You can get cranberry pills from the health food store. I also got a prescription filled from my GP for antibiotics and before my trip just in case. I took my laptop and I don't think I needed it there is a business centre on the 2nd floor of the hotel for all guests to use for free. I did use my laptop though before my procedure as I wasn't feeling very well. make sure you take larger clothes because of the breakfast there for you. LOL! Take your cell phone only if you are willing to spend the millions it would cost to use it there. Not sure if you can alter your contract for cheaper use in Europe. Take double the money and half the clothes. My bank suggested I use my visa card as it is more secure than a bank card. You need Zloty, my bank ordered some in for me. 34 canadian dollars is 100 Zloty. A nice meal at an expensive restaurant is about 40 Zloty. I would take 1000 Zloty cash with me. I only took 500 but I did do site seeing after my procedure. I could have left the 1st but I stayed in Krakow from the 1st to the 4th. I was much better post procedure so I was glad I waited till after to site see. Just go with no worries and the knowledge that this is it!
Thank you so much!
Regarding the mobile phone - can I just buy a SIM card for my phone in Poland? You can in most of the European cities.
Also, I thought staying for 9 days was something "mandatory"? I was told I had to make my flight in on May 23 and out on May 31. (it worked out to be June 1st). I thought it was so the follow ups are made (I kind of agree with this concept)
The ordering Zloty concept is also "foreign" to me - can't I just exchange the money as I arrive? Right at the airport? (that's what I usually do when traveling to other countries). Does Katowice airport not have that service?