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Joined: 3 Aug 2008 / Female ♀
Last Post: 1 Aug 2014
Threads: Total: 1 / Live: 0 / Archived: 1
Posts: Total: 51 / Live: 18 / Archived: 33
From: Canada
Speaks Polish?: yes
Interests: travel, photography, poland :)

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Zosia   
1 Aug 2014
Life / Volunteering in Poland [17]

Merged: Volunteering in Poland

hello,
Does anyone have any information on volunteering in Poland once you are there? I am specifically looking to volunteer in an orphanage in or around the Olsztyn area, since that is where I am from and where my family lives.

thank you
Zosia
Zosia   
25 Nov 2010
Life / Olsztyn life; I'm Indian and I like the place [37]

Wroclaw
thanks Wroclaw that is why i was asking the question. by the way, i went and had a great time. thanks to trevek for giving me some ideas. and yes, when i got there, my hosts also had good ideas.
Zosia   
23 Nov 2010
USA, Canada / Moved back from Canada to Poland:). Here are the reasons why. [883]

Hi Aphro,
your updates about Poland are great! very inspiring of you to make that big move back to Poland.
As for the SAD, I have one of those SAD therapy lamps that I use in the morning when I wake up (for about 15-20 minutes) and they are really great. I feel I have more energy during the day and I don't feel so down. Hope you can find one of those to help you out, cause you are right, it needs to be dealt with soon before you get into more of a slump because of the dark days.

take care!
Zosia
Zosia   
5 Nov 2010
USA, Canada / Moved back from Canada to Poland:). Here are the reasons why. [883]

Aphrodisiac,
I am really enjoying this thread. I hope you keep writing and updating us about settling in in Poland. You should start a blog!
I miss Poland everyday, and I live in Canada now, but I don't think I would ever move back, just visit every so often. I love reading your stories about everyday life in Poland.

Zosia
Zosia   
7 Aug 2010
Life / Olsztyn life; I'm Indian and I like the place [37]

Thread attached on merging:
things to do in Olsztyn

I'll be visiting family in Olsztyn for the next 3 weeks. can't wait! i've been to Olsztyn many times before but this time i want to play more tourist. does anyone have any suggestions for great places to see and visit?
Zosia   
10 Oct 2009
Law / Setting up small business in Poland? [191]

olish citizen registered in Poland should have a dowód osobisty.

I'll have to ask my family next time I talk to them. when i registered a few years back they didn't tell me that i had to get a dowod osobisty right away as long as i planned to get one eventually. i will probably get one the next time i'm in Poland, which won't be until next summer.

thanks for all the advice!
Zosia   
9 Oct 2009
Law / Setting up small business in Poland? [191]

Do you have a Polish passport?

Yes I do have a Polish passport. I'm also listed as a resident at my grandmother's place. I even got to vote once in an election!

how long have you been in Poland? do you like it? can you speak Polish very well? I am seriously considering moving back there sometime soon.
Zosia   
9 Oct 2009
Law / Setting up small business in Poland? [191]

If you're an EU citizen, it's painless provided you have the relevant 5 year residence card.

I am a Polish citizen but I haven't lived there for a really long time. so it might be more difficult for someone like myself? i've never heard of the 5 year residence card.
Zosia   
8 Oct 2009
Law / Setting up small business in Poland? [191]

what kind of business are you setting up? are the forms fairly easy to fill out and where do you go to register your business?
Zosia   
7 Oct 2009
Law / Setting up small business in Poland? [191]

Oct 8, 09, 00:13 - Thread attached on merging:
starting up a business

Just out of curiosity, what does it take to start up a business in Poland? how much money do you need? can you get a loan or a grant? what kinds of businesses are more popular in Poland?
Zosia   
19 Sep 2009
Life / Why Do You Love Poland? [866]

i love poland because i was born there and my family is still there. and i miss them so much...
Zosia   
14 Jun 2009
Life / The Polish Wedding - What is it Like in Poland? [134]

I just attended a Polish wedding in Olsztyn last week, i had a blast! People here like to have fun, eat lots, drink lots. i felt like the wedding had more meaning than any of the weddings that i've been to in north america. first was the wedding ceremony at the church, then the wesele at a local restaurant and it lasted until 5am and then the next day another party and another party.

i'm still recovering but it was so much fun!
Zosia   
20 May 2009
News / Juwenalia - holidays for students in Poland (updated) [20]

I remember visiting Olsztyn during the Juwenalia event about 11 years ago. It was quite the party for sure. and it still is. My grandmother still lives near the university and she was telling me the other day that the party has started and that the fireworks woke her up at night. she just rolled over and went back to sleep.
Zosia   
20 Apr 2009
News / What's the stupidest question asked about Poland? [414]

some guy with a condescending smile on his face asked me "so Poland is the one with all the dykes in it?" ....no...no...that's Holland. he looked confused and disappointed.
Zosia   
16 Feb 2009
Travel / Why do you visit Poland? [193]

I always visit my family over there and I try to go once every 1 1/2 years, any longer and I start to really really miss it.
Zosia   
21 Dec 2008
Genealogy / Polish looks? [1366]

Interesting thread. I can usually tell someone of eastern european or russian descent. I know I look different but whenever I am in Poland I always think of how I don't look like most Polish women. For starters I don't have the long thin legs that everyone here is talking about- short legs for me! I have brown hair, blue almond shaped eyes and almost yellow (?) skin! Also, I didn't get blessed with the Polish thin gene.

oh well, I think I was made to work in the fields plowing and harvesting. lol
Zosia   
30 Nov 2008
Off-Topic / What's your connection with Poland? Penpals. [380]

Hi,
I'm Polish. I was born in Olsztyn, came to Canada when I was 4 but I go back to Poland quite often. I like to stay connected to my family there and try to keep up with the language.

Maybe I'll move there someday! who knows..

Zosia