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landora   
28 Jan 2010
Law / Bring your business to Poland! [56]

As for education - Poland is suffering quite badly under the free tertiary education.

O'really?
landora   
25 Jan 2010
Law / Polish Cop Took My Car Registration :S [143]

We have to learn a second language from the age of 12.

12 is really really late. I started learning English at the age of 7, added French and German in high school.
And bear in mind, French used to be an international language not so long ago - it isn't any more, so beware ;)
landora   
25 Jan 2010
Law / Polish Cop Took My Car Registration :S [143]

I've never been to Croatia and Hungary but in France Spain and Italy most of the people I have encountered speak to me in English, the French do begrudgingly but they do although French is a fairly easy language to learn anyway.

Come on, I've been checking some Italian website recently and even when I clicked on "English" it kept being (mostly) in Italian. French are terrible for their language skills and in case of the Spaniards their English is often non - existent or very, very bad.

Hungarians very often learn German instead of English, the same applies to Croatia, especially in case of older people.
Anyway, how many British people actually speak any other language?
landora   
25 Jan 2010
Law / Polish Cop Took My Car Registration :S [143]

I wasn't criticizing your country, I merely gave an example of a similar situation in the UK. And I don't think it's very constructive to start lashing out at other people's private situation on a public Internet forum as the discussion is not about it.

You go to Germany and everyone I have met there speaks English, The same applies to Sweden (in fact they get offended when you ask them if you speak english as they assume that you know they do)

But it doesn't apply to France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Croatia and several more European countries...
landora   
25 Jan 2010
Law / Polish Cop Took My Car Registration :S [143]

My driving license says EU on it, so why isn't it accepted.... ah.... I know, its a case of "We are in the EU" when grants are being offered and "This is not acceptable in Poland" when it suits them... now i see... the same thing about registering foreign cars - i guess its not profitable enough for corrupt Police.

My Polish friend was trying to buy cigarettes in our local Co-op and her Polish driving license was refused, as well as her Polish ID, which is by the way a valid travel document. Come on, it's not that everything in Poland is soo bad and everything in the UK is sooo wonderful! Things like that happen - in every country.

And to Chris - if I try speaking Polish to someone in the UK, there is no chance in hell they will understand me. So why do you expect people here to speak English to you? "They don't even speak English" - well yes, it's all so easy to say, but well the hell people my parents' age were supposed to learn? They had Russian in school, you know, not English! We are in Poland and we speak Polish here!

And by the way, try going to France, Italy or Spain and speaking English there. Good luck! (A guy in Notre Dame de Paris didn't know what "two tickets" mean).

And it's certainly really rude to call someone's country "uncivilised".

I am happy to provide my ID to any police that ask for it, because I know I'm not a criminal - but I will not carry my passport because if someone pickpockets me or something then i am literally f**ked... I wouldnt be able to get back home to get a new one and its too much pi**ing around to go all the way to Warsaw.

Why don't you carry a photocopy of your passport?

I live in Poland, I chose to live in Poland and I like living in Poland - BUT there are still things that need to be improved and all the educated Polish people that I have spoken to admit that too.

Like in every single other country in the world.
landora   
13 Jan 2010
Love / I love my Polish girl! Wanted to share my story. [55]

1. Germany

Germany's a wonderful place to live. Stable, reliable, the only bad thing about Germany is the love of rules. On the whole though, it's certainly no worse than the UK.

2. France

That would be why they consistently rate as having a far superior quality of life to the UK then?

3. Albania
4. Ukraine

Can't really compare poor European countries to the UK, can you?
landora   
16 Dec 2009
News / What Poland can't do right [113]

I am not shame to tell you. Yes, and I am sure other Polish ladies in here are being dump by their boyfriends too. No Big Deal about being dump by men. I wouldn't kill myself or get drunk over this stupid men. I don't have time to get upset for silly craps. You do.

I'm sorry, your English is so bad that I can't understand you.
landora   
15 Dec 2009
News / What Poland can't do right [113]

Krystal

Oh dear... did your boyfriend dump you for a Polish girl? It sounds like it, you're so bitter and jealous...

4. Polish ladies do not act like ladies, they get so drunk and passed out on roads or sidewalk in pulbic place. Hopeful your boss don't see pictures of you on newspapers or TV. Some were in jail and sent back home to Poland. Shame on you.

Sounds like British girls to me ;)
landora   
5 Nov 2009
Life / Do expats living in Poland speak Polish? [233]

who wants to move to Poland?

I know several people who do, my boyfriend for example ;)

it's an ex-communist country (just 20 short years ago) with an economy and quality of living far below any western European country, not to mention an abysmal health care system,

To be honest, I don't think that British system is so far superior to ours... In the UK I went to the doctor with a terrible cough. He prescribed me... nose drops!

awful weather,

Awful weather?? Have you ever experienced "summer" in the UK?

grossly overpriced real estate, food, clothing, cars and basically anything that comes from outside it's borders like international food, appliances, etc. Basically, in Poland, if it's not Made In Poland, it's a ripoff.

Still, food "made in Poland" is by miles better than a lot of Western stuff.
landora   
21 Oct 2009
News / RHD cars in Poland - my campaign to change the rules in Poland [128]

Everything is wrong with one hot and one cold, SOME people might like the water warm, I don't particularly enjoy having my hands/teeth/face burnt or frozen!

And your plugs are irritating, they can be switched off and then "someone" wonders why the kettle is not working :P
landora   
20 Oct 2009
News / RHD cars in Poland - my campaign to change the rules in Poland [128]

They are unsafe because the driver can't see the road ahead him while overtaking - remember, you were using Mikey for that purpose.
Anyway, I read that EU is demanding that Poland accepts those ridiculous, wrong-way-round cars ;)

And I told you it's Maluch, not Malluch!! :P