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Archive for August, 2017

Exactly how many dwarves are there in Wrocław? Posted by on Aug 31, 2017

All of you who visited the beautiful Polish city, Wrocław, this is not a big news. One of Wrocław’s most popular, memorable and iconic attractions is not a cathedral, not a castle or monument, but a legion of little people: Gnomes, dwarves or ‘krasnale’, to be precise. In Wrocław’s city center these merry munchkins are simply…

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What is new in Poland’s education system? Posted by on Aug 27, 2017

Despite the protests of teachers, parents, and local authorities, the Polish government decided to reverse the education reform (reforma edukacji) of 1999, bringing Polish schools back to a two-level education system. According to Minister Anna Zalewska structural changes are the remedy to all the problems the education system is facing. Her critics – groups of…

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Where to find the best pierogi in Poland? Posted by on Aug 20, 2017

Pierogi is Poland’s national dish and enjoyed year around by all ages. Pierogi have been made in Poland since the 13th century. However, claims have been staked by the Poles, Romanians, Russians, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, and Slovaks. Some suggest that the original form came from China through Italy during the Marco Polo expeditions.  Others suggest that…

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Where to go horseback riding in Poland? Posted by on Aug 16, 2017

I love horses! Always did…and now, when my daughter has been riding for over a year, I’m trying to find out as much information about riding horses in Poland as I can.   For centuries, Poland has been a bridge between the East and West. Set in the heart of Europe, Poland is a multifaceted…

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The Assumption of Mary holiday in Poland Posted by on Aug 11, 2017

The Assumption of Mary, or the Day of Assumption (Wniebowstąpienie Maryi), is an annual public holiday in Poland on August 15. It is also Polish Army Day (Święto Wojska Polskiego) as it is connected with the anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw in 1920. This battle was considered a breakthrough battle – it decided not only…

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Great books about Warsaw Uprising Posted by on Aug 3, 2017

The Warsaw Uprising (Powsanie Warszawskie) lasted from August 1944 to October 1944. Fueled with hope as a result of the rapidly advancing Russian Army, The Polish Underground Home Army decided to take on the might of the Germans in the Poland. Not unnaturally, they felt that their efforts would be helped by the Russians. Units from the…

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