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Joined: 27 Sep 2011 / Male ♂
Last Post: 24 Mar 2012
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Wedle   
6 Jan 2012
Life / K+M+B-2012 - formula on flats in Poland [63]

he'd know how quickly this inscription is becoming a thing of the past.

I think 2 to 3 out of 10 is quite accurate.

I live in a high end Rezydencja in Warsaw there are a total of 22 Villa apartments, the residents are made up of Polish intelligentsia, foreign diplomats and business people. At least 60% have the blessing ' Christus Mansionem Benedicat ' on their doors. Furthermore I have just returned from the Stare Miasto with my family, after visiting church for the Epiphany service, we spoke to the priest and he informed us that all over Warsaw the services have seen larger than average gatherings. So lets just keep to the facts, more people are actually coming back to the church especially in these times of economic uncertainty, just because you have not seen the blessings on the exterior doors, does not mean the houses have not been blessed, the local priest will visit over the next two weeks, and will conduct a blessing of the house while there, so some people choose not to put the inscription on their doors.

So for you non Polish Atheists in Poland, ask yourself a simple question, how many Polish family homes have you visited and not seen, some form religious insignia ? I do not know one.Then again I do not mix with people who are involved in trendy lifestyles and are fashionably against the church...

Such piousd practices including the opłatek sharing, blessing of Easter baskets and blessing of newlweds-to-be by their parents before heading for church are enriching, heart-warming touches that set Poland apart

Polonious3, you are 100% correct, Polish traditions are what set Poland apart from other countries, although Poland is very materialistic as well.
Wedle   
6 Jan 2012
Food / PIZZA & KETCHUP served only in Poland? [159]

If you are ever in the Jozefoslaw area of Warsaw, tucked away is an amazing place called Numero uno. The chef lived in Australia for a number of years working at a pizza place- the Australian owner gave him the secret to the crust when he moved back to Poland

Pip, the best places in Warsaw are always the ones that are tucked away, they try harder than the ones on main street. All of the three places I mentioned are out of the main stream especially il caminetto, it is on the upper floor of a 1960's shopping block in Saska Kempa, they have the most amazing thin crust pizza.They were the first Italian family owned restaurant in Warsaw, it became something of an establishment amongst the Italian community here, it is certainly worth a visit with the family, although if you go on Sundays be sure to book a table in advance,
Wedle   
5 Jan 2012
Food / PIZZA & KETCHUP served only in Poland? [159]

Polish pizza is garbage just like most Polish food

You talk sh1te

These are my favorite Pizza places in Warsaw, try them one day when you finally get round to visiting Poland:

nonsolo.pl/pl
ilcaminetto.pl
nanowolipkach.pl
Wedle   
5 Jan 2012
Food / PIZZA & KETCHUP served only in Poland? [159]

Leave it to Poles to ruin what is normally good food.

Some of the best Pizza I have ever eaten is iPoland, it is only companies like 'American' Domino's who have ruined pizza.
Wedle   
4 Jan 2012
Love / Finding a Polish girl for mariage (Sweden)? [23]

btw. my mum is 60 years old and the Polish girls when she was 20 were nothing compared to the Polish girls in their 20 now a days.

is this not what I mentioned in post 3

Polish women of your age in the big cities especially, are emancipated from the chains

yes...and my girlfriend is English and in about 4 months our child will be half English and half Polish.......obviously

Well according to the Chinese your future child is already Pol/Anglo. Wishing you a healthy and happy offspring, from my mouth to god's ears.
Wedle   
4 Jan 2012
History / Battle of Warsaw/Miracle at the Vistula in Poland [12]

I'm not sure if there's a 2nd edition of WERS

The original was written about 30-35 years ago, I read somewhere a revised edition had been released

Michener's "Poland"

I will read some reviews on the above and maybe I can find a couple of pages on line to get a brief, thanks for the feedback any other ides I am all ears,
Wedle   
4 Jan 2012
History / Battle of Warsaw/Miracle at the Vistula in Poland [12]

What's your interest in it?

