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2. Untouched nature —
2. Untouched nature: "Whenever I am abroad I miss the Polish landscape," said Katarzyna Biniek, who loves her country's pristine national parks and protected areas. "During the weekends, we love to escape from crowded cities to nature where you can recharge yourself." This photo comes from the town of Karpacz.
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3. Coffee —
3. Coffee: Agata Mleczko loves the coffee culture in her hometown of Poznan, Poland."You've got vintage cafes, modern cafes, teahouses, places where you drink chocolate and taste local sweets ... you can spend all your day in cafes!"