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Scot moving to Poland.


clownroyal 1 | 4  
5 Aug 2009 /  #1
hello
i am moving to poland(krakow) with my polish girlfriend in october.
we will be renting a flat.could anyone give me any advice that i would need for changing my life in scotland to poland.
many thanks
Cardno85 31 | 976  
5 Aug 2009 /  #2
It is gonna be tough, have plenty saved up before you come. In your line of work it is going to be hard to pick up a job without the language...but it is possible (and a great way to learn by the way, just don't repeat too much to your girlfriend ;) ).

There is so very much I could tell you about life in Kraków...is there any specifics that you want to know to save my lazy fingers?
OP clownroyal 1 | 4  
5 Aug 2009 /  #3
Thanks mate for the reply!would like to know the big differences in life i will face.how did you feel when you moved from scotland to poland,was it hard in the beginning?
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
5 Aug 2009 /  #4
No horses, I'm afraid (:
Cardno85 31 | 976  
5 Aug 2009 /  #5
Thanks mate for the reply!would like to know the big differences in life i will face.how did you feel when you moved from scotland to poland,was it hard in the beginning?

Yes, but that was more just because the missus left me 4 days into my stay. This was 2 days after starting a job and with only 2 weeks left on the flat. So that made things a struggle just because I didn't know anyone. I think the best advice I can give is come over with plenty of cash (enough to last you at least 2 months VERY comfortably) and get yourself out with various expats and gain as many contacts as possible...it will make your life a lot easier the more people you know. I know there is the whole thing of "ooo, you come to another country and hang about with other expats" thing, but for the start it is very handy to get yourself some grounding.

The language could be a struggle depending where you stay. A lot of shops in smaller neighbourhoods don't speak english and you have to ask for things over the counter. So try and get your girlfriend to teach you as much as possible before you come.

Emmm...other than that it's all good. Great city, great beer and great people. You will love it.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007  
5 Aug 2009 /  #7
You could make it here, like anyone who is prepared to work hard and take life as it gives it.
Personally I would look at complimenting your cheffing income with other options. But i think this could be very difficult as cheffing will require alot of your time here IF you are to be able to live off it. Fact with Krakow is that expats don't get cheffing jobs unless they have a spanking CV and speak the lingo.

My advise for now would be to look elsewhere for looking at jobs. The places I know that take on ex-pats in the kitchens, dont pay great.
OP clownroyal 1 | 4  
5 Aug 2009 /  #8
cheers mate,yes i have a good cv,i have worked in edinburghs top resturants,so hopefully it will start me off good
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007  
5 Aug 2009 /  #9
Well good luck to u, and keep in touch, im sure we would enjoy a beer together ;)
OP clownroyal 1 | 4  
5 Aug 2009 /  #10
yes mate,will do,will stay in touch and give you a shout when i am in krakow
irishdeano 5 | 304  
5 Aug 2009 /  #11
Looks like were going to have a nice little group of us in krakow in the next couple of months
delphiandomine 83 | 18,189  
6 Aug 2009 /  #12
Great city, great beer and great people. You will love it.

I'm Scottish and here right now...and I hate it!

Why on earth is the Rynek empty at half 1 in the morning? And I've just seen two fat British blokes (real geezers...) looking for "go-go girls" :D

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