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The strangest things in Poland


Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
11 Dec 2006 /  #151
This time, for example, the newspapers in Poland encourage the readers to vote on the soccer player G. Rasiak - who has a chance to be named the best player of the second English soccer league.

Ahh yes, G. Rasiak.. Only Chuck Norris can score a goal with Rasiak in Fifa 2006 game. :)
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
11 Dec 2006 /  #152
Amathyst not all polish people do it

I know that, thats why I made a point of saying I know Polish people who are very nice, it was just the ones at the airport. lets face it if you have a reservation youre going to get on the plane I see no reason to push and shove, I have never come across it anywhere else apart from Poland.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
13 Dec 2006 /  #153
What may a foreigner find really strang about Poland? Hmmm, after hearing all these horrid stories about the utterly poverty that afflicts all Polish people a tourist could fingd strange the looks of the streets full of nice, new cars and people that actually don't look anything like beggars that walk around and talk on their mobile phones. :)
danny dan 2 | 18  
14 Dec 2006 /  #154
everyone goes to church
this is the strangest thing ever
how can everyone be religious?

and how much they whine! this I do not get. Usually, if something doesn't work, Igive my best to solve it. Polish people just whaine about it. this is actually funny!

oh, also very stange is that they consider other countries (like Romania) to be some sort of nightmare. what they don't know is that Romania, for example, is far better econamically. Romania people have low unemployment rates, unlike polish ones. also romanian lion in stranger than polish zl.

I begin to think that polish poeple are so frustrated by thier own poverty and general lack of respect that they need to throw it on someone else. I mean anyone visiting a country tries to see it as an amazing experience. But the polish poeple that visited contries from SE of Europe spend most of their time criticising them.

Prove me wrong,please!
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
14 Dec 2006 /  #155
everyone goes to church
this is the strangest thing ever
how can everyone be religious?

Everyone's not. My GF doesn't go to church. Nor do some of her friends and family.

I mean anyone visiting a country tries to see it as an amazing experience. But the polish poeple that visited contries from SE of Europe spend most of their time criticising them.

Where have you witnessed this...or were you just told?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
14 Dec 2006 /  #156
danny, you try to be funny or simply retarded ?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
14 Dec 2006 /  #157
many english people critisise countries they visit... how hard it is to get a warm pint and decent fish and chips...
Mr S Welsh  
14 Dec 2006 /  #158
how hard it is to get a warm pint and decent fish and chips...

And that is just in the UK, have you tried getting a proper pint of Ale and proper Fish and Chips in the UK, it’s that difficult we have organisations to help people find such fare.

That’s what I tell my Polish friends when they complain about British food, they haven’t had to spend all their lives eating it so they should be thankful for small mercies.

You know, I’ve leant to celebrate the differences between, ‘Us & Them’, the diversity is what makes UK, and Europe such a fun place to live- and last summer the UK had excellent weather so I felt no need to go abroad in search of culture and warmth, I got it right here with my Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish [Basque], Hungarian, Algerian, Chinese, French, Welsh, and English friends- best holiday I had ever.

Although I’m going to Poland next spring, no offence to anyone else, if it isn't very good I'll be sure to mention it.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
14 Dec 2006 /  #159
have you tried getting a proper pint of Ale and proper Fish and Chips in the UK,

SDub... sympathies... come down to hampshire... loads of ale, good company and open fires to sit round whilst enjoying both...

fish and chips... no idea... never touch the stuff... but i know where to get a top curry...

and where are you going in spring...?
Mr S Welsh  
14 Dec 2006 /  #160
Silisia, I can't spell the town as I don't have it in front of me and my Polish is hopeless.

But you know what, back in the day I had some success as a cook, and I stole a dish from a book and called it ‘Silesian Heaven’, never knew where Silesia was, I just knew the recipe [pork based dish with onions] was from Silesia. Time passes, girls come and go, and I don’t find love….

Then I find love with a woman who turns out to be Silesian [although I think her family moved there after the War, you know that story]

Quite romantic isn’t it; sorry I must be getting old.
Giles  
14 Dec 2006 /  #161
Chemists...Apteka.
They are everywhere.....I have never seen sooo many chemists in my life. An Kebabs, the Polish seem to regard foreign food, exotic food as Kebabs.

