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What is in Poland that England doesn't have?


Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
26 Sep 2008 /  #1
As the topic goes.... whats there in Poland which is not present/found/felt in England.

Is Poland more beautiful than England?
Is Poland more chaste than England?
Is Poland more trustworthy than England?
Is Poland more livable than England?
Or are there any other reasons?

I think, I would want to stay in Poland forever... I contemplated going to UK for work. I found a very good offer right here in my home town... and now I feel :)... I would like to visit other places.... but let my grave be in the boat :P (Lodz, Poland).
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
26 Sep 2008 /  #2
Is Poland more beautiful than England?

These are up the road from where I live, there are more beautiful places in the South of England too.

Lake District
lake-district.gov.uk

Cumbria
cumbria-the-lake-district.co.uk

peakdistrict.org - Peak District

Derbyshire Countryside
britainexpress.com/counties/derbyshire/countryside

Is Poland more chaste than England?

I would say so, but there are some positives and some negatives in Englands favour.

Is Poland more trustworthy than England?

I think you meet unscrupulous people where ever you go, it all depends on where you decide to live and the kind of people you decide to socialise with.

Is Poland more livable than England?

Again, it would depend on where you wish to live.

r are there any other reasons?

I wouldn't say now is not the best time to come to the UK for work, times are not the best and thats for in all professions.

think, I would want to stay in Poland forever... I contemplated going to UK for work. I found a very good offer right here in my home town... and now I feel :)... I would like to visit other places.... but let my grave be in the boat :P (Lodz, Poland).

My advice would be to take the job and earn some money and a couple of years time do some travelling and see a bit of the world. Im sure others will say something different, Im quite sensible in certain matters. :)
OP Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
26 Sep 2008 /  #3
My advice would be to take the job and earn some money and a couple of years time do some travelling and see a bit of the world. Im sure others will say something different, Im quite sensible in certain matters. :)

I took the job... :)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
26 Sep 2008 /  #4
Congratulations :) You made the right choice, now start saving for that round the world ticket :)
OP Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
26 Sep 2008 /  #5
round the world ticket :)

I have actually made a trip already... UK...France....Korea....Japan....Egypt...then back home :)

It was very nice. Beautiful places, wonderful people. I wish now to visit the rest of Europe... India... China and to the USA if possible. Yes, I will need to save some money.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
26 Sep 2008 /  #6
Lodz_The_Boat

Do Polish companies allow sebaticals? a friend of mine took a 12 month sebatical from work to go travelling, she's been with the company for about 6 years and they allowed it.
ParisJazz - | 172  
26 Sep 2008 /  #7
whats there in Poland which is not present/found/felt in England.

Nasty little old ladies.

PJ
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
26 Sep 2008 /  #8
whats there in Poland which is not present/found/felt in England.

- skiing
- halfway decent border controls
- reliable trains
Michal2 - | 78  
26 Sep 2008 /  #9
I seriously can not understand how anybody could or would prefer life in Poland to that in England. All Poland has that England does not is an abundance of grave yards!
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
26 Sep 2008 /  #10
All Poland has that England does not is an abundance of grave yards!

to be fair Michal, we have them in England too
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
26 Sep 2008 /  #11
Salisbury, Amesbury and Larkhill in Wiltshire is more beautiful than ANY Polish town, city or village put together.

If you've been you'll know it cannot be beaten.
OP Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
26 Sep 2008 /  #12
Do Polish companies allow sebaticals?

Not mine. But I am still to complete a substantial amount of time here.

My company however does allow paid leaves... that is... I have to earn these leaves :) ... by hours+hours+hours... and then I have a good amount of time.

I however have confidence on my degree.... after I get some money... and if they stop me... I am ready to leave them. In any condition I am planning to have my own business :) ...

I hope to learn Hindi and I am already learning Korean. I think these two places have high potential. I like their history and culture aswell. And ... I guess I can use my time wisely (in work) while planning for my future business.

China...I was thinking about it. But, I think its better to go for Koreans, Japanese, Indians... than to China for business (OFCOURSE I will go there for travel .. ha ha).

seriously can not understand how anybody could or would prefer life in Poland to that in England

You will not understand then :) ... maybe you dont need to ;). If you like England more... tell us why :), it will be wonderful to have your view.
welshguyinpola 23 | 463  
26 Sep 2008 /  #13
- skiing
- halfway decent border controls
- reliable trains

the skiing part i can agree with but are polish public transport services really reliable??? I've often found myself waiting for a bus in Pol that never shows and if it does it is packed full of sweaty ppl.

