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Last weekend Polish cemeteries were “lit on fire” Posted by on Nov 7, 2019

Visitors expecting Halloween celebration full of costume parties and debauchery (rozpusta) may be surprised to learn that in Poland the October 31st ‘holiday’ is completely overshadowed by the rather sobering, sombre proceedings of November 1st and 2nd every year. Known nationally as All Saints’ Day (Dzień Wszystkich Świętych) and All Souls’ Day (Dzień Zaduszny, or Dzień…

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How about Polish horror movie marathon before Halloween? Posted by on Oct 28, 2019

It is the season for scary movies for sure! Some of us love them, others hate these scary movies…So why exactly do we like watching horror movies? We have four basic emotions: happiness, sadness, anger, and fear. Fear is there to keep us alive and we need it! So if you are the person who…

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What haunted places you should visit in Poland during Halloween season? Posted by on Oct 24, 2019

Are you a fan of Halloween and haunted places? Are traditional ways of spending time while traveling not enough for you? If yes, then trip to Poland with a little bit of a thrill may be a great idea! You probably will not able to find much information about haunted places with chilling stories in…

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Unique piece of Polish heritage on your table Posted by on Oct 18, 2019

Living far away from my native country can be hard sometimes. I miss my family and friends, Polish food, Polish cities…customs and the language…There are of course different ways to fill in this gap: I can Skype or Face Time with people I love and miss, I can cook Polish food here in US, I…

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What is happening in Cracow in October? Posted by on Oct 10, 2019

Cracow (Kraków) is such a lovely city to visit, my absolute favorite in Poland! And autumn is a perfect time of the year to plan your trip, with plenty of festivals, events and activities to entertain pretty much everyone. Quick weather note: the beginning of fall in Kraków is one of the nicest times of…

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Find out why Poles absolutely love mushroom picking! Posted by on Sep 30, 2019

The summer came to an end and now it is time for a lot of Poles to start mushroom picking! September, October and even November are when millions of Poles head to the forests in search of all kids of different mushroom species! Growing up in Poland, I remember mushroom picking with my parents. My…

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Is U.S. visa waiver program in near future for Poland? Posted by on Sep 24, 2019

The fact that Poland, a major ally of the US, still does not enjoy visa-free travel to the US has been an irritation to the Polish side for some years. However, the number of visa applications refused has fallen sharply over the past few years. The American embassy in Warsaw launched a campaign in April…

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