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I am moving to Warsaw. (Could anyone tell me about life there?)


Shizuka 10 | 44
31 Oct 2013  #1
I am moving to Warsaw next spring.Could anyone tell me about life there?
I am Japanese,will work at Japanese restaurant(I am chef ).I like Poland,have visited there for 3times.
Hope someone will have interest for this post.
Dziękuję :)
Shizuka Endo
Monitor 14 | 1,821
31 Oct 2013  #2
watch some polish movies with eng subtitlies: amazon.co.uk/English-Subtitles-Polish-Film-TV/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A905009031%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A5339680 31

Or Polish channel for Poles living abroad: "TV Polonia" All movies there are subtitled I've heard. But you have to wait for them.

tvpolonia.com/en/ - official website

here is free schedule: teleman.pl/program-tv/stacje/TVP-Polonia

Here you can watch online, but only when there are open slots: weeb.tv/online/tvp-polonia
Polson 5 | 1,771
31 Oct 2013  #3
Hi Shizuka, that's nice, I hope you'll enjoy it in Poland. If you want to compare the costs of living, have a look at [Poland&city1=Tokyo&city2=Warsaw].

I've been to Warsaw only once, for holidays, never lived there, so I'm probably not the best person to give you advice about life in Wawa.
TaiCat 1 | 30
31 Oct 2013  #4
Konbanwa Endo-san!

I'm glad to give you some advice about Poland!
Please send me a PM!

Jya ne!
Kasia
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
31 Oct 2013  #5
We like Japanese people here :) Sometimes I watch NHK World via satelite dish.
Good luck.
OP Shizuka 10 | 44
2 Nov 2013  #6
What I want to know mainly is like how much costs me for renting a flat in Warsaw,how I can pay utility,some kind of stuff.If someone living in Warsaw who already working, please tell me about them.I don't look for language exchange people this time,and I can't be your Japanese teacher.

But if someone who are interested in Japan, would be nice and I will answer but language( sorry for that,been busy lately)
Thank you all for reading,information.
Bardzo dziękuję :)
Monitor 14 | 1,821
2 Nov 2013  #7
Use search.
Wlodzimierz 4 | 544
2 Nov 2013  #8
Polish language classes are a dime-a-dozen in Warsaw. Definitely take advantage of them:-)
OP Shizuka 10 | 44
2 Nov 2013  #9
I do know that I can Google or something but just want to have info from local polish very living there right now :)
Wlodzimierz 4 | 544
2 Nov 2013  #10
Do you mean you think it would be better to learn some of the local language "on site"??? I couldn't understand what you meant exactly:-)

Many foreigners who have difficulty with English might do well to hire an interpreter in their country to help them with the language a little. Only a suggestion.
wawa_marek 1 | 129
2 Nov 2013  #11
You can rent a nice 60 sq m apartment for about 2300 PLN / month in Warsaw Center or 1800 in districts like Ursus, Włochy. Another 300 - 400 PLN / month you will spend for water, electricity.
Monitor 14 | 1,821
2 Nov 2013  #12
I mean't polishforums.com search function.

warsaw cost
Wlodzimierz 4 | 544
2 Nov 2013  #13
Endo-san,

I'd imagine Japanese food must be hot as all hell in Poland! You'll probably do great over there:-)
We wish you luck!

Powodzenia,
OP Shizuka 10 | 44
4 Nov 2013  #14
Thank you so much for much advice from everyone. I hope everything is going to be OK :) looking forward to living in Poland :D
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
4 Nov 2013  #15
Sometimes I watch NHK World via satelite dish

So do I, and I'd like the theme music to the news programme actually. Can't find it anywhere. Also, makes me smile when I see the newscaster's forenames have usually been anglicised :o)
Fferrantsak1980
5 Nov 2013  #16
hi
I'll be in warsaw in a few weeks and love japan. I'm coming from London.
Let's go for a coffee and we'll talk.
Ciao
Anthony
OP Shizuka 10 | 44
5 Nov 2013  #17
Fferrantsak1980
Thank you for your offer but I am not looking for such things this time :) it's nice you love Japan :)Arigatou!
HuyenNguyen 1 | 11
30 Aug 2016  #18
Merged: Starting student life in Poland

Hi guys,
I'm a Vietnamese citizen going to study in Warsaw this September.
I would like to ask you guys about the weather in Warsaw in the late of September? I also want to buy some stuffs like clothes and a laptop. Could you recommend good places for those thing with reasonable prices? And do you know any places to buy Asian cooking ingredients?

Thank you in advance.
Chemikiem 6 | 1,912
31 Aug 2016  #19
weather in Warsaw in the late of September?

Certainly colder than Vietnam!!
Hard to say for sure but it will definitely be getting colder so you will need a jacket. Probably anywhere from between about 10 and 18 C.

clothes

Here is a link to shopping malls in Warsaw, you shouldn't have a problem finding something. There are both Polish and western retail shops in most of them, just depends on what you want to spend:-

warsawtour.pl/en/warsaw-for-everyone/shopping/shopping-malls-3518.html

laptop.

Media Markt.
There are 4 in Warsaw:-

mediamarkt.pl/sklepy?search=warszawa

Or Saturn:-

saturn.pl/sklepy/warszawa

Have a look at this thread too, it might be cheaper to get a deal online:-

https://polishforums.com/life/poland-buying-laptop-whats-good-deal-49102/

Asian cooking ingredients?

