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Positive features that distinguish Poland from other countries?


Aleksandra 7 | 2  
20 May 2007 /  #1
What positive features do you think distinguish Poland from other countries?
witek 1 | 587  
20 May 2007 /  #2
1. beautiful women
2. great tasting tomatos
3. good bread and buns
4. polskie piwo- polish beer
5. nice architecture in cities like Gdansk and Krakow
beckski 12 | 1,617  
20 May 2007 /  #3
1. beautiful women

In addition handsome men as well.
389 4 | 31  
21 May 2007 /  #4
1. beautiful women
2. great tasting tomatos
3. good bread and buns
4. polskie piwo- polish beer
5. nice architecture in cities like Gdansk and Krakow

The only thing i might agree on is number 4, unless you were being humorous with the whole post.Every country has beautiful women,a lot of countries have good tomatos and bread and buns and also architecture isn't the best only in Poland I'm sure.
feebird  
22 May 2007 /  #5
5. nice architecture in cities like Gdansk and Krakow

Agree with that one

also architecture isn't the best only in Poland I'm sure.

You're right about that but Danzig is really pretty...

In addition handsome men as well.

Hmmm.......:-)
witek 1 | 587  
22 May 2007 /  #6
You're right about that but Danzig is really pretty...

it is Gdansk not the free city state of Danzig
glowa 1 | 291  
22 May 2007 /  #7
Danzig is the name in German and Dutch (at least) - does not refer to the historical political condition of the city.
southern 75 | 7,096  
22 May 2007 /  #8
1.Beautiful women
2.Beautiful women
3.Beautiful women
and above all
4.Beautiful women
observer  
23 May 2007 /  #10
Danzig

Danzig is an international name for it., I know in Poland you call it Gdansk.
southern 75 | 7,096  
23 May 2007 /  #11
Pozen is Poznan,Krakau is Krakow and Breslau is Wroclaw.These Poles changed the international names.
Willene  
17 Aug 2007 /  #12
Biggest Plus?

I have just slogged through Poland's Biggest Problem, and I'm wondering whether I can start a new thread? Is there anything positive that you can say about Poland?

Yes, sure. Poland has problems. Which country in the world hasn't?

Poland has to stand up from the ashes of the war like South Africa has to stand up from the ashes of Apartheid. We too have challenges - as do every other country in the world.

The one thing that I realised about Poland before I moved here a year ago while reading a bit of history, is that the Poles always stand up again - proud as before - no matter what they went through. Poland was off the map for 120 years? For goodness sake. There must be something positive just in the mere fact that they are back on the map. There must be so much more?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
17 Aug 2007 /  #13
poland is an old country with a new beginning... time to start afresh and look to the future with the opportunities it brings...
Willene  
17 Aug 2007 /  #14
thanx bubba

any more?
bartek212 2 | 19  
17 Aug 2007 /  #15
Open borders.

Yeah, I'm not a big patriot.
glowa 1 | 291  
17 Aug 2007 /  #16
direct flights to the UK
Willene  
17 Aug 2007 /  #17
I was not a big patriot either, until I left South Africa to live in Poland. Come on you guys and girls! Do you really have nothing good to say about your own country or your own people?

bubba are you polish?
Willene  
17 Aug 2007 /  #19
sad

Do you think it's possible for people to turn the new leaf if they keep digging in the negatives of the past?

And I'm not speaking from my little throne, because the same still happens in SA
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
17 Aug 2007 /  #20
Do you think it's possible for people to turn the new leaf if they keep digging in the negatives of the past?

good question

if people are fixed on the negativities of the past then the potential positivities of the future are not their focus - so no, in answer to your question, which is sad... as you say
glowa 1 | 291  
17 Aug 2007 /  #21
ok, people are the biggest Plus of the place... if it wasn't for that I wouldn't even consider visiting the place any more, let alone ever moving back there.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
17 Aug 2007 /  #22
Do you think it's possible for people to turn the new leaf if they keep digging in the negatives of the past?

Not everyone lives in the past. I know plenty of young people who are making things happen.
Willene  
17 Aug 2007 /  #23
I know that. But tell the stories of the young people that make the difference, because it's only by reading and hearing such stories that people will hear and see and feel the differences that are there. So tell, tell, tell.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
17 Aug 2007 /  #24
My immediate circle of friends in sopot are mostly doing very well for themselves thank you very much - the majority of them are self employed
Willene  
17 Aug 2007 /  #25
ok, people are the biggest Plus of the place... if it wasn't for that I wouldn't even consider visiting the place any more, let alone ever moving back there.

hope you do go back some day glowa. if people are a place's biggest plus, what will happen the place's people all run off somewhere else? I say this as much to South Africans as to Poles. And yes, I know that some Poles, like some South Africans get paid peanuts. The question is how can we make it better if we all run off?

glad bubba. are they polish?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
17 Aug 2007 /  #26
So tell, tell, tell.

I'm not going to talk about individuals. However, there are people who have realized that they can make money based on foreign investment and what comes with it.
Willene  
17 Aug 2007 /  #27
That's great. And although we don't have to talk about individuals, it is each individual who will eventually make the whole of Poland change.
Crow 145 | 8,758  
17 Aug 2007 /  #28
Among else...

It`s Warsawa.

Warsawa- Capitol of Poland, simbolicaly represent last great political center of ancient Danubian civilization, or to say old Sarmatia.

With that, we can be absolutely sure that Polish territory and Warsawa as key center of it in fact represent true center of Western world. So, Poles don`t need to seek West on other sides. Poland was West since time immemorial and so it is now.

Centers of Western world changed geographical position true time, from Vinca/Lepenski Vir cultures in today`s Serbia, via Tripilian civilization in Ukraine, etc, etc... to the Slovakia in time of old Great Moravia and finaly, in last chapter before downafall of free Slavic civilization center was positioned on the Polish territory. Echos of that time had its manifestations thru `Polish shlachta` and `Sarmatism`.

Yes, definitely, it`s Warsawa. One who don`t realize that would learn...
glowa 1 | 291  
17 Aug 2007 /  #29
`Polish shlachta`

ah, Ze Nobles. (Szlachta in Polish)
believe me, they haven't done much for the country, that we, the Poles, can be proud of, now.

It's all very interesting information, nonetheless.
Willene  
17 Aug 2007 /  #30
the country, that we, the Poles, can be proud of, now

bubba!! do i smell a bit of patriotism?

;)

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