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A Glimpse of Greatness… and Some Politician

An odd survival from Poland’s communist period is the milk bar (bar mleczny). Partly to counter widespread food shortages in stores, a larger workplace would have its  own cafeterias (stołówka) where employees would have at least one filling meal a … Continue reading

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Working While Ukrainian

On my way back home in the Warsaw Central Railroad Station I went into a convenience store to buy a sandwich and coke for the train only to find some lady (mid to late 50s maybe early 60s) having a … Continue reading

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Fractured Column

As in many countries taxi drivers in Poland tend to be chatty… if you give them a chance, which I usually don’t. Most of the time I stare meaningfully out of the window and give short non-committal answers when they … Continue reading

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