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EU rotating presidency Posted by on Jul 7, 2011

On 1 July, in its eighth year of EU membership, Poland took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, which will be the first EU presidency for Poland. There is a common belief in the ‘Brussels Bubble’ that only after holding the presidency does a country become a “mature” and “genuine”…

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Polski chleb Posted by on Jul 5, 2011

When I moved to USA few years ago there was one thing I missed a lot: fresh baked bread available pretty much at each little convenient store in Poland. And even though you can get a nice, fresh bread here;it is still not as good as the Polish one… One cannot overestimate the meaning of…

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Unusual hotel…. Posted by on Jun 30, 2011

Imagine a place where the rooms choose you instead of the other way around. Well, Blow Up Hall 5050 in Poznań,Poland is the brainchild of electronic artist Rafael Lozano Hemmer and staying there means you become part of his art show. It begins when you book a room on its website. You pick colours, pictures and numbers, and the personality that your choices reveal determines your…

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What to drink from? Z czego pić? Posted by on Jun 29, 2011

You do not need a special glassware to drink from…However following the rules there is a lot of different types of glassware, depending what we are drinking. The most popular big glass – szklanka – can be used for water (woda), soda (napoje gazowane), beer (piwo). Smaller glass (mała szklanka) is usually great for juices (soki)…

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Legenda o Świętej Kindze Posted by on Jun 28, 2011

I already told you about salt mine in Wieliczka (http://blogs.transparent.com/polish?s=wieliczka), but I have not told you that there is a legend about it… In the 13th century a young Polish prince, called Bolesław, of the Piast Dynasty, decided to get married and for his wife chose a beautiful Hungarian princess of the Arpad Dynasty, the…

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