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Advantages of living in Poland as opposed to the UK.


dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
10 Sep 2010 #31
you're kidding! If you rent a flat then it will be 110%

No, like I was basing my percentages on renting. It's quite cheap to rent in some places. From Huta at around 700 for 2 roomed flat, to near the center for about 1500 for a 2-3 roomed flat.

Anyway lets not get off topic. It's alot more expensive to pay living costs in the UK.

I don't like smelly cheese

Thats the point, smelly cheeses are the best, trust me ;)
poland_
10 Sep 2010 #32
do you know where I can watch this movie?

Yes with the introduction of cinemacity, the quality of films in Pl is much higher than tens years ago.

No I don't
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
10 Sep 2010 #33
<Seanus mode>

Some are, some aren't ;)

No, seriously...

1. Equally so, I'd say. I've heard a few people (UK and Polish) look down on what I do for a living, and possibly the worst comments I've heard about the working-class (real working-class, not unenployables) came from educated Poles.

2. Maybe. But is it because Poles "value the family more", or because many people have no choice but to get on with/live with their families, due to lack of jobs/housing?

3. Never been in a Polish pub, so I can't comment.

4. Depends what you want out of life, really. I'm not sure if my life is "fast-paced" compared to a Polish lifestyle, but I wouldn't change it for a Polish lifestyle even if I won the Lottery. If I did, I'd buy a big house in Broughton Park or Prestwich lol ;)

5. I ought to buy shares in Costa and Caffe Nero. And I can make three glasses of wine last five hours. But then, I am Polish (even if I'd be called "plastic" on here :( ). Oh, but hang on a minute... everyone I've drunk with recently is English, and they don't need to be carried home either, so what's all that about then??? :)

6. Like we don't over here? Many people have varied interests these days, me included. The days when social life meant sitting in the local pub all night, playing darts and dominoes, on the same night every week, and making sure you don't offend anyone by sitting in Albert's seat (because he's sat there since 1947) are almost gone.

7. I couldn't survive on what I would earn in Poland - I don't think the monthly wage would cover the rent on a 30m2 flat, even in some backward small town with 30% unemployment. . Over here, I have 55% of my wages left after I've paid all my outgoings, including food and car loan. and I can live alone in a 50-60m2 flat in a decent area, in what is effectively the UK's "second city".

8. That depends on where you want to go ;) It would cost much more to fly to the places I want to go to from Poland, than it does to fly to them from Manchester - I know, I've checked :)
poland_
10 Sep 2010 #34
I don't like smelly cheese. Gouda and edamski are ok.

But what about "oscypki" and zurawina
zetigrek
10 Sep 2010 #35
1. Equally so, I'd say. I've heard a few people (UK and Polish) look down on what I do for a living, and possibly the worst comments I've heard about the working-class (real working-class, not unenployables) came from educated Poles.

its about not backgroud but your achivements. we all live togheter (a lawer vis-avis labour worker) and you have to earn respect.
What are you doing for living??? ;>
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
10 Sep 2010 #36
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 :)

Ok, I see where you are coming from, there is a lack of excitability of "exotic" foods, especially spicy but when it comes to fresh produce from the farm, Poland gets it.

I always remember being in a Tesocs in London looking at the row of carrots, they were all the exact same shape, thickness and length, they had a funny orangeish look to them, they didn't look real but like cartoon carrots, if you know what I mean.

I miss smelly cheeses on occasion, I can get them here but not as acessable.

Never been in a Polish pub

Have you ever been to Poland?
zetigrek
10 Sep 2010 #37
Have you ever been to Poland?

he already have said he was. And he already said that we have no right to call our bars - pubs ;D
poland_
10 Sep 2010 #38
8. That depends on where you want to go ;) It would cost much more to fly to the places I want to go to from Poland, than it does to fly to them from Manchester - I know, I've checked :)

When using airlines the UK has it all, the prices of holiday packages are very inexpensive in comparison to Poland.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
10 Sep 2010 #39
he already have said he was. And he already said that we have no right to call our bars - pubs ;D

I have not read much written by him, so I am not sure what you mean?
And for that matter I am not sure what he means either.
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
10 Sep 2010 #40
Have you ever been to Poland?

At least a dozen times, yes. But I don't drink much.

I always remember being in a Tesocs in London looking at the row of carrots, they were all the exact same shape, thickness and length

This is changing at long last, they are all sorts of bizarre shapes in my local Tescos these days! :)

What are you doing for living??? ;>

I'm not willing to say, but it's very badly paid in Poland (but not over here).

so I am not sure what you mean?
And for that matter I am not sure what he means either.

