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Archive for January, 2011

Malbork Castle (Zamek w Malborku) Posted by on Jan 31, 2011

The drifting, patient river Wisla quietly passes beneath the massive brick walls and towers that form Malbork’s western fortifications. From the opposite bank, the castle fills your entire view and without so much as a telephone pole in the picture, you’re transported to the fourteenth century. Or, if you’ve been reading too much C.S. Lewis,…

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Polskie piwo Posted by on Jan 28, 2011

Poland may not be one of the first countries to come to mind when thinking of beer, but it does have much in this sphere to warrant attention. It combines elements of the Czech, German and British traditions and even has a unique style of its own, the intriguing and obscure grodziskie beer (piwo grodziskie).…

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The hottest and coldest areas in Poland Posted by on Jan 27, 2011

The average annual temperature in Poland ranges from 5-7*C in the hilly Pomeranian and Masurian lake districts and in the uplands to 8-10*C in the belt of the sub-Carpathian basins, the Silesian Lowland and the Wielkopolska Lowland. Only in the upper parts of the Carpathians and Sudetes is it about 0*C (Kasprowy Wierch, -0.8*C; Mt…

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Kazimierz Dolny Posted by on Jan 26, 2011

Today I wanted to tell you a little about very beautiful city located about 40 minutes away from my parents’ house. My husband and I go there each time we are in Poland. It is a perfect place to relax, have a coffee at an outdoor restaurant, take a walk and enjoy beautiful views or…

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Telecommunication Posted by on Jan 24, 2011

In the era of the mobile phone calls from phone booths seem as strange as sending a letter by post instead of an email or traveling by horse drawn carriage to work. So popular not so long ago this mode of communication will most likely disappear one day. But if you need to use a phone…

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