Travelling Poland with kids

February 12, 2013 in Accomodation, Attractions, Basic Information, Children, Food, General, Polish Matters, Transport, Travelling Poland

Most uf us, parents, obviously travel with kids. And when we select a country to visit, we really need to know that the little ones will be safe and enjoy themselves in the process. As Poland may still seem quite exotic to many of you, I’d like to share some of my thought and observation on travelling to Poland with kids.  

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.  

Martyna Wojciechowska – Polish People

February 7, 2013 in International, Leisure, Lifestyle, People, Polish Matters

The first Middle-East-European woman to complete the Paris-Dakar rally, one of the few to climb the Crown of the World, traveller, editor-in-chief of the Polish edition of National Geographic, a licensed diver and a mother to a beautiful daughter. Martyna Wojciechowska seems to be the perfect start for my series of extraordinary Poles.  

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?  

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.  

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).  

The Polish mail market is free

January 29, 2013 in Banking & Finance, Business News, General, Markets, News, Polish Business, Politics, Uncategorized

The Polish mail market has been under the monopoly of the National Post (Poczta Polska) for decades. The last years have brought a slight improvement due to parts the market becoming available to private operators. Starting January 1st, 2013 new legislation has freed the market also for letters weighing under 50 grams. Is this the beginning of the end for the national operator?  

Medical Tourism in Poland

January 27, 2013 in Basic Information, General, Healthcare, Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is a fairly new concept and yet is has developed significantly throughout the last years. Poland is now full of private, state of the art medical cliniques and small hospitals with services ranging from dentistry through significant medical issues onto plastic surgery. All this goes at very reasonable prices, making medical tourism in Poland a good option for many foreigners.