So… a friend of mine (yes, I know, I know… I seem to have an awful lot of friends, but when I say “friend” I mean it in the American way, OK?) is moving to Poland. Why? She married a Polish dude (what a refreshing change from all those foreign dudes marrying Polish girls!) and they decided that living in Poland, at least for a few years, would be a splendid idea.
And she asked me, “Ummm… OK… so how’s the driving over there?” And then “Do I have to get a Polish drivers license?”
And while I could help her with question #1 – terrible whichever way you look at it, I didn’t really know what to say about #2. “I think you do,” I mumbled.
“You think I do,” she mumbled in response.
Unfortunately, my friend is NOT from an EU country (and I assume that if you’re from within the EU, you can just drive on the license from your home country and all is fine and dandy) and I am not really familiar with the process of obtaining a Polish drivers license. That is, the process if you’re foreign, because I do know, more or less, how it works for Poles.
So here’s my plea to you, my dear readers. I vaguely remember reading on one of your blogs about the process of exchanging a foreign drivers license for a Polish one. And I’d be eternally grateful if you could be so kind and leave a comment under this post if you happen to be familiar with this process. I’d like to contact you for more info.
And here’s the hateful word for today:
- prawo jazdy – drivers license
- prawo (noun, neuter) – law, the right to (do) something
- jazda (noun, feminine) – driving
- nauka jazdy – drivers ed
Image: wikipedia, because I’m not about to show you my ugly mugshot!