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Archive for August, 2012

Watch out for the beggars! Posted by on Aug 24, 2012

Wrocław is suffering a plague of aggressive beggars (agresywni żebracy), making life misery for the owners and customers of the city’s beer gardens. Attempts to move them on result in violent confrontations (gwałtowne starcia), while official fines make no difference. “We’ve intervened over eighty times this month in cases of persistent begging” commented Slawomir Chelchowski…

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Visiting Szczecin Posted by on Aug 23, 2012

Located just 130km from Berlin and with a population of 425,000, Western Pomerania’s capital remains a buzzing and bustling urban center in the region. Its geographical location is a major strength for Szczecin now, but in the past, it caused the city a great deal of trouble. Its proximity to the German border made it…

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Poland after Euro 2012 Posted by on Aug 22, 2012

Reports this week state that during the recent Euro 2012 football tournament, foreign tourists spent approximately PLN 1 bln whilst visiting the country. With estimations by the Ministry of Sport and Tourism sitting at PLN 800 mln before the competition, the actual figure poured into the country is in fact PLN 200 mln more than…

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Fake marriages in Poland Posted by on Aug 20, 2012

Did you know that at least 1/4 of all the marriages in Poland to foreigners are fake? This is an estimate by a Polish newspaper. People from Africa and the Middle East always ask how they can find a girl to marry. I love Africa and the Middle East, however, these guys are dishonest. Some…

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Polish beer goes abroad! Posted by on Aug 19, 2012

In 2011, Polish beer export reached the highest level in history. Also within the country, Poles are drinking almost as much golden drink as Germans – well known for their great and everlasting love for beer. According to preliminary data of Central Statistical Office breweries, that operate in Poland, sold beer abroad for about 101…

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Have you heard about “Demon” energy drink? Posted by on Aug 18, 2012

Conservative Catholic campaigners in Poland have claimed an energy drink branded “Demon” can promote evil and lead to the “destruction of human souls”. Furious with the drink’s arrival on the Polish market one website, entitled Satanism Shall Not Pass, said that it’s advertising campaign will lead to “billboards dripping with Satanism”, and has added its…

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Janusz Korczak Posted by on Aug 17, 2012

This year Poland celebrates the life and works of Henryk Goldszmit, better known by his pseudonym Janusz Korczak. He is remembered today primarily for his contributions to education as a great authority when it came to custodial pedagogy, yet he was an accomplished writer as well, taking on a range of literary forms to pursue…

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