Polish Easter Eggs – Pisanki

April 2, 2013 in Arts, Basic Information, Children, Food, General, Lifestyle, Polish Matters, Travelling Poland

Better late than never … I meant to bring up this post before Easter and not a day after, but time is more of a foe than a friend, especially during Holiday season. Anyway, a typical Easter tradition in Poland are the Polish Easter Eggs – known as pisanki. They come in a large variety of sorts and can be self-made or bought from professional “pisanki makers”. Here’s a brief look at the home made version …  

Polish Easter and the Polish Mazurek cake

March 25, 2013 in Basic Information, Food, General, History, Leisure, Lifestyle, Polish Matters, Travelling Poland

Easter is approaching fast (too fast perhaps – time really is flying) and it’s about time to write something about the Polish Easter traditions. There are many, coming both from the Catholic religion as well as from pure, national habits. Hopefully, I will have the time to go through many of them, but we’ll start with the Polish Mazurek – an Easter cake.

A stag party in Poland

February 13, 2013 in Accomodation, Attractions, Finance, Food, International, Leisure, Lifestyle, Transport, Travelling Poland

Having that one last, full blown party right before getting married should be quite something, right? There are numerous reasons why many people decide on a stag party in Poland to say goodbye to their single state. The options to spend a great night or a great weekend in Poland are endless, and don’t come down just to drinking and lap-dancing.  

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?