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Are foreigners welcome in Poland?


poland_    
27 May 2010  #181
Also Polish drivers never let english registered cars out of junctions I think that may just be down to arrogance.

But the majority of people driving english registered cars in poland are polish anyway. Driving on polish roads is hilarious, there are no rules and it is completely dog eat dog.

I wore a Polonia Warszawa T-Shirt

Not a smart thing to do.
AlexPolombia    
25 Apr 2011  #182
Hi everybody. Unfortunately I have to disagree with the statement that foreigners are welcome in Poland, I am Colombian, brown skin, Naturalized US Citizen and Married with a wonderful Polish woman. I love everything about polish culture and values and most of my friends in USA are polish. However, I went last summer to gdansk to spend a couple of weeks of vacation meeting part of my wife's family and I got attacked by a racist in downtown of Gdansk.

We went to downtown of gdansk to take the train to got to hel, and as you might know there are tunnels to cross the street where there are places that sell food-snacks, while we were buying something to eat, my wife give me a hug and a racist dude start to look us for trouble and call my wife *****. Then he attacks my wife's cousing then me, at fist we ran to try to avoid trouble. but there was a point that I have no choice rather to fight. I broke his face and I got my hand harmed, then the police showed up after 20 minutes, thanks god They arrest this polish nazi but we have to spend the day in the police station giving the statement about what happened.

Now answering some of your posts, you can notice the following: I don;t want nor to intend to live in poland, besides this incident everything seems nice, but i can conclude that i cannot walk in poland streets by myself.

If my case I AM US CITIZEN, I am all set, i don't have to live in europe. However it's my wife's homeland and eventually i'll go to poland again.. (This time with all the precautions as possible).

This dude was bald, cmaybe claimming to be a nazi nationalist. I hate to fight, but I am glad that I broke this moron's face. Finally YES I AM LATINO BROWN SKIN and I respect poles, please give the same.
grubas 12 | 1,392    
25 Apr 2011  #183
If my case I AM US CITIZEN, I am all set, i don't have to live in europe.

And you think that makes you some living God or something?Nobody cares what you are.If you don't like Poland stay the f u c k out.
guesswho 4 | 1,294    
25 Apr 2011  #184
If you don't like Poland stay the f u c k out.

he didn't say, he doesn't like Poland and it's bad what happened to him and his wife. Of course it could happen in any other country too.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,666    
25 Apr 2011  #185
If you don't like Poland stay the f u c k out.

That's a good point. If you are visiting a place or moved somewhere by choice, and you hate it, why the f are you there? It defies all reason or logic. Unless you have to be there because you are under some contract or something with your job and cannot possibly leave.
guesswho 4 | 1,294    
25 Apr 2011  #186
look PP, this is what AlexPolombia said (below)

I love everything about polish culture and values and most of my friends in USA are polish.

so how is that a good point to tell AlexPolombia to get the fu*k out of Poland??
PlasticPole 7 | 2,666    
25 Apr 2011  #187
so how is that a good point to tell AlexPolombia to get the fu*k out of Poland??

Because he says he likes America and doesn't need to live in Europe and grubas was offended by this so he got defensive.
GW, you admit it is annoying when people go someplace and then complain about how terrible it is and yet they stay there. If they don't like a place, why not go someplace else instead?
guesswho 4 | 1,294    
25 Apr 2011  #188
Because he says he likes America and doesn't need to live in Europe and grubas was offended by this so he got defensive.

OK guys but don't you understand that Alex is most likely bitter after what has happened to him and his wife? Jeez, I bet most of us would be peed off too.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,666    
25 Apr 2011  #189
There's racists like that where I live, they are everywhere. You have to put these negative experiences behind you and focus on the positive ones. Otherwise you will stay bitter and never have any fun.
guesswho 4 | 1,294    
25 Apr 2011  #190
There's racists like that where I live, they are everywhere.

I said it too (somewhere above in this thread).

You have to put these negative experiences behind you and focus on the positive ones. Otherwise you will stay bitter and never have any fun.

you can't just switch it off like that but I'm sure Alex will get over it one day.
Nathan 18 | 1,367    
25 Apr 2011  #191
There's racists like that where I live, they are everywhere. You have to put these negative experiences behind you and focus on the positive ones. Otherwise you will stay bitter and never have any fun.

PP, do you remember as you fought me here on PF about Michael Jackson? You couldn't let it go with your "pedophile" remarks. Why didn't you let it go? And this was just about a musician whom you haven't even seen in person. Here, the guy tells about physical attack on him and his wife. Don't be a double-faced ...
PlasticPole 7 | 2,666    
25 Apr 2011  #192
Here, the guy tells about physical attack on him and his wife. Don't be a double-faced ...

