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Why Do You Love Poland?

Nika 2 | 507
19 Sep 2009 #211
just look out the window in the morning and when it's chucking down you know Justysia's in town ;)

ha ha ha!
Zosia 1 | 51
19 Sep 2009 #212
i love poland because i was born there and my family is still there. and i miss them so much...
IrishinPoland 1 | 22
22 Sep 2009 #213
because if I was to live in my country Ireland I would also succumb to becoming a greedy swine with no sense of social solidarity. Oh yeah, and I'd have a Polish person (what is there name again) cleaning 3 of my houses (2 of which have no tenants cause the rent is stilltoo high). Ah no, one can hardly justify why one loves Poland by defining why detest their own country. That would hardly be fair.

I like Poland because....

1. my wife to be is Polish. She is dead sound.
2. her family are also sound.
3. if I continue living here I am surely bound to utter at least one grammatically perfect sentence in the Polish language before I croak.
4. I don't get SAD IN Poland - that is, I don't suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder like 20% of the Irish population do at home, especially on the 3000mm annual rainfall west coast. Average rainfall in Poland being just 600mm.

5. people give a **** about how they look and are conscious of not eating triple double Big Macs on the street whilst wearing miniskirts or wifebeaters when it's -7C or raining outside.

6. The price of a decent property will not take me a hundred lifetimes o earn - ooops, there I go again.
7. Polish people are very nice once they get to know you and so so hospitable.

Oh yeah, how could I forget. I love Poland for it's savage food:-))
22 Sep 2009 #214
just look out the window in the morning and when it's chucking down you know Justysia's in town ;)

I thought of you when I was in Poland and saw the advert for this on TV.

Just the thing Justy wants to get her lips around - a Turek! haha ;)
JustysiaS 13 | 2,238
22 Sep 2009 #215
the most disturbing thing, probably even more disturbing than you thinking about me when you're on holidays, is that i love camembert. not the 'turek' variety though.
23 Sep 2009 #216
probably even more disturbing than you thinking about me when you're on holidays

Poland has cable internet access these days ;)

Unfortunately that bloody advert is probably the most annoying advert on TV, thank heavens we don't have it on TVP Polonia!
MareGaea 29 | 2,751
23 Sep 2009 #217
Poland has cable internet access these days

You're kidding me, right? :)

Why I love Poland? Because it keeps the Russians a little further away from us :)

M-G (still coffee)
23 Sep 2009 #218
You're kidding me, right? :)

Well, I must admit I was surprised - I thought they still used carrier pigeon, but there you go.

;) :D
southern 74 | 7,074
23 Sep 2009 #219
Why I love Poland? Because it keeps the Russians a little further away from us :)

Let the bears come.
Mr Grunwald 33 | 2,205
24 Sep 2009 #220
Oh I am so gonna enjoy it. It annouys me how Norwegian farmers demonize wolfs and Bears for killing their sheep. Do it as the larger bear does. Put up fences and guards! We have the technology!

Back to the topic.

Ooo I love Poland for it's excistence! :=)
ha! First time heard that one hmm?
That was what most Polish people in all centuries tried to do!

Ahh pierogi... I miss pierogi! I gotta find a pierogi shop in Norway!
Zee - | 5
24 Sep 2009 #221
Where do I begin. I love the rich history. The fact that every place that you visit, look at or read about is full of incredible history. Every stone, forest, lake or mountain seems to have a story to tell.

I love the food. Mizeria, kopytka, pierogi, kotlety mielone, bigos, potato pancakes, cabbage rolls... I could go on
I love the language. Every time that I go back the swear words seem to get more creative.
Finally I love the music, new and old (mainly classic tunes-I'm under 30). It brings generations together.

Cheers Everyone
Mucha 2 | 32
24 Sep 2009 #222
I'm American and have no idea why I love Poland... I just do.
Maybe it was the stories that I used to hear from my Grandparents, maybe it's the traditions that the family keeps up that seem so pleasingly far-removed from the mania of modern existence, maybe it's the Polish girls :) :), maybe it's the fact that it's a country that seems to be able to survive anything thrown at it and keep on kickin', maybe it's a lot of little things who knows..??

