/ The proper behavior an American should show when visiting Poland
Hello chattynettie ;)
Do you think that there are any gestures other than the obvouis rude ones;
yes, we recognize the middle finger, plus it is kinda rude to knock your head with your finger while someone is speaking (it means: what a load of ********!). There is also an old one, the famous "gest Kozakiewicza" (check out the pic at pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gest_Kozakiewicza) - it means more or less the same as the middle finger. You shouldn't point at people, but that's rude everywhere, I reckon. Thumbs up are widely recognized too, as well as the key-word "Okay" (it's used so widely you might think it's a Polish word :D). Hard for me to say anything else, but I promise I'll think of it tonite.
, What are your views on a womans place in society? Equal? How do men treat women in the home? Do most women work know?
Generally, Poland is a patriarchal country, but the feminist movement is kinda big here already. In some very traditional, mostly Catholic families it happens that women are not supposed to work, but the economical factor took care of this itself, as not many families may live on one person income only ;) So basically all career paths are open for women now. I feel that women are treated like partners, both in life and at work. What is problematic is pay: it's still unfortunately a rule, that women tend to get paid less than men.
This is a long, long subject... I don't want to bore people around here ;)
If you have any questions, go ahead!
Hey it isn't easy doing 16 European countries in 2 weeks!
Auschwitz - Paris - Rome - what a mixture ;) :D
Damn, I am a bad patriot ;) I always get the "McDonald's" ketchup made here in PL by some foreign company :p