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Few basic facts about Poland Posted by on Jan 8, 2014

Ask any tourist about Poland and you might get a mumble of beautiful cities, vodka, communist rule, Pope John Paul II and Euro 2012. Here are few facts I picked up to help make your visit even more meaningful and interesting: * Nearly 35% of the 60 million Poles live abroad and large Polish speaking…

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Our amazing Maria Skłodowska-Curie!It’s been 100 years! Posted by on Dec 26, 2013

At the end of summer 1911 when Maria Curie was participating the Solvay Conference in Brussels, she received a telegram from Nobel Committee in Sweden. She was awarded the second Nobel Prize, this time in chemistry. She was recognized for producing a sufficient amount of two new elements, polonium and radium, for establishment their atomic…

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Remembering Polish Pope John Paul:) Posted by on Nov 8, 2013

Recently I was going through some pictures and talking to my daughter about Polish Pope John Paul II (Jan Paweł II). He was a wonderful person and I think all Poles are so proud of him! Our Polish pope changed the papacy in many ways – he was charismatic and spiritual leader, but also a very…

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Maria Konopnicka and her poem “Dziadek przyjdzie” Posted by on Aug 22, 2013

Maria Konopnicka was not only a gifted poet and novelist, but she was known for her patriotic and social work. Her poetry has great inspirational and patriotic value. She wrote a famous Rota, which gained a status equal to the national anthem. This poem was originally written as protest against German oppression of Polish population…

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Recent Polish sport heroes Posted by on Apr 10, 2013

There have been a lot of famous Polish athletes, but in recent years, the focus has hopped between a few various contenders for the crown of Poland’s most beloved sportstar. For some time, that seemed to be Adam Małysz. In the winter of 2001/02, the Wisła Eagle, as he was known came to prominence through…

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Who is going to be the next Pope? Posted by on Mar 1, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI thanked Poles on Wednesday for the “warm reception” he received when he visited Poland in 2006 and asked for their prayers on his retirement. “I thank you for your presence here in Rome over all these years, for your prayers and tokens of sympathy,” Pope Benedict XVI said during his last General…

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Anja Rubik Posted by on Feb 22, 2013

Most of you who love fashion probably know her…Anja Rubik was born in Rzeszów, Poland. Growing up, Anja lived in Greece, Canada, and South Africa and began modeling full- time after graduating from a British high school in Paris. Rubik can be seen in numerous editorials for Vogue, Numero, Harper’s Bazaar, etc. More information and…

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