Polish Prices – Basic groceries

February 11, 2013 in Banking & Finance, Basic Information, General, Lifestyle, Polish Business, Polish Matters, Shopping, Travelling Poland

Poland is known to have low prices compared to most of the other European Union states. However, I found that it may be difficult for tourists and business travellers to actually get a feeling for how much they will need to pay. The Polish prices are low, but perhaps not as low as some make them out to be.  

Polish store – travel guides, books, music and more!

February 10, 2013 in Accomodation, Arts, Attractions, Basic Information, Children, Food, General, History, International, Language, Leisure, Lifestyle, People, Polish Business, Polish Matters, Transport, Travelling Poland

It is generally quite difficult to find stuff related to Poland online. Of course, in Poland there are many web stores. But they’re in Polish and probably not well suited for foreigners. Which is why I decided to create an online Polish store with Polish merchandise on my own, for your convenience.  

Polish in Poland – Part 2

February 8, 2013 in Basic Information, Language, Polish Matters, Travelling Poland

I’ll go on with the second post on the Polish language. And I will keep using the frase “Polish in Poland” – it’s almost a tongue-braker, isn’t it? The idea is to give you some rough guidelines on the language and the way we use it. This time, we’ll go through some real basics.  

Fat Thursday – Donuts and Crisped Cakes

February 7, 2013 in Basic Information, Food, General, History, Leisure, Lifestyle, Polish Matters, Travelling Poland

It’s that time of year again – Fat Thursday is here, and as it’s only 10 in the morning, many donuts are still awaiting The Polish Fat Thursday tradition, associated with Catholic Lent which will start next Wednesday, is somewhat similar to Mardi Gras and Pancake Tuesday as known by other nationalities. So what do we eat?  

Special Economic Zones in Poland

February 5, 2013 in Basic Information, General, Investments, Markets, Polish Business, Politics

Poland is a fairly decent place in investing nowadays. With an overall GDP increase and the national economy moving up (although decelerating at present) we may be one of the few places left in Europe worth investment money. As, on the other hand, Poland is quite underdeveloped in many regions, there are 14 Special Economic Zones which aim at rewarding investors with certain public assistance for their investments. It’s certainly something worth checking out.  

Beyonce in Poland – Orange Warsaw Festival 2013

February 4, 2013 in Attractions, Events, General, Leisure, Lifestyle, News, Polish Matters, Travelling Poland

Only last Friday did I write about Justin Bieber having a concert in the Polish city if Łódź (Lodz) in March this year, and this morning I just learned, that the yearly Orange Warsaw Festival will be visited by Beyonce! I’m always happy when world renowed starts visit our country, and here I give you again some tips if you want to come and see Beyonce in Poland.  

Driving in Poland – Part 2

February 3, 2013 in Basic Information, General, Leisure, Polish Matters, Transport, Travelling Poland

In Part 1 of my small series about driving in Poland I wrote much about drinking and driving, the legal alcohol levels and the penalties one can face when caught behind the wheel after a few drinks. Now, I’d like to go a bit through the Polish road system and rules, which may or may not be a little different than what you might be used to back at home. I hope that this series proves useful to some of you – please drop me a line and let me know what you think.  

Justin Bieber in Poland

February 1, 2013 in Arts, Attractions, Events, General, Leisure, Transport

We don’t really get to pick our stars, do we? Today, the Polish news was full of information about Justin Bieber coming to Łódź, Poland on March 25th. The concert will be held at the Atlas Arena. Justin Bieber in Poland is a dream come true for many fans, mostly teenage girls.  

Polish beer – a guide to taste and business

January 31, 2013 in Basic Information, Food, General, Investments, Leisure, Lifestyle, Markets, Polish Business, Polish Matters, Travelling Poland

Don’t we all love it? In a shiny glass, ice cold, perfect for a hot summer day or a night out with friends. Beer is really making it as the drink of choice. Poland is no different, and Polish beer is becoming more and more appreciated by people locally and worldwide. Let’s take a quick look at the main beer brands out there (so you know what to drink) and the beer group corporations which run the business (so you can invest in your favourite).  

Warsaw radio stations

January 30, 2013 in Arts, Attractions, Basic Information, General, Leisure, Lifestyle, Polish Matters, Travelling Poland

One of the things I miss when I’m travelling is a good overwiev of local radio channels, especially when I’m driving. So I thought it maybe useful for you if I present the most popular ones. I focused on Warsaw radio stations because there are many (a total of 33 if I’m not mistaken) and the popular ones can be found all over Poland (although under different frequencies).