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Poles and expats share their views on living in Poland. Discuss Polish traditions, customs and culture.
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Sticky: Why Do You Love Poland?   2   3   4   ...   17   18
534 - Maybe people love Poland because it's so intolerant and violent. Maybe people should love Poland because Poles are largely...

LifeLoneStranger - 28 Jan 2007 / Albany NY - 30 Oct 2016
Polish men mostly have short hair, why?   2
41 - The irregularly curly (wavy) hair gene is my guess. Me and my brother both have it. He...

Lifekamilkamil - 2 Jun 2010 / Bejma - 03:46
The Polish Mustache: Facial Hair Past Its Prime
5 - Moustaches are never "in" and never "out". They just are and always have been. Shaved heads, on...

Lifejasondmzk - 21 Feb 2013 / Bejma - 03:05
Funeral Traditions in Poland
30 - Thank you for such a detailed and lovely account of funeral prayers, observances and traditions....

LifeKocham cie - 13 Jan 2009 / Ryba - Yesterday
Why are Polish people so obsessed with race?   2   3
85 - Are you claiming that they considered themselves to be Poles? I would rather take their word for that...

LifeMeowmeow - 30 May 2011 / Ironside - 16 Jan 2017
Polish Wedding March & Funny Hat
19 - THe hat thing is part of "czepina" It is supposedly quite common in Buffalo NY. It...

Lifeangelbina000 - 11 Aug 2010 / madeafoolofonce - 13 Jan 2017
Woman born 1985 in Czarny Dunajec, Poland looking for biological mother
2 - The closest to the Czarny Dunajec seems to be this one in Zakopane: domydziecka.org/placowka,207.html Looks like...

LifeKasia leja - 11 Jan 2017 / Looker - 11 Jan 2017
Driving test, English speaking driving school in Warsaw?   2   3   4
93 - I recommend GAZeLka too, the best possible choice. I feel safe and confident behind the wheel :) and I...

LifeArcadeasylum - 28 Feb 2008 / jun92 - 11 Jan 2017
Up-to-date prices for Driving Lessons in English in Warsaw?
5 - I just passed the test (on the first attempt!) and can happily recommend GAZeLka - the best choice I...

Lifeedwardmulhern - 4 Jan 2014 / jun92 - 11 Jan 2017
Where Can I Buy Mothballs in Poland?
3 - Yes, there are many different products for sale in the shops, but none of them are moth balls. ...

LifeThe Wanderer - 9 Jan 2017 / The Wanderer - 10 Jan 2017
Pomeranian/Fluffy Dogs - where to buy in Poland?
6 - cantravieso.com/...

Lifelivinginwroclaw - 9 Jan 2017 / After2020 - 9 Jan 2017
Questions about Polish names Pola, Gracja, and Grażyna
28 - Exactly, Ironside! Meanwhile, her middle name didn't become popular her in the States either, save perhaps for certain Souther...

LifeNoaSew - 26 Oct 2014 / Lyzko - 8 Jan 2017
Erasmus Life in Katowice
2 - You should be fine then....

Lifesherlocked - 8 Jan 2017 / Wulkan - 8 Jan 2017
Disco Polo - No No No No No!   2   3   4
96 - sorry for posting in the wrong thread. I must have clicked wrong :( Could someone from the admins move...

Lifeosiol - 10 Feb 2008 / DutchGuy - 7 Jan 2017
Where to purchase reasonably cost Eye Contact lens Cleaner/Solution in Poland??
6 - Try the internet and find out the shops who sell them....

Lifem1che11e - 4 Jul 2011 / terri - 7 Jan 2017
Know any Polish English bilingual childrens toys?
11 - My daughters half polish and her dad's always at work I'm learning to speak it but I want my...

LifeZosiu - 9 Jun 2010 / RaiiyeeRaiiyee - 6 Jan 2017
What is the worst bank in Poland that I should avoid at all costs?
15 - There's a new bank out there (Nest Bank - looks to be British held) that offers what is advertised...

LifeCerasella - 6 Dec 2016 / Jardinero - 4 Jan 2017
Polish Doctors refuse to take European Health Insurance Card
8 - If you are a visitor - i.e. are on holiday in Poland: 1. Any private doctor will see...

LifeSickman - 3 Jan 2017 / terri - 3 Jan 2017
Polish mentality towards Pakistan   2   3   4
91 - There are good and bad bosses everywhere. Some need to have their over-inflated ego massaged every day. Some are...

LifeJabwaw - 16 Jan 2008 / terri - 3 Jan 2017
Would love to move to Poland
13 - I'm originally from the UK, moved here in Oct '15....

