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Polish cooking- Sałatka Jarzynowa

Polish Vegetable Salad Sounds simple and and it might seem like it’s not hard to guess what is in it, but chances are you will be surprised by this Polish salad, especially by how time consuming it is and the fact that it is probably the most fattening salad ever invented. It is a vegetarian […]

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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 […]

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Kielbasa – Types of Polish Sausage

Types of Polish Sausage I wrestle in my mind how much eat I should eat both for ethical and health reason. But when I am in Poland, which is where I live, I can not resist Polish Kielbasa, especially grilled. I do not know one person who could name all the kinds of Polish sausage, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Polish mortgage for Americans – EU citizens – Credit in Poland for foreigners

You can get a Polish mortgage to buy real estate in Poland, if you are from the USA or from the EU. However the requirements are more. You might even be a Polish citizen like me with US-based income and the scenario is different than if you are a Polish guy working in Poland with […]

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Krakow Poland Wieliczka bus trip cheap

How to tour Wieliczka salt mines for a fraction of the price If you are on a limited budget while in Kraków and would like to see the salt mine in Wieliczka, do not just get any tour that someone is trying to sell to you. You will see scores of tour agents and students […]

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Polish Zapiekanki – cheap food in Poland

If you want to know where and how to eat cheap in Poland, here is a food that although is not really traditional Polish cooking, it is part of the Polish diet. Za-Pie-kan-ki literatlly means something that is baked. Polish Zapiekanki A zapiekanka is the most popular kind of fast food In Poland. No one […]

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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 […]