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3 Things I LOVED about Poland


FoxxiGold 5 | 30  
8 Apr 2009 /  #1
Don't get me wrong I like to have a good moan as much as anyone else, but I think this is worth saying ...

1) The Weather! I was there in Summer and it was hot! every day was the same sunshine and it was great. Myself and friends went off to the lakes and swam in bikinis - you just can't do that in Scotland!

2) The Hospitality - every time I went to someones house they always brought out the Grill (along with Polski wodka!) and made me feel very welcome.

3) Learning to speak Polski - Now please be assured my Polish is minimal (bardso) but the Polish people were so impressed that I was trying to speak their language that they made me feel even more welcome! It was very much a role reversal opportunity and very strange for both parties involved, but one very worthwhile!
sister act 2 | 88  
8 Apr 2009 /  #2
3 Things I LOVED about Poland

so the 3 things i love about poland are

The baguettes in Olsztyn train station were are the bost amazing and tasty and longest ever, just what you need on a cold snowy winter day.

My house in the snow, my little house in poland is surrounded by a forest and a lake, I have never seen anything so beautifull, when there has been a snow fall, the snow on the trees, ice skating on the frozen lakes with my family and no one around only but the deer watching on.

I like the way polish people wait for the green light when crossing the roads, I know it seems a small thing but it really makes a difference this makes to the driver, driving in a polish city compared to dublin. Where drunken fools jump out in front of cars when driving throught dublin city at night.
svengoola - | 69  
9 Apr 2009 /  #3
1. I liked the weed.
2. I liked the weed.
3. I liked the weed.
rjeden - | 29  
9 Apr 2009 /  #4
Not much things to love Poland?
OP FoxxiGold 5 | 30  
9 Apr 2009 /  #5
Not much things to love Poland?[/quote]

Not sure what you mean by that?

Either we don't have much to say about Poland, or that you don't??

Either way, I just wanted people to say what they loved about Poland. Perhaps I should have called it - 3 Things You LOVED about Poland ...

Bring on the Love!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
9 Apr 2009 /  #6
You have a good moan :) Well, you are Scottish, it can be in the blood ;) ;)

I loved the half-cut tops of the girls but I'd be slaughtered for taking that to the present simple tense. Wandering eyes catch things.

They have began stocking Almond Magnums again, perfect for the summer. Only 280 calories, not gonna puff me up too much.

The forest trails. I have to pump my tyres up and clock up some miles on my Mongoose. The weekend will give me that chance.
OP FoxxiGold 5 | 30  
9 Apr 2009 /  #7
Hey that sounds really nice. I spent some time in the country too, and it reminded me of Scotland. The deer looking on sounds very special, unfortunately where I live its more likely to be Sea Gulls - and they're definately preferred to be looking on from a distance (preferably not in the firing line).

I know what you mean about waiting at traffic lights. I've been fortunate to spend some time in Dublin, and believe me its not too different to here too, and it definately makes a difference when people wait to cross the road. Little things of politeness and respect can go along way ...
Kowalski 7 | 621  
13 Apr 2009 /  #8
Good, vacation attitude makes you look into the sunny side of things. We are here scared to death to enter the road as there's plenty of driving maniacs - don't get me started!

Crossing the roads where there's NO lights is a breathtaking adventure with a heart beat!
Won't start on parking culture here- I live here, local guy, know better.
Lir  
14 Apr 2009 /  #9
a death wish every time you want to cross the road

It's like that in Rome too ! Only the bikes go on the pavements to avoid the rush hour cars and if you just happen to be in their way, then they knock you over <happened to me lol> no one warned me in advance........

:)
mateinone 5 | 58  
3 Dec 2009 /  #10
A bit boring but..

1) I loved the architecture in Krakow
2) I really enjoyed the company of anyone I had dealing with, from the waiters/waitresses to the shady characters that we went out drinking with.

3) That when I was there it was still not commercialized as much as western European countries or Prague etc. It has a "real" feel to it.
santander 1 | 68  
3 Dec 2009 /  #11
2) I really enjoyed the company of anyone I had dealing with, from the waiters/waitresses to the shady characters that we went out drinking with

In Krakow there are so many underground caverns, that you do not realise the time. When you come out daylight is beginning, the atmosphere is just fantastic, so different to the uk.

I have also associated with those "shadie characters", but I have never seen any violence, or the level of aggression anywhere near to the level that you see in the uk, even after numerous amount so vodka.
mateinone 5 | 58  
3 Dec 2009 /  #12
I have also associated with those "shadie characters", but I have never seen any violence, or the level of aggression anywhere near to the level that you see in the uk, even after numerous amount so vodka.

