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Syrena 7 | 73
24 Nov 2007 #31
Photos from the polish festival last week can be viewed at: poloniamelbourne.myphotoalbum.com
Nautika - | 2
17 Jun 2008 #33
All this buzz about town regarding this lil' party/get together in Nrth Melbourne is making me very curious as I've not been to one before...do tell me more...someone mentioned 30th o' June..this is quite soon then. Fantastic :) ..and location? ..did we establish who is going, by the sounds of it, a few peops. Has anyone gone b4..
King Sobieski 2 | 716
17 Jun 2008 #34
it is actually out in albion, which is in sunshine on the 28th June.

too far for me and expensive for me to get a taxi there and back.

you can always check this site if you can read polish: /dziuplamelbourne.com/forum/YaBB.pl
Syrena 7 | 73
22 Jun 2008 #35
Nautika - I've been going to those Dziupla functions for many years and they are great fun if you like dancing (and a bit of a drink too). I am def going to the Ball at Albion on the 28th. Albion is near Sunshine on the ring road - really easy to get to. If you want to go and would like a table to sit at, let me know cos i have a few spots left. To read more about it go dziuplamelbourne.com go to gadu gadu (forum) and you'll find info under Imprezy - english and polish.

So KS i take it you're not going? Piker!! Why don't you just drive or get ur sheila to drive?
Nautika - | 2
27 Jun 2008 #36
Syrena,

Thank-you so much for your reply, I really appreciate the comradery! I sincerely would like to go. As it so falls, I've been asked to throw a Bon Voyage' soiree for one of my Polish friends who is returning to Lodz only next week...it happens to fall on the same night. Thank-you so much for thinking of me, I really appreciate it and would luv to catch up sometime in town for a coffee or somethin'(when I'm not seeing you sooning my friends!). Have a vodka for me.

Ta a bunch
Nautika
Guest
23 Aug 2008 #37
Hey there,

I am really missing the taste of kawa Inka zbozowa. Does anyone know where I can buy it?
I tried various Australian versions but it's not the same at all...

Cheers,
Magdaski
Eurola 4 | 1,906
23 Aug 2008 #38
kawa Inka zbozowa

...Hmmm...do they still make it in Poland? I remember drinking it as a kid...eons ago! :).
polishgirltx
23 Aug 2008 #39
do they still make it in Poland?

yes, they do, and my grandparents drink that ;) it's pretty good....like cocoa ;)
krysia 23 | 3,057
23 Aug 2008 #40
I always buy it when I go to Chicago. My mom likes it.
Eurola 4 | 1,906
23 Aug 2008 #41
Good to know. Maybe I should get some Inka next time and regress a little...
Guest
15 May 2009 #42
I'm from Geelong & I'm Polish. I would love to meet more Polish people. Where would be the best place to go?
voj
5 Jun 2009 #43
Hi there,

What age group are you in? Are you after older or younger people to hang out with?

Cheers
Voj
King Sobieski 2 | 716
5 Jun 2009 #44
I'm from Geelong & I'm Polish. I would love to meet more Polish people. Where would be the best place to go?

yeah, let us know how old you are and maybe we could help ya out.
belinda!
7 Jun 2009 #45
yes, im 18 and would like to get to know some polish people!
please let me know how =D
thanks!
belinda-marybanaszak@hotmail
King Sobieski 2 | 716
7 Jun 2009 #46
read through the threads, there are polish dziupla's (dances) at least once a month and i am sure there are youth groups for young poles in general communities.

where do you live?
pussycatsbear 1 | 42
17 Jun 2009 #47
King Sobieski

My beau is in Lalor, Melbourne.He is a Polish, too.
voj - | 6
15 Jul 2009 #48
King Sobieski

so are these dziupla dances the most common (and only) way of catching up with poles in the Melbourne area's?

How many younger people attend these dances compared to the older groups? My parents used to attend some organised polish functions similar to the dziupla ones I believe but I never attended as I thought they were only for the older generation.
King Sobieski 2 | 716
15 Jul 2009 #49
so are these dziupla dances the most common (and only) way of catching up with poles in the Melbourne area's?

i think so....but you're best contacting a polish club near you. where do you live?

