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I'm about to move to Szczecin, Poland. I'm Muslim, black.


kissingcows 4 | 7  
5 Sep 2007 /  #1
Hi! All,

I'm about to move to poland szczecin. But I don't have much idea about poland. I'm a muslim black guy from asia 23 years old. I read some post about racism in poland. I'm really afraid now. Is it really a safe place for an asian black? My salary is about 750 euro per month - net. Is it enough for a single person in poland? How much accomendation would cost and what types of accomendation is available for a single person - I don't want to share bed or room? Anyone from szczecin - I'm really afraid and clueless? Thanks.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
5 Sep 2007 /  #2
Hi.

Is it really a safe place for an asian black?

How can you be both asian and black ?
osiol 55 | 3,922  
5 Sep 2007 /  #3
There have been black people in southern Iran for a couple of hundred years.
Some Asian people (certainly in the UK) describe themselves as black (as in non-European or Oriental).

There is not much familiarity with people of different hues in Poland.
I'd hope that most people wouldn't think it a problem.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
5 Sep 2007 /  #4
My salary is about 750 euro per month - net.

What's your job ?
Karima 3 | 50  
5 Sep 2007 /  #5
750 like on polish conditional its enoug that mean u will propably share ur space in Poland with educated, normal people and i think rasizm wll not be problem..

Of cours can hapend some unkind accident but simple advice dont go in night to disco where is full of stupid people , ill person r eveywhere :(

wish u all the best on this polish land
OP kissingcows 4 | 7  
5 Sep 2007 /  #6
Hi! I mean my skin color is black.

Hi! I don't want to share room or bed. I need a separate room.
Karima 3 | 50  
5 Sep 2007 /  #7
kissingcows u understand me wrong by share space i was mean u will met some people in work, have buisness meeting etc, nothing more
OP kissingcows 4 | 7  
10 Sep 2007 /  #8
Hi! Is there any indian in szczecin? Thanks.
Zeze  
11 Sep 2007 /  #9
My buddy from work just told me he have see a indina restourant there I live ini Warsaw and i saw indians all over the place
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
11 Sep 2007 /  #10
There are some students of medicine.
casper  
11 Sep 2007 /  #11
Good luck.....
OP kissingcows 4 | 7  
11 Sep 2007 /  #12
Hi! My office is in szczecin. Is it possible to live other town and come to szczecin for the office? What are those town near szczecin? Can anybody guess how much it will be cost for a single persons accommodation in szczecin and warsaw? :) Thanks.

Hi! Zeze,

How much does it cost for a single person accommodation in warsaw? I'm not getting any specific answer for accommodation. :) Thanks.

Hi! Grzegorz_,

Good news :). Thanks.
Florin 2 | 40  
2 Jul 2008 /  #13
Hi there friends! Oh, I don`t know if I`m posting ok here. Let me tell you my story. I live in Targoviste-Romania, and the salary here are beyond any limit.. 500 RON/month (~500 zl) and the mentality are so low.. :( sad. So my though is now, to go abroad and work, to colect some money and to begin realise my dreams step by step. My first choise is Poland/ I have a friend there. I meet her online, and talking with her for 8 months. She propose to stay at her place (live with parents) for a while, `till I get a good job to rent a room somewhere else. She live in Szczecin city. I want to know the average paying in this city for a boy 22 yo, no kids, good knowledge of english and just begin to learn a little polish :) What kind of jobs can I found there? and what paying? Tell me if it is really necessary to learn polish.

Dziekuje!
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
2 Jul 2008 /  #14
500 RON/month (~500 zl)

You won't get much more here and prices are very high...
Florin 2 | 40  
3 Jul 2008 /  #15
Thnx for asnwered me. Well.. I`ll want to stay there for a while, and I prefer to stay at that girl, but tell me how much is average there? And, What should I do? learn polish is the first thing right?! Give any advice you can! Thank you again!
Kowalski 7 | 621  
4 Jul 2008 /  #16
My salary is about 750 euro per month - net. Is it enough for a single person in poland? How much accomendation would cost and what types of accomendation is available for a single person - I don't want to share bed or room? Anyone from szczecin

Studio apartment in Szczecin would start at around 300 euro/month plus your utilities - about 25 euro. Your salary would be around good average for this town. The least paid jobs are here about 400 euro/month

What kind of jobs can I found there? and what paying? Tell me if it is really necessary to learn polish.

not speaking polish would certainly limit your options for employment, don't really know what to advice you. If you are into manual hard work in say shipyards you'd be making around 700 euro. Distributing flyers on street pays about 15 euro a day (not sure how many hours). Room renting starts at 125 euro/month.

I live in Szczecin myself, this town is quite alive in spring - summer and goes into some kind of freeze in winter (not due to weather which is mild in winter).

