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Archive for October, 2010

Transportation in Poland Posted by on Oct 29, 2010

When you come to Poland you will find that in some ways traveling is very efficient. And in other ways it is frustrating. The larger cities do not have the big metro systems that you will find in places like Prague and Budapest. But don’t let this stop you from settling in a town or…

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Poland – location and topography Posted by on Oct 27, 2010

When I talk to my friends here in the US, they ask me about polish geography. So I wanted to talk about it today. Let’s get all the simple facts together, like where exactly the country is located, who are Poland’s neighbors and what kind of terrain dominates the landscape. Generally speaking, Poland is a…

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Warsaw ZOO Posted by on Oct 21, 2010

While you are in Poland, especially in Warsaw area, a great idea for you and your family is to visit the Warsaw Zoological Gardens. The Zoo in Warsaw was founded in 1928. At that time, it covered an area of 12 hectares (30 acres) and was home to approximately 500 animals mainly representing the Polish…

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Andrzejki – St. Andrew’s Eve, November 29th Posted by on Oct 19, 2010

Last time I told you about All Saints’ Day. Today let’s talk about a different holiday that is coming up soon in Poland. For several hundred years now girls in Poland have foretold their future as regards to love and marriage on St. Andrew’s Eve. The ancient custom of girls’ divination night was described by…

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Święto Pamięci Zmarłych – All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day Posted by on Oct 12, 2010

The celebration of All Saints, known and unknown, on November 1st was introduced into the Church Liturgy by Pope John XI in 835, while All Souls’ Day on November 2nd began more than 100 years later in 998, when the Abbot of the Benedictine Monastery at Cluny ordered the Benedictine congregations to say the mass…

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