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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Poland? Posted by on Aug 8, 2019

What do people think of when they hear about Poland today? The first person people mention is Pope John Paul II, then Solidarity and Lech Wałęsa. Some people remember Frederic Chopin or Copernicus (if they know they were Polish), while film enthusiast know of Wajda or Kieślowski. People talk about Polish vodka, beautiful Polish women…

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Commemoration of 75th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising Posted by on Jul 31, 2019

The Warsaw insurrection started on August 1, 1944, at 5 p.m. That moment is now named in the Polish history as “Godzina W” (the W hour) with W standing for Warsaw. In the summer of 1944, the underground Polish Home Army (Armia Krajowa) launched the operation. Poland had suffered five years of a brutal German…

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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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Is it legal to spread human ashes in Poland? Posted by on Jul 23, 2019

I recently said goodbye to a friend, together with his family, at the top of the mountain. He had certain wishes about his burial, before he passed away. It was a very sad, but beautiful moment. If your loved one was cremated, you may be planning to scatter his or her ashes, or at least…

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Can you fly with your pets to Poland? Posted by on Jul 9, 2019

Poland is a quite welcoming country, both to people and animals (check this out )! So if you are planning longer vacation or moving to Poland, you don’t have to be separated from your pet. You really should not have much trouble in taking your furry friend with you, just make sure you comply with…

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World’s deepest swimming pool to be a new attraction in Poland Posted by on Jun 30, 2019

Get ready to dive into the world’s deepest swimming pool later this fall! If you haven’t heard about it yet – this new attraction is planned to open in Poland this fall! Deepspot is a project of the Flyspot brand, a company responsible for very popular FlySpot indoor skydiving tunnels. Based in Mszczonów, about 50 kilometers…

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What to bring with you to the beach in Poland? Posted by on Jun 27, 2019

Summer is here and it is time for some beach fun! Poland’s northern coast is filled with wide sandy beaches and charming coastal towns. The beaches in Poland aren’t rocky or grey but soft and white, edged by sandy cliffs and devoid of restaurants, patios or hotels. They are truly beautiful! So what do people…

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