(...) there are many smaller towns around Szczecin where live is less expensive, some have good transportation to the city. Stargard Szczecinski is only 30 min away by train with population of 70 000 to give one example.

cheers from szczecin
Kamil_pl  
6 Jul 2008 /  #17
kissingcows - How about Poland, not poland. Show some respect to my country.
Florin 2 | 40  
13 Jul 2008 /  #18
cheers from szczecin

Thank you Kowalski for your answer!
Some questions more:
There are some local sites for jobs where u can apply with a cv ? Especially in english if there are. I want to look over them.

125 Euros is one room / studio flat ?
Thnx!

p.s: there is some Romanian Ambassy in Szczecin?
Kowalski 7 | 621  
14 Jul 2008 /  #19
I don't know any local job sites in English. Maybe this link could help if you're into finding companies in your field of work.

polandbusinessnetwork.pl/companies/

as for rooms: for 125 euro you should find room to rent with shared kitchen/bathroom;
studio apartment from 350-400/month; one bedroom apartments (two rooms,kitchen, bathroom) start around 500 euro

nearest Romanian consulate in Gdynia (5hrs by train)
max_chounlamany - | 2  
22 Jul 2008 /  #20
Hi All,

Im acutally about to move to Szczecin myself, I have a feeling im going to be living off savings for a while. First thing is enrolling at the Szczecin Uni for there Polish course.

My main concern is finding work. Anyone out there wanna hire a network engineer that doesn't speak polish?

-Max
Florin 2 | 40  
23 Jul 2008 /  #21
Oh. Good answers. I don`t know how to thank you for all this.
I`ll make the trip on 13 of august so in 3 weeks. I`ll fly from Bucharest to Berlin Schönefeld airport. I understand that this airport is about 20 km from Berlin. Is there any transportation from that airport to Szczecin? Or if I`ll go to the city (Berlin) I`ll find there some? What firms are good to make this trip to Szczecin and cheap? (no taxi!) and some prices.. Thnx again.

Florin
julita123 1 | 13  
23 Jul 2008 /  #22
Hi!
I often use Schonefeld airport to Szczecin. So when You get out of the plane near the main entrance, there are mini buses also with Polish number plates, some of them will definatelly go to Szczecin directly (no need to go to Berlin-centrum) You can also call them in advance and do some booking. I will try to find number to them and write back. Mini- buses go every 2, 3 hours.
Florin 2 | 40  
23 Jul 2008 /  #23
Julita123, thank you so much if you can find some info about that. It will be very helpful to me!!
I`ll wait news from you.
julita123 1 | 13  
23 Jul 2008 /  #24
Try one of these!

On the web sites You will also find timetables, so You can choose the one most suitable for You . It is better to book a ticket in advance, in case the plane is late they usually wait for You (no more then 40 mints)

berlinia.eu/rezerwacje.htm
eurobus24.pl
eurosbs.pl
fedenczak.com.pl
gulliver.com.pl/szczecin/przewozy_osobowe/index.html

Have a nice trip!
Wroclaw Boy  
23 Jul 2008 /  #25
kissingcows - How about Poland, not poland. Show some respect to my country.

First racist attack, expect many more.

How much does it cost for a single person accommodation in warsaw?

Warsaw will be atleast double Szczecin.

Is it possible to live other town and come to szczecin for the office?

No, not in Poland anyway, Germany perhaps, but by all means check out a map.

Keep your enemies close but your so called G friends even closer.
Florin 2 | 40  
23 Jul 2008 /  #26
Have a nice trip!!!!!!!!!!

Dziękuje!! Good sites, I`ll search them , and ask questions later if there are any ;)
julita123 1 | 13  
23 Jul 2008 /  #27
Is it possible to live other town and come to szczecin for the office?

Some people does that- You can live in the neighbouring villages like Dąbie, Dobra, Kliniska, Załom.. It is cheaper to rent a place there (for a single bedroom flat about 8, 9 hundred zł a month). You can get to Szczecin by mini bus or train then (best if You have car of course)
Wroclaw Boy  
23 Jul 2008 /  #28
If money is an issue then yes, although i probably read to deep into the post and thought heres a man who wants to live in a big city, and more importantly a racially friendly city. He mentioned Warsaw and i presumed he thought it was close bye thinking as its bigger there will be a larger non white comunity.

If he is concerned about racial issues then a small town or village is definantly not the place as they will stare and stare and stare, as if he's an alien.
julita123 1 | 13  
23 Jul 2008 /  #29
I think F. mentioned Szczecin?

they will stare and stare and stare

Whatever, I agree -big cities are more cosmopolitan.
luke87 - | 4  
11 Aug 2008 /  #30
kissingcow i lived in poland and in the usa and like every where whites dont like blacks and blacks dont like whites!!! NOT everyone but u know what i mean. I think u should be ok living there as long as u dont let people get u down, just keep ur head up ad u should be fine.

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