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When is the best time to visit Poland? Posted by on Dec 22, 2010

The date you visit Poland determines the reason you travel. Here are some things to consider and decide upon to make your decision easier. If your destination is by the seaside and you want to spend some leisurely time the best time to come will be July and August when the air and water temperatures…

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Boże Narodzenie – Christmas Posted by on Dec 21, 2010

Before I will write about Christmas traditions I need to remind you about the special 4 week period before, called Advent . For those for whom Christmas is a religious festival Advent is a very important time with special meaning and customs. It is the time for special prayers in churches for the coming of the…

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Safety while travelling in Poland Posted by on Dec 20, 2010

It is not possible to say that Poland is a safer country for visitors or for doing business in than any of the other UE countries. Any violence or theft or a feeling of personal discomfort or danger can occur in many places and foreigners can sometimes wonder if they are safe or not. A…

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Smoking and drinking Posted by on Dec 17, 2010

Every time my husband and I visit Poland and we go out, the most annoying thing to me at the restaurants is that you can smoke in 99% of them and there are usually no “no smoking” sections. I don’t want to discriminate smokers, but I hate when I’m having lunch or dinner and someone…

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Polish Literature, Literatura Polska – Part 2 Posted by on Dec 14, 2010

Last time we talked about the early history of Polish literature. I promised we would continue, so let’s start with Enlightenment and the 19th Century. The Enlightenment (Oświecenie) and particularly the reign of the last king of Poland, Stanisław August Poniatowski, was an important period in the development of Polish literature. The first Polish novel…

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Polish Literature, Literatura Polska – Part 1 Posted by on Dec 10, 2010

Today I wanted to talk about such an important subject for people from Poland and not only from Poland. Polish literature has always been inextricably linked to the historical development of the country as the political situation, particularly over the last two centuries, has not always favored freedom of speech. Many writers (pisarze) were forced…

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Sports in Poland Posted by on Dec 7, 2010

Poland’s number one sport is soccer (piłka nożna), even though the boys in red and white continually fail to match the performance of the Polish national team (Polska drużyna narodowa) in the 1970s and 1980s.  The supporters in Poland hope that the European Soccer Championship finals organized jointly with Ukraine in 2012, the first sporting…

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