I've no idea what she's on about, either! :D
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
10 Sep 2010 #41
At least a dozen times, yes.

And you can't think of one thing that is an Advantages of living in Poland as opposed to the UK????
poland_
10 Sep 2010 #43
I'm not willing to say, but it's very badly paid in Poland (but not over here).

He's a teacher.
zetigrek
10 Sep 2010 #44
2. Maybe. But is it because Poles "value the family more", or because many people have no choice but to get on with/live with their families, due to lack of jobs/housing?

the first. how many times do you go on hollydays on exotic trips instead of visiting your family? My dad was carring for his dying of canser mother for few months!

I'm not willing to say, but it's very badly paid in Poland (but not over here).

are you a cleaner? it very well paid job in some circumstances. You can make really nice money if you are reliable person.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
10 Sep 2010 #45
A few, but the PC types won't like it :)

You're a MAC? :)
OP Wroclaw Boy
10 Sep 2010 #46
In the UK you have free prersciptions, thats great but you have to pay to get there, pay for time consumed, pay higher tax brackets, pay for some stinky MOFO breathing all over you in the Docs waiting room for hours.

Id rather pay for the drugs and be seen straight away, sometimes with a little itty bitty 50 PLN note in the doctors little itty bitty pocket.
zetigrek
10 Sep 2010 #47
A few, but the PC types won't like it :)

cheap sex?
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
10 Sep 2010 #48
the first. how many times do you go on hollydays on exotic trips instead of visiting your family?

As I've mentioned before, I've been to Poland at least a dozen times, and I've visited family on almost every occasion. I visit my closest family over here regularly, far more than I go on holiday anywhere! I haven't been on holiday this year, but I've visited my mum at least 20 times this year!
poland_
10 Sep 2010 #49
You're a MAC? :)

As in Pol constable?
zetigrek
10 Sep 2010 #50
As I've mentioned before, I've been to Poland at least a dozen times, and I've visited family on almost every occasion. I visit my closest family over here regularly, far more than I go on holiday anywhere! I haven't been on holiday this year, but I've visited my mum at least 20 times this year!

BEACUSE YOU ARE A POLE!!!! ;)

He's a teacher.

really? i don't see anything to be ashamed of...

Maybe those Poles he's met just don't like NMP, that's why they were malicious to him..

PS
A teacher of what subject?
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
10 Sep 2010 #51
and nuts at xmas time!

Sex is also better in Polska, though the ladies are a little bit more reserved....at first :D
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
10 Sep 2010 #53
Sex is also better in Polska

hahahahaha, Best one yet.

Stick that in your pipe NorthMancPolak and smoke it hahahahaha
poland_
10 Sep 2010 #54
Maybe those Poles he's met just don't like NMP, that's why they were malicious to him..

Northmancpole, has contributed, if he does not want to say what he does for a living - that is a fair comment.

NMP does your mum like anything about Poland?
southern 75 | 7,096
10 Sep 2010 #55
Poland is the country of the hot women and the cold weather.
Dougpol3 1 | 40
10 Sep 2010 #56
I can`t agree. Strong beer is better in Poland. Sorry.

Who wants strong liver rotting sugar fermented beer? 20 bottle case of Budweiser Budwar 49.40 at Lidl while stocks last. Czech beer at rock bottom Polish prices.

30 quid or 138 zlotys in Britain.

Also better weather, national forests and free access to upland - stupid laws on camping though which are to be ignored at every opportunity.

No country is perfect!
Seanus 15 | 19,706
10 Sep 2010 #57
Cheers, Dougpol. That's a good excuse to go to LIDL :) :) It's close to being my favourite beer and I've literally tried hundreds. Quite the advantage when the weekend hits :)
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
10 Sep 2010 #58
hahahahaha, Best one yet.

Stick that in your pipe NorthMancPolak and smoke it hahahahaha

Sex may be better in Poland, but I wouldn't know.

But is sex better with Polki? Not a chance!

if he does not want to say what he does for a living - that is a fair comment.

Thank you :)
southern 75 | 7,096
10 Sep 2010 #59
Sex with Polki is indeed better and it is better in Poland because there are more pierogi.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
10 Sep 2010 #60
As in Pol constable?

I don't know what you mean there, must be some kind of Polish Police?

Sex may be better in Poland, but I wouldn't know.

But is sex better with Polki? Not a chance!

Location! Location! Location! hahahaha


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