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Archive for May, 2009

Welcome to Hel! Posted by on May 31, 2009

Hel (with one “L”) is a very pleasant place, I know because I went there yesterday. I would post some photos, however the file upload problem hasn’t been resolved yet (but the guys from Transparent are doing what they can to get it sorted out). So, instead of looking at pretty pictures of Hel, you’ll…

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Polish Spelling Needs a Revolution (or at least – a sensible reform) Posted by on May 28, 2009

I’m beginning to develop very strong feelings for Krystyna Bochenek. I’m not quite sure what kind of feelings, but I am sure they are strong. Why, you want to know? Ok, I’ll tell you. I was watching the news yesterday, or rather, ignoring the news, as I normally do, until I heard a reporter saying…

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Mother’s Day in Poland Posted by on May 25, 2009

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day in Poland. Yes, here we celebrate it on the 26th of May. Why then and not on a weekend (like it should be)? Well, we’re just different. But seriously, I don’t know why it’s the 26th of May in Poland. Personally, I find it very inconvenient. Let’s say you’re a mother…

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Who’s Who in the Family Posted by on May 22, 2009

Today’s post is about something that even I have problems with. Brother’s wife wife’s brother and sister’s husband and husband’s sister and sister’s daughter’s best friend’s neighbor’s son. Or something like that. Either I’m monumentally stupid, or it’s really easy in English. Just stick “in-law” at the end of anything you’re not quite sure of…

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Going to the Dentist Posted by on May 20, 2009

I’ve been reading and hearing all these stories about tourists from Germany who travel to Poland to get major dental work done, because it’s so much cheaper here and the quality is good, or so they say. So, I thought I’d try it myself and since I had a couple of fillings to replace anyway,…

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