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I loved Poland when I visited and I want to live there.


tander 1 | 1  
11 Feb 2009 /  #1
I had the chance to visit Poland, along with Czech Republic, Austria, Germany and Hungary. Of all places Poland was the best. I loved the country, it is so beautiful, if I had a chance i would be back to live there in a heartbeat.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
11 Feb 2009 /  #2
why don't you? yes, pl is nice.
Easy_Terran 3 | 312  
11 Feb 2009 /  #3
if I had a chance i would be back to live there in a heartbeat

Why not then?
It's definitely way easier for you to move to Poland than a Pole to move to the US.
At least I think so.
OP tander 1 | 1  
11 Feb 2009 /  #4
Oh because my family lives here, I don't know the language, no job, money there's lots of reasons.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
11 Feb 2009 /  #5
well, at least it's a good start by coming here.
Easy_Terran 3 | 312  
11 Feb 2009 /  #6
coming here

Here? Are you in PL Plk123 now? I thought you're typing from the US of A

Cheerios :)
E_T
plk123 8 | 4,150  
11 Feb 2009 /  #7
here the forums.

and i have to be in PL in 2012. ;) :)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
11 Feb 2009 /  #8
Hello tander,

And welcome to the Polish Forums.

Tell us a bit more about your trip to Poland.

What parts did you visit and what did you like about them?.

I live in Poland and I enjoy it very much but ssshhhh don't tell everyone or else they will all want to live here :) he he he
LAGirl 9 | 496  
12 Feb 2009 /  #9
Hi I dont blame you very beautiful and so are the people language and the Polish culture.
CashCache 4 | 12  
12 Feb 2009 /  #10
I am in the same boat. My wife is from Poland and although my kids were born and raised in the U.S., the speak fluent Polish. I'm the only one that is laungage challenged!

Of all the European countries I've been to, I have to say that I love Poland. Not sure if the fact that my family can speak the language adds to that or not, but I do know I have more fun there than anyplace else.

We will probably never move there full time, but I'd like to have a place that I can call home at least part of the year - we're working on that now...

-Scott
impete82 3 | 29  
13 Feb 2009 /  #11
maybe a hotel would hire english only speaking people as long as their commitment to learn polish as well was there :) ya never know
Randal 1 | 577  
16 Feb 2009 /  #12
It's definitely way easier for you to move to Poland than a Pole to move to the US.
At least I think so.

Why do you say?

I am in the same boat. My wife is from Poland and although my kids were born and raised in the U.S., the speak fluent Polish.

Where did you meet your wife? In the U.S. or in PL?
Easy_Terran 3 | 312  
16 Feb 2009 /  #13
we're working on that now...

Which part of PL?

Why do you say?

Visa.
Horrible (Gestapo like) treatment while becoming an US resident.

I really do NOT believe PL uses same methods toward ANYbody who wants to live in PL.
I might be wrong, though.

Any thoughts?
Randal 1 | 577  
16 Feb 2009 /  #14
Well, part of the problem is our stupid affirmative action-esque immigration policy which dictates how many of each nationality are permitted to enter each year to accommodate someone’s notion of an ideal “balance” in the name of engineered “diversity”. Such social engineering in policy is utter BS as this leads to equal numbers of, umm… good immigrants along with the not so good ones –producers and consumers.

Don’t get me wrong, I feel strongly that there needs to be some regulation and some numbers should be limited. But this policy treats everyone as equal value, except when some politico decides to manipulate it in order to grant additional favor to certain nationalities. Everything that smells of socially engineered affirmative action ends up being misused and abused and leads to things like discrimination –which such policies are supposed to prevent in the first place.
jesse23 - | 21  
16 Feb 2009 /  #15
Hey I moved here and no regrets i'm an english girl and i'm teaching here i love doing it to you get the chance to meet some really nice people to, so i think you should come here
still_wisher 7 | 97  
16 Feb 2009 /  #16
it's a good idea to move here , i did the same about 6 months ago .. it's really a wonderfull country , the 1st challenge i hv here is the language and i think i can understand big part of the subject when my friends r talking , or i think im doing :))

the 2nd challenge is to find job b/c if u crossed the 1st challenge trust me i think it's heaven over here ..

i'm doing my best with these 2 challenges
wish u the same
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
16 Feb 2009 /  #17
I really do NOT believe PL uses same methods toward ANYbody who wants to live in PL.

There's a terrible red-tape and there's lot of ill-will from an average biurwa. You're more likely to encounter procedures lasting for months, and even years with different excuses (read: $hit) given you by different immigration officers.
CashCache 4 | 12  
17 Feb 2009 /  #18
Which part of PL?

We like Krakow the best, but about the only larger city I spent anytime in where I would not want to live was Warsaw. Just too busy for us.

We spend a lot of time in walbrzych too.

Where did you meet your wife? In the U.S. or in PL?

I met her in the U.S. She was a permanent resident when I met her and is now a citizen. We go back to Poland as often as we can. The kids really like it too. However, they are getting older and I expect to get some pushback from them at sometime. Not because they don't like being there, but my boys are starting to have Girl Firends now, and well, you know how that goes....

My kids are (two boys) 14, 12 and (and my daughter) 10.

By the way...

We are planning on staying 6 weeks this summer and I'd like to find a flat to rent in Krakow to see if I like living in teh city as much as I like visiting. I've looked around on this forum for rental companies, but I'm having trouble finding one that can rent short term for a decent price.

If anyone knows of a site or person that may be able to help, that would be great.
Randal 1 | 577  
17 Feb 2009 /  #19
(gasp!) You're living the life I should be living! You're living my life! I want it back!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
17 Feb 2009 /  #20
We all have choices, Randal. Make it happen. Poland is ripe for the creative mind to carve out niches and opportunities.

The key is, as I see it, that it's not what you know but who you know. Those who leave for pastures new gain invaluable experience but re-integration involves set-up costs and a few strokes of luck.

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