Local people hold in highest esteem the religion. For travelers who opt for visiting religious sights the outfit is of greatest importance. It should not be bright and revealing, women should necessarily cover their heads before entering the territory of any ecclesiastical building. Photo and video cameras are not desired in these places.
Lodz is a famous city and one of the most important industrial centers of the central Poland. If we take a look at ancient documents, we will already see the mentioning of the old “Lodzia”...
You can add some tips if you like the service in restaurants and cafés. However the cash reward is not obligatory. In the upscale restaurants you should give tips up to 10% of total sum of the order. In small low-end establishments 5% tips will be quite enough. Taxi drivers and hotel maids do not take tips.
One should better set off for shopping during week days as on Saturdays and Sundays many marts and shops are not working. On week days they start working rather early, not later than 9 a.m. Small shops end their working till 17.00 meanwhile large marts continue working till 19.00.
Lodz is a rather peace and quiet city so one can stroll through the streets safely even late at night. However the travelers should not set alone to investigate the remote areas of the city.
Currency exchange should be made only in special currency exchange counters as banks do not provide the service. It should be noted that on week days the currency exchange rate is rather profitable unlike weekends when the rates are rather low.
Street call boxes are most profitable for making inter-city calls. The boxes accept special cards which you can buy in any news stall. The availability of the cards should be inquired as they are not commonly displayed.
Local people are proud of their culture. The best way to show your respect to a strange city is to learn several phrases in Polish. This will be highly appreciated by local folks.