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Archive for August, 2011

Fishermen’s sea pilgrimage in Puck Posted by on Aug 23, 2011

Recently I wrote about pilgrimage to Częstochowa. There is also another famous pilgrimage that takes places on the sea. Every year on the Sunday preceding June 29, fishermen (rybacy), seafarers (marynarze) and sailors (żeglarze) from all along the Baltic coast gather on the waters of the Puck Bay(Zatoka Pucka) and set off on a pilgrimage, which takes…

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Agroturystyka w Polsce Posted by on Aug 22, 2011

Many people are growing more interested in how their food is produced, or how the population of a foreign country produces food. Agritourism is a style of vacation that normally takes place on a farm, either domestically or abroad. Agritourism farms in Poland offer tours to allow a person to view the growing, harvesting, and…

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Raising bilingual child Posted by on Aug 19, 2011

Today I wanted to share my experience about raising bilingual child and how important it is for mixed marriages, where spouses are from 2 different countries. When I was pregnant with my baby girl (hmmm…not a baby any more…she is 1.5 years old now) I started thinking a lot about teaching her Polish and how…

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Lech, Czech and Rus Posted by on Aug 18, 2011

This legend is about the beginning of Poland, bout our emblem, and about the first capital city. There are a lot of jokes you may here about these 3 brothers, however don’t take them to serious. This is the real legend I heard as a child and still remember it. Over one thousand years ago, there…

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Polish Venice in Bydgoszcz Posted by on Aug 16, 2011

Today let’s talk about our beautiful city Bydgoszcz. Definitely a great place to visit. Part of Bydgoszcz resembles Venice in Italy and is known as the Bydgoszcz Venice. It is an island between two arms of the River Brda. There are houses situated very close to the water making it seem as though they are…

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Częstochowa pilgrimage Posted by on Aug 15, 2011

Today is the final day of the Częstochowa pilgrimage. The tradition of pilgrimages to Częstochowa, a famous Marian sanctuary (also commonly known by the name of Clara Montana, the Bright Mountain) is a long and diverse one in Poland. The pilgrimages can take many forms, ranging from weekend group retreats where participants travel by coach and…

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How important is tradition? Posted by on Aug 12, 2011

Living in the present day is by no means an easy task. In our fast-paced world inevitable changes seem to be the only permanent thing. Trying to find our place in a dynamic and tangled reality we look for stability, some point of reference. Our heritage gives us a sense of individuality which distinguishes us…

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