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Flowers as a gift Posted by on Jul 18, 2011

Flowers (kwiaty) are very popular and used for many occasions in Poland. Flowers are usually bought in uneven numbers. Typical bouquets do not have more than 3-5 flowers, sometimes just one – but they are just wonderfully decorated with eucalyptus (eukaliptus), evergreen (roślina zawsze zielona) or another kind of decorative “grass”. Numerous greenhouses (szklarnie) were built,…

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Kotlety mielone Posted by on Jul 15, 2011

I remember kotlety mielone as a very popular dish served at my parents house. To make them you will need: 0,4-0,5 kg (about 1 lb.) meat: pork, turkey, beef (in equal quantities) 1 stale bread roll (about 50-80g or 2-3 oz.) 1 glass milk 50 g (2 oz.) onion 1 egg salt, pepper, dill 1…

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Bronze in World Volleyball League finals Posted by on Jul 14, 2011

For the first time in sporting history, Poland managed to secure a podium finish in the World Volleyball League finals on Sunday, beating Argentina 3-0 to take the bronze in the championships (mistrzostwa). Poland almost took third position in previous league finals, although lost out to Cuba 2-3 in Belgrade in 2005, as well as…

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Obra River Monster Posted by on Jul 12, 2011

Loch Ness is not the only lake with a reputation for a monster. The northern section of the Obra River and lakes fed by the river are reputed to be home to the near-legendary Obra River Monster ( Potwór Rzeczny). Over the years, many reliable witnesses (świadkowie) have reported seeing a giant snake-like creature (stworzenie) either in…

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Children’s day Posted by on Jul 8, 2011

It’s July now, but I wanted to tell you about the holiday that takes place on June 1st in Poland. When I was a child I loved this day, since this was my day (mój dzień)! I actually love it until this day…since I’m my parent’s child and they always remember to call me on…

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