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Camping gear checklist Posted by on May 31, 2012

Not every one wants to go on an organised tour for their holiday. Here is a basic checklist (lista) of the things you will want to take to enjoy your own camping holiday (wakacje kempigowe). This camping checklist is by no means complete and you will want to add some extra things to suit yourselves…

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Obama’s holocaust comment Posted by on May 30, 2012

Poland has demanded an apology from Washington after President Barack Obama spoke of a “Polish death camp” while announcing an award to a resistance fighter for alerting the world to the Nazi Holocaust, largely perpetrated on Polish soil. The matter is a delicate one in Poland, which suffered a brutal Nazi occupation during World War…

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Jewish Culture Festival – Festiwal Kultury Żydowskiej Posted by on May 29, 2012

The Jewish Culture Festival is a major event which takes place in Kraków every summer. The Kazimierz, the Jewish district of Kraków is perhaps one of the best known centres of Jewish culture in Poland. Jews have lived in Kraków for many years, as far back as the 10th century, though not always as citizens…

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Promotion of fascism punishment Posted by on May 26, 2012

Authorities have launched an inquiry into the case of two Asian tourists who are alleged to have made offensive gestures (obraźliwe gesty) promoting fascism (faszyzm) at Auschwitz recently. The incident (incydent) took place at the beginning of May and involves two men at the ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ entrance gate who are believed to have made the…

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Pluses and minuses of Euro 2012 for Polish tourism Posted by on May 25, 2012

Although between 700,000 and 1.5 million foreign visitors (goście zagraniczni) are expected in Poland during Euro 2012, Poland’s tourist industry (przemysł turystyczny) says the championships are a mixed blessing (mieszane błogosławieństwo). The organization of the European football championships will bring both short and long term effects for the Polish tourism industry. Campaigns promoting Poland abroad (kampanie promujące Polskę za granicą)…

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Włosy Posted by on May 24, 2012

We are all different and we look different. Today I wanted to to give you some advice how to describe different types of hair in Polish. Hair can be krótkie (short) or długie (long). Man can be łysy (bold) or  łysiejący (bolding). Some people have falowane/faliste (wavy) hair, some have proste (straight) hair and some have kręcone (curly) hair…

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Władysław Szpilman Posted by on May 21, 2012

A lot of you probably have seen the movie or read the book “The Pianist”. Named one of the Best Books of 1999by the Los Angeles Times, The Pianist is a great movie directed by Roman Polański and starring Adrien Brody . The Pianist won the Cannes Film Festival’s most prestigious prize—the Palme d’Or. On…

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