Been there many times, even lived in Lublin for a little while. I would go back in a heartbeat.
southern 74 | 7,074
24 Sep 2009 #223
Because everytime I meet with Poles I feel great,the magic lasts at least 1-2 hours after.
Alicjav - | 16
25 Sep 2009 #224
I used to live in Poland, I`m here 8 years, I got this citizen, also this is my home. I like to celebrate with them and drink as well ;)
krakuskabanos 4 | 43
27 Sep 2009 #225
i love poland because my husband is polish. because i love my brothers in-law and my parents in-law. because i could see that poland is genuinely looking after her forests. and last - but - never - the - least - because it's a gastronomic country =)
ram - | 1
28 Sep 2009 #226
cause its a beautifull country
Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535
28 Sep 2009 #227
like to celebrate with them and drink as well ;)

Let us not drink much anymore. I know I am going against the flow... but there are friends I know who would agree with me. Many close friends have lessened, or given up drinking all together. It really feels good to consider alcohol as something for other purposes, and not consuming it.

cause its a beautifull country

Right on :)
LAGirl 9 | 496
28 Sep 2009 #228
Yeah Irishinpoland. sounds like my Polish guy. he is always health and eating concious a clean fanatic and always cares about what he lloks like and he is making me do the same.
foufz - | 3
13 Oct 2009 #229
I love Poland because: -I've gotten along very well with every Pole I've known - They have a beautiful country nature, architechture etc. -Every Polka have something beautiful about her -I love the Language !!!
Ksysia 25 | 430
16 Oct 2009 #231
- people who are nice are very nice and caring (those who aren't nice are mean, but who cares)
- my hair is always dry - I don't mean the rain, I mean the humidity is low
- the autumn is crispy, summer is blasting hot etc.
- Poland has her won 'quiet' background noise that is relaxing me
- business is easy: if one wants to buy/sell, one just speaks to another person and buys/sells. no crazy rituals to be kept.
- plenty of food on the streets like kiełbasa, kaszanka, karkówka, as opposed to pies and cheaseburgers which are dough and fattening
- drivers must stop before a pedestrian so will slow down in towns (from 150 to 70km), rather than slow down to let another car in. i feel safer if the pedestrian is the priority not politeness to other cars.

- shops are open till late
- sundays are quiet
- forests, forests, forests
- my favorite brands: Wojewodzic, Wólczanka, Próchnik, Hexeline, Molton.
- cakes - not very sweet, unless they are tort
- buildings with insulation and thick walls, not cold in winter, can't hear neighbours
- countryside family with a house a rusty car and plenty of spare bedrooms
- herbaciarnie - tea rooms
- abundance of varieties of juices and waters on.
gumishu 15 | 6,186
16 Oct 2009 #232
- abundance of varieties of juices and waters

yes - this is what Britain is surprisingly short of (fruit juices - can't drink stuff like Powerade or Lucozade on daily basis)
you can find huge variety of fruit juices in Poland
Seanus 15 | 19,672
16 Oct 2009 #233
What on earth are you going on about, Gumi? Poland and Britain both have Powerade alike. What's your point? Fortuna and Hortex tend to produce real fruit juice but many don't. Britain also has pure fruit juice, you know!?

Logic tells you to buy your own oranges and squeeze them yourself, right?
gumishu 15 | 6,186
16 Oct 2009 #234
as far as I can remember I had hard time trying to buy some carrot juices or mixed carrot juices in England - and the only pure fruit juice I can remember were orange juice and apple juice - orange juice was very good, never bought apple juice in England as I rarely buy any apple juice (save for the tymbark apples and mint bottled juice)

the variety is most important word here
Seanus 15 | 19,672
17 Oct 2009 #235
You need to go to the health shops (I'm speaking about Scotland as I have never lived in England) to get pure carrot juice. There are other options but the fact remains that you can always make your own.

Why else do you love Poland, Gumi?
gumishu 15 | 6,186
17 Oct 2009 #236
for being able to spend a whole day in a forest wether biking or hiking (I actually live in a forest ;) )
some people mention here and in other threads that Polish people are down-to-earth - I really like that - but it is changing especially in the cities where life is more media-influenced and more westernised - this goes down to the fact my generations weren't raised on commercial broadcast and there were no media hypes of any kind - I get a feeling todays youths are shaped by the media hype and commercial broadcast
Seanus 15 | 19,672
17 Oct 2009 #237
Forests :) I hear ye brotha, Scotland has its fair share of them. Westerners are not down-to-earth? That's a bit of a generalisation. Communism was hype in and of itself. It was one of the worst forms actually or did you have sth different in mind?
gumishu 15 | 6,186
17 Oct 2009 #238
Seanus - there was no Stalinist style indoctrination in Poland from the 1956 onwards - during my school times the indoctrination was very subtle - so it was in the TV - I think western style commercial media have a huge impact on the population setting unrealistic goals and standards (and expectations) and eventually perhaps even society degrading ones
Seanus 15 | 19,672
17 Oct 2009 #239
No Stalin-style indoctrination from 1953, just communism ;) ;)
z_darius 14 | 3,964
17 Oct 2009 #240
Communism was hype in and of itself.

Three was one significant difference - we knew communist propaganda was bulls.hit.

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