Polish Prices – Alcohol and Cigarettes

March 28, 2013 in Banking & Finance, Basic Information, Finance, Food, General, Leisure, Lifestyle, Polish Business, Polish Matters, Travelling Poland

This is my second post on Polish prices. This time, I focused on alcohol and cigarettes as they seem to be of most interest to many tourists in Poland. At the same time, they will probably be a bargain for most of you coming down here from western countries. Hopefully, you will get the feel for what the prices are in Poland for those items.

Why didn’t you invest in Eastern Poland?

March 12, 2013 in Business News, General, International, Investments, Markets, News, Polish Business, Polish Matters

Most of you have probably already seen the ad or at least some of its more funny internet mems and reproductions. The child, as presented here, makes an impression and also makes for a ridicule of the idea, as most internet campaigns do. Let’s take a look at the idea to invest in Eastern Poland.

Top ten reasons to visit Poland

February 27, 2013 in Attractions, Basic Information, Food, General, Healthcare, History, International, Language, Leisure, Lifestyle, People, Polish Business, Polish Matters, Shopping, Transport, Travelling Poland

I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a while and putting things together in my head. Finally, I hope to have come up with a decent “top ten list” for the reasons as to why one would like to visit Poland, regardless off where you’re actually coming from. I hope you will enjoy my top ten list.

Founder of Inglot Cosmetics dies in Poland at age 58

February 24, 2013 in Business News, General, International, News, People, Polish Business, Polish Matters

Sad news from this morning – Mr. Wojciech Inglot, founder and owner of Inglot Cosmetics, died yesterday in a hospital in Przemysl, Poland. He was 58 years old.  

Payment in Poland – cash, cards, wireless

February 17, 2013 in Banking & Finance, Basic Information, Finance, General, Lifestyle, Polish Business, Polish Matters, Shopping, Travelling Poland

Once you arrive in Poland, whether you like ot or not, you will have to pay for many things, just like you do pretty much anywhere else. Your hotel, taxi, food, public transport and so on. As Poland is not in the Euro zone you may be a bit confused about the currency and worry about possible payment methods. It’s an unneccessary worry – payment in Poland is as easy as anywhere else.  

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 start-up – immense innovation or false hopes?

February 6, 2013 in Business News, International, Investments, Lifestyle, Markets, New Technologies, Polish Business, Science

Start-ups, start-ups, start-ups … Wherever you go, whatever you read, they seem to be everywhere. Poland is no different, perhaps even more so that the “old money” nations like the US or UK. Are we really, as a nation, a new Sillicon Valley as some like to think, or is there still a long way ahead of us? Does a Polish start-up even have a chance in todays on-line world?  

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.  

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).