This book was my primary guide through Poland in January 2002 and was wonderfully up to the task. My personal bias tends to be in favor of Lonely Planet's level of detail and thorough research, but even my long-time Polish friends were amazed at its accuracy, comprehensiveness, and "insider information". When at a loss for places to eat in Warsaw or Krakow, this book provided a wealth of suggestions close to wherever we were at the moment. Some eating establishments and places of interest my friends had forgotten, but they later identified them as "must sees" once the guide brought them back to memory. One such restaurant was found in the back of a courtyard in Krakow which catered mainly to locals but served some of the most hearty, wonderful food I have had in some time. Finding housing in smaller Polish towns in winter can sometimes be a challenge, but I still found plenty of options in this guide. Thanks to this book, I ended up with a cozy private room with bath in the archdiocese of Lublin for $8 a night. Prices in the guide were still accurate and helped me gauge whether or not I was being charged the "tourist fare". Much of my travel involved visiting former concentration camps, and I found plenty of information here to guide me to my destinations. However, things can and have changed in the few years since the publication date (e.g. the Treblinka memorial is no longer accessible by bus from Malkinia). The good news is that Lonely Planet posts updates to their guide books on their website which you can print out and stick in your book. I submitted my own updates to them via email. You may well be able to get around Poland's major destinations sufficiently well with Lonely Planet's guide to Eastern Europe, but for longer jaunts through the country, you'll probably want this one with you.