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Last Post: 20 Feb 2007
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globetrotter   
20 Feb 2007
Travel / Vacation in Great Polish Masurian Lakes area (Mazury) [37]

with licence of course. Polish police is very restrict

Thank you Oarman. Three of us have yachting licenses issued from the RYA, the body that administers licenses in the UK. Would they be acceptable in Poland?
globetrotter   
20 Feb 2007
Travel / Vacation in Great Polish Masurian Lakes area (Mazury) [37]

Hi all.

I am thinking about taking the family on vacation to the Great Masurian Lakes area (in Polish it's called Mazury). Although I have worked in Poland, this is one of the areas that I know little about. I have looked at some of the web sites but would welcome some local knowledge on the best places to stay and visit, best times to go there (I gather it is a popular vacation spot for Polish people and I would rather avoid the crowds), and any details on the best way to travel around (hire car, local transport etc.) I have three very active sons aged between 15 and 21 who are big time into watersports so any details on activities available would also be very welcome.

Many thanks in advance for any replies.
globetrotter   
19 Feb 2007
News / Polish Immigrants Leave America for Europe [210]

The NHS is doing better than ever before due to increased spending

To claim the NHS is better than ever before is just wrong in my opinion. It has recovered from the appalling state that it had been allowed to lapse into but it is no where near as good as it was before that happened. vast sums of money have been injected into it but I question the effectiveness of that spending. The general level of managment (as opposed to clinical) expertise within the NHS is still not good enough to ensure that the money is spent wisely.
globetrotter   
31 Jan 2007
Law / Hiring a Polish Worker - Pros and Cons [106]

If there are some English who dont like the fact that so many Poles came to UK

I think that most of us have welcomed the hard working and curteous Polish people. There are a few people who resent you being here but mostly they are idiotic and lazy people. On the whole we are tolerant people, maybe less so than a few years ago. I am sorry that things did not work out for you this time but hopefully you may come back some day.
globetrotter   
31 Jan 2007
Food / What is your favorite Polish Vodka? [607]

Blavod?

Rings a bell. It was fine stuff. Thought I'd bought some at the airport once but when I got it home it didn't taste too good. Maybe it was bad all along!
globetrotter   
31 Jan 2007
Food / What is your favorite Polish Vodka? [607]

I once (vaguely) remember drinking some black vodka. Tasted a bit of liquorice. Any clues to what that might be?
globetrotter   
29 Jan 2007
Genealogy / Do Polish people have big noses? [407]

So not inclusive :) Attractive women too.

See also: talent, target rich environment, drink on a stick, etc.

Hey - should we start a thread for survival English slang for all our new arrivals?
globetrotter   
27 Jan 2007
Genealogy / Do Polish people have big noses? [407]

The Chineese among themselves sometimes would call white people "big noses"

Farang - the name given to Westerners by the Thais - means 'big nose'.

My collie has a big nose.

My labrador's nose is big AND wet - but he is not Polish
globetrotter   
26 Jan 2007
Genealogy / Michal Kreczak born in Kropiwinica - looking for survivor of Polish Air Force [13]

The only information I have is my father is Michal/Michel Kreczak

Jellybaby

I have been through the records that I have access to and cannot find any reference to this surname. The official RAF records of personnel serving in WWII can only be accessed by a relative of the person or persons being searched for. There is a charge of £30 for the search. Initially you need to write (not e-mail) the following address:

PMA (Sec) 1b (RAF)
Room 5 Building 248a
RAF Personnel Management Agency
RAF Innsworth
Gloucester GL3 1EZ
United Kingdom.

Before you do this you might like to register at the following site:

worldwar2exraf.co.uk

This is a veterans bulletin board where you may be lucky enough to find someone who recognises the surname. It relies upon ex RAF staff recognising the name.

Sorry I cannot do any more without being a relative.

Best of luck
globetrotter   
23 Jan 2007
Love / 6 months with my Polish girlfriend and I still don't understand her.. [208]

I feel like having a chat today with her, but don't want to put the guilt trip on her, perhaps I will leave it a few days and then call her.

