'We lose people all the time,' said our local guide. I thought he was kidding.
Chef Bogdan Galazka's turf is the Gothic Cafe & Restaurant within Poland's 13th century Malbork Castle.
Moonshine vodka and matzo ball soup are two of this acclaimed chef's Polish favourites.
Krakow and Warsaw are popular cities to visit but what else?
I have travelled on many budget flights across the continent, but have rarely experienced a flight like this one.
This eastern European treasure remains largely undiscovered, but it's about to become Europe's next big thing.
When I lived in Poland in the mid-1990s, I was entranced by the blocky neon signs on the nation's buildings.