Foreign students can take advantage of discounts, offered on international student permits ISIC. Students, who submit certificates ISIC, as well as school children (school-age children apparently) receive discounts of up to 50% on entrance fees to museums, exhibitions, etc. With ISIC, you can also purchase discount tickets for student activities such as discos.
When buying tickets for transportation, for foreigners, discounts for students and for students will not be granted.
When buying tickets for international lines discount offered only to travel outside the territory of Poland.
Remember, if you are not a resident of Poland, you just need to use Visa Services.
It is an international student ID name. At the same status it had identity cards, and, unlike a passport, is more convenient to use. More about it, you can find on page www.sputnik-tourism.ru/isic, or on the official site of ISIC (www.istc.org).
Students under the age of 26 years, and students aged 12 to 18 years can use ISIC.
In order to acquire ISIC the required valid student card (or a certificate from the school), photo 3×4 cm and the sum equivalent to $ 7 (sometimes less). The addresses of companies selling ISIC, students can learn in the trade union of university students.
In Polish cities it is possible to use buses, trams, trolleys and metro (only in Warsaw). Bus lines are divided into normal, accelerated and night. Tickets purchased at newsstands, in some stores, or the drivers (with extra charge).
Please note that tickets must be punched immediately after landing, rather than wait for the next stop, as we do. The prices of tickets in various cities are different, and tickets are not valid from one city to another. You can buy tickets: one-time (day and night), one-day, hour, week, group one day, as well as on weekends and holidays. For each bulky luggage bought a ticket. A ticket for a dog is the same as for the luggage.
Passage or movement of the baggage without a valid ticket is punishable by a high fine.
In Poland taxis work in each city. The machines are waiting for passengers at special sites, for example, in railway stations, airports, in hotels. Each car is marked “Taxi”, and listed the phone number of the company.
It’s very convenient to order a taxi by telephone at the address indicated. Taxi service is free. You can order a car or on the number 919 (one for the whole of Poland), or to find a number of other companies - they are published in major newspapers and advertising leaflets. When ordering you need to call home address, where you’ll wait for the car, and your phone number (if thay can re-call you). In large cities taxis arrive in 5-10 minutes. At weekends, out of town and from 22 pm to 6 am fare increases. Payment for travel between cities agreed with the driver in each case.
Attention! If you have just arrived in town - do not use the services of drivers, which are suitable for you in the hall of the airport. Do not sit in the taxi, facing no special parking places (don’tindicate by signs “Taxis”).
In bars, cafes, restaurants, in a word everywhere when you served the waiters are usually taken to tip. The amount is not clearly defined, and are determined by the latest figures account. For example, if a glass of beer costs 4,50 zl, then give the waiter a coin in 5 zl, don’t wait for delivery.
If your company has a dinner at a restaurant, and the amount in the bill, for example, is 62,40 zl, and to give 7,60 zl for tea (up to round numbers) do not want, then giving the paper notes 70 zl, can say: «Let is 65». And the waiter will bring you to surrender 5 zl.
In general, no one forces you to rush your hard work, so if you do not want to overpay, then keep at a small amount of coins. Then, without prejudice to its own image, you can rummage in your pocket, and show that you have complete small changes, and count the exact position of the sum.
Remember that the waiters get to their work salaries, and tips is a reward for good service. And if I did not get tips in my work from the customers, why I have to pay here? :-)
This seems incredible, but the tips are not given taxi drivers in Poland!
With any amount of taxi driver should hit back, no matter how small it may be.
Information about health services you can get by calling 94 39, working on a twenty-four hour basis for the whole Poland.
If you do not have health insurance - health care is paid for you.
With the urgent need to call an ambulance: tel. 999.
Most drugs sold with a prescription in pharmacies. In every major city, there are pharmacies operating around the clock.
Year by year the number of restaurants, cafes, bars, pizzerias, restaurants night rise. There are also restaurants that are included in the international system such as: Ms Donald’s, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and others. Traditional Polish dishes are served in stylish restaurants, which are usually located in old buildings with well-equipped interior.
In Poland shops are the responsibility of the various firms. In our largest cities on weekdays grocery stores work from 6:00 to 18:00 or 19:00, in free from work Saturday - from 7:00 am to 13:00: Sundays, on public holidays and at night time, some food shops in major cities open. This is particularly true of supermarkets. Industrial shops and service points work from 10:00 or 11:00 to 18:00 or 19:00 in the weekdays. In smaller towns shops are closed as early as 17:00.
In recent years, in different cities of Poland, there are many supermarkets, working seven days a week from early morning until late evening. Polish families came to supermarkets that to buy for a long time, as in Russia at the wholesale markets.
Next to the supermarket car park is free.
That to take a cart, you must insert a coin into a special locking in 1 or 2 zl, and when you bring a cart to the place - get the money back. (You can throw a cart in any location, but then lost a coin.)
Post usually works from 8:00 to 20:00. In provincial cities, some posts work around the clock. In large cities, tourist centers, an automatic telephone installed. At the post you can send parcels and letters - custom, express, airmail letters, telegrams, order telephone calls, send a fax, buy stamps, envelopes, postal cards.