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What number to dial in case of emergency in Poland? Posted by on Aug 12, 2019

If you are in an emergency situation abroad, you will need to know how to contact the police, an ambulance or fire department. I really hope you will never need to use this emergency call in Poland or in any other country! But just in case you find yourself in this situation in Poland, here…

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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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Crime phrases in Polish Posted by on Aug 7, 2018

Hopefully you will never have to use these phrases…However, crime happens and sometimes it’s good to know how to describe specific situations in other language… kidnapping – porwanie kidnapper – porywacz murder – morderstwo murderer – morderca robbery – napad robber – napastnik  burglary – włamanie burglar – włamywacz shoplifting – kradzież shoplifter- złodziej mugging – napad mugger – napastnik forgery – fałszerstwo forger – fałszerz forge – fałszować vandalism…

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Emergency situations in Poland Posted by on Nov 25, 2017

A trip to Poland is above all a chance to rest, relax and have fun. However, anywhere you go you may encounter situations which turn out to be less pleasant. Therefore before setting off it is worth finding out some basic information about how to cope with unforeseen events. Here are the important emergency contact…

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How gun laws in Poland compare to other countries? Posted by on Oct 11, 2017

A lot of things get unnoticed by, but its inhabitants and neighbours becomes national news, it is often because of a serious or shocking incident. Recently, with 59 dead and more than 500 injured, the worst mass shooting in U.S. history leaves lives destroyed… The tragedy has left the close-knit Las Vegas entertainment community reeling, just…

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Poland Posted by on Jan 27, 2017

As many of you know, Poland was the first country invaded by Nazi Germany on September 1, 1939. With a stab in the back from the Soviet Union on September 17, Poland disintegrated within weeks as a sovereign state. Its western and northern territory was incorporated into the German Reich, the center and south became…

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How to get out of trouble if you get arrested in Poland Posted by on Apr 18, 2016

In my last post I shared some tips on how not to get in trouble while visiting Poland (take a look here). Hopefully none of you will get in a big trouble after all! But, if you will….well, let’s see if we can get you ready for this. So what to do if you will…

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