Tag Archives: life in Poland

March Madness

I was going to do a post on the upcoming march in Warsaw on November 11, the 100th anniversary of Poland returning to the maps of the world after over a century of a no borders policy. But it’s way … Continue reading

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Inconvenience Store

Writing checks almost completely passed Poland by. The country went from literally buying everything (including cars and houses) with cash to very widespread use of bank debit cards about 15 and 10 years ago (some credit cards, but mostly bank … Continue reading

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Culture Creep Coming and Going

All Saint’s Day in Poland happened a few days ago. Normally every year at that time there are TV reports about the menace of the American holiday Halloween and experts say how it’s gaining a foothold in Poland (it’s not … Continue reading

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Language and Center of Gravity

I’ve been listening to some videos by a Ukrainian immigrant to Poland (he has enough Polish ancestry to be recognized as Polish and his channel is Polak z Ukrainy (A Pole from Ukraine). Mostly he compares things between the two … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Conversations

I didn’t look for any kind of July 4th celebration yesterday and treated it as a normalish working day. Now I’m reflecting on three conversations. The first came as I was walking to work. I noticed some US flags and … Continue reading

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A Migration Non-Crisis

Migration by Ukrainians to Poland to work was slow to arrive where I live. Despite being one of the wealthier and historically better run large cities in Poland, since the end of communism it hasn’t been among the first places … Continue reading

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Walking thru the Weirdness

For various (non-calamtious) health reasons I’ve been making a point of walking for about an hour a day. Since I get bored walking in the same place every day one of the things I’ve been doing is getting on a … Continue reading

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