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12 Aug 2014
Travel / Buying Train Tickets online - I'm going to Poland soon [18]

Are you flying with LOT ? If so then ask them to book train tickets for you .If not , then just arrive at the train station and buy ticket on the spot 2hrs before the departure , they are never sold out ...they are expensive for average polish Joes and online booking is pointless for anyone, its just a money grab .I have traveled to PL many times ,used their PKP 90 percent of the time and never bought train ticket ahead of time , never been left on the Peron either :}
22 Sep 2014
Law / I think my son's Mum is trying to get a passport for our son. Can she do this without my permission [3]

How do I find out if my Son's mum is trying to get a passport for my son? I know she needs my permission but can she go though court without me?

First of all you need to provide some more info about your divorce / separation or your current relationship to the "Mum".
I will try to give you some advice and from my personal experiences :
Do not go to court unless you have solid evidence that "Mum" is trying to obtain passport for your son , without your permission which you said "she needs " . Why does she need your permission ? Do you have legal separation agreement which says that without your consent she can not obtain passport for your son? If not then there is nothing stopping her from doing so , you on the other hand can go to passport issuing office and tell them that you do not agree with your son having a passport because ...........I am sure that they will put a stop on the process of issuing him a passport , until you agree to it , or she has some sort of legal document stating that your word in this matter means "nothing" ( unlikely scenario ) .

Have you considered asking her straight up if she is trying to obtain passport for your son?
Now , as I said earlier without knowing more about your relationship to "Mum" and legal agreements between you two regarding child custody its is impossible to give you solid advice . One more thing , no matter how badly you hate "Mum" and how badly you want to screw her life , keep your child matters as priority #1 please .
3 Oct 2014
USA, Canada / Polish TV in the USA? [43]

Go to, there is around 30 polish channels including TVP2 , you can watch them for free for about 30 minutes , after that you need to buy premium ( subscribe to it ) , you can buy 3-90 day subscriptions , whatever you feel like , for 3 days you looking at $1.50 usd , they stream from Dallas for North America so picture quality is pretty good .
6 Oct 2014
Study / Do Polish students 'look down' on foreign students from Asia studying medicine here? Racist behaviours noted. [16]

some reputation say that polish ppl racist:(

They are just as much racist as any other Europeans , few bad apples thats all , just mind your business ,study hard with smile on your face and I am sure you will make lots of new polish friends . :)

Speaking of which ...I remember when I went to Taiwan years ago to some small town , people were looking at me like I was an allien , taller than most of them , blond hair , blue eyes made me feel so uncomfortable , their staring felt like they were saying " look at that big weirdo " , but after a week I just got used to them .
18 Oct 2014
Classifieds / Monster X tour in Poland [4]

Is it worth seeing ? Well , to me once was enough , I went cheap on tickets ( not recommended ) and got what I paid for ... my seat was behind "the goal" , so everytime they would start new race fumes would blow in my direction , could not see how fast they were going ,would have much better view seating on the side , could not see graphics on their trucks only briefly when they were turning around . Overall I found the show a bit boring , during half time they had motocross stunt drivers doing all sorts of tricks , then they were throwing souvenirs to the crowd , show ended sort of "that's all folks , good night " .After the show there was autograph signing and chance to see monster trucks a bit closer , after 1hr waiting in line .
19 Oct 2014
Life / where to buy vacuum storage bags here in Warsaw? [3]

Jana Pawła II 43a lokal 23b (pozom minus 1, Pasaż Muranów) działa od 09:00 do 18:00 we wszystkie dni robocze oraz w soboty od 11:00-16:00. Telefon sklepowy 22 297 13 17 oraz 22 297 13 18, po godzinie 18:00 - telefon 570 971 060.