I lived in London for a year and the public transport systems are second to none.

Szarlotka, where in UK are you from? If from the middle of nowhere then you can expect to thave a ****** transport service. Have you ever tried to catch the bus in Poland 'na wsi'?
OP Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
26 Sep 2008 /  #14
If you've been you'll know it cannot be beaten

There are equally nicer scenic places in Poland... which caters to various different tastes. We are also a bigger country.
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
26 Sep 2008 /  #15
There are more than just scenic places in Wiltshire. You can also watch Tornado warplanes ripping through the skies as there is an RAF base in Wiltshire. Air shows are also frequently held.

I've had a go at this maze in Salisbury.. I got lost!


ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
26 Sep 2008 /  #16
Arise_St_George

It's not a competition ARSE - Mr Boat just wanted comparisons...Im sure both countries have much to offer in the way of beautiful places to visit.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
26 Sep 2008 /  #18
Szarlotka, where in UK are you from? If from the middle of nowhere

Yep I am.

I didn't mention buses just trains. Maybe I was lucky but the trains I caught from Warsaw to Katowice, Krakow and Lodz all ran on time. Unlike this week when it took me 4 hours to get home when we had a mad bugger with a ball bearing gun nr Rugby.
ParisJazz - | 172  
26 Sep 2008 /  #19
If you like England more... tell us why :), it will be wonderful to have your view.

coming from Pole, that's beyond laughable.

About 500,000 (give or take a few 100k) seem to have left "wonderful" Poland and emigrated to the UK. Surely you must be aware of the reasons why they like England more.

Nothing wrong with being proud of one's country but writing pseudo romanticised prose about the alleged "thrills" of a post communist country is pretty futile.

PJ
OP Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
26 Sep 2008 /  #20
"wonderful" Poland and emigrated to the UK

Money.
MrBubbles 10 | 614  
26 Sep 2008 /  #22
whats there in Poland which is not present/found/felt in England.

PO

Nothing wrong with being proud of one's country but writing pseudo romanticised prose about the alleged "thrills" of a post communist country is pretty futile.

Not really. Look at Poland and you see a battered ex-communist country full of nasty old women. But look closer and you will see a battered ex-communist country full of nasty bitter old women. Look closer still however and you can see the remains of Poland's history and past glories. There are beautiful old cities and traditions kept alive by the local people for their own sake - not just by some nutters who have an axe to grind about other countries.
10iwonka10 - | 396  
27 Sep 2008 /  #23
As the topic goes.... whats there in Poland which is not present/found/felt in England.

Poland- White Christmas.....better-freshly cooked - food in the restaurants....
opposite :
England- evergreen country with mild climate, strangers smiling to you....
OP Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
27 Sep 2008 /  #24
White Christmas

The snow is good... but really...does it matter if you are happy inside? :)

But yes, you have made a good point!
dnz 17 | 710  
27 Sep 2008 /  #25
Poland has lots of idiotic bureaucracy DVLA levels of incompetence across the board, Personally I think the Polish countryside is dull and boring well wielkopolskie anyway. Its so flat and really isn't that pretty. In my opinion Polish cities are much prettier than ones in the UK as we don't tend to have the old ryneks in britain although the communist filing cabinet style housing is truly awful but then I suppose there are council estates in the UK too.
dcchris 8 | 432  
27 Sep 2008 /  #26
poland has great food and beautiful women and you feel like you get some value for your money when you spend it besides imported goods... oh and much better weather
LAGirl 9 | 496  
27 Sep 2008 /  #27
I will go with the lake district in England but both countries are beautiful.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
27 Sep 2008 /  #28
Personally I think the Polish countryside is dull and boring well wielkopolskie anyway. Its so flat and really isn't that pretty.

You have no idea what dull and boring means. In Manitoba the land is so flat and empty that if you throw a rock at a dog and you can see it running away for 3 days.
10iwonka10 - | 396  
28 Sep 2008 /  #29
Personally I think the Polish countryside is dull and boring well wielkopolskie anyway. Its so flat and really isn't that pretty

What about Bieszczady:
gorskiswiat.pl/galerie/galeria3/galeria3.php

Tatry
southern 75 | 7,096  
28 Sep 2008 /  #30
What is in Poland that England dont have?

Disco polo.

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