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PWEI   
22 Sep 2011
Law / 1 euro = 4,46637049 złotego polskiego [21]

It's 4.39 now.

4.3925 to be exact. As is shown here: nbp.pl

And according to the information here nbp.pl/home.aspx?f=/kursy/kursy_archiwum.html
the rate now is lower than it was in 2009.

Where did you get this from?

Mark's special fantasy land. The same place where he is able to buy a flat despite not having a real job.
PWEI   
22 Sep 2011
UK, Ireland / Grateful Polish photographer stitches up his Welsh hosts [96]

The pictures at dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2040260/Binge-drinking-Shaming-images-turned-Britain-laughing-stock.html show Cardiff by night and were taken over a five-year period by Polish photographer Maciej Dakowicz. Somehow he managed in five years to take photos of drunk people out on a Saturday night. Shock, horror: some people drink and get drunk. But it seems that dear Maciej wished to show the worst of the place which has been nice enough to host him: "'The reaction [of the people who attended his exhibition in France] was very positive,' says Dakowicz. 'The audience was laughing. They were making fun of British people.'"

What a charming gentleman.

And apparently nobody in Bialystok ever gets drunk and appears in public: "Dakowicz admits that he would be unable to produce images like this in his home town of Bialystok in Poland."
PWEI   
22 Sep 2011
UK, Ireland / Grateful Polish photographer stitches up his Welsh hosts [96]

There was one on the tram this morning. Although she was more of a female than a lady.

Personally I love the drinking culture in Poland compared to the UK.

While I was walking to the tram stop this morning, I saw a drunk man pissing against a wall right outside a primary school. Mothers and kids were walking past him but he didn't give a fcuk.
PWEI   
22 Sep 2011
Real Estate / Cost to build in Eastern Poland - Ideally per m2 [71]

The 3K figure is what they give you to build a replacement house, so its the official, true, figure based on what builders are currently charging.

And of course, they would never dream of trying to get away with giving you less money than you actually need, would they?
PWEI   
22 Sep 2011
Life / Wisdom Teeth Removal - How and expected Cost in Poland? [10]

I checked some private cilinics' web site on the internet, prices are varying 100-200zl for each tooth.

You are not going to get a wisdom tooth pulled for 100zl, not a chance.

Personally I go to Art-Dental on Lucka street and have nothing but good things to say about them.
PWEI   
22 Sep 2011
UK, Ireland / Grateful Polish photographer stitches up his Welsh hosts [96]

Des Esseintes
The thin-skinned British nationalism that inspired this thread is lamentable.

I'm neither British nor a nationalist. If an Italian photographer spent five years living as a guest of Poland and then went to Germany to exhibit photographs of the worst parts of life in Poland, I would find that equally objectionable. Perhaps more so, given that I am never bothered by the bigotry of people who pretend to be British and so bring shame on Britain but I am bothered by the bigotry of people who pretend to be Polish and so give the erroneous impression that Poles are anti-semitic retards who can not even spell their own name.

Des Esseintes
A photographer documenting scenes of real life on the streets should be free from reproach regardless of his nationality.

What about if they are Ukrainian? You do seem to have such a problem with Ukrainians.
PWEI   
22 Sep 2011
UK, Ireland / Grateful Polish photographer stitches up his Welsh hosts [96]

There's a set online. flickr.com/photos/maciejdakowicz/sets/1391696/with/3066671354/

There isn't a problem with art reflecting life. The problem comes when a person attempts to use carefully selected images to mock other people, which rather appears what the photographer is doing here.
PWEI   
22 Sep 2011
Life / Racism in Poland - the future [271]

Merged: Report on racism in Poland

cms.horus.be/files/99935/MediaArchive/Poland.pdf
doesn't make for happy reading.

