Polish Restaurants

Polish Restaurants and dinning out The truth is most Poles do not eat out that much. I am married and my wife cooks gourmet meals everyday. I guess it is also a matter of economics. How is dining out in Poland different from in the USA? When you walk in the restaurant, you probably expect …

Krakow to Vienna

How to go from Kraków to Vienna The best an only way to travel to and from Vienna is by bus from Krakow. In the evening every night there is a bus and it take about 9 hours with no border stops. It gets into Vienna in the morning. You could also drive but this …

Polish travel words

Travel vocabulary for Poland Even though it is easy to communicate in Poland using English only, as a turysta travelling to Poland, you might find some of these words useful. Let’s start with the airport (lotnisko or port lotniczy). For your departure go to odloty. That word also has a different meaning so you might …

Names in Poland

Polish names are charming and musical. Although I am American we gave our daughter a Polish name. I think it is a little more unusual and we just like the sound of it. Łucja ( first name) Weronika (middle name). Example of how crazy Polish first and last names are However, not all name is …

Are Polish people negative?

Polish people are positive and happy people. Many Poles like to say Polish people complain and are depressed. I disagree.  It has been a great pleasure for me to live in Poland with peaceful humble Polish people. Polite people, who respect tradition and the old and really try to improve themselves and society. People who …

Are Polish people honest?

Polish values Polish people in my experience are honest peaceful humble people. I have personal  stories of honesty to prove it, the last being the most telling about morality in Poland. Negativity from communism distorts reality – Polish society is good I remember when I was taking a tour of Poland in 1999 my tour …