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Should you be afraid of sharks in the Baltic Sea in Poland? Posted by on Jul 28, 2019

My kids have been obsessed with shark shows lately! Every day that’s all they want to watch! And since it’s a shark week, there are plenty of shows to choose from:) From ancient times sailors (żeglarze) have created legends (legendy) about a large marine predator. The fin sticking up above the surface of the water…

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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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Should you be afraid of driving in Poland? Posted by on Sep 15, 2017

There are many who claim Poland is one of the worst places for car drivers in Europe! I think that first time I visited Poland with my husband, he felt the same way…at least at the beginning. After few days though he started having fun! Like any time you are visiting a different country, you…

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How to survive passport control and customs clearance in Polish Posted by on May 10, 2017

Poland is a member of the Schengen agreement, which allows U.S. citizens to enter the country for a period of 90 days without a visa. However, if you are planning on staying in Poland for longer than 90 days, attending school or working for a Polish company, you will need to acquire a visa before…

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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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Safety and security while visiting Poland Posted by on Sep 14, 2015

When you travel to another country, you always think about safety (bezpieczeńtwo). Different things happen in different countries. Here are few tips for you about traveling/staying in Poland. The terrorism threat (zagrożenie terroryzmem) in Poland is low, however, like other countries in the Schengen zone, Poland’s open borders with its neighbors (otwarte granice z państwami…

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Crime in today’s world – crime vocabulary in Polish Posted by on Jul 31, 2015

In today’s world people aren’t like they use to be. The crime rate has tripled year after year, people you see everyday: murders, thieves and cheaters. I remember when everything was nice and quiet and never got to out of hand. When everybody knew each other and trusted one another. But that’s not how it…

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