If anyone wants to read about some fun times I had in a boring Polish town, check out my thread here.
Your romper-stomper through £omża & co. is a gripping read, osiol! I've just finished plowing through the whole thing. I posted a YouTube video of the (possibly) same shot from the tower in town that you mention.
I've read some very negative reviews of £omża beer, though ironically the export variety seems to be worse than the home-brew one. Either way, Browar £omża seems to sponsor some pretty cool events in the region.
andysterdam I see, that you'll be teaching english... I guess the first thing you will have to learn is the totally different approach to cheating on exams than in most countries ;)
Yeah, I got the skinny on cheating from this American dude who taught in town some years back. Here's what he wrote on his blog:
"Cheating: This may be an unfair stereotype, or even a vicious, bigoted remark, but one of my stronger feelings about Polish students is that Polish students are a bunch of filthy cheats. I mean, okay, of course some American students cheat. Some people will cheat at anything. But at least in America there is something of a stigma against cheating; people acknowledge that it is somehow wrong. Not here. My students cheat at any opportunity; they think of all kinds of inventive ways to cheat on tests and exams; they invest considerable time and effort in cheating. They basically seem to consider all of their work to be something of a group effort, and they all try to help each other do as well as possible in school."
You can read the whole entry here: