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Why do you choose to stay in Poland, why not other country?


childwithin 8 | 136
15 Feb 2010 #1
why do you choose to stay in poland? it's fairly innactractive country, is it only women or ancestry you're after? what can you find here that is better then somewhere else?
convex 20 | 3,978
15 Feb 2010 #2
It's centrally located, the people are nice, it's not exactly the most expensive place in the world, I like the countryside, there is a feeling of forward momentum, it's not near as boring as western Europe....
Trevek 26 | 1,702
15 Feb 2010 #3
what can you find here that is better then somewhere else?

You can ask that question anywhere; the grass is often greener.

One thing I find when I go back to UK is that I remember how much I hate neds/chavs, which aren't as prevelant where I am in Poland.
OP childwithin 8 | 136
15 Feb 2010 #4
the grass is often greener

i think is not that much greener then anywhere else, the country have a felling of loneliness and is grayish
Exiled 2 | 425
15 Feb 2010 #5
There are lots of trees in Poland.And very long view,no mountains.Gothic cities look strange at night and there is always this Slavic excitement.
hague1cameron - | 85
15 Feb 2010 #6
One thing I find when I go back to UK is that I remember how much I hate neds/chavs, which aren't as prevelant where I am in Poland.

Do you think they are increasing in Poland though? Or it will never get quite as bad?
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
15 Feb 2010 #7
convex wrote:

It's centrally located

i used to think that too, but the fact of the matter is, I can't afford to travel anywhere outside of Poland anyway for I don't own a car and buying plane tickets when you're earning zloties is generally out of the question. Sure, i can fly to London/Dublin for under 200 zloties round trip, but the geographic location of Poland doesn't make the trip any easier/closer.

regarding costs in Poland, being from America, I find Poland unbelievably expensive.
convex 20 | 3,978
15 Feb 2010 #8
but the geographic location of Poland doesn't make the trip any easier/closer.

Frankfurt, Berlin, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Gdansk, Hamburg, Bratislava, Lviv, Munich...all within two hours travel for me. 3 hours gets me Holland, Switzerland, Northern Italy, Croatia, Denmark. Last Saturday I left in the morning for Vienna, met some friends for lunch (Hotel Sacher...mmm sachertorte..), and was back in my house at around 7ish.

If you have more time than money, trains and buses work too.

regarding costs in Poland, being from America, I find Poland unbelievably expensive.

Everywhere is more expensive than the US. Give that time (hello inflation!).
kh siarko sanok 2 | 52
15 Feb 2010 #9
Guys come all to Canada plenty of work and so much land.
Torq 32 | 2,909
15 Feb 2010 #10
Or California - why don't you come to California, folks? In California you can just reach out
your hand and pick an orange if you're hungry or you can get a whole big bunch of grapes
off a bush an' ya can quash 'em on yer face an' let 'em run off yer chin. The jobs are plenty
and people live in nice white houses with gardens. Go to California folks, get a 1926 Hudson
Super Six, pack up your things and drive to California!
convex 20 | 3,978
15 Feb 2010 #12
In California you can just reach out your hand and pick an orange if you're hungry

And you can do this from your car...at every intersection. It truly is a paradise.
Exiled 2 | 425
15 Feb 2010 #13
You can also dig in any place and get some kilos of gold.
Ziemowit 13 | 4,253
15 Feb 2010 #14
Why don't we all move to California !?
Trevek 26 | 1,702
15 Feb 2010 #15
Do you think they are increasing in Poland though? Or it will never get quite as bad?

Not sure. I imagine a lot have gone to UK and been locked up (at least, my friend is a prison officer in Belfast and he says he has a lot).