How many younger people attend these dances compared to the older groups? My parents used to attend some organised polish functions similar to the dziupla ones I believe but I never attended as I thought they were only for the older generation.

it was mixed when i went, there were some older creepy types and also some younger one.

my parents also used to go to them...i got dragged when i was young (on a new years from memory). ahh watching the oldies really get into the chicken dance.
voj - | 6
16 Jul 2009 #50
HA! oh my... too funny! (memories of the chicken dance coming back)

I live in Ormond, down in the south-east (near caufield) so anything north, south or east is fine with me. the west is a no-go zone for me, but if i have to make a trip out there i will.

i think the closest polish club for me would be rowville, so i might drop in for a meal and say g'day.

this is mainly for my wife as she has only been in oz just over a year now so im looking at taking her to some polish events and to meet some other polish folk. we are off to poland in 2 weeks but i think dziupla is holding a disco late september so we will be up for that.

thanks for the info. much appreciated. might see you on the dance floor busting those 'chicken dance' moves like the good ol days
King Sobieski 2 | 716
16 Jul 2009 #51
yeah, the closest would be rowville. they usually the older stalwarts at these clubs, not much youth.

there is also a polish hybrid restaurant on chapel st, windsor. it is called borsch, vodka, tears.

there is a polish festival in melbourne in november as well:

polishfestival.com.au
voj - | 6
17 Jul 2009 #52
i know mate, i drive through chapel st everyday for work, and i attended my first polish festival last year. i'll check out rowville for the food, looking forward to the dziupla event in september. for now, its off to poland to attend some weddings.......
Olenka76
23 Jul 2009 #53
Re: meeting Polish people - it's difficult to meet Polish people in Melbourne unless you get introduced, in my experience! People hang out in their own groups, which is natural of course.. perhaps on line is a better option?

the dances in Rowville Syrena Polish house do cater to the older crowd.. and yes the older crowd CAN be sleazy! they are usually based on events like new years eve, mothers day etc

every couple of months Syrena also hold a "Polish Fair" which is great as you can shop for Polish produce, enjoy some live entertainment and eat the yummiest placki ziemniaczane!!!

i went to one of the Dziupla events years ago and found it is definitely geared to the younger crowd!

the Borsch Vodka and Tears - is way over priced and you really don't get much for your money, (for example: 6 pierogi will set you back like $20!!!!) however if you are after atmosphere it has a very nice interior and a very large seletion of vodkas.. if you want a good Polish feed try the Polish house in Rowville or the one in Albion.. both provide good servings of yummy Polish food ;-).. The one in Rowville only serves lunches on Sunday afternoons, i think it's about the same for the one in Albion..

any one based in the east, the best polish deli in melbourne is in my opinion Uncle's Deli in dandenong.. ;-) There is a relatively new one in Boronia, but i still consider Uncle's superior, by far..
Syrena 7 | 73
24 Jul 2009 #54
i agree, its good

polka deli in glenroy often has crap quality meats
King Sobieski 2 | 716
24 Jul 2009 #55
i agree, its good

thats a fair drive from the norf syrena...how often you go to dandewog?
MSK
10 Aug 2009 #56
Voj : There is a Polish restaurant called After the Tears at 9B Gordon St, Elsternwick; Phone: (03) 9523 0969; it is attached to the Cinemas across the road from Elsternwick station I think it is run by the same crowd as Borsch Vodka and Tears - a bit on the expensive side.

MSK
voj - | 6
21 Sep 2009 #57
MSK: thanks for that - I've been there already and you're right: it's a bit expensive.
sammyl
20 Nov 2009 #58
Can anyone help me with the phone number to the Polish Club in Albion ? I have searched the net and yellow pages, but can't find it anywhere :(. Do you know if you can turn up for dinner or do you need to make bookings ?
King Sobieski 2 | 716
20 Nov 2009 #59
ive got cards at home, will post when i get a chance.....booking probably depends when you go.
davidpeake 14 | 451
20 Nov 2009 #60
Tel: +61 3 9363 394119 Carrington Drive, Albion 3020Melway: 26 B8


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