I attended a conference sponsored by the Cracow University of Economics in Krynica this past week. Victor Claar, a colleague at Hope, discovered this conference last spring and we wrote a paper together which we presented at the conference. The whole experience of attending a Polish conference was great (the sessions had English translations available). They made sure we experienced typical Polish hospitality!
Krynica is in Southern Poland, very near the Slovakian border in the Carpathian Mountains. It's a spa town with several mineral water springs in the area. The pictures posted at the beginning of this entry are from our hotel window our first morning there. The picture below is from our window the morning we left....yes, that's snow! It was beautiful, but there's no doubt the weather has turned to winter here (and not just in the mountains).