"BE CAREFUL F YOU ARE DRINKING !" Krakow Tourist Trap Tip by DAO

Krakow Tourist Traps: 59 reviews and 63 photos

Krakow and Poland as a whole have a fantastic variety of beers, vodkas and even wines to enjoy. Poles are also much heavier social drinkers than most countries in say Western Europe or North America. It is very easy to become totally inebriated quickly here and enjoy every minute of it. The problem is that Poland is a former communist country and they still have a large Police force who like to keep their streets clean and quiet. If you decide to act the fool and get stupidly drunk you will be thrown into jail. That’s just the start. They are required to telephone someone to notify them they have arrested you! “Hello is this DAO’s Mum? We have your son here in jail and he is dead drunk.” Not a good idea. And when they wake you in the morning you have to pay them a fine of 250 Zloty for your stay. Before they release you.

Unique Suggestions:

Take it easy. Beer here is much stronger than what you probably drink at home and you will be drinking vodka. You will. If you need to be loud, go into a night club, not in the streets.


Fun Alternatives:

Warn a good friend back home that the Polish Police may ring you. Do not let them ring your Mum! Also have 250 Zloty in a sock to pay for your stay at the jail. Breakfast is not included

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 3, 2010
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