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What is it like in Jastrzębie-Zdrój?

lowfunk99 10 | 397  
18 Jun 2008 /  #1
Hello All

I might be taking a teaching position in Jastrzębie-Zdrój. I want to know what its like?
18 Jun 2008 /  #2

lots of hawks


lots of spring waters and spas

so you get an idea ;)

but seriously, good luck :)
Tamara 9 | 202  
19 Jun 2008 /  #3
It is a small city (not by Polish standards but by American). Very "normal" or usual polish community. Not a lot to do there, the closest big city is Katowice about 1 hr. away. Lots of bus transportation available though. It has it own small "town" area but only a few blocks. Don't look for any gourmet markets or haute couteur (SP). Just normal people, most live in apartments which they call "blocks". They do have a McDonalds. Anything else, just ask, my husband is from Jastrzebie.
Tamara 9 | 202  
19 Jun 2008 /  #5
Boring is more like it.
pawian 176 | 15,325  
23 Jun 2008 /  #6
Ufortunately, it is true. My wife`s distant family live in Jastrzębie, we went there once and never wanted to come back again. We went for a walk among blocks of flats and that was the biggest attraction available.

It is a sad grey place built after WW2 with two working coal mines. Or three.

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