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Going back to the Old Country of Poland after more than 25 years! (from USA)


gumishu 14 | 6,297
13 Jul 2011 #61
the literal translation? - maybe: 'what our cottage is abundant in, it is keen to share' sort of - sounds strange, huh? ;)
OP rybnik 18 | 1,453
27 Jul 2011 #62
is scotch, whiskey or bourbon popular in Poland? I'd like to bring some to my cousins. Is it cheaper to bring it from the States or buy it there?
convex 20 | 3,928
27 Jul 2011 #63
If you're coming over and have room to spare, grab some at the duty free when you take off.

Here are some local prices:

alma24.pl/kategoria/25/alkohole/whisky
OP rybnik 18 | 1,453
27 Jul 2011 #64
If you're coming over and have room to spare, grab some at the duty free when you take off.

Thanks!
f stop 24 | 2,496
27 Jul 2011 #65
czym chata bogata tym rada - the home is joyful with whatever riches it has. As literal as I can make it.
Ziemowit 14 | 4,201
27 Jul 2011 #66
Or the proverb had really been modified in the communist times: Tym chata bogata, co ukradnie tata!
OP rybnik 18 | 1,453
3 Aug 2011 #67
I hope it stops raining by September! I remember this month as being very, very nice weather-wise.
beckski 12 | 1,611
3 Aug 2011 #68
I remember this month as being very, very nice weather-wise.

I was in Poland almost a year ago. My cousin picked one of the hottest, and most humid days of the year to get married. I'm still dying to go back though :)
OP rybnik 18 | 1,453
4 Aug 2011 #69
I'm still dying to go back though :)

I know, I know. I'm only going for a week. That's ok because I can't wait any longer(and that's all the vaca time I have left :(....As the date draws near, I'm getting more and more nervous. It's nuts!

Has anyone been to the Tskie brewery in Tychy? They don't conduct tours do they?

Does one pump his own gas in Poland?...."do pełna" (fill er up) right?
grubas 12 | 1,382
13 Aug 2011 #70
Does one pump his own gas in Poland?.

Are you from NJ?Guess what,in Poland you first fill then pay.They had no idea what I wanted when I gave them 50 PLN and asked for 50 on 2.
OP rybnik 18 | 1,453
13 Aug 2011 #71
Are you from NJ?

I am from Jersey. So you do fill yourself right?
grubas 12 | 1,382
13 Aug 2011 #72
In overwhelming number of cases YES just like in the US except NJ.I think the only exception in PL is when you fuel LPG.
OP rybnik 18 | 1,453
13 Aug 2011 #73
just like in the US except NJ

AND Oregon ;).....Thanks

has anyone rented a car in Poland recently?
tygrys 2 | 290
13 Aug 2011 #74
Guess what,in Poland you first fill then pay

Guess what, in US you first fill and pay too. Unless you live in a city full of illegals.
Parastie - | 4
13 Aug 2011 #75
When you land in Warsaw, there are lots of international car rental services, like Hertz. As far as I'm aware, it's the same here as in the US. Normally, I'd just tell you to use public transport, since the roads around Poland are pretty bad because of the heavy rain. Not all cities have been able to fill the newest holes. However, since you are here only a week and have large schedule then I think you'll need a car. Just be careful while driving. :)

Be careful where you park too, large cities have gotten car-boot crazy in recent years. When I first came to £odz, I remember cars just parking wherever they wanted. Not so now, they'll boot your car for parking in the wrong spot in minutes.
Seanus 15 | 19,669
13 Aug 2011 #76
Rybnik, maybe some more specific questions from you. This might help.
peterweg 37 | 2,309
13 Aug 2011 #77
Has anyone been to the Tskie brewery in Tychy? They don't conduct tours do they?

Don't know but i do know Zywiec brewery do a good tour.
OP rybnik 18 | 1,453
13 Aug 2011 #78
Rybnik, maybe some more specific questions from you. This might help.

@ Seanus If I don't ask these questions here, where shall I ask them? :)
@ Parastie I'm flying into Wrocław. I think I'll take a cab into town and rent one there.
Seanus 15 | 19,669
13 Aug 2011 #79
That's what I meant. Ask them here.
convex 20 | 3,928
13 Aug 2011 #81
@ Parastie I'm flying into Wrocław. I think I'll take a cab into town and rent one there.

National and Hertz are directly at the airport. Walk out of arrivals and it's right in front of you. Just a word of warning, unless you're flying out really early or really late, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport. It can take a good hour from Plac Grunwaldzki depending on the traffic.
Wroclaw Boy
13 Aug 2011 #82
National and Hertz are directly at the airport. Walk out of arrivals and it's right in front of you.

Convenient for sure but convenience comes at a premium. Its about 15% cheaper to rent a car in the city.
OP rybnik 18 | 1,453
13 Aug 2011 #83
That's what I was told in another threa

It can take a good hour from Plac Grunwaldzki depending on the traffic.

HUH?? Wow! That's incredible. That ride used to take 30minutes tops, on a very bad day....I beleive I'm about to get my mind blown.
Kamil_pl - | 59
14 Aug 2011 #84
HUH?? Wow! That's incredible. That ride used to take 30minutes tops, on a very bad day....I beleive I'm about to get my mind blown.

It shouldn't be that bad, because Wrocław will get it's bypass fully opened at the end of August, so the traffic in the city will be lower.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,366
14 Aug 2011 #85
so the traffic in the city will be lower.

i seriously doubt that traffic flow in the city will change much.

the trip to the airport should be quite quick, but it really depends on your starting point and time of day.
OP rybnik 18 | 1,453
14 Aug 2011 #86
the trip to the airport should be quite quick, but it really depends on your starting point and time of day.

I'll probably be driving from Zabrze. My flight is at 13:45.

It shouldn't be that bad, because Wrocław will get it's bypass fully opened at the end of August

Very cool!
Seanus 15 | 19,669
14 Aug 2011 #87
The road from Zabrze might be busy but they improved the road not too long ago.
OP rybnik 18 | 1,453
14 Aug 2011 #88
Are there any places to stay near the Wrocław airport?
convex 20 | 3,928
14 Aug 2011 #89
You're probably ok if you get something close to rynek. it's bad when crossing bridges, and then it takes about 20 minutes to get past nowy dwor.
OP rybnik 18 | 1,453
15 Aug 2011 #90
Anyone going to the Adamek fight next month? Where is the Stadion Miejski situated? I need to see this.

just curious - why was this past weekend a długi weekend?


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