was in krakow there last weekend. had plans to move over and live with the girlfriend but finally got a job in dublin (after nearly a year) and as it's a nine month contract will stay and look at moving later on in the year.
my plan was to teach english if i couldnt get an english speaking accounting job with one of the multi-nationals.
say you'll need polish to work if you don't plan on teaching english. most of the younger generation seem to speak english and heard plenty of irish, british and american accents but defo should learn the language if you plan to live there.
i thought it was dirt cheap there €2 for strong local beer and 40c for 1.5l of water.
didnt come across any problems while there (albeit only for five days) but culturally somethings will take alot of getting used to.
poles have serious staring problems, the old adage of it being rude to stare obviously doesnt hold true there, and don't expect much interaction let alone a smile when it comes to customer service. don't think they mean to be rude though it's just the way they are.
north of Ireland?