Tag Archives: life in Poland

Warsaw, a Place on a Map

I just spent a couple of days in Warsaw for the first time in a few years (not counting some less than full days I’ve spent going to or coming from somewhere else). I’ll have a few more posts on … Continue reading

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Hell is Exams…

Polish universities are fixated upon the results of exams to an absolutely terrifying degree. This is partly because the entire system is results (grades, diplomas etc) oriented rather than process (learning as a never-ending process) oriented. This is made worse … Continue reading

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May Holiday Marathon

This year Easter was relatively late for Roman Catholics which normally wouldn’t be interesting, but this year began a long surreal period because not much more than a week later began the May holiday marathon. May 1 (aka Święto Pracy) … Continue reading

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Revealing Society….

Tragedy doesn’t create character, as the old saying goes, it reveals it. A couple of weeks ago Paweł Adamowicz the mayor of Gdańsk was stabbed while appearing on stage at a charity event and died the next day. A terrible … Continue reading

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Weird Old Guys

Was walking around with a friend who brightened up seeing a bar that was offering grzane wino (mulled wine). “I was there with friends from work, they had Chartreuse, let’s go in and see!” he said. I followed suspecting nothing. … Continue reading

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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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