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Regular UK visitor to Krakow - How to meet people and make friends?


MichelleCherry 1 | 8
22 Aug 2007 #1
Hello to anyone reading this!

I am a young lady who travels to Krakow regularly with work. I work for a tour operator company who do weekend breaks to Krakow.

I have only started doing this job this summer. But I absolutely love spending time in Krakow (I really would live there if I could).

I don't speak any Polish (unfortunately) but I am slowly trying to learn little by little.

But I do find that travelling alone, it's hard to meet people who could show me much more of Krakow and basically meet people that I hang out with in my free time in Krakow.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks

Michelle
hello 22 | 891
22 Aug 2007 #2
I would try visiting pubs in the main square area - there are many people speaking good English there.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
22 Aug 2007 #3
I could be your friend. Post your picture and incomes. (or better send It in a private message to me)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
22 Aug 2007 #5
Why ? I was serious.
davidpeake 14 | 451
22 Aug 2007 #6
could say something here about cherries but won't hmm
Paul Prose - | 9
22 Aug 2007 #7
Planning a visit to the U.S. Michelle?
bookratt 6 | 85
22 Aug 2007 #8
Go here and check out the ladies only or meetups or traveling posts:

expats-in-poland.com/?mod=forum
Also, ask the female desk clerks or dining room waitresses at a good/high-end hotel; they all speak very clear English and they also tend to be young and single. They will be able to help you. And this is much safer than randomly walking up to some stranger/person on the street, or hanging around a tram or train station to ask these things.

The ladies in the dining room at Novotel Centrum, in the city, were very helpful to us and our son when we stayed there.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
22 Aug 2007 #9
Why ? I was serious.

Hmmm, you live to far away, dont get her hopes up and btw Mr G Dog, English women expect a man to pay when they go out...so its your income you should be worried about :)
peterweg 36 | 2,317
22 Aug 2007 #10
That and him being a jerk.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
23 Aug 2007 #11
Hmmm, you live to far away

Why ? I'm often in Kraków.

English women expect a man to pay when they go out...

I don't have to pay.

That and him being a jerk.

You're talking to me ?
OP MichelleCherry 1 | 8
28 Aug 2007 #12
The ladies in the dining room at Novotel Centrum, in the city, were very helpful to us and our son when we stayed there.

Yes they are lovely.

Our tour groups stay here regularly and they are always frindly and quite chatty.
I should perhaps make more efforts to speak to them really, shouldn't I?

I think it's hard to talk to people and then try and get them to "be your friend" - it reminds me of being at play school... But it does seem like the only way to get out there.

Quoting: peterweg

That and him being a jerk.

You're talking to me ?

I have to say, that i am rather worried already! LOL
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
28 Aug 2007 #13
Don't worry... And btw nice avatar...
scotjock 1 | 40
28 Aug 2007 #14
Michelle,

Did your avatar used to have 4 cherries?
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
28 Aug 2007 #15
I smell a class action suit heading your way! LOL
scotjock 1 | 40
28 Aug 2007 #16
Ha ha ha . Did you know that the word 'cherry' comes from the french word 'cerise'

'Cerise' is defined as " A deep to vivid purplish red". The thing you learns, eh!!
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
28 Aug 2007 #17
It's the wonder of the Interweb. How did people use to fill their heads with useless information before Al Gore's baby dropped. Ah that would be Mills & Boon!
telefonitika
28 Aug 2007 #18
How did people use to fill their heads with useless information

Ah that would be Mills & Boon!

never read one of them in my life .... at the age of 12/13 i started reading Jackie Collins material and thats not really mills and boon material hahaha
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
28 Aug 2007 #19
He he - bet you didn't do that at the dining table then...
OP MichelleCherry 1 | 8
31 Aug 2007 #20
Did your avatar used to have 4 cherries?

Nope- I am a newbie on here and only ever had the two cherries.
scotjock 1 | 40
31 Aug 2007 #21
Only 2? Well this is a first, cos somehow you've got a cherry back!!
OP MichelleCherry 1 | 8
31 Aug 2007 #22
Oh dear!

I think I must be going blind, yes I meant to say 3!!!

Doh!

Hi everyone,

I am currently finishing off my paperwork ready to travel to Krakow tomorrow.
I cannot wait to get there

Anyone else there at the moment?

Any hints of places to go?
sapphire 22 | 1,241
13 Sep 2007 #23
if you are a tour operator.. isnt that your job to know where to go?
OP MichelleCherry 1 | 8
13 Sep 2007 #24
Yes I do, but my passengers ar usually 60+ and I am about half that age, so their idea of a night out is not exactly mine. ;-)

I am mainly trying to get to know the less touristy places to go and eat/drink/meet people etc...

I take out 50 passengers of about 50-60+ but I am not with them 24/7 and have free evenings to go out by myself. But I would like to make the most of my free time and nights out. Either try different places or getting to know people.
Scotchris - | 1
16 Sep 2007 #25
Hi Michelle,

I am leaving for Krakow on 18 Sep and will be in Poland until the end of the month.

I will be there on holiday, bit daunting on my own so would be good to catch a drink maybe. Perhaps you are away home again by the time I arrive.

I am a professional from Scotland and about half the age of your clients too. Contact me through the site if you would like to say hi. This is my first post so I couldnt email you directly.

Enjoy your stay, C
OP MichelleCherry 1 | 8
19 Sep 2007 #26
Hi!

Infortunately I am back in not so sunny England, back at work and missing Krakow already.

I hope you have a great time over there?

I will be goingback there on the 13th Oct and I really cannot wait. I am unsure about what the weather will be like though. All year I have have had great weather each time I have been out, but I have been told how cold it gets in the winter months.
Daisy 3 | 1,227
19 Sep 2007 #28
have you made a snow man?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
19 Sep 2007 #29
No. It's only in mountains now.
island1 - | 16
19 Sep 2007 #30
It's a tricky one. In my experience most Polish people don't tend to socialize in pubs like people do in the UK, they usually go round to each other's homes. People in pubs in Krakow tend to be either very young, heavy drinkers, or tourists (it's a winning combination!).

I live in Krakow. Next time you're coming over me and my girlfriend could maybe show you a couple of places in Kazimierz.


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