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Life in Poland for American who likes women, beer, hates Tories and is concerned about the weather


Movingabroad
22 Oct 2014  #1
I am considering moving to Poland to start a new life the motivation behind my move is

1. Poland is cheap.
2.I hate the Tories.
3. The women
4.My appreciation of the beer.
5. The weather
6. Poland is part of the E.U
7. Lack of American culture.

I would like to hear of peoples experience living in Poland please?
Monitor 14 | 1,821
22 Oct 2014  #2
4.My appreciation of the beer.

Although beer is here cheap, bigger choice you will have in USA.

7. Lack of American culture.

American culture is here too. Especially music and cinema.

5. The weather

some people like it, for some winter is too long

1. Poland is cheap.

And so is Greece or Portugal. There are many cheaper countries than Poland.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 Oct 2014  #3
3. The women

I think you'll find they marry sooner. If you're in your 20s or early 30s, perhaps great. Otherwise, it may not be as great as you imagine.

You also need to consider income potential, or not, in your circumstances. Without a speciality, earnings will be very low or zero. Teaching English can pay poorly and competition has intensified in many places leading to more of a scrum for students.
scottie1113 7 | 898
23 Oct 2014  #4
Another unregistered troll. Yawn.
jon357 63 | 14,122
23 Oct 2014  #5
The post does come across as a little weird, especially the bit about Tories which is a rare word for Americans to use (and there's no shortage of dodgy politics in Poland too). Wanting to go to PL for the weather and the beer is a bit of an odd thing as well...
Wulkan - | 3,251
23 Oct 2014  #6
Wanting to go to PL for the weather and the beer is a bit of an odd thing as well

Thousands of turists from your home country visit Poland every year because of beer saying that it's good and cheap.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
23 Oct 2014  #7
it's good and cheap

It is good and great variety. I am seldom disappointed with that. It's one of the main reasons I'm still here!
Kamaz
23 Oct 2014  #8
I came to buy a 'play' Farm and retire, drink wine, drive my 4x4s, relax, get to know the 'local' culture. I can do all of those things here, almost 5 years now and have not had a single urge to head for the old home country.
sobieski 107 | 2,129
23 Oct 2014  #9
I came to buy a 'play' Farm and retire, drink wine, drive my 4x4s, relax, get to know the 'local' culture.

You somehow forgot to register on this forum. And do you wear your guns in public or only in your local McDo or KFC?
And what's your definition of "local culture"? The simpletons who go to work every day on SKM, WKD, KM ?
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
23 Oct 2014  #10
1. Poland is cheap.

yeah especially cars hehe :)

3. The women

no big deal

5. The weather

especially in February. You can't touch the steering wheel.
Kamaz
24 Oct 2014  #11
Guns???? I don't know any of the other initials you wrote about. The culture is village culture......not the culture of sad unemployed individuals in some pokey flat in a big grimy town.....at least the unemployed village people get to eat good wholesome fresh food and preserves....maybe that (a simpler lifestyle) is the 'culture' I am immersed in.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
24 Oct 2014  #12
ahhhh the honeymoon period in your rural idyll, that is nice.
I wonder how long you will last there.
OP Movingabroad
24 Oct 2014  #13
I came to buy a 'play' Farm and retire, drink wine, drive my 4x4s, relax, get to know the 'local' culture. I can do all of those things here, almost 5 years now and have not had a single urge to head for the old home country.

Sounds like a great way of life Kamaz, so how did you get started on the plan and what level of capital is required to buy a hobby farm in Poland?

What are the upside and the pitfalls of a farm in Poland?

Thousands of turists from your home country visit Poland every year because of beer saying that it's good and cheap.

On my last trip to Cracow there seemed to be many non-Polish partaking of the local suds.
Kamaz
24 Oct 2014  #14
5 years so far??? and it is a rural idyll, on top of a hill, (swine to get down the hill without chains) the previous owners sold it because they couldn't live there in the winter......I have very capable 4x4s, even my tractor is 4x4. Before winter we have 3 very large freezers as well as the fridge freezer in the house and we stock them up, so even if the snow comes so deep we cannot get out, then we 'hole up' for as long as it takes. We have stocks of many cubic metres of wood and several tons of coal all bought in the summer (what is it you say? 'it is not asking for food'). Indeed it is a rural idyll.......deer abound, wild boar are a pain as they dig up the tracks, bird life aplenty now that we have chickens (the birdlife live off the leftovers...even have an owl that treats one of our unused chimneys as a hotel). When should I give it all up??? after 10 years?? after 20 years? Civilisation????...... half an hours drive to several big shopping centres??? restaurants that do nice steak dinners...why should I not last in my rural idyll?

Maybe I should add that we don't have any relatives nearby......my wife is from Silesia originally, we live a long way from that area. We have not been put off by being immersed in that 'rich Polish rural family life' that to me seems to consist of going to church several times a week, being drunk a lot of the time, going to lots of weddings (and having to give lots of money) and lastly providing work for idle/alcoholic/stupid family members. There is just us and our rural idyll.......done most of the big cities in Europe and elsewhere......just want fields and forest.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
24 Oct 2014  #15
fair enough you sound reallly happy. I was just feeling cynical about country living in general ....you know the gossip and that....
personally i cannot wait to rehome my hens and move back to the city.
Kamaz
24 Oct 2014  #16
The ideal life: A place in the country for when the sun shines and a modern flat just off the Rynek for when you need a bit of night life!! only for the rich maybe. (wife says..."but who would feed the chickens"!!!!)
Borek Falecki - | 52
4 Mar 2015  #17
My appreciation of the beer.

Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink
For fellows whom it hurts to think.

Ziemowit 12 | 3,455
5 Mar 2015  #18
I hate the Tories.

If you hate the Tories, don't even think of coming to Poland. Being fond of the Tory Party is essential for Polish culture and we continue to worship Maggie T. as a Tory goddess to this very day.


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