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Archive for November, 2011

Prohibition signs on Polish roads Posted by on Nov 30, 2011

Few days ago I wrote about Traffic safety and road conditions on Polish roads I shared with you a video about warning signs you may see on the roads in Poland. Today a little information about Prohibition signs. No entry – zakaz wjazdu No entry for unauthorized vehicles. Usually shown as a red circle with a white rectangle…

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Love is in the air ♥ Posted by on Nov 29, 2011

Love is always in the air! And we all express it different ways… Today I wanted to give you some examples how to express “love” in words in Polish! In Poland, terms of endearment are often animal related and calling someone teddy bear, kitten, froggie, baby tiger or mouse is quite normal. It’s also popular to use…

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Days, months, compass directions Posted by on Nov 28, 2011

Here are some words you want to remember to describe date and location: poniedziałek Monday, w poniedziałek on Monday wtorek Tuesday, we wtorek on Tuesday środa Wednesday, w środę on Wednesday czwartek Thursday, w czwartek on Thursday piątek Friday, w piątek on Friday sobota Saturday, w sobotę on Saturday niedziela Sunday, w niedzielę on Sunday Compass Directions północ north, na północy in the north wschód east, na wschodzie in the east południe south, na południu in…

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You are in trouble! Posted by on Nov 28, 2011

While traveling in Poland, you are subject to its laws, even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different from our own. In some places you may be taken in for questioning if you don’t have your passport with you. It is illegal in Poland to take pictures…

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1 million visitors to Wieliczka Salt Mine Posted by on Nov 26, 2011

One millionth visitor to the Wieliczka Salt Mine this year is expected this week. As in the previous year, the lucky buyer of one millionth ticket will be welcomed by fanfares and the legendary “Treasurer”. The lucky tourist will also receive a voucher for PLN 2,000 (about $600US) to spend on additional attractions in the…

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Black Friday in Poland? Posted by on Nov 25, 2011

As we all know, Black Friday is usually pretty crazy here in USA. Not only is it the day of super promotions and super sales. It is also one of the most dangerous days of the year for traffic (korek) and security (bezpieczeństwo). People not only shop till they drop. Crooks (oszuści) are coming out of…

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Traffic safety and road conditions on Polish roads Posted by on Nov 23, 2011

While in Poland, you may encounter road conditions that differ significantly from those in the United States. I tried to gather some most important information about safety on Polish roads. It is for general reference only, and may not be completely accurate in a particular location or circumstance. You must have an International Driving Permit…

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