A Drunk’s Brief History of Polish Vodka

“Just drink it,” my friend Rafal said, “it’s just water.” I took a sip from the water bottle and immediately spit it out. “Dude that’s not water, it’s vodka!” I exclaimed. “Well, technically, vodka does mean ‘small water’, so I wasn’t lying”, he quipped. Almost everyone who drinks vodka has a love-hate relationship with it; […]

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Fat Thursday in Poland – Tłusty Czwartek Tradition

Did you know how Polish people celebrate the last Thursday of February? They eat heaps of doughnuts! Yes, that’s true, Poles love their doughnuts 😉 It is not only a traditional Catholic Christian feast marking the last Thursday before Lent but is also associated with the celebration of Carnival! Fat Thursday is a literal translation of the […]

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Chocolate Railway Model in Warsaw

Pictures from Marcin Brzomiński. Do you love chocolate and travelling? We have the best mix of those two this coming month! Museum Station (Stacja Muzeum), in cooperation with the chocolate company E. Wedel, prepared for visitors a model railway – made almost totally out of chocolate! The creator is one of the most famous confectioners […]

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5 Reasons Why The Polish Language is So Hard

  “We have his birthday party on Saturday. Do you want to come?,” asked the mother of my 7-year-old student. I’d long heard and was soon about to experience that learning the Polish language was a really difficult task, especially for native English speakers. But I’d also heard that Poles always appreciate it when you […]

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The 10 Best Craft Beer Bars in Warsaw

Poland has become the latest area in the world to see the powder-keg of the craft beer revolution explode in recent years. Warsaw has particularly welcomed the barrage of barrel aged ales and lagers with open arms. The city boasts over a whopping 25 craft beer bars within its borders and isn’t shy when it […]

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10 Ways Warsaw Will Completely Surprise You

One year ago, I made an incredibly spontaneous decision to move from my picturesque, movie-worthy, Los Angeles beach city of Palos Verdes, California to the unknown, “borderline-Eastern European ” (as we Americans think) city of Warsaw, Poland. Life was decent in good old, sunny Los Angeles: I was your typical, very basic California girl. I […]

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8 Reasons to Spend New Year’s in Poland

Ahhhh… New Year’s Eve. The final evening to what has either been an incredible and fabulous OR dreadful and awful year. Oh and the promise of what 2017 can bring; the anticipation! As a decently well-traveled, Los Angeles native, now-living-in-Europe, social butterfly, I annually endure the age-old question: “Oh my God… how can I top […]

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Free Admissions to Royal Residences in Poland

November may be the best time for History Lovers to visit Poland For the 5th time, four royal residences in Poland will offer free admission during the month of November in what is called in Polish “Darmowy Listopad w Rezydencjach Królewskich” (Free November in Royal Residences). This year, a group of four Polish Royal Residences […]

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Multimedia Fountain Warsaw 2016

Sirens returned to Warsaw and got engaged in the city life. They protect its citizens, and take care of the river and the nature around it. An important part of the performance is the story of Krystyna Krahelska, one of the city heroes, who died in the first days of the Warsaw Uprising. Her face […]

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