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What is in Poland that England doesn't have?


Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
2 Oct 2008 /  #91
Hey! Poland isn't a part of the UK! Well at least for now. ;)

It is a bit like Lincolnshire fens- also flat and boring. But after visiting just Lincolnshire I wouldn't say that "English countryside is dull and boring"

;)

Well he did name Wielkopolska in his post. Either way, he was just being defensive, like few others british posters in this thread. Nothing really worth worrying about.

I happen to love the countryside, but having lived there as much as I have, it can be a boring place to live, especially if you can't get out. I like big cities, urban and industrial landscapes, modern architecture and old cobbled streets they forgot to tarmac over.

Me too. Both, cities and countryside’s have their good and bad sides.

Ohh and I love those pasturages surrounded by those small wood-fences with sheep’s. Nothing stunning really but there is some nice feeling about them.
welshguyinpola 23 | 463  
2 Oct 2008 /  #92
Unless you go to a private clinic, prescriptions are free in Poland and in the rest of the UK.

I dunno if uve ever been to UK z_dariusz but since I have lived there for over 26 yrs of my life I think I am more qualified to comment about the prescription situation in my country. A year ago there was a big contraversy in wales as people living close to the Wales/England border were getting their prescriptions then popping over to wales to take them to chemists. At the moment, and other PF members will testify, precsriptions are certainly not free in Eng and prob not in Scot. At the mo wales is the only country in UK with free prescriptions as we have our own government independent of Westminister and they passed this bill.

As for Poland, since when have they given free prescriptions? I have used the health service quite often and have ALWAYS had to pay, allbeit cheaper than if I hadn't paid zus. This is whay we see the poor people begging for money for medicene etc
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
2 Oct 2008 /  #93
I dunno if uve ever been to UK z_dariusz but since I have lived there for over 26 yrs of my life I think I am more qualified to comment about the prescription situation in my country.

That is certainly true but this:

This is whay we see the poor people begging for money for medicene etc

shows that you meant medicine, not the actual prescriptions ;)
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
20 Apr 2009 /  #94
3) forests - an English forest looks like a Polish park

Have you ever been to Beacon Fell in Lancashire? If not you have no idea. You can get lost there!
theblueenigma 3 | 188  
20 Apr 2009 /  #95
Im not sure if anywhere is more beautiful than another as every place has its own unqiue beauty.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
20 Apr 2009 /  #96
What is in Poland that England does not have...? Well me for a start , came here on route to Belarus in 1997 , and fell in love with the simple country life , which has stayed simple due to lack of money...

Somebody mentioned Tornado fighters flying overhead , well i have Russian Sukhoi fighters flying low over my farm now and then , how cool is that..?

Poland has hitch hikers , something that seems to have died out in the UK , here i have often picked up people hitching a lift , including young schoolgirls , you would not see that in the UK , and if you did , for sure you would not dare pick them up , jeez , you would be on a sex offenders list for life , here in Poland they seem not to be obsessed that every male is a danger to children....

Little area.s outside the village shops where you can drink your beer , its illegal to drink in the street , so every shop has an area with table and chairs , or a bench to enjoy your piwo...

Bored police , driving around the small towns on a saterday night , hoping something might happen to liven up the night , bit different in the UK i seem to remember...?

Small children that are nice , and well behaved , and not little terrorists , i found myself having to teach a group of young children when my boss was away at a private school , i was a bit concerned i might strangle the little horrors , as i didn,t much like kids , but my idea,s were changed forever , they were so nice , two little girls even brought me flowers , so sweet..!

Decent weather , not the half assed dull wet days i had in the UK , here its either hot or cold , dry or wet...proper weather...!

Thats all i can think of .....for now...
VerbaVeritatis - | 26  
20 Apr 2009 /  #97
Wildrover - thank you for your observations. It's so nice to hear something positive about Poland from a foreigner.
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
20 Apr 2009 /  #98
Why must you use bad lanaguage (in any way).

in Poland bad language uses you
Wyspianska  
20 Apr 2009 /  #99
Why must you use bad lanaguage (in any way).

I'm guessing he's over 18 years old and you are not?

What is in Poland that England dont have?

Me!
sledz 23 | 2,250  
20 Apr 2009 /  #100
What is in Poland that England dont have?

Number one answer is???????

A full set of Teeth

How about room to move around???

I hate to be in Limeyland packed together like sardines:)
dcchris 8 | 432  
20 Apr 2009 /  #101
A full set of Teeth

harsh but true
freebird 3 | 532  
20 Apr 2009 /  #102
What is in Poland that England dont have?