Jana Pawla II 43a street, place 23b (Passage Muranow) operates from 09:00 to 18:00 every weekday and Saturday from 11:00-16:00. Phone shop 22 297 13 17 and 22 297 13 18, after 18:00 - call
19 Oct 2014
Food / What are my chances if I open Grill of Serbian cuisine in Poland? [14]

Crow , your opening post sounds and looks just delicious ... add some .5L of good Quality Potato juice ;) and I will be your best customer !
Your last post however makes me wanna puke topic , nationalistic views are posting in FOOD category ...remember?
19 Oct 2014
Life / When will SMOKING BE BANNED? (from public areas in Poland) [44]

I told the smokers who argued with me about this that I have a bad habit of drinking beer that causes a filthy residue called pee.

Are you implying that smoking is a habit ? If so you are very wrong , smoking is an addiction and its one of the hardest to quit . Smoking is already restricted in many western countries , and not by antismoking crusaders but other ways , for example in Canada province of Ontario:

"The province has developed a comprehensive Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy which combines public education with programs, policies and legislation to:

·help smokers to quit,
·protect non-smokers from exposure to second-hand smoke, and
·encourage young people to never start.
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act prohibits smoking in workplaces, enclosed public spaces and also in motor vehicles when children under 16 are present. It also bans the public display of tobacco products prior to purchase and prohibits youth-targeted tobacco products such as flavoured cigarillos.

These efforts have greatly reduced tobacco use and lowered health risks to non-smokers in Ontario.

The Smoke-Free Ontario Act is designed to protect the health of all Ontarians by prohibiting smoking in all enclosed workplaces and enclosed public places in Ontario as of May 31, 2006."

Smoking outside restaurants is permitted in specially designated areas , usually far from entrances .
15 Nov 2014
Work / Poczta Polska equivelant of "c/o" (care of)? [4]

You would address it to both people eg.: Pani Anna Nowak i Pan Jan Kowalski , either one would be able to receive mail , either one would be able to open it .
10 Jan 2015
News / Turkey abolished visas for Poles. [80]

Turkey has been hot destination especially for Poles for very long time , I remember back in the 70'and 80' we were hooked on Turkish goods in particular clothing , which were smuggled to Poland and then sold at "bazar" or "butik" in every major city with huge price mark-up , but that never stopped us from buying those very trendy jean jackets which could also be turned into vests ,or those colorful wool like sweaters ? Some cool sh%t remember ?...everybody had them :)
11 Jan 2015
Life / Want to become an expat to Poland? Consider your options before going abroad. [18]

- real estate deals gone bad rather than providing guaranteed upside for you
- not giving work to people who dont speak the language

- not paying back the loans to EU ( potentially)
- serious attitude and mentality problems
- not enough changes since joined EU
I am sure there is more where that came from , clearly LL has a problem with living in PL . Cant wait to hear more ...
26 Jan 2015
Life / Whats with going to sauna naked in Poland? [41]

My clothes were sneakers,shorts and a tanktop as I always like to go to sauna for 10 minutes for a warmup up before work out.Is that something strange to do?

You got to be kidding , right ? You asking if thats strange ? Warming up in sauna before workout ? Thats the dumbest thing I ever heard :):) What ...are you warming up in sauna before going for a dip in liquid nitrogen :)?

Most of the gyms I attended , had locker rooms ,saunas and shower facilities , they were always separate for men and women , now on mens side anyone going in the sauna would be naked with the towel to put it down before sitting or with towel wrapped around the waste . I am in Canada and if you are trying to tell me that in US people go to sauna in clothes then you are full of it . Do you shower in your workout clothes too ?
27 Jan 2015
Life / Whats with going to sauna naked in Poland? [41]

"BTW dont the bare feet lead to spread of disease like fungus and bacteria"

Yes possible ,but very unlikely , and if you think that sneakers will protect you from contracting disease through your feet while in sauna then you are very wrong ..."they will not ,as you entered sauna with disease already in you. How you ask ?"

