Useful Polish Phrases for Travel

Useful Polish Phrases for Travel

‘Tak’ is the Polish ‘yes’, to express ‘no’ you say ‘nie’, pronounced as ‘nyeh’. The Polish said ‘OK’ by saying ‘Dobrze’. Beyond the yes and no, we may want to ask some simple questions when the time and opportunity arise. For example, if you want to ask ‘What’ you say ‘Co’, to ask ‘Where’ you can say ‘Gdzie’ or ‘guh’. To ask ‘when’, you can ask ‘Kiedy’ and this is pronounced as ‘key yeh dey’. Why and how, so for ‘who’ you say ... [ read more ]

Have a Wianki Krakow

Have a Wianki Krakow

What we called garlands, for the Poles in Polish they are the ‘Wianki’. This is the largest annual cultural event, with music and also performances. Besides having a competition for the most beautiful wreath amongst the ladies, there are other activities like fortune telling, burning of herbs and jumping over bonfires. The overall impression as well as the use of the artistic elements with a close reference to the tradition are evaluated during the garland competition. A little historica... [ read more ]

Artistic Poles that Ever Lived

Artistic Poles that Ever Lived

Wonderful culture in theater, writing and music is what Poland is well endowed with. The Poles could have been thorn emotionally with their national struggles, the Second World War and the Holocaust. One hundred and fifty years had passed but the haunting feeling still remains. Literary Tradition of Poland The major Polish literature was in Latin and it was so until the early 18th century. One of the greatest poet is Czesław Miłosz who is also a prose writer as well as a translator. The cl... [ read more ]

The Polish Port City, Elblag

The Polish Port City, Elblag

Check out this medium-sized port city that is inhabited with only 126 thousand people. Elblag is in the Northern Poland belonging to the Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodeship. The people here live on this city that lies on the Elblag River. This 14.5 kilometer river connects to Lake Druzno and the Vistula Lagoon. Infact, Lake Druzno is not deep to qualify as a lake. Jagielloński and Elblaski Channels as well as some other lakes are in vicinity. So if you like lakes and nature, this might be a go... [ read more ]

Euro 2012 in Warsaw

Euro 2012 in Warsaw

This year, the Capital of Poland, Warsaw will be the host for the largest number of matches at Euro 2012. The UEFA European Soccer Cup is what everyone in the city is counting down to. You can find people at the main entrance of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, celebrating the 100 days to the day of the tournament. Some of the interesting highlights you can get to see if you are visiting Warsaw during this countdown period is the ‘First UEFA EURO 2012 Wave. This WARSAW WAVE sta... [ read more ]

The Traditional Polish Soups

The Traditional Polish Soups

This part of the Eastern European flavors for soups are mostly made with vegetables. For example the first we would like to introduce is the White borscht or Beetroot borscht. Zurek is the other type but borscht is a brighter soup. Commonly found toppings on this soup is the bacon crackling, fried onion, dill, parsley leaves. It has a little sour taste usually because of the use of sauerkraut. Wheat flour or rye flour is used as the thickening ingredient. Traditionally the Polish white borsc... [ read more ]

Winter Activities in Poland

Winter Activities in Poland

Many activities are available in wintertime especially outdoor activities. One of which is making use of the lakes and canals particularly those of the northern parts of Poland. These ice fields originally lakes are so huge and flat and you can find thousands of them including rivers and canals just within that region. The largest lakes are the Mamry, Nidzkie, the Śniardwy, Niegocin and Bełdany. For artificial water bodies next to the dams in the southern parts, they are frozen as well. So... [ read more ]

Holiday Destinations – Beskids

Holiday Destinations – Beskids

One of the more significant towns is the Makow Podhalanski or the Middle Beskid of Sucha Beskidzka and Myslenice. This is a place to escape from the city as it is a series of mountain ranges from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine and Poland. The Hoverla is the highest amongst the Beskidy. It is more than 2000 metres and can be found at the Chornohora region. If you enjoy walking, or hiking, it is simply a paradise as it has the best blazed rails and very charming mountain huts. Be soaked in ... [ read more ]