|Subject: Re: Poland|
Hi Pat and Leslie,
I am afraid that Zakopane never was a site of the Olympic Games :( http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/index_uk.asp There were World Cup Alpine Ski races years ago ( 1939 and 1974, the last one won by an Spaniard ...), and the ski jumping is very strong.
Pat, you should pick up a copy of LPīs Poland. It is a very decent guide and it will give you a good view of the country. My brother travels there very often, and one thing he always says is that if you can travel by train, do it. Roads havenīt improved a lot, and a car ride from Warszaw to Krakow can be much longer (almost double the time) than with the train. Also, train tickets are cheap.
http://www.polrail.com/ is a helpful site, and it has a link to the online timetable of the polish railways (but you should know the correct polish names of the stations).
Kind regards, Covadonga Bilbao - Spain