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Londonite   
13 Dec 2012
UK, Ireland / Where to find friendly Polish people in London? [16]

I would'nt say there's a huge difference, but the facial features are different. Some people have a better eye for this than others and I'm one of the types who's quite good at working this out.

Often when I go abroad people from those countries don't immediately identify me as British. I went to Syria a few years ago and people were trying to talk to me in Arabic, others thought I was Russian...!!

Just look at the types of british people you see in pubs, or on holiday on a package trip to Spain or something. You will see the subtle differences between them and other Europeans!
Londonite   
12 Dec 2012
UK, Ireland / Where to find friendly Polish people in London? [16]

Merged: Where to meet - connect with Polish / Eastern Europeans in London

Hi all,

As mentioned in the title, I'm interested in meeting and Polish and Eastern European's in London. I'm actually British myself, but I've got some fantastic Bulgarian friends who are literally some of the best people I've ever met. More than happy to support them in their struggle here. Amazingly, language really hasn't been much of a barrier to this. I quite enjoy learning a few words here and there, too.

One of the things they tell me is how it's often hard to get to know and interact with native British here, especially in a city like London. As someone who's lived in the city all my life, I could'nt agree more with them and I've always found Eastern europeans much easier to get to know. Czech, Polish, Lithanian, Estonian etc. It's strange how easily I can relate to them, much more so than people from here. A lot of people say I look Eastern European, which might help a bit any way!

I can't imagine how incredibly difficult it is for new arrivals coming here not knowing much englush and trying to learn how this crazy country works.

So anyway, any hints or tips on where to meet and socialise with even more Eastern europeans would be good. Websites, blogs, forums etc etc.