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Archive for June, 2012

Buildings in my town – Budynki w moim mieście Posted by on Jun 30, 2012

Do you ever wonder how to name different buildings in Polish, for example while asking for directions and looking at the map of the city? Sometimes you may need these words to make a to do list, answer a question, ask a question or explain something to a stranger. Here is a little list for…

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Facts about June – Czerwiec Posted by on Jun 29, 2012

June (Czerwiec) marks the beginning of Summer. Polish name Czerwiec came from an insect “czerw”. In this month, until St. John day, people collected larvae of this insect, which were made into canvases of color red. The old, old Polish name is ugornik. The scorching sun, often resulting in drought, and thus the fallow land…

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Children  (and not only) love legends. Here is a Polish legend about the queen of the Baltic Sea: Long, long ago, the Baltic Sea (Morze Bałtyckie) was ruled by Jurata, a beautiful queen. She had long golden hair and sea green eyes. Her loveliness caused Perkun, the fierce God of thunder and lightning, to fall in…

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Walking through the Museum of Polish Village Posted by on Jun 27, 2012

So I visited The Museum of Polish Village in Lublin few days ago (also known as “Skansen”). The Museum was established in the early 1960’s, initially as the Department of Folk Architecture at the District Museum in Lublin. Less than a decade later, on 1st January 1970, it became an independent unit. Early problems regarding…

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TV sales surge in Poland! Posted by on Jun 26, 2012

Polish shoppers are spending more than analysts expected, adding resilience to the economy at a time of growing crisis in the rest of the EU. The government’s statistical agency on Tuesday released retail sales numbers for May, showing a 7.7 per cent increase over the same period in 2011, with the European football championships playing…

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Visiting Kazimierz Posted by on Jun 25, 2012

Kazimierz Dolny is definitely a great place to visit in Poland! It is pretty close to my parents house, so we try to go there each time we are visiting. This little historic town in Poland is known both in Poland and abroad as a great weekend getaway. With its pre-war, precommunist charm, visitors can…

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What to buy in Polish “Cepelia”? Posted by on Jun 24, 2012

There is always someone you want to bring a gift for from your travels to Poland. I always try to find something unique, something I can’t really find easy in the States…One of my favorite places to shop for Polish souvenirs is “Cepelia”. Cepelia folk art stores carry handcrafted traditional Polish arts and crafts. From…

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