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Posts by Sebastian  

Joined: 16 Feb 2010 / Male ♂
Last Post: 7 Oct 2012
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Posts: 108
From: Canada
Speaks Polish?: Moderate
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Sebastian   
5 Aug 2011
News / Will Poland ever host the Olympics? [18]

If the EURO 2012 is a big success, and I think it will be, I don't see why not. Poland will be more popular, and more likely to host the olympics. personally, I think Poland has a great chance to host the winter olympics. But, they can't do it alone. They have to co host it with Slovakia, and like emha said, Poprad and Zakopane could work. I went to the Tatra's a month ago. It was beautiful, but the Polish side alone is WAY too small. If you look at the previous hosts and their locations like France, Italy, Austria, Norway and Canada, their mountains are MASSIVE in comparison to Zakopane. Their spa towns and infrastructure in general are on a completely different level. So they only way I could see Poland hosting the winter games is if they co host with Slovakia/Poprad. With the Tatra mountains from both sides, it should be big enough to host.
Sebastian   
18 Jul 2011
Food / What's your favorite Polish beer? [870]

You don't like German/Czech/Belgian beer?! =O So what beer do you like?

Me personally speaking, Poland makes THE best vodka, but the beer is generally average.
Sebastian   
17 Jul 2011
Food / What's your favorite Polish beer? [870]

What is your favorite beer?

What is your favorite beer? When I was in Poland a few weeks ago, I had a beer in Poland called Harnas, and it was great! You can't find it in Canada so I'm a bit disappointed. But the only good Polish beer IMO is Zywiec, Tyskie and Harnas. I think the best beer personally is from Germany, Czech, and Belgium. Can't beat their variety. But I hear Poland has some great micro-breweries, do you guys know of any?
Sebastian   
1 Jun 2011
News / PKP buys Alstrom Pendolino trains for € 665 million [60]

Cool trains! It may seem pointless, but its a good future investment. When Poland does have high speed rail in the future, they will already have the fast trains that can reach 250 kmh. If they were to buy 60 slow trains, they would be pointless once the high speed tracks are built.
Sebastian   
31 May 2011
Travel / Most beautiful small towns / villages of Poland [49]

Zamosc is a beautiful town, and zywiec is also very nice, right beside the mountains. Nowy Sacz may be a large town, but I think its a very colourful and bright town. Its one of the most beautiful large towns in Poland IMO, one of the reasons is because there are not that many ugly, gray, and depressing bloki mieszkalny all over the place, when you compare it to Lodz for example.
Sebastian   
27 May 2011
News / Poland reveals its new super car. [55]

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   
22 May 2011
Food / Polish grape-wine industry emerging? [26]

I don't think there will be a big industry. We have the best vodka out there, and our beer is great, but we can't make good wine. Poland simply doesn't have the right climate. Yes, some grapes can be grown, but the quality will not be good. Lets not kid ourselves, Polish wine sucks lol. France, Italy, Spain, Australia, and Chile make the best wines. The have the perfect climate to make it, and they have a long tradition in wine making.
Sebastian   
20 May 2011
Language / Is Polish amongst the best-sounding languages in the world? [117]

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? [117]

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   
16 May 2011
Life / European Capital of Culture 2016: Which Polish city do you wish to win? [42]

True. I think Poland should start renovation to many of the bloki mieszkalny. Many are very gray looking, and a new coat of paint and new windows makes a massive difference. I saw pictures of newly renovated Polish bloki, and with landscaping, paint and new windows, it gives Poland a better image. Not to mention it makes it look less depressing :)
Sebastian   
16 May 2011
Life / European Capital of Culture 2016: Which Polish city do you wish to win? [42]

Now that I think about it, I think Torun and Gdansk are the best choices. Torun is a lovely medieval city untouched by the war, and Gdansk has a lot of history from the solidarity movement. I don't even know why Katowice even bothered. The place is just depressing and miserable. Its just an industrial gray city with little culture.
Sebastian   
14 May 2011
Life / European Capital of Culture 2016: Which Polish city do you wish to win? [42]

Poland and Spain both won the Capital of Culture for 2016. Which Polish city do you think should get it, and why?

The candidate cities include Bialystok, Bydgoszcz, Gdansk, Katowice, Lublin, Lodz, Poznan, Szczeczin, Torun, Warsaw and Wroclaw.

Me personally, I think Warsaw, Torun, Gdansk or Wroclaw will get the award :)
Sebastian   
2 May 2011
Genealogy / Do you think all Slavs are white? [178]

No, Slavs are blue people, like the Smurfs. Of course they are white. Stop asking stupid questions.
Sebastian   
30 Apr 2011
Life / Why Poles have so pro-emigration attitude? [66]

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? [66]

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? [66]

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 [32]

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? [194]

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
News / What Poland can't do right [113]

Polish' fish is supposed to be the best

-Last time I checked, fish don't have ethnicities. Best seafood and fish I ever had was in Spanish cuisine

Polish Pizza too

-No...

Polish Beer

-Very good stuff, but I still prefer German and Czech beer. Less bitter.

Polish girls

-Polish girls are gorgeous, no doubt.

Polish Bread

-Polish bread is very tasty, but far from the best

Polish milk

-I tried milk in Germany, tastes exactly the same. Actually, all the milk I tried in Europe tastes the same. Probably because there is no preservatives in it, I don't know

Polish Scientists

-In the past, they had some well known scientists, but not in the present

Polish programmers

-Not sure about that one.

Polish strong men

-Apart from Pudzilla, I can't think of any other ones.

Polish immigrants

-Great! But there are good and bad immigrants from every country.

POlish hairdressers

-No clue
Sebastian   
8 Apr 2011
Life / Are Polish roads really this bad? [235]

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   
26 Mar 2011
Love / Why do Polish girls think they are fat all the time? [42]

Again, cut it out with the generalizations. Just because you seen this with a few women, doesn't mean all of them think like that. For fucks sake, what is it with this forum and generalizing?
Sebastian   
13 Mar 2011
Travel / Would Polish visit Greece for it's islands or for it's history ? [30]

nobody wants to go to Greece anymore as it's overpriced

Its still a more popular tourist destination than Poland. I'm not hating, I think Zakopane, krakow and nature in Poland is gorgeous, but Poland is nowhere near as popular as Greece, Turkey, or Italy.
Sebastian   
13 Mar 2011
Travel / Krakow or Warsaw for a 25yr old? [12]

This may be a late reply, but I highly recommend Krakow. If you have the extra time, try going to Zakopane for a day, or even two! IMO, Krakow and Zakopane/Tatra mountains are the best tourist destinations in Poland. Warsaw is so so. It has a very beautiful old town, and parks, but thats it. You want a good nightlife experience, and Krakow is the right place in Poland to experience that :)

Krakow and Zakopane, along with Warsaws old town, are the only things you should really be visiting. The other parts of Poland don't really have any tourist attractions, and you would probably find it boring. Hope you have a good trip!
Sebastian   
13 Mar 2011
History / Whom do the people in Poland hate more: Germans or Russians? [867]

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? [867]

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?