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Carp in the bathtub and hay under the tablecloth! Posted by on Dec 21, 2017

The Wigilia (Christmas eve) feast has some unusual traditions, most curiously placing a layer of hay under the tablecloth. It’s a way of remembering that Jesus was born among animals. In many Polish houses (especially in the countryside) it is customary to put some hay underneath the table cloth. After the food, family members would draw a…

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Tradition of breaking wafer during Christmas Eve dinner in Poland Posted by on Dec 19, 2017

One of the most beautiful Polish Christmas customs is breaking of the “opłatek.”  The “oplatek” is a thin wafer, made of flour and water. For table use, it is white. In Poland, colored wafers are used to make Christmas tree decorations. Formerly, these were baked by organists or by religious and were distributed from house…

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Winter fun in Poland! Posted by on Dec 12, 2017

There’s much more to winter holidays in Poland than just skiing, although Poland is a very fine skiing location. Skiing not your thing? Try bison tracking, go on a sleigh ride, or relax in a winter spa! A popular tourist town all year long, Zakopane is a prime spot for spectacular selfies. Located at the…

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Most popular Polish every day phrases Posted by on Nov 30, 2017

Some basic Polish comes in handy! Whether you are traveling, visiting family, spending holidays in Poland! I’m sure you all know some basic words, but today I have a list of popular phrases, that can come useful:)   of course – oczywiście of course not – oczywiście, że nie that’s fine – w porządku that’s right – zgadza sie…

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Buying and renting property in Poland Posted by on Nov 29, 2017

Once you visit Poland, I’m pretty sure you will fall in love with this country! You may have family or friends there, maybe your spouse grew up in Poland and now you want to move there? Whatever the reason is, buying or renting a place in a new country may be overwhelming… Here is a…

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