trying to stay on topic ,, do you in your opinion think that Poland is a good place to retire to .
Interesting question Dolno - if you are the active type and can mend things, then yes. By that I mean, something is always going wrong with the house/flat - big changes in temeperature etc, and you might be digging the garden in your eighties still (great, of course..)
Health care is poor for the elederly compared to the UK though - no Day Centres, with the old mini-bus to pick you up for the day.
No real comraderie, except from the neighbours who know you, and "respect you."
So, no - if I had the money/choice, as a foreigner I would not retire here.
Spain for me is a bad idea. way too hot best just have a winter villa there
You are 100 per correct. As many an ex-pat has found out too late. I refer you to the film "Sexy Beast", where our hero (a London bank-robber) is retired on the Costa Del Sol, with his swimming pool. It's morning (around 11) and he emerges in his dressing gown to the pool with a glass of breakfast whisky in his hand. you can see that he has a big house, land, money in the bank - it's blazingly hot sun directly overhead. Absolute heaven supposedly. His opinion - "Another ******* blue day..." :(((
The monitor edited one of your comments, it has kind of left me in some suspense as to what you said. (hope you wern't using rude words).
Moi? Of course I was:) I can't help it if the American owner of this forum thinks it is for children :)
Yep I am the addictive type, so I won't try skiing cos i might break my legs like the motorbike racing has.
Actually, you wouldn't break your legs. I mean, you can break your leg for doing absolutely nothing (Polish ski slopes date from communism and you might just be unlucky) but it's great fun and if you live near a nice pub, it would be silly not to frequent the place. In the same way, mountains are there to enjoy.
from what you have said, u have been in Poland for a LLlooong time,
No - 23 years. As you get older the time flies by. I will have to move soon, otherwise they will bury me in one of those catholic cemeteries by mistake :)
shame about your neighbours get a cheap cctv system.
Keep your prize motorcycle wired up to some particularly nasty electrical current. I know I would. My (horrendously expensive) cycles are chained to floor bolts and I fitted a locking system where if thieves get into my garage, they won't be getting out again.
Then me and the dog will come down the stairs properly tooled up...... :))
Beskidy, thanks for the tip, I will give em a go.
Do - the Czech Beskidy especially. They have rigid planning laws and have not raped their countryside the way Poles do......
what does kark mean googled it no joy.
Snuff it/kick the bucket. All euphemisims for die.
Anyway its all a great adventure over here, beats the drudge and boredom of blighty, something makes me smile everyday.
(even if its my own sewage ending up in the cellar).
I really envy you. I can only live in industrial cities/centres because of my work, but would love to go wild, and pull up the drawbridge and put some more (apple) logs on the fire. Don't use pine. Absolutely useless in terms of calories, and bloody hard work, though you did say you love chopping wood :)