/ The strangest things in Poland
- a MickyD's in what looked like a 13th century (i.e. really freakin' old by US standards) basement (w Krakowie)
- a shopping center at the top of the ski-lift (w Zakopanu)
- public transportation (my first experience with such a concept)
- buying fireworks in "Walmart" (the apparent Polish eq. thereof) for Sylwester
- no card games during a social gathering
- extremely formal
- proliferation of homemade "wodka" (and I use the term loosely) and the intense social obligation to "sample" each "variety"
- the furniture (especially the bed) and bedding implimentations (all though now I suppose it would be much less of a shock since IKEA has established a strong presense here)
- extreme security measures
- old fashioned market is the norm, even w Krakowie (I absolutely love this aspect of Poland)
- funny warning sign for pedestrians crossing the road (it is a stick figure getting hit by a "stick car" and flying off balance)
- three days of Christmas
- Polish driving/"roadways"
- all that spoken and writen Polish everywhere (although sadly it is hard to get away from English in the background)