This link is for the online shop, but you can go in and buy ingredients, address at bottom of page:-

asiatasty.pl

Also:-

maangchi.com/shopping/delikatesy-orientalne-shilla
HuyenNguyen 1 | 11
3 Sep 2016  #20
Thank you for such a helpful answer. :)
kpc21 1 | 763
3 Sep 2016  #21
I would like to ask you guys about the weather in Warsaw in the late of September?

Probably anywhere from between about 10 and 18 C.

Yes. It may still go above 20 deg. C, but not much. Maybe also below 10 deg. at mornings. But it will be rather getting colder and colder. It will be coldest in January and February (let's say between -10 and 10, sometimes it may go below -10, and it will rather not reach 10). From March it gets warmer and warmer.

I also want to buy some stuffs like clothes and a laptop.

x-kom.pl for a laptop, they have also normal shops in shopping malls.

For clothes, also check shopping malls.
HuyenNguyen 1 | 11
3 Sep 2016  #22
thank you. I appreciate!

Guys, I'm still not sure about the mall which sells not very expensive clothes. I mean I'm not looking for the famous brands :)
sussexguy 1 | 16
3 Sep 2016  #23
And do you know any places to buy Asian cooking ingredients?

So you visit a foreign country for first time and all you eat is your own Asian food? When people go on holidays to different places they want to experience culture of that place but not you and many Asians I noticed do the same, they just can not eat anything that is not Asian.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
3 Sep 2016  #24
he is not going on holiday, he is going to study. and everybody likes to eat familiar food. That is why there are a million Polski skleps in my country. Stop whining irrationally.
SpoopKing
3 Sep 2016  #25
I like to munch familiar food
Chemikiem 6 | 1,912
3 Sep 2016  #26
I'm still not sure about the mall which sells not very expensive clothes

Just have a look round all of them when you arrive, you won't have a problem finding something, all budgets are catered for. If you don't like what's in one shop, choose another.
sussexguy 1 | 16
4 Sep 2016  #27
he is not going on holiday, he is going to study. and everybody likes to eat familiar food.

He is only in the country temporarily and should be naturally curious to try foreign thing, but no he is like you English, looking for McDonald's when visiting Spain, no wonder you associate with this type of reasoning. Polish set up shops with Polish food not for Polish tourists obviously but for those Polish who live and work in foreign countries permanently or for many years, see the difference? Polish people do not come to foreign nation and look for Polish shops with food in them, we are curious about different things other cultures have to offer, Asians and English are not that curious, they always look for things that are either the culturally same or similar to their own, they like to shop to find cheap bargain, and eat own national food, that is why the OP here set up this thread.

I mean I'm not looking for the famous brands :)

Nobody would accuse you of that, you like to dress cheaply we all get it, you are not the first foreigner who comes to Poland looking only for cheapest clothes for fear of having to spend a penny. We have Americans and Europeans from Western Europe shopping here in the cheapest chops imaginable afraid to spend a dollar despite the currency differences favouring them; when a westerner is spotted shopping in more exclusive places it is a rarity, so I am no longer surprised by your and other foreigners' cheap approach.

Have a cheap day and I wish you a cheap luck!
johnny reb 17 | 3,615
4 Sep 2016  #28
I wish you a cheap luck!

An innocent girl that is a new member and you belittle and insult her, WHY ?
To chase off here ?
Ignore him HuyenNguyen as you will soon find out that he is just a loud mouth gay jerk.
You have come to the right place with questions about Warsaw.
Keep your questions coming as there are friendly people here also that are more the willing to help you.
The rest of us welcome you here as a newer member. ;-)
HuyenNguyen 1 | 11
4 Sep 2016  #29
Hi guys.
Firstly, SHE is the proper way to call me. Is it ok?
Secondly, thank you guys for both answer and insult. Very warm and interesting welcome :)
Thirdly, I just asked some questions, why does someone have to be so serious like that? If you can't answer, why not leaving me alone with the people who want to help? I appreciate that.

To johnny reb: thank you man. I'm no longer interested in such that thing. Anyway, I wish I could get "cheap luck". Many people out there are not lucky at all. That would be awesome, do you think? Thank you again :)
Chemikiem 6 | 1,912
4 Sep 2016  #30
He is only in the country temporarily and should be naturally curious to try foreign thing,

She probably will try out the local cuisine, but she was enquiring where to buy Asian ingredients to cook with. I'll give you a clue. She is a student and generally speaking most students are not that well off, so I doubt she will be eating out all the time and will be cooking at home. What do you expect her to cook, gołąbki, when she is from Vietnam? She is going to cook food that she is familiar with and knows how to make.

we are curious about different things other cultures have to offer

Not when it comes to food they're not. I have never known a Pole to cook anything other than Polish food at home, and I've eaten at enough friends' houses to know this to be the case. They generally don't tend to eat out as much as English people would either.

looking only for cheapest clothes for fear of having to spend a penny

She didn't say that she was looking for the cheapest clothes, but would you really expect a student on a budget to be out looking for designer jeans?

We have Americans and Europeans from Western Europe shopping here in the cheapest chops imaginable

Being down under, I'm wondering how you would know that as you don't even live in Poland.


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