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Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
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Aug 18, 2005

The 3rd ProZ.com Conference will take place in Kraków, Poland on November 25-26, 2005. More info: http://www.proz.com/conference/2

Please use this thread to ask or provide information and tips regarding transport, routes, parking, flights, trains, coaches, timetables, distances, to organize car sharing, etc.

Magda


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Rafal Piotrowski  Identity Verified
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A tip for those wishing to arrive by air :-) Aug 20, 2005

Below is a link to Balice Airport near Krakow; hope some of you will find it useful

http://www.lotnisko-balice.pl/eng/

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

Rafal

BTW: I've spotted a mistake in the English timetable; the first column in "arrivals" is in Polish and says "dzien tygodnia"; it's supposed to mean "day of the week". And, for instance, with arrivals from Amsterdam, 2, 4 & 6 mean Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Well, Proz members surely haven't contributed to the creation of this site...

[Edited at 2005-08-20 11:23]


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Budget airlines to Kraków Aug 20, 2005

Kraków is easily accessible from a wide range of European cities by budget airlines, so there is no excuse to miss this event!

Here is a list of European cities that are connected to Kraków by low-cost airlines.

DK: Copenhagen
FR: Paris (ORY)
DE: Berlin (SXF), Köln/Bonn, Dortmund, Hamburg, Stuttgart
GR: Chania, Heraklion, Rhodos
NL: Amsterdam
IE: Dublin
IT: Milano (BGY), Rome (CIA/FCO)
NO: Oslo
ES: Barcelona
UK: Glasgow, London (LGW/LTN/STN), Manchester

For more information, availability, airlines and booking:
http://www.whichbudget.com/en/cheapflights.php?from=KRK

Another option is flying to nearby Katowice, which is connected by frequent bus services to Kraków:

FR: Paris (BVA) (to KTW)
DE: Köln/Bonn, Dortmund, Frankfurt (HHN), Hannover
GR: Athens, Thessaloniki
HU: Budapest
IE: Dublin
IT: Milano (BGY), Rome (CIA)
ES: Gerona
SE: Stockholm
UK: Liverpool, London (LTN)

For more information, availability, airlines and booking:
http://www.whichbudget.com/en/cheapflights.php?from=KTW

There are of cource the regular airlines from some additional destinations.


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Rafal Piotrowski  Identity Verified
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Additional info Aug 20, 2005

Supplementing Ban's (hope Ban is your first name, as Hungarians usually tend to put their last name first - if this is not the case, forgive me, friend ) info on the Katowice airport, I'm giving a link to its website in English:

http://www.gtl.com.pl/eng/index.html

And, to support his statement: indeed, Katowice is located some 120 km west of Krakow, and both rail and bus connections operate fairly well; for those wishing to rent a car, the thing is even simpler: both cities are linked by a motorway (tollway - the cost is PLN 10 for the whole distance), and the travelling time is ca. 1 hr, if you have a heavy foot on the accelerator

The other airport admits flights form some locations that Krakow doesn't; Dublin, for instance. So, some of you may consider Katowice as a secondary place of arrival.

Another piece of info on the Polish currency: EUR 1 equals roughly PLN 4 (4.0180 as of today, 2 b precise )


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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For all who want to rent a car in Poland Aug 20, 2005

Take a look at this page. You can find cars from 10 Euro per day there.

Regards
Jerzy


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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For all comming from far away Aug 21, 2005

There are direct flights from Chicago to Cracow, offered by the polish airline LOT www.lot.com. ThMy recent querry brought me to a rate of approximatls 700 US $ for a flight in November.
The other idea would be to fly to London and then book a connecting flight www.easyjet.com for London Luton, www.centralwings.com or www.britishairways.com for London Gatwick or www.skyeurope.com for London Stansted.

Other connections to Cracow outside of Europe may be foud on the homepage of the airport in Balice (link allready mntioned above).

Before you go to your travel agent for quite, first check, which airport in Europe, convenient for you, is connected with Cracow or Katowice via a low cost carrier. This could save you a lot of money. But I mean London or perhaps Berlin or Amsterdam could be the most interesting of them.

Regards
Jerzy

PS
If you have specific questions about travelling to Cracow or comming around there, please post them here - we can try to adress them here as a way to inform other members too.


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Rafal Piotrowski  Identity Verified
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A bit off-topic, but... Aug 29, 2005

Some may find it interesting/amusing/helpful/you name it

Miscellania on Krakow and the like can be found at:

http://travel.guardian.co.uk/cities/story/0,7450,1010745,00.html

http://www.cracowonline.com/introducing.php

http://www.cracowonline.com/features3.php

http://travel.independent.co.uk/europe/eastern/article166712.ece

Enjoy the read!

R.P.


P.S. The first address doesn't "hotlink" well; you'll need to copy & paste it into a new browser window. Sorry 4 the trouble - R.

[Edited at 2005-08-29 17:23]


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Possible points of interest in Cracow Aug 29, 2005

Beside the entire city, which is very interesting to see, you may be interested in seeing some special points in Cracow, as for example the kings castle Wawel or the near salt mine in Wieliczka. Further there is a german concentrations camp in Auschwitz and the jewish district Kazimierz in Cracow.

Some information about the Wieliczka salt mine may be found here.
If you wish to read more about the kings castle Wawel, please follow this link.
Some informations about the city itself may be found here.

RegardZ
JerZy


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Stephanie Wloch  Identity Verified
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Yiddish in Kazimierz Aug 31, 2005

Before I knew about the conference I wanted to learn a language, which is not that much spoken by German speakers. (Just for fun)
I found Yiddish very attractive and found an online source.
But then I felt the need to learn a bit of Polish for being polite in Kraków.:-)
Now I have read that there must be quite a people (in Kazimierz?) speaking Yiddish. Serendipity!
I would like to meet them or to make a guided tour in Kazimierz and learn more about the Jewish lifestyle nowadays and in the past.
Not especially regarding the Shoah, because there are already places all over Europe treating this topic.
But what was life in the shtetl before the German invasion?
I think this is an unique possibility for me to learn more about the topic I am very interested in:
the everyday life/the culture of jewish people.
Also the klezmer music of course.:-)


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Jana Teteris  Identity Verified
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Warsaw - Krakow by train. Can someone in Poland help me? Aug 31, 2005

I am planning to attend the conference and have started looking into travel options. We're not spoilt for choice here in Riga, but LOT seem to have quite a reasonable offer, with the option of taking a connecting flight to Krakow.

Then again, Polish trains are wonderful, so I'd much prefer to take the train from Warsaw.

Am I right in thinking that the journey takes around 2.5 hours? Is the cost around 70 - 120 PLN?

Jana


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Look at www.pkp.pl Aug 31, 2005

There you can find timetable for trains.
The journey takes some 2 hrs and 45 mins.
The cost for a return ticket is approx. 208 PLN (two times 86 + 18 PLN), but there may be some fees for reservation.

Ticket reservaion should be possible here. Find your train and select one by departure date. Then select "Book your ticket" and follow the instructions. The page is in English, and I did not want to buy anything, so I stopped there

Regards
Jerzy


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Jana Teteris  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Aug 31, 2005

Thanks Jerzy! Much appreciated.

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Rebekka Groß  Identity Verified
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booking hotel for Proz conference Sep 1, 2005

Hi,

This is probably the wrong forum but I'm not sure where else to ask this question

I went to the Hotel System web site to book a room for the conference and after filling in all the details got a message that I'd be contacted by a member of staff within 24 hours. When I didn't here from them, I sent an e-mail to the reservations e-mail address. That was yesterday morning. Still nothing. So I don't know if they have reserved the room I requested, whether I have to pay in advance or make a deposit or pay the whole amount on check-out.

Has anyone else had the same problem or was anyone more successful in making their booking?

Regards,

Rebekka

[Edited at 2005-09-01 08:58]


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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I tried to make a reservation today Sep 1, 2005

So please be patient until tomorrow.
If I don´t get any message from them I´ll call them and post all information here.

So if you don´t mind, please wait until tomorrow.

Thank you
Regards
Jerzy


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Natalya Zelikova  Identity Verified
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Hotel reservation Sep 1, 2005

Rebekka Gross wrote:
I went to the Hotel System web site to book a room for the conference and after filling in all the details got a message that I'd be contacted by a member of staff within 24 hours...
Rebekka

[Edited at 2005-09-01 08:58]


Pretty much the same.
I wanted to get some info before I make a reservation, but after I didn't get any reply (I e-mailed them 3 days ago), I made an on-line reservation, though 24 hours expires only tonight.


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