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Posts by Sebastian  

Joined: 16 Feb 2010 / Male ♂
Last Post: 7 Oct 2012
Threads: Total: 6 / Live: 2 / Archived: 4
Posts: Total: 108 / Live: 39 / Archived: 69
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Sebastian   
9 Apr 2012
Life / Lodz vs Wroclaw - difference in mentality of people? [53]

Wroclaw for sure. Wroclaw is a beautiful city, especially the old town/town square. not to mention the bridges. there is so much more to see in Wroclaw, and overall the whole city looks much better and neater compared to Lodz. Apart from Piotrkowska street, there is absolutely nothing to do over there. The vast majority of the city looks like ****, and its not a tourist city. Wroclaw is more touristy, but I don't really think there is any touristy cities in Poland, apart from Krakow. Even Krakow is not all that touristy last time I went in summer of 2011. All my Polish friends told me not to go there, I asked them why? Its a beautiful old city. They said its too touristy and there are way too many of them in the summer. I go there in the summer and there were not many at all. You would have some big groups here and there, but generally there was tons of room to walk around and take pictures. If you want to see a true touristy city, go to Venice in the summer time.
Sebastian   
9 Feb 2012
News / Does Poland support the idea of Slavic unity? [129]

I am a strong supporter of one Slavic nation with modern day Slavic countries as states within one Slavic nation whose unique languages and culture/ religion are protected. In the end we are all are the same people.

After reading this entire thread, I came to the conclusion that you need to get out more. Both you and Crow sound delusional and have no damn clue about Slavic countries. Do you honestly think Polish people in Poland give a crap about a Slavic Union? Most of them would laugh at idea. The same goes with the Czechs, Slovaks and Slavs from the former Yugoslav countries. I'm pretty sure what the vast majority of Slavs want, is to try to make their country a better place to live, and to have stability, not some stupid Slavic Union. Thank god Polish people in Poland are not like you and Crow.
Sebastian   
29 Jan 2012
Travel / What can Poland do to attract more tourists? Llamas farm? [65]

Merged: Why does Poland not have a lot of tourists?

I remember reading an article (can't find it now, but if I do I'll post it), and Poland was ranked one of the worst in Europe when it comes to tourism. I used to think that it was a lack of advertising, but I don't think this is the reason. Look at Czech Republic and Hungary for example. Its not like they are any better at advertising tourism than Poland. Yet Prague and Budapest have way more tourists, and they are much more popular and famous around the world. Why is it that Poland is practically unknown to most? I was always told Krakow has tons of people from around the world, but when I went last summer, the vast majority of the tourists were Polish tourists, and there was very few people there, the same thing with Zakopane. Howcome Western European countries get all the spotlight while Poland has nothing? Poland has beaches and mountains, yet most people couldn't care less and would rather visit the alps instead. Zamosc is another perfect example. Everyone on this forum says its so famous etc ect, yet its practically deserted when you go there.
Sebastian   
20 Jan 2012
News / Poland fines singer for bashing Bible [159]

This is ridiculous. Poland is a secular country, so why the hell should she be punished for this? It goes against free speech, and quite frankly the Catholic Church in Poland can go **** themselves. They have too much influence in Polish society and I'm glad Poland is slowly becoming less religious.
Sebastian   
5 Nov 2011
Travel / What can Poland do to attract more tourists? Llamas farm? [65]

Its simple. More advertising. I think we will see ads of Poland and its cities on TV when EURO 2012 is close. It needs tourists and popularity. When I was in krakow, I didn't see many foreign tourists or hear any foreign languages. Many "popular" places in Poland are only popular to Polish people and nobody else. Example being Sopot and Zamosc. Very few people outside Poland know about those places, its only popular with Poles.
Sebastian   
25 Oct 2011
News / Bad news for beer-lovers in Poland (beer prices going up) [22]

I don`t drink German beers. They are so tasteless. Yuk. The difference in cost doesn`t matter to me, it is about taste.

lol. German beer is good stuff. I'd rate it higher than Polish beer. There is more variety when it comes to German beer, and the same is with Belgian and Czech beer. That being said, I still like Polish beer though, and Zywiec porter and Warka strong is great :)
Sebastian   
5 Sep 2011
Travel / Best places to visit in Poland [87]

The three best places to go when in Poland are Krakow, Zakopane, and Wroclaw. Krakow, IMO, is in the top 10 most beautiful cities in Europe. Amazing old town, Wieliczka, Kazimierz and Wawel is a big sight to see, the crown jewel of the city. A lot of things to do, great pubs, and good restaurants.

Zakopane is also a must see when in Poland. Its around a one hour drive from Krakow, so you should go. The tatra mountains are beautiful. They may not be as big or impressive as the Alps, but its still a sight to see. I loved the town of zakopane with the wooden architecture.

Wroclaw is a nice Polish city as well, but there is not as much to do compared to Krakow. Personally speaking, cities like Gdansk, Sopot, Lublin, Zamosc are nice cities, but they are nothing too special. Those cities only need a day each.
Sebastian   
25 Aug 2011
Life / Are Polish roads really this bad? [237]

Wash your mouth out with soap and water son!!

Please don't be a hypocrite. Polish people do the same thing. Why do you call Vilnius, Wilno, and Lviv, lwow? Warsaw, Warszawa, Warschau, its the same damn thing, just different language.
Sebastian   
12 Aug 2011
Love / Why do so many Polish girls dye their hair BLACK? [124]

Yup. But black hair looks good on some of them, but not all. What I can't stand though is when they dye their hair completely red. and when I mean red, I'm talking about that bright red/orange, like a marker. It looks so fake and stupid. Poor fashion sense imo.

