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Advantages of living in Poland as opposed to the UK.


Wroclaw Boy
10 Sep 2010 #1
Low population in relation to size? cheap costs of living? driving conditions?
To name but a few.
convex 20 | 3,978
10 Sep 2010 #2
More of a carefree attitude towards regulation...(could be a bad thing depending on how you look at it).
OP Wroclaw Boy
10 Sep 2010 #3
More of a carefree attitude towards regulation..

FREEEEEEEDOOOOM
...
Thats the stuff, Poland may not spell freedom for many but it does for me.
poland_
10 Sep 2010 #4
Most cities are quite easy to get around (less traffic). Very family orientated and the winters are awesome.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
10 Sep 2010 #5
I can hop in my car and drive all around Europe, there are ferries and the channel tunnel from England but it isn't the same as just driving all over.

Fresh food, straight from the farm, without the "Organic farmer's market" prices that are in the U.K.

The huge variation in temperatures makes it feel like you live in a different country depending on which season it is.

As Poland is a country that is improving across the board, there is a certain vitality and energy that the U.K., being a developed country, doesn't really have.
pawian 171 | 12,080
10 Sep 2010 #6
Lower crime rate in Poland. Even in urban districts considered dangerous you can walk at night and nothing happens.
polishmeknob 5 | 155
10 Sep 2010 #7
I think everyone know this: Better food.

But worse beer.
pawian 171 | 12,080
10 Sep 2010 #8
But worse beer.

I can`t agree. Strong beer is better in Poland. Sorry.
poland_
10 Sep 2010 #9
Poland has some good beers and more and more are coming on the market, but the great enigma about polish beer is why did they discontinue "Hevalius" maybe it was just too good and they needed to design beer with a fault...
zetigrek
10 Sep 2010 #10
Low population in relation to size?

well don't want to dissapoint you... but Poland have bigger population than Australia or Canada ;)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
10 Sep 2010 #11
Just on the beer note, I had my first non-pasteurised beer the other day.
Tasted good.

Edit*

Kasztelan (piwo) Owned by Carlsberg since 2004
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
10 Sep 2010 #12
well don't want to dissapoint you... but Poland have bigger population than Australia or Canada ;)

Dont want to disappoint you either, but we are comparing Poland to the UK, not oz or Canada ;)
Sasha 2 | 1,083
10 Sep 2010 #13
I suspect better food and Slavic thinking (which you're not expected to appreciate unless you're Slavic). Oh... and beautiful women if that matters.
poland_
10 Sep 2010 #14
better food and Slavic thinking

I can go with that I like the least expensive option.
zetigrek
10 Sep 2010 #15
Dont want to disappoint you either, but we are comparing Poland to the UK, not oz or Canada ;)

and you feel it on daily basis that in Poland is less people and in Britain more???

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Don't know how is it in Britain but I don't see any adventages of living in Poland... maybe pine forests only
poland_
10 Sep 2010 #16
On a very serious note, one of the wonderful things about living in Poland is that you have been through it once before, the cycle we are now witnessing in PL is like UK circa 1995. As the saying goes if you make the same mistakes twice you are a fool.
zetigrek
10 Sep 2010 #17
the cycle we are now witnessing in PL is like UK circa 1995. As the saying goes if you make the same mistakes twice you are a fool.

some says that modern Poland is like the Sweeden... in 60s! ;DDD

As the saying goes if you make the same mistakes twice you are a fool.

so we are the fools?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
10 Sep 2010 #18
and you feel it on daily basis that in Poland is less people and in Britain more???

Check the densities

England - Density 395/km2
1,023/sq mi

Poland - Density 120/km2 (83rd)
319.9/sq mi

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland

Is that right? Hmmmm....

so we are the fools?

Only if you ask again :)
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
10 Sep 2010 #19
driving conditions?

With Polish roads and drivers??? ;)

Good lord, even my family are bad. When my uncle was driving us around Radom, cutting everyone up who had cut him up, waving his fists at everyone with a large dose of k***a and p*****l and g***u, I though we were going to get killed! That behaviour would get you shot in Manchester! :D

Even in urban districts considered dangerous you can walk at night and nothing happens.

Still plenty of dodgy places in Polish cities though. But I agree, I don't think there's anywhere which compares with our inner-cities or peripheral estates.

I think everyone know this: Better food.

We've got much better food over here. Can't comment on beer, because I don't drink it. If food in Poland was so great, you wouldn't have ketchup with everything, would you ;)

Oh... and beautiful women if that matters.