A question to our British friends here, do you guys have those "Kiosks" where some Poles are spending all day drinking cheap beer? :-)
time means 5 | 1,310  
20 Apr 2009 /  #103
no kiosks as such, off licences and of course the supermarkets. Also check out the weatherspoons pub chain where you can still get a pint for 99p.
derek trotter 10 | 203  
20 Apr 2009 /  #104
guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/apr/13/poland-work-and-careers

read the comments, there are very appealing

ex
"There were few jobs for them to get not involving ferocious competition and the sense of frustration that Poles in their 20s felt led to a desire to migrate that was emotional: the idea of "**** Poland, this country is hopeless and will never get better".

Add that to the fact that the Polish job market in the provinces is dominated by nepotism and favouritism, then many concluded that Britain just must be a land of milk and honey. Not a bleak and deracinated site for warehouses and cheap temporary labour.

Basically, a lot of migrants were motivated by neurotic impulses. Britainwas seen as 'Cool' with a 'vibrant youth culture'. British Council propaganda had skillfully manipulated these perceptions in the run up to Poland's entry into the EU.

The sexual motive was there too .Above average looking girls could get a nice English gentleman as a husband and enhance their status. Trading their looks and comparing the "fat" English women unfavourably.

The scale of the migration amogst young people was not only economics: like all people, Poles were motivated by subconscious craving about what a better life would be that could be classified as illusions in a land where many still buy into a kitschy Catholicism that outsiders find incomprehensible."
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
20 Apr 2009 /  #105
Also check out the weatherspoons pub chain where you can still get a pint for 99p.

... but if you want beer, it's best to avoid this lot... if on the other hand you want to drink a pint of coloured water then feel free to part with your 99p....
Nathan 18 | 1,363  
20 Apr 2009 /  #106
Very beautiful women.
IronsE11 2 | 442  
20 Apr 2009 /  #107
What is in Poland that England dont have?

Easily accessable, reasonably priced dentists

Good job I have nice teeth (and a Polish dentist).

Very beautiful women.

There are plenty in England.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
20 Apr 2009 /  #109
Easily accessable, reasonably priced dentists

Too bad not many people take advantage of it:)

Prince Charles?

Thats because no other country wants him
Wyspianska  
20 Apr 2009 /  #110
Nathan:
Very beautiful women.
There are plenty in England.

That's only cause of Polish immigrants hahaaha.
IronsE11 2 | 442  
20 Apr 2009 /  #111
Too bad not many people take advantage of it:)

Are you saying the Polish have bad teeth?

I am now registered to a dentist in Czestahowa, it's great, although getting there is expensive!

Cause of Polish immigrants hahaaha

I was waiting for that response!! ;-)
krysia 23 | 3,058  
20 Apr 2009 /  #112
From my observations:
In England you can ride a horse in Hyde park. There are more people riding horses in England than in Poland.
In England you see a lot of english breeds of dogs, such as the Border Collie, Basset Hound, King Charles Spaniels also lots of them Lurchers and Bobtails.

In Poland there are lots of German Shepherds and Dachshunds. Must have been left there by the Germans after the war. Also Owczarek PodhalaĊ„ski and Owczarek Nizinny are more popular in Poland than in England.
theblueenigma 3 | 188  
20 Apr 2009 /  #113
Wildrover - thank you for your observations. It's so nice to hear something positive about Poland from a foreigner.

If you look at most of the posts here about Poland from foreigners, they are positive
derek trotter 10 | 203  
20 Apr 2009 /  #114
There are more people riding horses in England than in Poland.

England hasn't been touched by commies. We lost our upper class after '39 butchered by USSR so this culture is lost in Poland
krysia 23 | 3,058  
20 Apr 2009 /  #115
When I was in Zakopane a few years ago, you could rent a horse for a ride, and some of them even had western saddles!
derek trotter 10 | 203  
20 Apr 2009 /  #116
I am talking about a real culture, Lubomirski's, Zamoyski's, Poniatowski's, Czartoryski's and so on, not renting horses for a ride.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lubomirski_family
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zamoyski
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poniatowski
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czartoryski
time means 5 | 1,310  
20 Apr 2009 /  #117
but if you want beer, it's best to avoid this lot

I dont agree, you can get a decent pint in the spoons round here.
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
20 Apr 2009 /  #118
I stand corrected, but the ones around me are lousy. Badly kept beer and often watered down. Yes I know it's illegal but they do it.
LAGirl 9 | 496  
22 Apr 2009 /  #119
Dumb men hahaha.
PennBoy 76 | 2,436  
22 Apr 2009 /  #120
Salisbury, Amesbury and Larkhill in Wiltshire is more beautiful than ANY Polish town, city or village put together.

I've seen much better places than that in Poland, try Tatra mountains, or Mazury, or Hel peninsula, or forests and hills in Lublin area










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