I haven't mentioned MJ in ages, I let it go long ago.
What I typed are words of wisdom. Report it to the cops and let them take care of it but don't let it ruin your experience. If it's that bad, why stay?
guesswho 4 | 1,294    
25 Apr 2011  #193
Report it to the cops and let them take care of it but don't let it ruin your experience.

OK PP, now you're fantasizing here a "little". You can't tell me (if you'll be honest with me) that if that happened to you, you'd just report it and then forget it right away? It doesn't work that way and you know it. It takes time. Of course, from case to case it's different but I'm sure that no one can just get it out of his mind easily.
Nathan 18 | 1,367    
25 Apr 2011  #194
I haven't mentioned MJ in ages, I let it go long ago.

You couldn't then. And talked for ages. This person posted just a few and here you go.

What I typed are words of wisdom.

When I hear a claim like that, I draw my conclusions...

Report it to the cops and let them take care of it but don't let it ruin your experience. If it's that bad, why stay?

His wife is from Poland for Christ sake. And as you see for now he is not planning to stay there, but shares his experiences as a foreigner.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,666    
25 Apr 2011  #195
And as you see for now he is not planning to stay there

He might go back and visit.

GW, it happened last summer. If it happened to me, I would call the cops, report it, maybe not walk around where it happened alone, maybe hang out in a different part of town. But, you can't let that kind of thing ruin your life. You have to go on despite that type of individual and be determined to find joy and happiness despite them.
Nathan 18 | 1,367    
25 Apr 2011  #196
He might go back and visit.

You are more intelligent than I thought. My apologies.
grubas 12 | 1,392    
25 Apr 2011  #197
Because he says he likes America and doesn't need to live in Europe and grubas was offended by this so he got defensive.

Nah,I just don't like his attitude, remainds me of the scene from "Born in East L.A" when that black dude says to Cheech "Don't touch me,I am American citizen."Anyway, I am not happy that he had that situation but he simply was at the wrong place at the wrong time.That's all.I am Polish and white and I got "bęcki" in Poland more than once or twice and you don't see me crying about it.Could happen to anybody really.
delphiandomine 86 | 16,553    
25 Apr 2011  #198
I love everything about polish culture and values and most of my friends in USA are polish.

Stop.

For a start, they're probably not Polish, but rather "Polack" - a breed of American that claims to have Polish roots, yet knows nothing about real Polish culture in the year 2011. These people have next to nothing in common with Polish people.

I'm struggling to understand why you hung around for 20 minutes after breaking someone's face? I'd be straight out of there, especially as a foreigner - what's the point in potentially having hassle with the police if you've already ****** his face up?
guesswho 4 | 1,294    
25 Apr 2011  #199
Stop.

For a start, they're probably not Polish, but rather "Polack" - a breed of American that claims to have Polish roots, yet knows nothing about real Polish culture in the year 2011. These people have next to nothing in common with Polish people.

STOP DD !!! (lol)

It happened to him while visiting Poland.

I'm struggling to understand why you hung around for 20 minutes after breaking someone's face? I'd be straight out of there, especially as a foreigner - what's the point in potentially having hassle with the police if you've already ****** his face up?

well, he reacted differently than you would in that situation but it really doesn't prove him lying here.
AlexPolombia    
25 Apr 2011  #200
That's funny now how this "Polish Nazi Pride" Shows after my comment. Again, Nothing Against poland but No one, that means White, black, Yellow, Brown, etc.. Likes to be attacked.

I love poland, Besides that bad time, I have a great time with my wife's family. I don't need to live there but eventually i'll go for vacation..

It is pathetic how some people here react without reading the whole context. Just to help your narrow brains to asimilate this:
- Most of the Polish people that I know are amazing, well educated and wonderful human beings.
- However, I got attack by a Polish Nazi Clown in the street and people corssing by didn't do anything.
- Thanks god I could take the s,,h.i,t.. out of this f,.u,c.k,i,n,g bastard.. To brave when he tries to attack me but you have to see him when we went to the police station.. Crying and Whining.

- I have a great time in Sopot
- It was sad to see Rumanian gypsies with babies drugged walking in Gdansk, asking for money.
- Is mentioned my citizenship in the case that you think that I want to live in Poland.. Thanks.. but great for vacation, nothing else.

I might have bad luck with this dude but I am sure he got the lesson or at least he might "feel" humillated to be beaten by a small brown dude..

Blessings to poland.

guesswho.. I don't have to get the $$#$ out anywhere because I AM NOT THERE , I don't have to and I don't need to (However, you wil enjoy my eventual visits for vacation. )..

First learn to read then you can moan all that you want.

delphiandomine: The whole situation happenned for 20 minutes, While this guy start to attack us, and My wife called the police in panic during this time. My apologies for the misunderstanding.

Police in poland are kind of slow but effective. As you might know the police cars there has a part to put the arrested on the back part (Looks like a trunk from a station Wagon), then the normal seats in front and back, we had to go to the police station in the back chairs and this polish dude on the trunk, while the trip of the station this alleged "Nazi" was crying and according to my wife (I don't know polish), he was saying all the time that I didin't know whith whom I am messing, that he will train boxing for three years to beat me and mike tyson as well. (That was the funny part of this incident).

