In between my heavy traveling I like to stay in Poland as well 5 days in Niedzica seemed to be a long time, but this Holiday passed away really quickly. To sum up it was in total 93 hours of snow, beautiful view and fun! 😉 Besides New Year’s Eve spent far away from city was very tempting. Of course I could moan about the owner of the house whose greed made me sleep in a hat, warm jumper and 3 pairs of leggings but I prefer to look only at good side so instead of checking the radiator all the time I looked out of the window. And this was my daily view:
The weather seemed to be nice all the time, between -15°C and 0°C. You may think I am crazy but I believe winter must be cold. We are lucky here in Poland because we have 4 seasons, hot summers and cold winters and there is nothing much better to appreciate than trees covered with snow and frost. Trust me, they would not look like that if not temperature below 0. Cold does not matter at all for our body if we wear proper clothes, it is something I have learnt in Sweden so I did not mind -15°C.
I wish winter would look always like that in the rest of Poland, instead it is cold and windy with rain on a side that melts the snow.
Niedzica-Zamek is a small village located in the southern Poland in Pieniny Mountain, close to the Czorsztyn Lake and Dunajec River. Below the dam, the river flows through the beautiful Pieniny Gorge following a winding course. Niedzica owes its popularity to the castle called also Dunajec Castle, which is considered the most precious sites among the Polish fortified architecture and adorns the covers of many books. On the other side of the lake there are ruins of another castle in Czorsztyn. So this place is perfect for either mountain lovers or walks enthusiasts. I bet Niedzica-Zamek is equally beautiful during summer. I must admit I was never bored by taking a walk around a castle, I could do it every day
Every day seemed to be the same, there is nothing much to do in a small village but luckily Niedzica-Zamek is only 18 kilometers far away from the border with Slovakia. On fourth day we decided to go to Sromowce Niżne where you can easily cross the border. There are plenty of mountain slopes for ski-lovers on the way but only in Sromowce (on Slovakian side) you may get the best view for ‘Trzy Korony’ (Three Crowns), the most prominent top of Pieniny.