Spring might be on its way now, but back in January when we flew over to Lublin, we experienced beautiful Polish winter full on at -20 (!!!) degrees Celsius! We’ve not seen temperatures like that in the last few Christmasses so it was quite a surprise for everyone stepping off the plane!
However even tho the frost was biting, the sun was beautiful and as long as you weren’t out for too long, you could enjoy this beautiful weather, not often seen. We recommend it for your next visit. Just remember layers layers layers and a lot of fatty cream on your face to protect it from the biting frost …. 🙂
Need ideas for souvenirs when you’re on your trip to Poland?
Why not get some beautiful Boleslawiec pottery (see our photos below) to bring some pretty folk designs to your home or take back as gifts for friends.
Made in the town of Boleslawiec in the region of Silesia (ceramics have been produced there for over 1000 years!), this pretty hand-painted pottery is fired at 1000 degrees so us safe to stick in the oven or even in your dishwasher! You can recognise it easily by its usually cream/white colours and beautiful folk art designs.
You can look for these lovely ceramics in tourist or ‘regional product’ shops in the city or town that you’re visiting. In Lublin we normally pop into our local craft shop in the old town (they sell lovely pottery and wicker baskets) to pick up our Polish souvenirs but we’ve also seen the Boleslawiec pottery at the Gdansk craft fair when we went last summer…. yes my friends picked up a few to take back home 🙂
Lots of people have been collecting sets of these for years ….. we might have to start collecting now too… we bought a beautiful bowl and butter dish on our last visit for our grand parents …. so the obsession has begun 🙂
If you can’t wait to see the products, you can also browse the range on the Boleslawiec Pottery websiteto know what to look out for before your trip 🙂
So it’s snowing everywhere… from Lublin to London … and while that means standstill in London, in Poland everyone eagerly awaits the arrival of crisp and frosty Winter….. so here are some pretty snowy photos of Lublin to enjoy the white wonderland around us all this weekend!!!
We’re very lucky to have to have arrived in Lublin (brand new airport – look out for the photos soon!!) in the midst of full on Polish Winter. Yep, it’s -10 degrees and a gorgeous snow all around. Still a bit too dry (very frosty!) to stick and make snowmen but perfect for sledging, skiing and of course scenic photos in the snow!
Lublin’s medieval castle has it’s own rich history, dating back from the 12th century, through having the beautiful Holy Trinity Chapel built in 1418, to being a royal residence in 1520, the place of the Parliamentary union with Lithuania in 1569 and a prison during WW2 … then finally becoming the seat of the Lublin Museum in 1957, where it still remains (if you get a chance to visit, don’t miss the table with the devil claw imprint!). Get more information about the Lublin Castle, Museum and the Holy Trinity Chapel on their website: http://eng.zamek.lublin.pl/index.php?l=pl&r=1http://eng.zamek.lublin.pl/index.php?l=pl&r=1.