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about DISCOVER ZAKOPANE com: was created in 2003, as one of the first websites about Zakopane directed to foreign tourists. The owner (and author) - Barbara Gasienica-Jozkowy was born and lives in Zakopane. Barbara Gasienica-Jozkowy

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I'm very proud of all the nice messages I've received from our clients. Barbara

Hi Barbara, We had such a great time in Zakopane thanks to you and your dad. You really did go out of your way to help us and we are all very appreciative :-) Karen loved Poland so much she is going to Krakow in April. Attached are some pics for you to choose from :-)

Regards, Lisa

Hi Barbara, I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful time in Zakopane, we loved every minute of it. I would like it very much if you could teach us next year when we come back. Gail wants to say thank you for giving her some confidence and ske's looking forward to getting some more snow next year...

Thank you, Ian, Gail & Ashley

Dear Barbara, I just wanted to write a quick thank you, for your patience last week in helping us out on the slopes of beautiful Zakopane. We both appreciate your help, advice and good humour. You will be pleased to hear that Sarah managed more than 5 whole descents of the slope on Nosal without stopping after you left, and i may have even managed to get down once with both my skiis firmly on the slope! Unimaginable, i know! Thank you again for your recommendation for the stunning little restaurant by the roundabout on the way back to our hotel, it had a wonderfully warm fire, excellent beer and wonderful food as well. We shared a table with some local people, and had a wonderful time. Many thanks, we will look forward to seeing you next time and in the meantime will recommend your services to all our friends and family.

Best regards Dave and Sarah (ski course members)

Dear Barbara, Thank you very much for the great accommodation, we have spent a wonderful weekend there! On Friday we arrived so late that we were really lucky to have dinner there, and their restaurant (Gazdowka) is also very recommendable. So, once again, thank you!

Kind regards, Attila

Malgorzata & Barbara Thank you very much for all your organising. We had a fantastic holiday - guides, walks, drivers, accomodation and food was all great.

best wishes Morris, Andy, Patrick, Sam & Jimmy

Dear Barbara, I just wanted to say thank you for your ski tuition and good advice on restaurants! Please also thank your Dad - we had a great day skiing with him. It was good there was so much snow by the end of last week - we were sorry to have to leave Zakopane in such beautiful conditions!


Hello Barbara, Thank you again for the excellent organisation last Friday, we had a wonderful time, a number of the people in our group even said they thought it was the best thing they had ever done (snowmobiles expedition)! So thank you again and I will definitely recommend your company to any of my friends that are visiting the area (hopefully I will return to see Zakopane next year and will definitely look for your website again).

Kind regards, James

Hi Barbara, We had an amazing time and the chalet was beyond our expectations. The wood delivered to the door was a great bonus. One thing that may have been useful though as a book with some numbers for taxis etc. We loved staying with you and everyone said they will be back.


Hi Barbara, Thank you very much for the itinerary you organised for me for the Stag Do I was setting up in Zakopane. Me and the 7 other attendees had a fantastic time. The Snowmobiling was one of the best experiences of my life! The hotel was great and more than we expected - we enjoyed the pool table, sauna and jacuzzi! The meal was also very nice and we had a great time.

Many thanks again, Colin.

Dear Barbara & Malgorzata we had a WONDERFUL time in Zakopane, thank you. We thought the best thing about the pension and christmas dinner were that they were both part of local Polish traditions that we could experience and enjoy - and they were much better than staying in a boring hotel and also quite different from what we were used to back home in Australia! We loved staying at the beautiful, charming pension and loved how the interiors were restored and decorated. It was great to arrive to a house with a decorated christmas tree and then to participate in a traditional Polish christmas supper - it was delicious and really enormous! The mini bus was useful, too. We appreciated how friendly both yourself and the pension manager were with us. We also loved Zakopane, the mountains and the National Park. We found that the local people in Krakow and Zakopane were generally very friendly with us tourists.

Regards, Barbara

Thanks a lot. Our Zakopane's experience was very nice . The Huskies were may be one of the most exciting time for the kids.


Hello, I would like to thank you for your support to my group. Everything was grate both times.

Regards Konstantinos

Dear Barbara, Thank you for your help last year we liked Zakopane so much we have booked flights to come back Feb 2008...


Hi Barbara, thanks a million for all your help.


Arrived back in UK today. We both really loved the guest house you allocated for us. It was very clean, well heated, good kitchen facilities & Irene was nice too. Thank you for being so efficient, prompt & helping us have a great time in Zakopane. We would be happy to recommend you to anyone goin to this beautiful region.

Kind Regards Ian & Jennie.

Dear Barbara, In short, you did a perfect job, we are very happy we came to Zakopane and will recommend you to all our friends.

Greetings, Joep Everts.

Hello Barbara I would just like to take time to thank you for arranging our transfers and snowboard lessons last week. Everything ran very smoothly and we were very impressed with the amount of snow. Nosal ski school were lovely and very accommodating when I changed from snowboarding to skiing which I found much more enjoyable. We enjoyed Zakopane so much that we hope to return again next year and visit some different slopes in the region. Once again thank you for your help

Kind Regards JO

Hello, I used your services for transport in February and was very impressed with the service. I am looking to come back to Zakopane next February and will use you again.

Many thanks, Robert

Dear Malgorzata and Babara, We have used your travel agency when we came to Zakopane for skiing in December 2007 and had an excellent holiday due to your help and advice. We loved the area and would like to return to do some walking and relaxing in July 2009.

With many thanks, Boleslaw and Mary

Hello, Just a quick note to say thank you for the excellent transport service you arranged for us. I will recommend you to all of my freinds.

Best Regards Walter

Dear Barbara! Just thought I would drop you a note to say many thanks for our wonderful stay in Zakopane. The apartment was first class and a wonderfully comfortable haven to come back to after a day's activities. It was very handy for everything you would need! We shall certainly be returning to Zakopane and will be in touch about apartments with you again!

Many thanks, Rhona

Hello Basia I Malgosia, I must thank you for the excellent service we received from you and from the driver who picked us up at Krakow Balice airport. It is good to know we can rely on you for good service.

Best Regards Walter

Hello! Just writing to let You know we had a nice visit to Zakopane and that the apartment was very nice!

All the best, Svein

Hi Barbara, I would just like to thank you for arranging our hotel accommodation and transfers from the airport last weekend. Everything worked like clock work and myself and all of my friends had a really good time. Six of my friends learnt to ski for the first time while they were there, and now they can't wait to go again! So thank you once again for all of your help and maybe we will be back in Zakopane again!

All the best, Andrew

Hi Barbara, Susan here, we just arrived home today just want to say thank you for such a great holiday all 18 of us had the best time ever, thanks for all your patience and great ski lessons. everything was perfect. Please tell Monika that we were delighted with the accommodation and were very sorry if we were too loud!!.

Thanks again Susan