Not that many, is the shortest answer. According to yesterday’s Observer, in 2008 (or was it 2009? it wasn’t terribly clear), 1.58m people visited Poland from the UK. That number rose by 1.7% compared to, presumably, the previous year.
In the same period 1.49m people came from Poland to visit the UK, an increase of 15.3%.
It’s unclear whether the figures include any migrants or indeed how precise they are. But they clearly suggest there is more people in the UK who still haven’t visited Poland than those who’ve already sampled kielbasa in its native land.
Spain remains THE destination of choice for most Brits – almost 14 million people chose sangria over Zubrowka. Just under 11 million hopped across the Channel to France.
So let me ask you – how many times have you visited Poland so far? The survey should display in the middle column, to the right of this post. It applies to non-Poles, obviously, but everyone is welcome to leave a comment below.
And if you’re still looking for Bank Holiday ideas, let me just tell you that Gdansk, Wroclaw or Krakow – let alone the Tatra Mountains – look fabulous in May…