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Lublin

Lublin is the capital of the Lubelskie region of Poland. It's a city of many important historical events and great significance. The first settlements formed here in the times of King Boleslaw Chrobry and the city was formed as early as 1198. Lublin was a city that attracted Kings, inventors and some of the greatest Polish minds. Due to its long history, the area abounds in legends and countless old relics and monuments left over from centuries past. Equally fascinating to its historical events is the region's cuisine, in large part shaped by that past. Lublin is a melting pot of all Polish flavor. In almost any area of the region that you visit you can discover the iconic Ukrainian and Jewish tastes that have blended with Polish traditions over time. The people here are proud of their regional specialties and honor both their local tastes as well as national traditions. In the episode Aleksandra will explore the long history of Lublin through a walk through its city center, she'll sit down to sample the region's specialty, the cebularz, with one of the city's locals, and venture beyond the city to the charming village of Kazimierz Dolny (a modern mecca for Poland's artists) for a dinner filled with the region's traditional specialties.

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The land of a Thousand Lakes, "The Green Lungs of Poland," "one of nature's wonders..." That's just a few of the titles Poland's majestic Warmian-Masurian region has earned. It enchants with its breathtaking landscape, filled with age-old forests, thousands of lakes and rivers, and numerous horse stables. It invites us in for reflection, rest and relaxation! Home to over 3,000 lakes, from high above, the region looks like a blue bird spreading its wings against a span of forests.

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Sea breezes, tall ships, a nautical tradition, a long, rich and fascinating part of Polish history and great Polish seafood - this is what we'll have a chance to experience on our visit to the Pomeranian region of Poland! The capital of the region is the old, legendary city of Gdansk but our journey will extend beyond the capital as well. In the episode Aleksandra will begin her discovery of the region at the foot of its old trading route in Malbork, where she'll pay a visit to the great Teutonic Knight's Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a spectacle of history!

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Silesia is historically the center of Poland's hard industry and there are certainly many rich traditions and hearty, homemade meals that were born out of this old way of life. Katowice is the bustling city capital of the region, offering visitors plenty of attractions to explore! The heart of an agglomeration over 2-million people it was once identified as a booming center of heavy industry and it is still recognized for its numerous mines, old ironworks and factories. It's cuisine both present and past, is inseparable from the industrial landscape of the area.

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Wroclaw, in a historic nutshell, was from the very beginning of its existence an object of desire. It's not surprising, thus, that throughout its past it was passed from hand to hand - from Czech to Polish to Hungarian, Austrian and German rule. The Walloons of Belgium settled here, alongside Jews, Italians and Ruthenians, their different nationalities, religions and cultures integrating with one another.

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