I don't live in a big city, so it's perhaps not as obvious. Also, Polish kids are often a lot more polite than some Brit kids.
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
15 Feb 2010 #16
Frankfurt, Berlin, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Gdansk, Hamburg, Bratislava, Lviv, Munich...all within two hours travel for me. 3 hours gets me Holland, Switzerland, Northern Italy, Croatia, Denmark. Last Saturday I left in the morning for Vienna, met some friends for lunch (Hotel Sacher...mmm sachertorte..), and was back in my house at around 7ish.

in what, an alien spacecraft? Poland to Holland in 3 hours? Denmark? WHAT? Literally impossible unless you fly, and flying....well....if you got that kinda dough, all the power to you.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
15 Feb 2010 #17
Childwithin, are you Polish or...? Fairly unattractive, really? What, in a physical or business sense? It's a sad state of affairs when you go to another country just for the women. What is better? Money isn't everything!
rdw
15 Feb 2010 #18
Seanus Poland IS an ugly place. The beautiful nature is the same that is available in all nations of similar latitude. The cities are nasty (and the tiny and often fake "old towns" are again found everywhere) and the weather is horrid most of the year.

You are right money isn't everything but it is needed to live and in Poland things cost more for less quality usually so is it a wonder people are put off?

I lived there for over 10 years and saw costs rise and quality drop or stay the same. You pay Paris prices and get horrible service. It's not worth it.
OP childwithin 8 | 136
15 Feb 2010 #19
yes, i am polish, but i consider myself a simple guy with higher aspirations

in a physical or business sense

well, mostly physical and unfriendly people, they are to me anyway (nothing's wrong with me...)

What is better?

exactly what is?
Seanus 15 | 19,706
15 Feb 2010 #20
Some parts are ugly and some aren't. I don't think the natural landscape is matched in Germany or France at all. The UK has horrid weather, is that a sh&thole too?

I agree that prices are far too high. The nouveau riche are seeing to it that prices are hiked up in line with European standards. Ciggies will be 10PLN before too long. They were 5.50 not long ago.

I agree with the service too but sometimes you get pleasantly surprised.

Well, pieczywo for starters. Bread and bread rolls are very tasty :) I'll write more soon, I have a class in 10 seconds.
pkfdcds
15 Feb 2010 #21
poland is beautifull
wspaniale-wakacje.pl/slideshow/ice_slider/mazury.jpg
rdw
15 Feb 2010 #22
Dude you haven't been around DE or FR then if you think the nature isn't matched. There is nothing geographically in PL that isn't in the others...mountians, seaside, fields, forests.

And yes I say most of the UK is a hole. There is again beautiful nature in some places but the weather and prices make it miserable often.
opts 10 | 260
15 Feb 2010 #23
Or California - why don't you come to California, folks?

You can also meet many flakes in California. :P
rdw
15 Feb 2010 #24
You are comparing California to Poland?? HAHAHAHAHAHA. I know lots of Poles who would love to live in CA but not any Californians who would rather live in Poland. That says it all.

But then again if you PREFER horrid weather, non existent customer service, ridiculous bureaucracy and scowls all day long then Poland is probably better for you ;)
terziev - | 49
15 Feb 2010 #25
well, maybe if you're from uk everywhere is better. here on this forum i've even read someone was keen on polish cosine, wtf???? still i think poland has future, because of its quite young population that is less spoiled and gay as in germany or england. and while i find quite strange the way polish people utilize alcohol, the young population are not such drunkards as their parents. a bit more hardworking also. BUT BLOODY BORING.

i've tried, really tried to like poland and polish people, but failed.
Exiled 2 | 425
15 Feb 2010 #26
Polish population less gay than in Germany?Hm,this can be an advantage.
rdw
15 Feb 2010 #27
I have seen quite a few poofters on the streets of Warsaw so I don't think it is the gay free haven Poles would like it to be.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
15 Feb 2010 #28
but i consider myself a simple guy

How odd I consider you a simple guy too.....

People generally move to countries for work or because of relationships...simple..thats what keeps people there!

well, maybe if you're from uk everywhere is better

Shame all the 3rd world rats dont think that!
terziev - | 49
15 Feb 2010 #29
Shame all the 3rd world rats dont think that!

hmm, i think that 'Shame rats still living in the 3rd world countries dont think that!' would be more correct.
Torq 32 | 2,909
15 Feb 2010 #30
You are comparing California to Poland?? HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Literary allusions are really lost on some people. *rolls eyes*

i've tried, really tried to like poland and polish people, but failed.

Well, go back to Little Turkey then. You won't be missed.


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