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Why so much dislike for Halloween in Poland? Posted by on Oct 30, 2018

Recently a lot of my “Facebook friends” have been posting and sharing different messages about Halloween in Poland. Most of them are against this holiday… Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November…

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Visit at the doctor’s office in Poland Posted by on Oct 26, 2018

Have you ever thought how to describe your illness to the doctor in Polish? Chances are, the staff will speak English. But what if they don’t? Better be prepared and learn some basics, right? Here is a list that may be helpful in a situation like this! injured – ranny bruises – siniaki diarrhea – biegunka to vomit…

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Buying and investing related Polish vocabulary Posted by on Oct 22, 2018

Whether we move to another country or just visit, we need to buy different things. From food to house and everything in between. We also invest in different things while we live in a different country. Today’s vocabulary may be helpful in making buying/investing decisions easier in Polish 🙂 at a discount – po obniżonej cenie…

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40 years since John Paul II became Pope! Posted by on Oct 16, 2018

On October 16, 1978, the Cardinals of the Catholic Church gathered in the Sistine Chapel and elected the first non-Italian Pope in 456 years! Many people know him as Karol Wojtyła but the world knows him now as Pope Saint John Paul II. When he first appeared at the balcony of Saint Peter’s basilica Oct…

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Crime in Poland, how safe is Poland? Posted by on Oct 14, 2018

Generally, Poland is a safe country for tourists, although some areas are best to avoid or needed to be vigilant during the stay. While Poland generally has a low rate of violent crime, the incidence of street crime, which sometimes involves violence, is moderate. Major cities have higher rates of crime against residents and foreign…

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Are vaccinations mandatory in Poland? Posted by on Oct 10, 2018

We all know that this subject sparks a lot of discussions and divided opinions in each country. In Poland vaccinations (szczepionki) included in the immunization schedule are mandatory. This means that every child residing in Poland can receive vaccines refunded by the state, but it also means that parents are obliged to show up on…

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New world champions team Poland! Posted by on Oct 4, 2018

Are you a fan of volleyball??? I am and I was watching it on September 30th! What happened? September 30, 2018 – Poland shut out Brazil 3-0 (28-26, 25-20, 25-23) in a thrilling final of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship before yet another sellout crowd at Turin’s Pala Alpitour to collect the third…

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