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THE BRITISH ARE COMING!!!


omalley 2 | 27  
30 Nov 2009 /  #1
I have just moved to Poland this month, and WOW! What a place, what a pleasant surprise. I visited Poland in August and spent a very happy month touring around, meeting people and enjoying Gdynia, Sopot and Gdansk. My visit in August was enough to convince me to move lock, stock and barrel to Poland. Now I find myself living in the lovely town of Kartuzy. I’m making friends and enjoying the food and the culture. The way of life here suits me down to the ground. I’m no ’Brit’ basher, in fact I think Britain is OK, I have lived in Britain and in Italy, again, Italy is a lovely country, great fun and a fab climate. BUT there really is something about Poland that has grabbed me, I strongly believe that it’s a country on the up, with massive opportunities. I now know and have met many ‘Brits’ that are considering relocating to Poland! I just hope that places like Gdynia and Sopot don’t suffer the same invasion of ‘Brits’ that Spain and France have suffered, and if you have ever visited these areas you will know exactly what I mean.
Wroclaw Boy  
30 Nov 2009 /  #2
I just hope that places like Gdynia and Sopot don’t suffer the same invasion of ‘Brits’ that Spain and France have suffered,

Not sure about France but i hear the Brit areas on the coasts in Spain are just council estates in the sun. Not for me. I would say its highly unlikely Poland or more to the point the tri city area will ever be anything like that.

I strongly believe that it’s a country on the up, with massive opportunities.

I used to think like that. Hope it all works out for you.
time means 5 | 1,310  
30 Nov 2009 /  #3
same invasion of ‘Brits’

But it's ok for you to go. Do as i say not as i do!
TheOther 6 | 3,818  
30 Nov 2009 /  #4
But it's ok for you to go.

That's what I thought, too. Reminds me a little bit of those "secret travel tips" to hidden places. Someone finds a beautiful spot and talks about it, and then it takes only a few more years before the tourist industry moves in and ruins the place.
OP omalley 2 | 27  
30 Nov 2009 /  #5
I'm not British my friend, I'm Irish.
time means 5 | 1,310  
30 Nov 2009 /  #6
So it's a nationalistic thing then, i will not use racist or some one will pipe up saying the Brits are not a race etc but that's what i meant.
markcooper 4 | 80  
30 Nov 2009 /  #7
and if you have ever visited these areas you will know exactly what I mean.

Sorry I don't know what you mean. Can you please " spell it out" explain. Anyway the polish would have no right to complain ( and i don't think they will). Walk around any city / town in the UK. You will see there is a large and somtimes overwheliming number of polish people.
time means 5 | 1,310  
30 Nov 2009 /  #8
I just hope that places like Gdynia and Sopot don’t suffer the same invasion of

Irish that lots of places in the Uk have suffered

and if you have ever visited these areas you will know exactly what I mean.

Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
30 Nov 2009 /  #9
but i hear the Brit areas on the coasts in Spain are just council estates in the sun.

You heard wrong. There are three types of ex pats in Spain:

1. old farts went for the climate, most have no intention of learning the language and are happy to play bridge with all the other ex pats.

2. 20 somethings who have gone out there to experience living abroad and most speak the language.

3. Families with kids in Spanish school, they speak Spanish and Spain is their home.

Where my mate has her apartment its 70% Spanish and 30% Brits all but one of the bars is Spanish run and Spanish food is plentyful.

suffer the same invasion of ‘Brits’ that Spain and France have suffered

Thats a bit rich coming off a paddy! But Im glad you're happy and you are enjoying your new home :D
OP omalley 2 | 27  
30 Nov 2009 /  #10
Thats a bit rich coming off a paddy! But Im glad you're happy and you are enjoying your new home :D

Ha ha ha. I'm loving Poland.
Harry  
1 Dec 2009 /  #11
Thats a bit rich coming off a paddy!

That's one of the things I've never understood about Ireland: every Irishman will tell you at great length how the place is by far the finest country on the planet but a hell of a lot of Irish choose not to live in Ireland!
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
1 Dec 2009 /  #12
you will know exactly what I mean.

