Guest 22 Jan 2015 #1Dear forum,I'm seeking advice on a move to Zakopane. I'll be honest!! I recently lost my job in the UK in a really rough way, nothing to do with my performance just saying the wrong thing in front of the wrong person at a Christmas function. I've been really down last few weeks over Christmas & new year & realise how really my job was my life, I'm very lonely without it, seem to have few real friends about, with that my family are very dysfunctional & i dont have a particular relationship with any member of them.I have lived abroad before, in Krakow among other places in Europe & enjoyed it. I'm now looking at leaving the UK again & a complete fresh start. An American friend of mine is in a similar position as me & we're looking at doing this move together.We're both in our 30's, single guys have enjoyed sports in the past, i have some savings that would see us through a few months, could anyone advise on a relocation to Zakopane??Neither of us speak more than a few words in Polish, the attraction is being in the mountains, snowboarding & almost a 're-evaluation of life & priorities trip!!Beyond this few month idea, would it be realistic to consider a full time relocation to Zakopane? If i had enough money to cover rent indefinitely would there be options for bar work / low skilled work to put food on the table & pay for the ski passes and beers? Also are people generally English speakers as in Krakow or would communication be difficult? I'm pretty much dead cert on the relocation as i like the idea of cheap winter sports, the healthy environment of the mountains and i like polish people and culture. Would it be easy enough to make friends with locals too, not speaking the language, certainly at first?Would really appreciate anyone's input to help me know what to expect...Many thanks.