We've got plenty of those over here!! I really could have done with a crateful of Bromide this week, omg :0 And not a Polish woman in sight :)

Check the densities

England - Density 395/km2
1,023/sq mi

Poland - Density 120/km2 (83rd)
319.9/sq mi

But how many Poles can you pack into a 40m2 wielka płyta? :D
OP Wroclaw Boy
10 Sep 2010 #20
I can hop in my car and drive all around Europe, there are ferries and the channel tunnel from England but it isn't the same as just driving all over.

I LOVE the fact that i can just jump in the car and head South and be in Italy within about 8 hours, Prague within 3 hours, the Austrian Alps in about 6 hours.

But worse beer.

Worse than the UK, we dont even have a reputable brand, just like cars, they sound British problem is they just arent.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
10 Sep 2010 #21
Advantages of Poland.
1. Well the people are less class opinionated.
2. Family traditions are stronger.
3. A lot less dangerous, you can go to the pub and not get into unprovoked fights.
4. (For me anyway) life style is generally more laid back.
5. Young people go for coffee ect, as opposed to here where the weekend consists of getting "sh1t-faced".
6. Hobbies, people actually spend time trying new things.
7. Earnings, they go a lot further than in the UK. (My average spend in UK towards bills, food ect is about 70% of my earnings, where as in Poland it would be about 30%)

8. It's much easier to go away on holidays. For example just to go to one of the Islands in Scotland for the weekend would cost me about £500, in Poland I could drive and stay in a hotel for a week for the same amount of money).

I can think of more but maybe I'm getting a bit homesick :/
poland_
10 Sep 2010 #22
Driving in Poland is a just like posting on Polishforum, you set off with good intentions, and end up in random chat, before you know it, and sit there thinking , how the hell did I do that.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
10 Sep 2010 #23
Pretty much everyone must agree that location favours Poland in terms of seeing Europe. I got to see 11 countries last year due to a coach being centrally located to move us.
zetigrek
10 Sep 2010 #24
Check the densities

England - Density 395/km2
1,023/sq mi

Poland - Density 120/km2 (83rd)
319.9/sq mi

Wiki

Is that right? Hmmmm....

Yes but do you feel it on daily basis??? What's the difference in life convenience??

warszawski

do you know where I can watch this movie?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
10 Sep 2010 #25
Yes but do you feel it on daily basis??? What's the difference in life convenience??

I have spent most of my time in the U.K. in London, so it would be unfair to judge based on that because London has very many people, great city though.
zetigrek
10 Sep 2010 #26
If food in Poland was so great, you wouldn't have ketchup with everything, would you ;)

??? I don't eat Ketchup at all. North we a;ready know you hate everything polish... I'm sooo sorry!
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
10 Sep 2010 #27
I must agree with NMP with the food thingy. Not enough variation in Poland, everything was a little bland (not the cakes though) and the cheeses should technically never be called cheese. Buy gouda...taste's of plastic factory cheese as it hasn't been allowed to mature. Buy Edamski...tastes of gouda, buy any cheese and it will all taste of gouda. Im sure its the same farmer making it all :)
zetigrek
10 Sep 2010 #28
7. Earnings, they go a lot further than in the UK. (My average spend in UK towards bills, food ect is about 70% of my earnings, where as in Poland it would be about 30%)

you're kidding! If you rent a flat then it will be 110%

Buy gouda...taste's of plastic factory cheese as it hasn't been allowed to mature. Buy Edamski...tastes of gouda, buy any cheese and it will all taste of gouda. Im sure its the same farmer making it all :)

I don't like smelly cheese. Gouda and edamski are ok.

you set off with good intentions, and end up in random chat,

nice one! ;)
polishmeknob 5 | 155
10 Sep 2010 #29
I can`t agree. Strong beer is better in Poland. Sorry.

We're going to have to agree to disagree. I am pretty selective in my beer-tastes, but Anglo-Irish beer is some of the finest brews, with lots of variety.

polishmeknob.blogspot.com/2009/06/beerfest-be-not-held.html <- My evaluation of Polish beer.

Also, Poland has hotter women (this goes without saying.) I mean, it's a given.
poland_
10 Sep 2010 #30
Pretty much everyone must agree that location favours Poland in terms of seeing Europe

Seanus, there is so much to see in PL, sports that would be so expensive in Uk, are easily available here. The area of Sulwalki is a little off the beaten track,but it is great to visit,Mazury and the lakes. Most importantly you can just get in your car and drive, stop were you want and always find accommodation.


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