LifeSerb5672 - 30 Dec 2016 / WhirlwindTobias - 31 Dec 2016
Hey Everyone, Require Smartphone Buying Guidance in Warsaw.
2 - I know if you have a I phone you can change out your SIM card in Poland . I...

Liferajnikant_gamit - 29 Dec 2016 / jkmini - 31 Dec 2016
What is the best platform to sell items in Poland?
15 - You can try "Buy Sell Poland "., which is new but good and simple. poland.craigslists.biz/...

Lifeworldeuro - 8 May 2012 / dakowska - 30 Dec 2016
Help me find this Polish band and song....   2   3   4
99 - I am looking for help finding a song that my father was taught in 1930. He doesn't speak Polish...

LifeOmarUK - 30 Jul 2008 / Pat Ander - 29 Dec 2016
COMBATING "POLACK" JOKES   2   3   4   ...   14   15
422 - Polack jokes lol. I think jokes about us are sometimes funny. I often laugh my ass loud reading...

LifePolonius3 - 30 Aug 2008 / NoToForeigners - 26 Dec 2016
Cost of living in Katowice, Poland   2
49 - Oh absolutely; I suppose I was thinking in cases of personal security, assaults, murders, rapes etc. Poland's murder...

Lifepoland25 - 22 Jun 2014 / smurf - 24 Dec 2016
Popular and Practical Cars in Poland   2
36 - For the question pf the most popular car in Poland, there is only one reply - VW Passat B5...

LifeTransferGirl - 22 Apr 2009 / MirekCarDealer - 24 Dec 2016
The custom of kneeling to say grace for a meal in Poland
3 - Wow! had no idea. Thank you....

Lifeselma - 22 Dec 2016 / selma - 23 Dec 2016
Best Emerging Polish Artists of 2016
NEW - Merry Xmas and a happy new year to you all. As we close the year I thought it'd...

Lifejacekkaminski91 - 22 Dec 2016 / — -
Are there January Sales in Poland?
7 - @Schmiznurf Same question but PS4 is what I'm seeking :)...

LifeSchmiznurf - 28 Dec 2015 / jacekkaminski91 - 22 Dec 2016
Moving To Krakow May (a place to live and work?)   2
47 - Kraków has loads going for it, lots of corporations making a job easy to find, a good standard of...

Lifefez0130 - 16 Aug 2012 / jacekkaminski91 - 21 Dec 2016
Important Poland etiquette question: bite of the herring first, then a shot, or shot first, then a herring?
22 - I had to look this up again. Vodka first, herring next. No breath inbetween. ;) Na zdrowie!...

Lifef stop - 21 Nov 2014 / f stop - 20 Dec 2016
Opłatek, not presents, epitomises the true Polish Christmas spirit   2   3
70 - America is much too big a place to make such sweeping generalisations. Many German Americans attach quite a...

LifePolonius3 - 7 Dec 2016 / Polonius3 - 20 Dec 2016
New to Poland (Bydgoszcz) - cost of living there   2
46 - You mean 12ooo? Everything above 6ooo netto is enough....

Lifefabiand_88 - 4 Apr 2013 / peter_olsztyn - 19 Dec 2016
Cheapest Marlboro White and Lambert&Butler cigarettes in Poland
14 - I have been pulled over in the middle of the night by German Zoll and they asked me how...

Lifefritzsmoker - 10 Oct 2016 / peter_olsztyn - 14 Dec 2016
What is the reaction of Poles to Russian?   2   3   4
94 - No, my point was that history is written by the winners, and so it usually depends on the history...

LifeAmerTchr - 16 Jan 2013 / Lyzko - 14 Dec 2016
Libraries in Poland
20 - Another links: biblioteka.stalowawola.pl/index.php/wypoyczenia-midzybiblioteczne "Materials brought from other libraries can be made available only in the Main Reading...

Lifexanxibar - 25 Jan 2011 / Paulina - 11 Dec 2016
An Englishman wanting to watch TV in Poland   2
47 - Yes mate TV steal your life. Go for yt ;)...

LifeHarry 7 - 6 Jun 2013 / peter_olsztyn - 11 Dec 2016
Does Medicover insurance in Poland cover the cost for test done? (blood test, vaccinations, etc.)
8 - NFZ will pay if you have paid into the system and your child has been recorded on your record....

LifeInd123 - 19 May 2015 / terri - 7 Dec 2016
Electricity, water, gas charge in Warsaw, Poland.
16 - I agree with everything you wrote except the last. Many foreigners would interpret that in monetary terms which...

Lifefcmadrid - 19 Nov 2015 / mafketis - 7 Dec 2016
Polish Christmas Carols - your favorites?
13 - I love Masowsze Singing Bog sie Rodri but also think the more contemporary version by Pod Buda is really...