We go to a restuarant called Sphinx, its a chain. General cheap cheerful and foods not bad. What makes me smile is its like an Eygptian themed restaurant, with Kebabs and Mexican food? Figure that out?

Pizza, so far the only style of Pizza I have found is the doughy American style as opposed to the more refined thin crust pizza.

Polish food. Potatoes taste like real potatoes, tomatoes taste like real tomatoes. The food generally tastes more. As opposed to the insipid tasteless crap that UK supermarkets press upon us.

lack of book shops, this is sad. And books seem really expensive as well.
The fact the psuedo historian and holocaust loon David Irving's writting is sold in book shops????? In the history sections.

24 hour MCDaonalds near Rumia, closes at 3am and reopens at 6 am...annoying.

That fact that some football games there is no opposition supporters!!! At all?
krysia 23 | 3,057  
14 Dec 2006 /  #162
Yes, potatoes and vegetables do taste better in Poland. The stuff you buy in supermarkets in the US all tastes the same. You make a zupa and you don't know what vegetable you're eating!
iwona 12 | 542  
14 Dec 2006 /  #163
lack of book shops, this is sad. And books seem really expensive as well.

Do you think so? In Krakow tehre are lots bookshops in small towns at least one....not much different than in Uk.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
14 Dec 2006 /  #164
I wouldn't say lack of because i've been to a few in poznan, but I would agree with them being expensive.

Sphinx or Sioux are good for late night kabobs :)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
14 Dec 2006 /  #165
An Kebabs

and in poland kebab is spelt with a P... how strange is that...!!!

Yes, potatoes and vegetables do taste better in Poland

so true... and they actually look like vegetables too... how cool is that...!!!
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
14 Dec 2006 /  #166
and in poland kebab is spelt with a P... how strange is that...!!!

I've never seen it spelled with a p in Poland
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
14 Dec 2006 /  #167
really... pebab...?
iwona 12 | 542  
14 Dec 2006 /  #168
no it is kebab....the same.

We seem to taking in our lanugage few english words.... my firend sent me e-mail and was saying about ..fixing something.....
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
14 Dec 2006 /  #169
no seriously... i keep seeing kebap everywhere... unless it actually means something totally different... not an english word btw
iwona 12 | 542  
14 Dec 2006 /  #170
Books are relatively expensive in Poland but to be honest they are not so cheap in UK.

Maybe i am wrong but I think that we still mantain "good class" about books...i went to WHsmith few days ago and was close to faint...all celebrities from the last raw wrote a book....Big brother....Jordan( probabbaly 3).......how somoeone in his early 20 who took part in BB write his autobiography?:)

was it kebap?...maybe different spelling? Where do you see it, in restaurants?
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
14 Dec 2006 /  #171
döner kebap ...Turkish
I think they also call it this in Germany
iwona 12 | 542  
14 Dec 2006 /  #172
Could be.....

Fisz I didn't see your website...:(
krysia 23 | 3,057  
14 Dec 2006 /  #173
kebab. Wrong spelling.
You know, it's that long metal rod thing with chunks of meat and vegetables poked through it and stuck in the fire. Very popular. tried one in zakopane, with sheep meat.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
14 Dec 2006 /  #174
look in the other thread again Iwona :)

kebab. Wrong spelling.
You know, it's that long metal rod thing with chunks of meat and vegetables poked through it and stuck in the fire. Very popular. tried one in zakopane, with sheep meat

Come on Krysia read a few posts back :) Keep up to speed here :)
Huegel 1 | 296  
14 Dec 2006 /  #175
kebab. Wrong spelling.

nope, Fisz got it spot on. Here in Austria, it's Kebap too... confused me as well 1st time i saw it.



anyway, carry on. :)
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
14 Dec 2006 /  #176
kebap

this is how they spell it in the Czech Rep. too
iwona 12 | 542  
14 Dec 2006 /  #177
it is bit confusing....I will have a look next time in krakow...
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
14 Dec 2006 /  #178
It's kebab all over in PL....damnit :)
iwona 12 | 542  
14 Dec 2006 /  #179
that is what I thought at first.
nerd-time  
10 Jan 2007 /  #180
it is kebab indeed ... but they say kebap because of the polish phonetics. Voiced consonants sounds like unvoiced when in the end of a word ;-)

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