Poland is such a treasure to those who visit. I have maintained since first visiting in 2007 that because it is a relatively low profile country, when one comes here for the first time it is astonishing the cultural and intellectual assets that you will encounter. I will have both the good and the bad of this in a later post but first I want to present to you Poznań, Poland, which is about halfway between Berlin and Warsaw and a natural stopping point if you are taking a bus between the two (four hours and five hours away from each, respectively, and currently usually between $10 and $30USD to arrive at by bus). This is further an excellent city to rest in or party cheaper because accommodations will be less than either, and as the original capital of Poland, a great indicator for the feel of the nation. A cursory view shows me that to buy, it looks like it is anywhere from 50 to 70% cheaper than Warsaw, though of course not with anywhere near the same amount of corporate headquarters.