Ever thought about door knob or door handle on sauna door when you were going in ? 😉 or coins or bills when you were paying for sauna usage?Think about that ,rather than little mushroom farm between your toes 😃

Just trying to give you perspective 😉
23 Mar 2015
News / Food producers from Poland should stop suffering from obliged sanctions against Russia [75]

unfortyunately, i have bad news people. Bad news for all who value Polish apples

I wouldn't worry so much , and this is why :

Export of apple juice concentrate from Poland

According to the data from Eurostat, between July and October 2014 its volume increased 6.6-times to 9.7 thousand tonnes, while comparing to the EU-28 recorded a 9% reduction. Particularly important in enhancing delivery from Poland to non-EU countries had a significant increase in exports to the Russian Federation, visible especially in the fourth quarter of 2014. In total, in October and November 2014 ZSJ exports to Russia amounted 10100 tonnes, so it's 10 thousand more than in the same period a year ago

Which means rather than exporting whole apples to Russia (which they don't want ) Poland found another way of sending them anyways ...
Concentrated Apple Juice is flowing across the border to Russia like no tomorrow :)
"In the last quarter of last year export of CAJ to Russia increased by 10000 tons comparing to last year" my translation .
I guess we don't need help from Serbia afterall.
23 Mar 2015
News / Food producers from Poland should stop suffering from obliged sanctions against Russia [75]

"That is very very good. Its always better to export finished product then just raw material. With sanctions or without"
This may not always be the rule especially in this case , as for example this apple juice may also have been made out of premium apples which should have been sold at premium price rather than being pressed into juice , never the less some return on investment is better than none.

4 Apr 2015
Law / Divorce in Poland - fault - rights to property predating the marriage [34]

Remember , lawyers are very capable of twisting words , so be careful , just a scenario for you : "say you both live in your house as married couple , then kids come along , your family grows from 2 to 4 ...all of the sudden she wants to divorce you , she wins custody of both children and you have access to see them twice a week . You tell her and the kids to move out from your home right ?" Well ...hold on a second , why does single mother with 2 kids have to move out and live in "1bedroom condo" while you enjoy "300 square meter house" by yourself ? Is that fair? Her lawyer may ask .

Judges tend to take mother's and children side , and you never know what the decision might be .
Hope it never happens , but ...
Prenuptial agreement is the way to go .
6 Sep 2015
Life / Where to buy long wooden chair in Warsaw! [4]

Market OBI Warszawa Puławska

ul. Puławska 427
02-801 Warszawa
Telefon: 22 859 16 00

Godziny otwarcia
Pon. - Sob.: 07:00-21:00
Niedz.: 09:00-19:00
10 Feb 2016
Life / Streaming online Polish TV [85]

like this one , free no strings attached , about 20+polish channels
10 May 2016
Life / Streaming online Polish TV [85]

It works fine for me
But if you really want to spend money go to WEEB.TV , depending where you located they will provide you with somewhat reliable service at price . For example if you in Poland 3 month subscription 37.99 PLN , the same package in Canada will cost you around 120 PLN ....other countries most likely have different rates from the Polish one .
5 Jul 2016
News / How will BREXIT affect the immigrants in UK and Poland. [1114]

Only new Commonwealth (ie Intermarium) can satisfy us.

The one that you destroyed back in the nineties ? With Croatia , Albania , Kosovo , Bosnia .....? The irony is that most likely you will join EU along with the above mentioned countries and like it or not you will be united again ... damn its a crazy world isnt it ?
10 Jul 2016
Love / Polish mother of my child - 'No money, no daughter' - ADVICE NEEDED [46]


What makes you think that you will be ordered to pay 200-500 euros per month for child support ? Did you go to court ?
Is your ex demanding certain amount from you ? If so ,what is it based on ? To me she is not interested in your child well being , as well as your child having both parents . She seems like very high conflict person with no regards for you as a father .

My advice to you is collect all the evidence that you might have ( emails , letters , txt messages ) from her demanding money in exchange for visitations with your daughter. When you have enough evidence find a lawyer , lay it all out and at the end of the day you may just have a case against her . I maybe wrong but ..don't you get free legal advice / lawyer from the EU since your income is so low ?