Indeed I do know exactly what you mean.

Belated welcome to the forums omalley
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
1 Dec 2009 /  #13
It's a bit like Poland in that respect, Harry. They claim to have the best of everything here and, boom, 1 million 'evacuate'. The thread makes out like Brits will flock in their droves. Maybe those rare few who don't want to retire in a beautiful and quaint British cottage. They might want to explore Kraków but many save up all their lives to retire in cosy surroundings at home. It also can't be said that many Brits will get jobs outwith teaching English. Some do, of course, but they are in the minority.
OP omalley 2 | 27  
1 Dec 2009 /  #14
That's one of the things I've never understood about Ireland: every Irishman will tell you at great length how the place is by far the finest country on the planet but a hell of a lot of Irish choose not to live in Ireland!

That is because we are true Europeans, enjoying Europe to the full.
ShortHairThug - | 1,103  
1 Dec 2009 /  #15
You’re just closet Poles but don’t want to admit it. Harry accuses Poles of the same.
OP omalley 2 | 27  
1 Dec 2009 /  #16
It's time to wake up and smell the coffee, I am not an Irishman in Poland, I am a European in Europe. And I just love it.
Wroclaw Boy  
2 Dec 2009 /  #17
I am not an Irishman in Poland, I am a European in Europe. And I just love it.

You and RevokeNice are going to get along like a house on fire when his suspension finally expires.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Dec 2009 /  #18
You are not an Irishman in Poland? Are you in Poland? Are you an Irishman? Then stop havering!
Wroclaw Boy  
4 Dec 2009 /  #19
It's time to wake up and smell the coffee, I am not an Irishman in Poland, I am a European in Europe. And I just love it.

It will be amusing to see him back in a few months banging on about the same shite we do.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 Dec 2009 /  #20
Exactly, his utopian experiences may well come to an end.
visitor  
15 Dec 2009 /  #21
Anyway the polish would have no right to complain

That never stops them!

Actually the right for Poles to complain (often hypocritically) is written in their constitution.
jonni 16 | 2,485  
15 Dec 2009 /  #22
Actually the right for Poles to complain (often hypocritically) is written in their constitution.

Very true.

Poles occasionally grumble to me about British stag parties in Kraków, as if it's somehow my fault.

They sometimes become silent and sulky when I tell them that the companies who advertise these weekends, on websites with pictures of vodka, tarts and partying are all Polish-run.
BrutalButcher - | 391  
15 Dec 2009 /  #23
I think it's cool that Brits are emigrating to Poland ( even if it is in small numbers). Better some Europeans than a bunch of muslims.
southern 75 | 7,096  
15 Dec 2009 /  #24
Some bad tongues say british do everything to escape from English women.(that's why they are such great sailors). Aparently a large percentage of sailors in the Polish navies are from the landlocked region of Sląsk... says a bit about the women there!
markcooper 4 | 80  
17 Dec 2009 /  #25
I think it's cool that Brits are emigrating to Poland

You can never have to many British !
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
17 Dec 2009 /  #26
Depends if they're Scots or English or Welsh, we're all quite different.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444  
17 Dec 2009 /  #27
I just hope that places like Gdynia and Sopot don’t suffer the same invasion of ‘Brits’ that Spain and France have suffered, and if you have ever visited these areas you will know exactly what I mean.

it is unlikely that it will happen to the same degree since the weather in Poland is not as attractive as the weather in France or Spain is.

Brits have been coming to Poland for the last 20 years but not in big numbers. I have met quite a few over the years.
peterweg 37 | 2,321  
17 Dec 2009 /  #28
Depends if they're Scots or English or Welsh, we're all quite different.

Or Irish. Ireland is part of the British Isles to, nothing to do with nationality just a collection of islands.
slank miller  
18 Dec 2009 /  #29
last time i checked eire is an independent eu member state not park of britain? just a technical point
rafik 18 | 589  
18 Dec 2009 /  #30
It's time to wake up and smell the coffee, I am not an Irishman in Poland, I am a European in Europe. And I just love it.

I hope that you still love it after the latest snow fall and temperatures of 12 degrees below zero;)

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