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Lifestyle in Poland - what should we prepare for?


longhang 1 | 3
3 Oct 2013 #1
Hello,
this month, my husband is going to Polish and work there for long time. can anyone tell me some things about the daily Polish life and what we should prepare in advance?

many thanks!
BridgetJ - | 1
3 Oct 2013 #2
Where abouts is your husband going to work in Poland?
OP longhang 1 | 3
3 Oct 2013 #3
he will work in sosnowiec ul staszica 8 b. do you know this place? if yes, how far is it from wasawa?
smurf 39 | 1,981
3 Oct 2013 #4
sosnowiec

About 6 hours drive from Sosnowiec.

Winter is coming, pack some warm clothes ;)
What exactly do you want to know about living here?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
3 Oct 2013 #5
I second smurf's advise, prepare for winter clothes, winter tires on the car, good insulation and heating at home.
OP longhang 1 | 3
4 Oct 2013 #6
he will work in Plejada as a salesman. I am wondering if I should buy him an ipad mini or an iphone as a means of communication when we are apart. at first time, he will need a medium to learn Polish. and is it easy for such a newcomer as him to buy a 3G microsim? and what is the best 3G microsim of a reasonable price?

by the way, what is more common currency between U.S dollar and Euro? I am going to buy one of those for him. thanks!
Monitor 14 | 1,821
4 Oct 2013 #7
tell us about yourself. you will get different advices if you your husband is Czech for example and different if he's Indian. Buy him whatever he likes. It's very easy it buy microsim. EUR is more common in Poland that USD. But if the intention is to come with USD or EUR and exchange it to PLN in Poland, then it doesn't matter which one of this 2 he has.
smurf 39 | 1,981
4 Oct 2013 #8
such a newcomer as him to buy a 3G microsim

He could use a pay as you go SIM, but it might cost a bit, better if he just has some decent Wifi at home and in his office.....or take a billed SIM with Play/ERA/Orange etc. (Play is the cheapest, but only has good coverage in urban areas).

He will need to have a lived at a 'permanent' address for at least 6 months before he can take a contract with an operator though, maybe if he gets a work mobile as a salesman they can provide him with a data SIM too.

He won't be able to use USD or Euros in Poland, Poland has its own currency, so he will have to change his money. He could set up a bank account with whichever currency he brings. But he should just ask him employer to help out with setting that up.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
4 Oct 2013 #9
can anyone tell me some things about the daily Polish life and what we should prepare in advance?

If your husband is Vietnamese, he should have a visa to legally work here.
Perhaps his employer could help him, if he does not already have one.

Then he will need to get a P.E.S.E.L number.

I am wondering if I should buy him an ipad mini or an iphone as a means of communication when we are apart.

I recommend Skype, it's free to download onto your computer or smart phone and calls are free between two computers or smart phones with the downloaded software.

There are other cheap ways of contacting each other too.

what is more common currency between U.S dollar and Euro?

Just to clarify, Poland has the Polish Zloty.
OP longhang 1 | 3
7 Oct 2013 #10
thanks you all for your very helpful advice. now that I've got quite intereting and usful information from you.we are a vietnamese couple with a 13-month-old son. I work for a vietnamese trading company as a translator cum purchasing staff. glad to know all of you. if someday, you intend to travel to vietnam, Remember to let me know in advance, please.


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