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Good books or sites for preparation for life in Poland?


Jars777 20 | 70
27 Dec 2011  #1
Hello all.

I was just wondering if you know of any good books (or websites) to read before moving to Poland. Maybe to prepare for the culture, the do's and dont's etc?! Maybe with a background about the history etc. Michael Palin did something about Eastern Europe but not much about Poland.

Thanks
Jars
Ironside 47 | 9,586
27 Dec 2011  #2
just learn along those books are not worth monies you would spend on them will give a few misconceptions about Poland.
Go first for a short visit if you can.
Harry
27 Dec 2011  #3
I was just wondering if you know of any good books (or websites) to read before moving to Poland. Maybe to prepare for the culture, the do's and dont's etc?! Maybe with a background about the history etc. Michael Palin did something about Eastern Europe but not much about Poland.

The Xenophobe's guide to Poles is pretty good. "Shortcuts to Poland" by Laura Klos-Sokol is more detailed and also pretty good. "A Country in the Moon" by Michael Moran isn't bad but "There's an Egg in my Soup" is best avoided.
kondzior 8 | 944
27 Dec 2011  #4
Read Sapkowski's The Witcher series.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,389
27 Dec 2011  #5
a good series, but no help to the op.

try youtube.
sobieski 107 | 2,129
27 Dec 2011  #6
"There's an Egg in my Soup" is best avoided.

I guess that is because it is outdated ?
There is also "Shortcuts to Poland" but it is very US focused.
delphiandomine 84 | 17,703
27 Dec 2011  #7
The Polandian blog is worth reading, though it's a bit repetitive these days -

polandian.com

I'd start from the beginning of the blog.


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