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Safety to live in Bialystok, Poland?


weintome 2 | 10
11 Jan 2015 #1
Hi everyone, I'm Ender I come from Vietnam. I will come to Bialystock , Poland next time to study as well as live there. The first problem, I really mention is the safety in there. Are there robber, terrorist or something which makes the new comers are worried about this thing?

Thank you too much.
pigsy 7 | 305
11 Jan 2015 #2
Poland is a safe country then again if you flash money jewellery etc anywhere in the world someone will be there to get it.Just stay normal act normal and you will be just fine.
OP weintome 2 | 10
11 Jan 2015 #3
Yes, I'm a good citizen lol. I hope I will be received a great life in Poland. I'm gonna live in Bialystok next month. Futhermore, and find out a partime-job in there. :))). I love Poland.

And, Do you know how much money in order to pay off per month in Bialystok and Poland in general? Thank you
pigsy 7 | 305
11 Jan 2015 #4
Yes i do,but please refer to other threads here too much to explain here again what others have.
OP weintome 2 | 10
11 Jan 2015 #5
Yep, Because I read the news which are concerned to the racist between white and black or smth as well. From your respond I gues you have any problems about this thing?
pigsy 7 | 305
11 Jan 2015 #6
Nope none whatsoever.I have been coming to Poland for the last 15 years almost every month and never once had a problem.In fact a friend of mine is from Vietnam and works for Polish secret police.
OP weintome 2 | 10
11 Jan 2015 #7
Yes, Thank a lot your recommendation. :))) I hope so ..
Roger5 1 | 1,458
11 Jan 2015 #8
A few years ago Białystok was declared to be the safest city in Poland in terms of violent crime. Having said that, there is a history of racist thuggery, which is now being firmly dealt with by the authorities after a couple of very nasty incidents a year or two ago. There are lots of foreign students in Białystok, mostly white, but some Africans and Asians. For the most part you will have no problems, but you should be careful to avoid some areas and clubs at night. Your fellow students will give you more specific advice. Białystok has changed a lot in the fifteen years I have been working there. It is a city on the up, with a regenerated city centre and lots to do for students. The capital is two hours, fifteen minutes away by train. I hope you enjoy your time there. (btw, forget about getting a part time job)
OP weintome 2 | 10
11 Jan 2015 #9
Thank you too much your advices. I was more comfortable by your reply. One of the points I mention that is a part-time job. It means I cannt find out in there? ( I'm a white people ...:D not racist here! lol)
Roger5 1 | 1,458
11 Jan 2015 #10
For some idea of market rates for rented flats try

bialystokonline.pl and then find
Ogłoszenia drobne
domy, mieszkania: oferuję do wynajęcia

Does your school not offer help in finding a place to live?
You might find work among the small Vietnamese community, but without Polish language skills your chances of getting a job here are nil.
Levi_BR 6 | 220
11 Jan 2015 #11
When i was living in Poland, i spend some time there.

Bialystok is a beautiful and good city. Cold even in the summer.

But be aware of one thing: Almost no one older than 30 years there speaks english.
OP weintome 2 | 10
11 Jan 2015 #12
Hi Levi, thank for your replying.

I get the question that. It's easy to get the part-time job for students? and it's safety?
Roger5 1 | 1,458
11 Jan 2015 #13
Cold even in the summer.

How hot do you like it? It can be over 30C in July.

Almost no one older than 30 years there speaks english.

That's true. Then again, why should they?
Levi_BR 6 | 220
11 Jan 2015 #14
and it's safety?

Yes, it is pretty safe.

How hot do you like it? It can be over 30C in July.

Well, i was talking about my personal experience, obviously. I was there in July and during the day was below 20 degrees, during the night around 7.

That's true. Then again, why should they?

I never said that they should. I just warned the guy.
pigsy 7 | 305
11 Jan 2015 #15
It's easy to get the part-time job for students?