I don't have to lie about this. All that I expect from this post is to give a fare warning to people like me if they want to go to poland. But in general, Poland is a place to visit.

Simple, never go alone, make sure to be surrounded by known poles in a case of an emergency or an incident like this one. That's it.

Best reagards to all of you.

Grubas,
You might be right. That couls happen to anyone. good point. Again, I mentioned my Us citizenship not to believe I am more because we all are equal. (By the way, Proud to be born and raised in Colombia even though My home country is totally f,u..c.k.e..d .up).. So, that{s not the point. My point is that I don't intent to live in Poland. Sorry If you got the wrong perception. I told you this because most of the post are about foreigns that live in Poland. That's not my case...
Seanus 15 | 19,742    
25 Apr 2011  #201
It depends who the foreigners are. Many are more welcome here than Palestinians are on their own land (see the documentary Checkpoint on Youtube).
AlexPolombia    
25 Apr 2011  #202
guesswho.. After read the whole thing, I OWE YOU AN APOLOGY.. A BIG ONE.... It was my bad.. you were right and I confused nicks... I deserve what you said. HOEVER TACOS ARE FROM MEXICO... MEXICOO... LOL... the invitation remains the same...

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grubas: If you don't like Poland stay the f u c k out.
That's a good point. If you are visiting a place or moved somewhere by choice, and you hate it, why the f are you there? It defies all reason or logic. Unless you have to be there because you are under some contract or something with your job and cannot possibly leave.

HOPE NOW THIS IS CLEAR.
Alexpolska1 - | 1    
25 Apr 2011  #203
guesswho..This is my new Username registered (Alexpolska1)...Thanks again for your support..
ga6riela - | 3    
9 Oct 2011  #204
To my understanding, polish people are racist. I was born there and I know their mentality. However, it is not their fault. It is the way they were brought up. Like any other country, they are brainwashed not to like another race and are taught to like only their own kind. If you are brought up in that sort of environment you will think that it is wrong to like another color/race.

I have a lot of friends, most if not all who are from other countries/cultures/race and I enjoy having and making new international friends. To be honest, I do not have many polish friends as they judge me and think that is wrong to have friends and engage in acquaintances who are outside of your own culture. They used to look down on me. I think it is very sad not have an open mind and be able to meet people from all over the world. This planet belongs to everyone and we are sharing it and making foreigner friends is the greatest thing anyone can engage in. You get to learn so much more about another side of the world, their culture, their language, their food, traditions etc. Why not go and experience something your own culture cannot provide you with.
Ironside 47 | 9,109    
9 Oct 2011  #205
I was born there and I know their mentality

How so ? Did you suck it with your mother milk ?
calcedonia 4 | 67    
9 Oct 2011  #206
I think polish are not racist,they are friendly .If some country has 40 million population and 40.000 are racist you cant call all of them racist, smart and intelligent people never use racism.
ShortHairThug - | 1,104    
9 Oct 2011  #207
they are brainwashed not to like another race and are taught to like only their own kind.

So who’s doing all that brainwashing? Besides what does that make you? Since you don’t even like your own kind. Nothing wrong with having international friends that’s not what I’m referring to. Notice the use of “their”

I know their mentality

. Right off the bet you want to distance yourself from that alleged racism exhibited by all Poles and you somehow better than that. Being born there yourself according to your own statement you must have been immune to that alleged brainwashing since it obviously did not work on you or at least that's what you think. Go fish.

Reread your post, it’s full of bias and prejudice, in fact it represents everything that you supposedly reject and fight against. That anger you harbor within you towards all Poles and all things Polish made you a vindictive person, one seeking revenge and satisfaction for being rejected by handful of your peers. You come on this forum simply to badmouth others with blank accusation of racism by all, as if. Yes it’s very sad not to have an open mind, a few are not all and your post just proved that to me. You’ve been rejected for who you are, a vindictive, obnoxious spoiled little princess that can’t take criticism from your own peers, no point to deceive yourself anymore. Of course your parents’ won’t tell you that to your face, even though it’s their job, they simply spoiled you but you can always count on a Good Samaritan on the net like me to point out the errors of your way and hopefully knock some sense into you.
Seanus 15 | 19,742    
9 Oct 2011  #208
Calcedonia, smart and intelligent people occasionally do use racism. Don't confuse the two.

Need I answer the thread? I think everyone knows my opinion already.
loc_kanika - | 19    
12 Oct 2011  #209
What kind of question is that- ofcourse they are most welcome in the lovely cities of Poland..
Seanus 15 | 19,742    
12 Oct 2011  #210
What kind of answer is that? You have to specify the foreigner. Do the Taliban get an invite? ;)



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