I stayed in poland for five months from October 2017 to February 2018. Since I didn't have any classes on Fridays, I had plenty of 3-day weekends to travel around the country.
On my first three day trip I went to Zakopane with two friends from my dorms. On the first day we climbed up the Giewont (1894m), but sadly the weather was very bad and there was no view at all due to heavy fog and almost constant rain/snow. The second day had perfect weather and on our way up to the Koscielec we had an awesome views over the whole area (more images of Tatra mountains). We had learned a lesson from the day before and rented Crampons (metal spikes for the shoes). But even with those, we had to decent from the pass (1853m) between Koscielec and Małe Koscielec without taking the summit (2155m), because we didn't have any ice axes.
Another time a few friends took me to Toruń and we had a weekend full of gingerbread and walks through the city.
Graveyard during All Saints' Day. On this christian festival families visit graves of ancestors and lay down flowers.(taken on Nov 1, 2017)
Czarny Staw Gąsienicowy on the way to the mountain Koscielec(taken here on Nov 4, 2017)
At this point it got too dangerous to continue without ice axes and we went down on the other side of the pass, without taking the summit of Koscielec.(taken here on Nov 4, 2017)
In the valley behind Koscielec(taken here on Nov 4, 2017)
On our way out of the valley back to Zakopane. The Koscielec is the peak in the left of the picture.(taken here on Nov 4, 2017)
The sun is disappearing behind the mountains on our way back to the city.(taken here on Nov 4, 2017)