I will be in the UK next week and I am looking for some books on 20th century Polish history for my godson, he is 17, a complete History of Poland (Davies) is too comprehensive,the books I have chosen on my shortlist are as follows:

White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish-Soviet War 1919-1920 and The Miracle on the Vistula or Warsaw 1920: Lenin's Failed Conquest of Europe
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin Timothy Snyder
No Greater ally Kenneth K Koskodan

Is there a second edition of
White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish-Soviet War 1919-1920 and The Miracle on the Vistula?
Wedle   
4 Jan 2012
Law / Poland's Zloty 43% undervalued [30]

are you telling me that things are so bad that they employ guards at car parks.

I can remember the guards being at car parks in 1992, They also employ guards at apartment blocks and the entrance to osiedles...
Wedle   
4 Jan 2012
History / Battle of Warsaw/Miracle at the Vistula in Poland [12]

Which of the following do you consider the most factual book related to the ' Battle of Warsaw/Miracle at the Vistula, ' ?

Zamoyski

Warsaw 1920: Lenin's Failed Conquest of Europe

Davies

White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish-Soviet War 1919-1920 and The Miracle on the Vistula
Wedle   
4 Jan 2012
Law / Poland's Zloty 43% undervalued [30]

The current level is just ridiculous

I believe the PLN will not gain in value until late march 2012, just before Euro 2012, we will see it back at 3.8-4 PLN/Euro.
Poland's central bank will be a "permanent" presence on currency markets and the country's economic fundamentals should prevent the currency from weakening, the bank's deputy chief said on Wednesday. "Fundamentals point to the fact that the zloty should not weaken. The external environment is volatile and one cannot exclude volatility on the zloty but it will be lower because I think that the situation is calming down." "I think that the zloty will remain stable at the turn of 2011 and 2012." Polish authorities have been concerned with the zloty's weakness in recent months because one third of the country's debt is denominated in foreign currencies and a weak zloty could push the overall debt level beyond a key safety level of 55 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Polish law, which has built-in debt safety mechanisms, would force the government to launch severe spending cuts if debt topped 55 percent, which could further undermine the weakening economy and make Warsaw's battle with the budget deficit and debt even more difficult. The government expects debt to stand at 53.8 percent at the end of this year but the zloty's roughly 10 percent slide since August has already forced authorities to intervene four times since the summer to prop up the currency.
Wedle   
4 Jan 2012
Love / Finding a Polish girl for mariage (Sweden)? [23]

It's not the first and I guess not the last time when Wedle didnt understand the question.

I have a clear understanding of the question. I would also add, before one could even consider getting married, it would be important to establish a friendship. So going into any search with marriage at the forefront of his mind would be a lost leader for ericman. Marriage is not a business proposal, it is a meeting of the minds and heart.

Furthermore, ericman should maybe consider websites which set up primarily for Pol/Scandic rather than scouring Polish websites in which he will be a lamb to the slaughter.

Any further advice for the man Wulkie?

Maybe your previous post about Polish women: That's the common thing about Polish women, no respect towards themselves makes them more effective gold diggers, poverty has nothing to do with that or maybe I am a Polish man and I don't think that Polish women are beautiful at all, it's not us Polish men who say that, it's the foreigner's bullsh1t pickup line to get Polish women who are well know for being easy. Wulkan come on... your mother is Polish.
Wedle   
3 Jan 2012
Travel / I'm half-Polish and I'm Planning a Trip to Poland - tickets, historical landmarks? [36]

Got to tell you H, the trick is the time of the day, I drove to Sopot in early July on the E75, Left Warsaw at 4.30 am picked up some friends in Lomianki and I arived in prusczcz gdansk at 9 am with two short pit stops. It took over an hour from PG to Sopot but that is another story, we drove back via Torun in the late evening, completely different game.
Wedle   
3 Jan 2012
Work / Cost of Living, Average Salaries and Job sites in Poland [263]

If you want to go International the top two will set you back 55,000-70,000PLN per school year, so that is NOT an option for sofianec on the assumption her package is on or around 7,500 PLN net ( per month). There are two very good al girl schools, with English and french as second languages, which could be an option. Although I would have to know more about the needs for sofianec's kids before even mentioning schools.
Wedle   
3 Jan 2012
Work / Cost of Living, Average Salaries and Job sites in Poland [263]

If your accomadation is fully covered, 7,500 PLN net ( disposable) will be enough for you to survive, it will not be a life of luxury, although it will be comfortable. The main question for you will be schools, if you are going Polish you will need the right catchment area. If you want to go private then this will eat into your basic. I hope you have private medical insurance inclusive of your package. If you have any questions you can send me a pm or other people on here, who are familiar with Warsaw are Harry, Jonnym and Pip.
Wedle   
3 Jan 2012
Love / Finding a Polish girl for mariage (Sweden)? [23]

I am 26, I would say average looking, and have a relatively good job.