Lifeteflcat - 14 Dec 2011 / Leszek D - 6 Dec 2016
If you are Polish abroad or of Polish descent, do you celebrate St. Nicholas day?   2
33 - There is a difference between genuine culture and the artificially manufactured pop culture created in corporate boardrooms and...

LifeMarysienka - 5 Dec 2012 / Polonius3 - 6 Dec 2016
Code to top up Poland's Play sim card?
9 - I want to update this post. The right way you can top up a Play sim is: *100*...

LifeCaptain Puke - 15 Dec 2012 / Maria Tsetsou - 4 Dec 2016
Kissing on the cheek in Poland. Lips for lovers only?   2
39 - Kiss on the lips is not normal. We do 1 kiss on each cheek...

LifePolonius3 - 4 Jun 2010 / nothanks - 4 Dec 2016
How to win Świąteczny kalendarz 0371?
2 - I scratched box 25 though. lotto.pl/zdrapki/lista/swiateczny-kalendarz-0371 lotto.pl/sites/default/files/pdf/zdrapki/regulamin-353.pdf...

Lifelottery buyer - 3 Dec 2016 / lottery buyer - 3 Dec 2016
Bribery and corruption 'fact of life' in Poland?   2   3   4
115 - Care to remind us about the preference of The Dear Leader Chairman Kaczynski, or would you prefer to...

Lifepoland_ - 13 May 2013 / Harry - 1 Dec 2016
Millennials even wrose than baby-boomers?   2
57 - No , I will not bow down to your bullying, I have seen enough of your hate and...

LifePolonius3 - 16 Nov 2016 / dolnoslask - 30 Nov 2016
New to Warsaw - Looking for Gigs, Local Live Music, Festivals etc!
7 - Merged: Folk Music Live:- Warsaw Anyone know of any folk music venues in Warsaw. I will be...

Lifeukcoder - 20 Mar 2013 / folkmusic - 29 Nov 2016
Good place to live in Poland (if you want to move on)?   2
57 - Yes you will enjoy living here! In the centre is the best option, if not the nearest places.. MOKOTOW,...

LifeGuest - 13 Feb 2006 / Sari - 27 Nov 2016
Advice needed on Dental implant in Poland   2   3
86 - >> Try Dentim Europe in Katowice. Our friend Barry has finished a dental implants treatment over there. So happy...

LifeYingli - 30 Mar 2013 / groovyg - 24 Nov 2016
Acknowledging apologies in Poland
3 - To me apologies in this situation would be akin to small talk, and as we know Poles are really...

Lifesadzonka - 23 Nov 2016 / terri - 23 Nov 2016
Swimming pool/swimspa manufacturers in Poland, private pool regulations, lakes safety
5 - I'd definitely do a swim test before purchasing a swimspa (unless it has certain dimensions, I won't be able...

LifeNajade - 15 Aug 2016 / Najade - 23 Nov 2016
Getting pretty tired of the postal service here in Poland   2
50 - Kaktus are you in warsaw too, might be some local criminality going on....

LifeLeeHughes - 9 Feb 2011 / dolnoslask - 19 Nov 2016
Letter-mail international Forwarding and redirection with Poczta Polska in Poland?
15 - Thanks Andrew001...

LifeLwowskaKrakow - 22 Feb 2012 / Good Quest - 18 Nov 2016
Price check: iPhone 3G in Poland
9 - iPhone 5 se...

Lifematthew12345 - 7 Apr 2011 / Richie47 - 18 Nov 2016
Health care services in Poland (Wroclaw) - Queues and doctors availablility
5 - Not only in Wroclaw we can find excellent medical care. Also in Warsaw there are available places like...

Lifebnrrv0 - 13 Apr 2011 / Laluna89 - 17 Nov 2016
Is wizja.tv a free service for watching Polish channels or what?
10 - Thank You Kindly....

LifeSimon1 - 8 Nov 2016 / Simon1 - 10 Nov 2016
Marks & Spencer getting expensive in Poland
11 - Closure of M&S in Poland has nothing to do with PiS....

Lifesobieski - 12 Jul 2013 / Ironside - 9 Nov 2016
How to adopt a cat in Warsaw?
3 - Thank you Peter....

Lifekyrsapl - 8 Nov 2016 / kyrsapl - 8 Nov 2016
How can I convert Zloty to Indian rupee / transfer money from Poland to India?
18 - The best way to tranfer Zlotys to EUR or viceversa is with the website Transfer wise, it's...

Lifenewguyinwarsaw - 15 Jan 2015 / mrsoldier - 7 Nov 2016
Will Poland ever be multicultural like Sweden, Germany or France?   2
51 - What does that accomplish? It seems more normal for a country to prioritize its own history and traditional...

LifeBartkowiak - 20 Aug 2016 / mafketis - 6 Nov 2016


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