One bit in the summary made me wonder: "The racist crime rate in 2009 increased in comparison to previous years. In particular, black people are vulnerable to verbal and physical attacks. AntiSemite slogans and posters still remain a problem." Is that increase caused by an increase in racism in Poland or is simply that there are more minorities in Poland and so there are more of them for crime to be committed against?
PWEI   
22 Sep 2011
Law / Setting up SPZOO and SPK in Poland [16]

Perhaps you should start by seeking a decision from the relevant tax office as to the legality of the structure before continuing.

Precisely.

It doesn't really matter what one's lawyer says with regard to tax unless one has the money to pay him to challenge the tax office if they have a different opinion. Even if they are wrong, one still has a significant problem. Much better to get the tax office to issue a decision first.
PWEI   
22 Sep 2011
News / Gap is setting up shop in Arkadia in Warsaw [20]

It'll be interesting to see what figure they decide to multiply their US prices by.

I have yet to buy anything in any Timberland shop in Poland: just go in, try stuff on and then buy from the US on ebay for half the price.
PWEI   
22 Sep 2011
Life / Racism in Poland - the future [271]

will people be racist to me for being English in Poland?

It's possible (I do know people who have been attacked for being English) but unlikely. Of course, if you're other than white English, the chances go up significantly.
PWEI   
22 Sep 2011
UK, Ireland / Grateful Polish photographer stitches up his Welsh hosts [96]

it's not the photographer who should be ashamed, it's cardiff.

Why? One could take similar photos in any developed world city if one spent five years doing it.

Given the frequency I see them doing it, in five years I could have enough photos of men (and the occasional woman) pissing outside a primary school to have an exhibition. Does that mean Warsaw should be ashamed of itself?
PWEI   
22 Sep 2011
UK, Ireland / Grateful Polish photographer stitches up his Welsh hosts [96]

the occasional person using a tree for cover when relieving themselves is hardly the same as young women being found in an unconscious state in what i assume is the town centre. at least not in my book.

None of them use a tree. At best they face a wall. What people choose to do themselves in the middle of the night is one thing: what they make children watch is entirely another thing. Frankly it's one of the worst things about living where I do.
PWEI   
23 Sep 2011
Travel / Visa to Poland for a person from India [52]

any type of requirement like traveling with 10000 euro

You read the webpage wrong. There is no requirement to travel with EUR 10,000 in cash. If you have more than EUR 9,999 in cash with you, there are special requirements (that is because these days most people who legally have that much money do not carry it in cash with them).
PWEI   
23 Sep 2011
News / Gap is setting up shop in Arkadia in Warsaw [20]

Their quality has cheapened over the years but it will probably be successful here because Polish people want it here and will pay for the inflated prices of it.

You've hit the nail on the head there.

I often wonder what Polish people would make of LL Bean.
PWEI   
23 Sep 2011
Work / Working Vs Private English Lessons Vs Starting a Small Business in Poland [33]

Kazikowski
If there is a high english speaking population, then surely it means that people whom are not as fluent in polish CAN live here.

You can live in a town where the only people who speak English are your students. However, I would not recommend trying it.

Kazikowski
Plan B - Don't bother getting a CELTA because the private tutoring market in Torun is oversaturated allready.

You've got that wrong: you will need a CELTA precisely because there is so much competition.
PWEI   
23 Sep 2011
Work / Working Vs Private English Lessons Vs Starting a Small Business in Poland [33]

rozumiemnic
he was being ironic in order to highlight yours and Delph's negativity.

Could you be so kind as to quote just a single word of negativity which I have posted with regard to his plans. Thank you in advance.

rozumiemnic
Please don't pretend you care about strangers on a public forum, PWEI.

While you might be entirely selfish, not everybody is. If I didn't care about complete strangers, I wouldn't have ever come to Poland.
PWEI   
23 Sep 2011
Work / Working Vs Private English Lessons Vs Starting a Small Business in Poland [33]

rozumiemnic
Harry...get a life

So you mean that you can't actually quote even a single negative word I said about the OP's plan, because you were lying when you claimed that I had been negative about them.

With the way that you repeatedly whine about things that do not even exist, I can see why your boyfriend was driven to drink.