Firstly the most important thing in your life is your job, you may want to consider that before seeking your misinformed easy option, to locate a wife in Poland. Polish women of your age in the big cities especially, are emancipated from the chains of the past. You may want to consider the Ukraine as the country has serious economical problems and you may be considered a catch, being a viking from Sweden, who has a good job and moderately good looking.

You asked for advice on this forum so here goes, when you go fishing make sure you have the bait that attracts the fish, if you are not catching any fish it is time to change your ( YOU ) bait.
Wedle   
2 Jan 2012
Law / I need to stay here in Poland to see my child. [18]

and you think this guy helplessly crying on this forum with the broken English is a good material to be a father?

That is for his wife and him to decide.

In witch country crying and uneducated losers sleep around?

I am not about to get sucked into your racist crusade.
Wedle   
2 Jan 2012
Law / I need to stay here in Poland to see my child. [18]

How do you know that this was the reason?

Firstly I am a man, secondly no woman who is pregnant will want to get rid of the father of her future child, unless he is not father material in her eyes. Thirdly from reading the OP's post he is obviously self centered and I would bet money he has been caught sleeping around.
Wedle   
2 Jan 2012
Law / Polish Visa, Work Permit, Residency for Spouse of Polish Citizen [69]

I am married to a Polish citizen in the UK. She has a translated Polish Marriage certificate which was used when she changed her ID surname and passport

Ok, from what I understand, you got married in the UK to your Polish wife, since then your wife has changed her maiden name to her now married name ( ID ,passport) in Poland. You are both now considering to reside in Poland. The first question you probably want answered is how long, before you are entitled to a Polish passport, 5 years of continuous residence the same as the UK.

How long have you been married for?
Wedle   
1 Jan 2012
Law / I need to stay here in Poland to see my child. [18]

Im married with a polish women she is pregnant from me,we get a littel problem and she want divorce

So ask your wife for forgiveness and tell her. you will no longer chase other women and more importantly you will contribute to the upbringing of your child. Being humble is a lot less hassle than getting divorced.
Wedle   
31 Dec 2011
Law / Public holidays: Good Friday / January 2 / Sundays - do companies work in Poland? [9]

in most countries I've lived in, an official public holiday then immediately follows on the Monday

Epiphany or Three kings day is a public holiday in countries such as Austria, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland, Ethiopia (but on different date that varies annually), parts of Germany, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, and Uruguay. It is not a public holiday in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States (except the US Virgin Islands where it is a public holiday).

timeanddate.com/holidays/common/epiphany
Wedle   
31 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Property taxation in Poland and inheritance (obligated by law to pay)? [32]

WP, this is the second time on this thread you get yourself into a spat, people follow different investment approaches, some are passive like yourself others are a little more aggressive like okayokok, it would also seem OK is prepared to back his argument with third party facts, I see nothing from you except your emotional POV.
Wedle   
31 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Property taxation in Poland and inheritance (obligated by law to pay)? [32]

So basically, if I understand you correctly if you inherited 1 Mln PLN today, you would not touch Polish real estate, you would play the currency market PLN/-USD/EUR/GBP. Just trying to get the facts straight.

Prices doubled in 2004/5 on the Polish credit boom. There won't be credit-driven price growth any time soon

Exactly, nothing to do with supply and demand, driven by easy access to finance.
Wedle   
31 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Property taxation in Poland and inheritance (obligated by law to pay)? [32]

I rest my case: foreign owners of Polish real estate should thin of themselves more as currency traders, than landlords.

So based on the above your strategy would be to liquidate your real estate holdings and trade the PLN-Euro/USD/GBP for the foreseeable future.
Wedle   
31 Dec 2011
Life / Are there many crypto-Jews in Poland? [67]

There's no evidence of a Jewish conspiracy to make Poland less efficient.

Okayokok, would that not be Catholic and Polish at the same time. We could use ethnicity as in Ashkenazim/ Sephardim or Slav, although that is another story. From my understanding having dual nationality as in Polish/American is not the same as being Jewish/Polish or Catholic/American.