Good call. Bottom line is the more you keep going with this the more it's going to hurt if it all falls through. Against that you have to balance a lifetime of regrets if you don't try and if she means that much to you. Only you can make the call.
globetrotter   
22 Jan 2007
Love / Polish girls attitudes towards sex. [568]

u have your own world... which is not neccessarily like the others

and

nope!

A slight self contradiction methinks Mr L.

On a wider note this, and other threads, seem to be fixated with attempting to put individuals into cosy little behavioural and cultural pigeon holes. Although we are all to an extent conditioned by the attitudes and behaviour surrounding us when we grow up, anybody with a modicum of intelligence starts to make their own decisions in life and forms their own opinions. We are individuals who change and make moral judgements.

There are some folks posting who seem to believe that all opinions are equal, but some opinions are more equal than others (aplogies to Mr. Orwell)
globetrotter   
22 Jan 2007
Love / 6 months with my Polish girlfriend and I still don't understand her.. [208]

A long long time ago I was in a similar position to you. Without making too long a story of it, suffice it to say that I had the Iron Curtain and all that entailed to deal with as well. In my heart I knew that she was THE one. Not just a passing attraction. She was the one woman I wanted to be with. If you feel that way then pursue her. Only you can answer that question. Is there anything that you could have done to put her off of you. Do you need to change? Are you willing to change if needs be?

If you want this relationship more than anything and if things don't work out when you meet then write her a letter from your heart. I'm sure your friends here will translate it for you.

Best of luck. I feel for you.
globetrotter   
22 Jan 2007
Work / Is teaching English the only way for a foreigner to work in Poland? [11]

Sparky359,

OK. I'm talking with the senior partner tomorrow so I'll put out the feelers for you. I think getting an office manager job with them might be impossible because I know the incumbent in Warsaw and trust me she is very good and very well respected. He does know an awful lot of clients though !

Had a chat as promised. No openings in that particular firm but he thinks he knows a couple of clients who might have some vacancies. I can't put much pressure on him timewise but if I don't hear within a week I'll give hime a call.
globetrotter   
22 Jan 2007
Work / Is teaching English the only way for a foreigner to work in Poland? [11]

You need to talk to the big international employers. I take it your Polish is not fluent so going through agencies may not be easy. All of the big accountancy firms have lots of offices in Poland. Many of the banks do too. If you have the right experience to get a job with them they may consider you for their Polish offices and may also stump up the cash for the language classes.
globetrotter   
22 Jan 2007
Life / Do you think that Polish people are rude? [947]

We do things differently - that's all. I found some things too direct when in Poland and I can understand why Iwona and others find our approach a little strange.

We have some phonecalls from Spain, Gibraltar...They are direct, bit loud

On that we agree - I turn the phone volume down :)

Another difference I have found is that we tend to smile to be polite whilst in Poland this did not seem to be the case. Is it because you smile only when you find things amusing?

Anyway - Vive la difference
globetrotter   
18 Jan 2007
Life / What I miss and don't miss about Poland [64]

This started out a wonderful thread, thanks Globetrotter.

You're welcome. There are some excellent posts throughout the forum.

You're gonna love Poland, especially since you'll have such a good guide.
globetrotter   
12 Jan 2007
Language / Nice Polish words to say to a girl [135]

Thank you Krysia. I'll pass them on to him. yes, his girlfriend is Polish. They met when we went diving in Egypt last year on vacation. after two weeks they were even hoding hands underwater - ah sweet. He has got himself a work permit for Canada for 1 year and flies out to Vancouver tomorrow. He's been counting down the days. I think Sylwia has relatives out there.
globetrotter   
12 Jan 2007
Language / Nice Polish words to say to a girl [135]

Help - Iam failing in my duties as a Father. My son is flying off to Canada soon to be be with his girlfriend while she studies out there. He needs some phrases of endearment and I am struggling. Never had the need for them when I was in Poland because I found my special one a long time ago. The other one I vaguely recall is (excuse spelling) mash pienkna ochi (you have beautiful eyes ?) All suggestions greatly received.
globetrotter   
12 Jan 2007
UK, Ireland / Your opinion about cheap and easy Polish Girls in UK? [30]

No way. Try well educated, discerning, caring about their appearance, hard working and with a great sense of humour when you get to know them as a generalisation instead.