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How to survive cold winter – useful Polish vocabulary Posted by on Jan 8, 2015

Winter ( zima) is back, and it’s colder than ever. Coupled with snow (śnieg), dry air (suche powietrze), sickness (choroba), and everything else that comes with winter, it’s shaping up to be pretty rough. Here are different ways to keep yourself sane during this bleak season. 1. Stay active, even in the cold! Bądź aktywny, nawet…

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How money goes missing in the packages mailed to Poland… Posted by on Sep 5, 2014

For years, Polish Americans have been sending greeting cards (kartki z życzeniami) to relatives and friends in Poland at Christmas time. A great many of them have included “a bit of green” – $10, $20 and even $50 or $100. Before Poland dumped communism in 1989, that was an impressive financial injection. Back then, $25…

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Child alert in Poland! Posted by on Nov 21, 2013

Thousands of children disappear around the world each day and time is a critical factor in finding them unharmed (całych i zdrowych) and in their safe return home. To combat this phenomenon, countries in Europe have been implementing national child alert systems (The European Child Alert Automated System – ECAAS). The systems are a public emergency…

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Being safe in a foreign country: what safety steps to take while traveling? Posted by on Jul 6, 2013

While being in a foreign country may be fun, there is always danger abroad, just as there is danger at home. All visitors from any country should learn what the dangers are in foreign countries and how to protect themselves no matter how sure they are that they are safe. There is always the possibility…

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Are Polish drivers crazy or accidents are caused by bad roads? Posted by on Jun 13, 2013

The headline stories on one of the Polish papers on June 13th made typical reading. Four people killed when their car ploughed into a shop; five dead after their car rolled off the tarmac and into a ditch along a rural road in the northwest. Nine dead and nine more to add to the grim…

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Emergency phone numbers (telefony alarmowe) great to keep handy! Especially when you find yourself in trouble in a foreign country! Here are emergency phone number in Poland: From fixed phones: 999: Ambulance – Ambulans, Karetka pogotowia 998: Fire Brigade – Straż Pożarna 997: Police – Policja 981: Road Assistance – Pomoc Drogowa 986: Municipal Police…

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Bomb scare in the Warsaw’s shopping center Posted by on Oct 15, 2012

Nowadays you hear so much about bombs (bomby) and terrorist attacks (ataki terrorystyczne)…Thousands of people had to be evacuated from one of Warsaw’s biggest shopping center this week after an anonymous caller claimed there was a bomb in the building. Police sealed off the Złote Tarasy center just before noon on Wednesday, and sent in…

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