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Question for British Ex-Pats in Krakow


Guest  
23 Apr 2009 /  #1
Just curious as to whether there is an established ex-pat community in Krakow, and if so, where do they meet?

I have been living in Krakow for a month now and have been so engrossed in finishing my TEFL course, getting a flat, sorting out bank accounts etc that I havn't really met anyone other than my girlfriends family.

I have joined a gym, but no Brits there either

As I don't speak Polish yet and I'm not working it's hard to meet new friends etc.

Any Ideas?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Apr 2009 /  #2
Try dtaylor here. There are quite a few Brits that live in Krakow :)
pgtx 30 | 3,158  
24 Apr 2009 /  #3
where do they meet?

try sport bars...

As I don't speak Polish yet and I'm not working it's hard to meet new friends etc.

blend in... Poles speak english...

There are quite a few Brits that live in Krakow :)

scary.... ;)
sister act 2 | 88  
24 Apr 2009 /  #4
Just curious as to whether there is an established ex-pat community in Krakow, and if so, where do they meet?

There is also the international womens organisation in krakow, they meet every wed it think and have lots of things to do if your a woman
jojospacemunky 1 | 59  
25 Apr 2009 /  #5
contact office@krakowexpats.com they will send you a weekly email with some very useful information id send you the email i have but not got your email address :)
theblueenigma 3 | 188  
25 Apr 2009 /  #6
Im in the same boat. Im from Ireland originally, and living in Krakow but havent really met any British or Irish. I spend nearly all the time with my gfs friends and family etc so dont get to socialise in any of the ex-pat hangouts. I suspect you might find a lot of British and Irish at the Irish bar in krakow, but as an Irish person I would never frequent a plastic Irish pub abroad :D
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
25 Apr 2009 /  #7
havent really met any Irish

visit Pod papugami, Irish Mbassy or Nic nowego. these are full of your homies
dtaylor 9 | 823  
25 Apr 2009 /  #8
Hey if your stuck for things to do, just give me a bell, i can introduce you to the ex-pats over here in Krakow ;)
OP Guest  
25 Apr 2009 /  #9
Great, thanks for all your help everybody.

email is brian-whitehead@hotmail.co.uk if any ex-pats want to meet
Cardno85 31 | 976  
25 Apr 2009 /  #10
Irish Mbassy

Although in the Mbassy you are more likely to meet tourists rather than expats so much, and it is very much the plastic paddy bar you said you don't want. I always went into Nic Nowego...always a good spot, and it's more just like a bar in Ireland rather than an irish bar.
jojospacemunky 1 | 59  
25 Apr 2009 /  #11
Nic Nowego

Its alright in there Sport always on screen footie or grand prix and decent food and nice staff
lexi 1 | 176  
25 Apr 2009 /  #12
and Irish at the Irish bar in krakow

It is now closed down, the one just off Grodska Street
theblueenigma 3 | 188  
25 Apr 2009 /  #13
Just goes to show how active my Krakow social life is, although come to think of it I do remember their closing down party being advertised somewhere. Oh well who cares, irish pub anywhere outside Ireland are crap :))
Jay24 12 | 64  
27 Apr 2009 /  #14
Me too. In the same boat having just arrived in Krakow this weekend. Will check out the office@krakowexpats.com weekly e-mail but any other info on groups that meet would be appreciated.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
28 Apr 2009 /  #15
It is now closed down, the one just off Grodska Street

That's the Irish Arms, they declined to renew the lease on it. The same owner as the Irish Embassy.

Irish Bar is still going on Jana street, though its not really my kinda place since the ex works there :D
epkk - | 2  
18 Aug 2009 /  #16
I was in Krakow last week. Whats it like as a place to live and work? Meaning can a brit find work easily and adapt to Polish life?
krakow 1 | 42  
21 Aug 2009 /  #17
I think it would be the right time to finally start a regular Krakow expats club, and hook ups, any one finally gonna help me get this off the ground?????

I have a brand new (opening oct) cafe bar venue in podgorze/kazimierz , so no probs, we can have a permanent "home" there as it were..................the owners would be delighted lol.....

cmon guys n gals, I could also provide a website as a focal point,aside from here, to help organise things, meets ups diary etc.....

Anyone interested lets get this rolling,
thenorthernone - | 2  
10 Sep 2009 /  #18
Yes would be happy to help so long as it's not just a load of blokes having regular P ups. Just started working at School here so all sorts of social would be great.

Let me know who to meet and where and will drop in to discuss.
Peter

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