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Archive for August, 2014

Back to school time! Posted by on Aug 31, 2014

Can’t believe summer is over already! Especially when you live in New Hampshire…and winters may last 7 months! Anyway…it was a great summer. Weather was amazing and I was able to spend some quality time with my family at the beach, paddle boarding on the lake, biking and camping! I found this really cute Polish…

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What do you know about terrorism? Posted by on Aug 30, 2014

Understanding terrorism (terroryzm) has gained actuality after the September 11 attacks (ataki) in New York. The number of victims – and the direct material damages – is by far the largest in the history of terrorism, even if assessed in relative terms, compared to the US population and output. Despite huge fluctuations in intensity (duże…

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Why should you visit Kaszuby? Posted by on Aug 23, 2014

Kaszuby Province lies in the northern edge of Poland. It spreads over south and west from the sea port of Gdańsk on the Baltic Sea and covers an extensive area of varying landscapes – from sand dunes to forests and hills. The most important feature of the Kaszuby region is the thousands of lakes that…

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ALS ice bucket challenge? A little more about it in Polish Posted by on Aug 22, 2014

If you are on the social media (and probably 95 % of us are) you most likely heard about ALS bucket challenge.  Almost all of social media pages have been deluged lately with videos and pictures of friends, family and random celebrities dumping buckets of ice-cold water over their heads. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge…

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Shark week 2014 – my daughter’s favorite show this week! Posted by on Aug 17, 2014

What do you think I have been watching for the past week on the Discovery Channel? Shark week (tydzień rekinów) of course! Very informative, amazing, scary…and my daughters (although at times it probably wasn’t appropriate for 2 and 5 years old…) loved it too! They learned a lot and I have to say that I…

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What is friendship? How can you describe friendship in Polish? Posted by on Aug 13, 2014

A good friend (dobry przyjaciel) might be someone who provides support (ktoś, kto zapewnia wsparcie) when times are tough, or someone you can rely on (ktoś, na kim możesz polegać) to celebrate a special moment with you. You might see them every day, once a year, or less. Or you might hardly see them, but…

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Visiting Częstochowa Posted by on Aug 8, 2014

Częstochowa is a city in south Poland on the Warta River. Częstochowa lies among the picturesque Jurassic rocks of Kraków-Częstochowa Upland, topped with the ruins of Medieval castles. The town is known for the famous Pauline monastery of Jasna Góra that is the home of the Black Madonna painting, a shrine to the Virgin Mary. Every year…

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