Yea North american architecture and city plans is so depressing.
I wish you all the best!!! :)
I was actually not having in mind the architecture, although once you mentioned it I would have to agree. Being raised with smaller buildings, not that overwhelming as the North American architecture I missed that in Canada as well. As much as they were spectacular, they were also overpowering to me. Thanks for your wishes.
thanks F-stop. It was not an easy move and they will be a long time before I adjust, but I will report as often as I can and I will try to keep it real.
I'm sure you don't expect a bed of roses so should be fine. Good luck!!
well, not really, I am pretty familiar with the way things works in Poland, but I was away for 7 years and I have observed already that some things changed for better and some for worse, or they simply evolved a bit. Private companies have a great customer service - eg. internet, since they realized that they have to fight for the customer. I cannot really tell what has changed for worse yet, or what remained the same.
I expect Aphro will go through the reinsertion phase and hopefully come out feeling positive.
me too, time will tell.
That's to be expected.. While Canada is still fresh in your mind you should publish an honest assessment of the pros / cons of Canada vs Poland. Those are always interesting and will spark a lot of debate.
I would but so far nobody is interested among my friends and family members.
Yes,as progesterone is cause of abortions.
Judging by your posts about Polish women, this would be the last thing on your mind, unless I am mistaken.
Are there not many masculinists in Poland?
I am not sure what you are referring to.
lesbian feminists are closest to that
you seem to know many of them then. Actually, I remember your discussion with Torq in the Polish section 2 weeks ago and I think that you would be interested what Agnieszka Graff had to say about the role of the CC in the Polish public life. The cross issue proved that Poland is not a secular country at all, and one of the guest said that most political decisions are consulted with the CC, regardless of the political party. So as you can see feminist have already moved on a long time ago from topics some men are stuck on and are interested in what is happening now in the political and social scenes in Poland. Also, many guest did not declared themselves as feminist, but simply men(they were some men) and women who were interested in the discussion about their own country's social changes. It seems that there are a lot of people who are concerned about the overpowering influence of the CC in Poland at the moment, since it is not a sign of democracy.
The title comes from the finale of the novel when protagonist George Webber realizes, "You can't go back home to your family, back home to your childhood ... back home to a young man's dreams of glory and of fame ... back home to places in the country, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time - back home to the escapes of Time and Memory."
If one cannot what is left?;)Polish weather
is kind of unkind I would say. After a week of sunshine, wearing flip flops (must be the only person wearing flip flops last week in Szczecin- getting stares from fashionable Polish women, who would never leave the house with their bare feet) I had to put the so much hated socks on. I realized that I would need an umbrella on daily basis, as well as a pair of boots asap.
I don't know if any Canadian agrees with me, but once the the weather is warm, Canadians are happy to air their feet as much as possible. So do I. I am the last bastion of bare feet and as I found out last week, it is not very European. Oh well.
Needles to say, I have a cold.Dzien dobry.
Many people I have never met before say: Dzien Dobry. I know, I know.....it is not that strange after all, but I hardly heard that in the building in Canada. The owner of a small store greets me on a daily basis as well.Getting a cell phone.
If you are in Poland you HAVE to have a cell phone. It is a MUST and I already got some strange looks from family members and friends when I told them that I still don't have one.
Yesterday I finally decided to get one. I went into the technology den called ERA and asked for the phone. The look of the clerk's face told me that I was not clear on what I was looking for. He wanted more details, specifics.......I, on the other hand just wanted a phone, since most of them are the same anyways.
He would not let me off the hook easily. I had to see some models, express my opinion, change my mind many times and finally after 45 minutes I walked out with a bag and a promise that I would be back if I have any questions. I am sure I will since I still don't know how to use it, but the phone looks great and I HAVE one.Polish Nuts
A friend of mine heard that I was back in town, so he brought me 10 kg of hazelnuts from his plantation. Nice!!!!!! Looks like I am almost ready for Christmas.Polish Dogs
almost everyone, well many people here have a dog. Dogs sitting in the window, dogs sitting on the balcony, dogs being walked in the park.
The best dog on my street belongs to Pan Malgosia - a hairdresser down the street. I walk by her place on a daily basis. It is a Yorkie and I saw it a couple of days ago wearing a pink sweater walking back and forth down the street with a pony tail on top of its head. That dog usually makes my day.Polish cars
they are everywhere. They're parked on the street, on the sidewalks, in driveways. Anywhere you look you you will spot a car.Polish stairs
I live on the third floor with no elevator, so I climbed the stairs at least 3 -4 times a day - no need to join a gym anymore.Polish potatoes
yesterday a man asked me if I wanted to buy a bag (15 kg) of potatoes. I politely declined.Polish sidewalks
They could be dangerous at times and one needs to walk with their head down, since it is the wisest thing to do.