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Have you heard about Pope’s Trail in Poland? Posted by on Sep 9, 2019

Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyła, was officially declared a saint by the Vatican on April 27th 2014. After over twenty-five years as pope, including two assassination attempts, several cancer scares, hearing loss and public diagnosis of osteoarthrosis and Parkinson’s disease, John Paul II passed away on April 2nd, 2005, plunging Poland into national mourning…

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The influential Polish woman who changed history! Posted by on Aug 9, 2018

As a woman and a mother of two very strong willed daughters, I care about women and the role they play in today’s world a lot, as you can just imagine! Some made music, some climbed mountains, some loved science. Women who overcame hardship, broke records and blazed trails – shattering glass ceilings and even…

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My personal list of famous Poles Posted by on Nov 14, 2016

All countries can boast that they are renowned for having famous people either born, or raised in their country. In Poland, this is not boasting – it is a fact of life. Poland is considered the birthplace and home for some of the most famous people. None of the people mentioned below were born famous…

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Amazing Polish Nobel Prize Winners Posted by on Oct 5, 2016

The Nobel Prize (Nagroda Nobla) is the most distinguished and coveted global honour. First awarded in 1901, it has recognized individuals and groups from over 30 countries or territories. The Nobel Laureates can be groups or individuals. There have even been multiple time nominees and awards. The highest number of recognitions has been given to…

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Is hippo and a frog a good match? Jan Brzechwa “Hipopotam” in both English and Polish Posted by on Jul 24, 2016

Jan Brzechwa was an amazing Polish poet! We all knew his fantastic work! His poems always made me smile and there are many that I still know by heart, just like a lot of kids growing up in Poland. Today’s poem is about a hippo and a frog! “Hipopotam” Jan Brzechwa Zachwycony jej powabem Hipopotam…

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Because life in colors is more beautiful! Jan Brzechwa “Kolory” Posted by on Jun 30, 2016

We all knew his poems growing up! Jan Brzechwa, born Jan Wiktor Lesman was a Polish writer of Jewish descent. He is mostly known for his contribution to children’s literature as well as for his translations of Russian literature, translating works by Aleksandr Pushkin, Sergey Yesienin and Vladimir Mayakovskiy. This particular poem was one of my…

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All eyes on John Paul II Posted by on Apr 27, 2014

Today was a very important day for all Poles! Important, touching and emotional:) Pope Francis canonized into sainthood two 20th Century popes at a Mass on Sunday celebrated before hundreds of thousands of people at the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square, lauding his predecessors as “men of courage” (ludzie z odwagą). The crowd roared when Pope Francis…

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