Oh there was no violence whatsoever, it was just visibly obvious through appearance and demeanor that these were not men to mess with. Thank goodness for us, we were there to just drink and have a good night, so got along really well and had a great night.
santander 1 | 68  
3 Dec 2009 /  #13
Oh there was no violence whatsoever, it was just visibly obvious through appearance and demeanor that these were not men to mess with

I think that you can recognise the polish mafia in any establishment. They are the ones that stand back and observe, do not engage in conversation, but people know who they are, and I would much rather have a great time in a bar run by these people than one that is not. They know when a situation is about to arise, or some drunken bum is going to make an A... of himself and he is either a ejected, if he is english or given a stern look if he is polish.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
3 Dec 2009 /  #14
1) The Weather! I was there in Summer and it was hot! every day was the same sunshine and it was great. Myself and friends went off to the lakes and swam in bikinis - you just can't do that in Scotland!

The weather is much more stable in most parts of Poland than in areas close to the Atlantic ocean or in Scandinavia.
southern 75 | 7,096  
3 Dec 2009 /  #15
I like the complete craziness rampant in Poland.
Ksysia 25 | 430  
3 Dec 2009 /  #16
I'm Polish but permit me...

I love that in Poland if I'm angry or sad or tired, I just get out of the city and there's a forest everywhere, so I take a walk and smell the resin. The UK (England), no matter how stunning the countryside is, is a land of... fields, funnily enough...

I also love that I can go to the market and buy any quantity of vegetables, fruit, staples and it's all traditional cow manure farming. I the Island, farm produce is very dear and doesn't have enough sun to develop.

Lastly, some items in Poland just make life better - rock salt of Bochnia and Miód Kasztelański for example.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
3 Dec 2009 /  #17
traditional cow manure farming.

That's bull sh!t.
Ksysia 25 | 430  
3 Dec 2009 /  #18
Ksysia:
traditional cow manure farming.

That's bull sh!t.

That's cow dung.

Have you not been to a rynek? I don't mean to go to Carrefour - go to a rynek. There are old smallholders there, some of them come with a horse and bryczka, and get shown in the German newspapers as epitomes of Polish economy.

If you use your nose, you will easily know which veggies are real. They are not pumped up and smell stronger.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
3 Dec 2009 /  #19
If you use your nose, you will easily know which veggies are real.

Again bull sh!t.

Ksysia, I am just making a very poor joke.
I love the markets here :)
jonni 16 | 2,485  
3 Dec 2009 /  #20
The UK (England), no matter how stunning the countryside is, is a land of... fields, funnily enough...

The flat parts, maybe.

Try The North, a land of moors and dales. And you can walk almost anywhere. And much more varied and accessible landscape than Poland.

Sometimes the part of Poland I live in seems like a land of fields, but go a little further afield and you find more.
Ksysia 25 | 430  
4 Dec 2009 /  #21
Ksysia, I am just making a very poor joke.
I love the markets here :)

I love the UK markets, to be honest... They have those pretty canvas roofs and bring so much colour to towns. And they sell everything - cleaning liquids, potaoes, cheap watches, towels. And one feels like supporting the traders buying there, too.

My only grief is that the honey farm doesn't produce royal jelly, propolis. It's too cold. But propolis is perfect for cuts and spots. I need it to reverse the effects of air conditioning ;(
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 Dec 2009 /  #22
Propolis? Check Colgate. They have a herbal propolis toothpaste that seems to do the trick. George Bush and Tony Blair swear by it. Those honourable souls ;0 ;)
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444  
4 Dec 2009 /  #23
I need it to reverse the effects of air conditioning ;(

why not just turn it off.

I live Polish soups, Polish friendliness and Polish hospitality.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 Dec 2009 /  #25
Geez, laddie, it's a Godsend. It keeps you fresh and alert. Without it, football and teaching would be a hassle. It keeps you with it and in touch.
Kalop  
4 Dec 2009 /  #26
1) My wife
2) My house
3) Vodka
4) Amusing history
5) The coastline
6) My friends
7) semi-retirement
8) Sledz
scrappleton - | 830  
4 Dec 2009 /  #27
4) Amusing history

lol, you sure as hell got that right.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
4 Dec 2009 /  #28
I love the UK markets, to be honest...

I am not from the U.K and I live in Poland.
I meant I love the Polish markets.
Raijin 1 | 20  
4 Dec 2009 /  #29
1. Beer
2. Vodka
3. Food

Consequently, my weight has increased by 10kg comparing with 5 years before:-)
wawkrak - | 8  
4 Dec 2009 /  #30
Liked the girls, like the work ethic, liked the warsaw parks

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