48 hours. Otherwise, the person will not be allowed into the country or he will be quarantined. Photo: pxhere. om

Information about Poland flooded the media in the 1980s: strikes in the shipyards of Gdansk heralded the fall of the communist regime in Eastern Europe. After a long period of foreign domination (almost two centuries!) Poland became an independent democratic state. There are many contrasts in Poland: Poles find it difficult to adapt to the new situation, there are many unemployed in rural areas. The role of the Catholic Church is great: its presence is felt in baroque buildings, roadside chapels, numerous images of Pope John Paul II, and the main national shrine of Poland is the icon of the Black Mother of God.

General information about Poland

In the capital of Poland, Warsaw, which is located in the very center of the country, much corresponds to the idea of ​​Eastern European "grayness", but the historic center, beautiful parks and vibrant nightlife brighten up this impression. The ancient capital Krakow in southern Poland attracts tourists and rivals Prague and Vienna in beauty. Gdańsk, on the Baltic coast, has a distinctly commercial and political spirit, while neighboring Sopot is famous for its beaches.

German influence is felt in the north and southwest of the country - in Gdansk, the rugged castles on the Vistula River, in Silesia, an industrial region in southern Poland. To the north of Silesia lies the wonderful city of Poznan, which is considered the cradle of the nation. The Tatra Mountains on the Polish-Slovak border are distinguished by their magnificent nature and opportunities for skiing.

Transport and accommodation in Poland

Polish State Railways operates three types of trains. Express trains (ekspresowy), such as Intercity or Eurocity, stop only in major cities. Reservation of seats (miejscowka) is required. Fast trains (pospieszny) are slower but also cheaper. Regular trains (osobowy) are best avoided: it is worth paying 50% more for a seat in first class than traveling in an overcrowded carriage. It is better to travel by train at night (surcharge € 12.50 for a seat in a second class sleeping car). For international and long (over 100 kilometers) trips, tickets are purchased in advance at the Orbis travel agency or its branches in all localities.

Inter Rail cards are valid, but you will have to pay to reserve a seat. See the timetable: the train departure time (odjazdy) is written on a yellow background, the arrival time (przyjazdy) is written on a white background; peron means platform. PKS intercity buses are slow and often overcrowded. Bus stations are usually located at train stations. The private company Polski Express offers more expensive intercity travel in comfortable high-speed buses (but slower than trains). Ferries from Gdansk to Sweden go PolFerries and Stena Line.

Accommodation in Poland

Most Polish cities have at least one cheap hotel offering rooms with toilet and shower in the hallway (about 22 euros). Hotels of this category often have rooms for 3-4 people, which is very beneficial if you are traveling in a group. Additional amenities such as a shower and TV in the room, as well as breakfast will cost twice as much. However, hotel standards are unpredictable: in some establishments, the equipment has not changed for decades.

There are more than two hundred hostels in the country (schroniska mlodziezowe), where a bed costs about 8 euros. In large cities they are located in the center and are open all year round, while in other places they are open only in summer. In addition, there are excellent private hostels in Krakow, Warsaw and Gdansk, where a bed costs 13 euros. Additional amenities include internet access and laundry facilities (must be booked in advance). Summer hostels in major cities are part of the Dizzy Daisy system.

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