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Happy New Year!!! Posted by on Dec 31, 2009

We’ve managed to survive another year! Doesn’t it feel great? And what are your plany sylwestrowe (new year’s eve plans)? I’m simply going to stay home with my family – Ja bedę siedzieć w domu z rodziną. Na żadną imprezę nie idziemy. – We’re not going to any party. And while we’re on the subject…

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Polish Expat Bloggers Posted by on Dec 28, 2009

It always amazes me how many Poles in recent years have packed up and moved to the UK and Ireland. Sometimes I feel like the last Polish person left alive who hasn’t even properly visited the “islands”, because no, transferring between Heathrow and Gatwick doesn’t count, or does it? I will remedy this glaring oversight…

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Wesołych Świąt! Posted by on Dec 24, 2009

Wigilia, Wigilia i po Wigilii… How are your stomachs? Suffering from heartburn and indigestion? If not, that wasn’t a proper Polish Christmas Eve then. If yes, congratulations, and don’t worry, the pain is normal, especially after eating karp. And oh yeah, you shouldn’t be able to dig yourself out from the mountains of gift wrap…

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On Annas and Agnieszkas Posted by on Dec 21, 2009

I know there are some foreigners out there who are convinced that 50% of Polish women are named Anna and the other 49% – Agnieszka. The remaining percent is claimed by Katarzyna, Małgorzata and Edyta, with a few Grażynas stuck in there for variety’s sake. I always shook my head with disbelief when I heard…

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When “witam” Is Not Welcomed Posted by on Dec 18, 2009

I have to tell you about something that happened this week. And after you hear this story, please tell me what you think… So, I had to write an email to somebody. A perfect stranger. A person I’ve never met. A person who happens to hold an important position at one of the institutions of…

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Odd and Funny Place Names in Poland Posted by on Dec 15, 2009

One of the joys of traveling in a foreign country (or reading a map, if you can’t travel) is seeing all the strange, wonderful, funny and otherwise goofy names along your route. That applies to just about any country, as people living in F*@#$g (Austria) and Climax Springs (USA) can tell you. And Great Britain…

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Polish Christmas Eve Celebrations – one more time Posted by on Dec 12, 2009

Because I know that not everyone reads all the comments to all the posts, I took the liberty of “borrowing” two entries from the “Polish Christmas Eve Abroad” post and including them here, as I think they are great and everybody should see and read them. 🙂 The first one is from Kim in Boston…

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