I doubt that,maybe in the kitchen of a vietnamese restaurant who might pay poorly not to even cover your dinning expenses:)
Roger5 1 | 1,458
11 Jan 2015 #16
vietnamese restaurant

None in B.Stok afaik. My uni students have a hard time finding work, and they're Polish. weintome should just forget about working here, and make sure s/he has enough funds to survive. Apart from rent, s/he will need at least 800PLN/month to have any kind of life.
Harry
11 Jan 2015 #17
The capital is two hours, fifteen minutes away by train.

Is it that short a journey now? I thought it was a bit more than three hours. Are the trains there those cramped Pendolino things or proper Polish trains?

I think it's high time I finally got round to a trip to B'stok!
Roger5 1 | 1,458
11 Jan 2015 #18
Seems I'm wrong about that. Just checked the PKP site. Yes, three hours. I haven't taken the train for years but there used to be one at about 0725, the Mickiewicza, which was a great express train. Pity.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
11 Jan 2015 #19
For prices check here: numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=Vietnam&city1=Ho+Chi+Minh+City&country2=Poland&city2=Bialystok&displayCurrency=EUR

Vietnamese are the biggest Asian immigrants group in Poland. Now basically every city above 50 000 people has Vietnamese shops, usually selling cheap Chinese import.

Trains don't go between Warsaw and Bialystok for at least 1 year more. They're upgrading the line to 160km/h.
Roger5 1 | 1,458
11 Jan 2015 #20
They're upgrading the line to 160km/h.

You've just made my day.
Harry
11 Jan 2015 #21
Trains don't go between Warsaw and Bialystok for at least 1 year more. They're upgrading the line to 160km/h.

Interesting. Any information about when that work is supposed to finish? I really quite fancy a trip to B'stok sometime this year.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
11 Jan 2015 #22
Here they say that basic work should be finished in 2015 whatever that means.
plk-sa.pl/biuro-prasowe/informacje-prasowe/modernizacja-linii-kolejowej-warszawa-bialystok-krotsza-o-10-miesiecy-2617

Roger, if you have ever used Polish trains you would know that except of few lines they go around 80km/h so 160 is big upgrade. The article says that 2nd stage of the renovation is to prepare for trains going 200km/h and that is enough to compete with car transport
Roger5 1 | 1,458
11 Jan 2015 #23
they go around 80km/h so 160 is big upgrade

Sure is.The express I mentioned earlier did it in about 150 minutes and was used mainly by commuters to Warsaw. The new train sounds great.

2nd stage of the renovation is to prepare for trains going 200km/h and that is enough to compete with car transport

More than enough. From my place (50km south of B.Stok) I can hit Warsaw city limits in two hours, but then it takes another hour to get to Okęcie, for example. To stay on topic, the OP will arrive in time to see Białystok join the 21st century.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
11 Jan 2015 #24
I would think every Vietnamese in Poland would have have his/her network laid out
temple55 - | 1
24 Apr 2015 #25
Merged: bialystok

hi, am a Nigerian currently in north Cyprus and i want to transfer to Bialystok University of Technology Poland, i just want to know if the city is safe for blacks and if ill be able to survive there as a black man, thank you.
Roger5 1 | 1,458
24 Apr 2015 #26
There is one Nigerian in Białystok. He's been there since January and hasn't had any problems yet. Send me a private message with an e-mail address and I'll pass it on to him.
Kaunase
28 May 2015 #27
Merged: Bialystok, one night and day

Hey,
I am probably needing to stop at Bialystok in August with my 10-year-old son. We'll be getting the bus from Kaunas arriving at 20.30. It is probably a stupid question, but is it safe around the train station area for us? In Estonia I am used to people having odd expectations of the country even though it is extremely safe. Maybe it is the same situation in Bialystok? I expect we will head to a hotel at this time.

Thanks!
Harvey - | 1
26 Jul 2017 #28
Merged:

LIFE IN BIALYSTOK UNIVERSITY



i am coming as a student at the University and wanted to know if there are any Zimbabwean people there and how is accomodation attainable?


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