Oh, and women with black hair, green eyes and tan skin= the best :)
Sebastian   
27 May 2011
News / Poland reveals its new super car. [56]

gtspirit.com/2011/05/26/polish-arrinera-automotive-previews-supercar/

Did any of you guys check this car out? It's cool, but for ***** sake, couldn't it have been more original? It looks like a carbon copy of a Lamborghini, especially the outside.
Sebastian   
20 May 2011
Language / Is Polish amongst the best-sounding languages in the world? [123]

LOL, my Italian friends say the same thing! (about lack of vowels). But Italian is beautiful, and I love how they have hand gestures for everything hahaha! But Italians are some of the friendliest people I ever met.
Sebastian   
20 May 2011
Language / Is Polish amongst the best-sounding languages in the world? [123]

Not even close. Polish is not an ugly language, not at all. But it's not the most pleasant language to listen to. I often hear Czechs say Polish sounds like baby talk, and Polish say that Czech sounds like baby talk. After listening to both languages, I can honestly say both languages sound babyish, to an extent. The thing I can't stand about Polish is that it has too much cz, rz, sz, dz, and the different types of Z's. When one speaks the language quickly, thats all you hear. IMO, Polish sounds better when spoken slower.

Most beautiful languages apart from English, in my opinion, are

Italian
Spanish
Russian
Brazilian Portuguese
Sebastian   
30 Apr 2011
Life / Why Poles have so pro-emigration attitude? [85]

I don't like calling Auschwitz a tourist attraction. But the thing is, how many people outside Poland know about Warmia-Mazury? We don't have anything, all we have to offer tourists is Krakow. One of the reasons as to why Western Europeans don't visit the Tatra's is because there is no point. They have the alps, which are bigger, better and more beautiful than the Tatra's. The Tatra's are only popular to the Polish and the Slovaks. krakow, however, is a gem :)
Sebastian   
30 Apr 2011
Life / Why Poles have so pro-emigration attitude? [85]

I hope EURO 2012 will give Poland a better impression to people around the world. Unfortunately, I don't think Poland will ever be as big of a tourist attraction like France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria and other western European countries. The only famous attractions we have are Krakow and Zakopane, and even that isn't too well known.
Sebastian   
30 Apr 2011
Life / Why Poles have so pro-emigration attitude? [85]

Its because the money is better elsewhere. its about time the government actually creates NEW jobs and starts paying everybody decent money. If not, then people will continue to leave.
Sebastian   
18 Apr 2011
Life / How is red hair viewed in Poland [37]

I've seen many Polish women die their hair colour red-orange, and usually very short on the sides and taller on the top. It looks bad imo.
Sebastian   
8 Apr 2011
Food / Polish Pizza !! The best in the world? [329]

Italian pizza is the best pizza I ever tasted. Sorry, but Polish pizza is garbage. Also, Zapiekanka is an insult when it comes to pizza. No tomato sauce, and its just mushrooms, cheese and an assload of ketchup, smothered all over the bread. Sorry, but its nasty. Yes, I'm Polish, but I'm realistic. We are not the best in everything, and I'm not going to say that everything Polish is the best.

If you want real pizza, Italian, French, and Chicago/New York pizza is the way to go. Chicago deep dish pizza mmmmm :)
Sebastian   
8 Apr 2011
Life / Are Polish roads really this bad? [237]

Western Polands roads appear to be getting better, and by 2013 there should be much more motorways and roads of good quality. However, eastern Poland still has ****** roads, and construction has not even started over there.
Sebastian   
13 Mar 2011
History / Whom do the people in Poland hate more: Germans or Russians? [869]

He can express himself, but wishing an ethnic group to be extinct is ******* stupid, and I can't believe you are defending that. Do you honestly think Germans of today actually want Poland to be wiped off the map? The vast, vast majority of Germans, practically all of them with the exception of some skinhead nutcases, are ashamed of what Germany did to Poland. All the Germans I have met in my life in Germany have been nothing but good to me, and had no grudges against me. For gods sake, get over it.
Sebastian   
13 Mar 2011
History / Whom do the people in Poland hate more: Germans or Russians? [869]

The German people are the most vile & disgusting people to ever live.

Racist

The German people deserve only extinction from the planet.

You sir, are a fuckwit. Its Polish people like you who make me ashamed to be Polish. Wow. Just sad. Let me guess, you supported the Kaczynski's, right?
Sebastian   
15 Jan 2011
Food / What is your favorite Polish Vodka? [653]

Sobieski is my favorite Polish vodka. Belvadere in my opinion is overhyped. I find Chopin to be much better than belvadere.
Sebastian   
10 Nov 2010
Genealogy / THE MEANING AND RESEARCH OF MY POLISH LAST NAME, SURNAME? [4501]

Wojewodzic. Apparently, here is the meaning of it. I got it from wikipedia

In medieval Poland a Palatyn (Palatinus) was initially the highest title at the King's court. Later, every local Prince had his own Palatinus, often the actual ruler of a Duchy. With the partial reunification of the Kingdom the ducal Palatini remained in their place and ruled the former Principalities (now renamed to Palatinates, Palatinatus) under the King. The title got merged with that of Wojewoda (Dux Exercituum, Herzog). A son of a Palatinus was titled Wojewodzic (Palatinida) and would often become a Palatinus at his father's death, but these titles never became officially hereditary and formally remained granted for lifetime by the King. Today, the palatinal families (rodziny wojewodziƄskie, descendants of the Palatini), remain the highest strata of Poland's aristocracy.