What and where…. is the Polish folklore?

Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination. Theodor Adorno   Folklore in Poland varies from region to region with regard to patterns, colors, common melodies and songs as well as cuisine, dialects and dance. It is associated with rustic life, since old traditions are most difficult to extirpate in rural areas.…

Stories behind the Polish cuisine.

‘If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart’. Cesar Chavez Proverbs give a great insight into culture as they reflect attitudes and wisdom existing in a community. Because our existence depends on eating and drinking, it…

Catching up with Polish trains

‘Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner’. Walt Disney There is something mysterious about trains. Old steam-engines…

From Africa to Poland…

Poland is facing a huge problem regarding the labor supply. The consequences of a sudden drop in labor supply are disastrous for a country. The main solution to this problem is attracting immigrants, which has already been adopted by Western European countries.  Polish government officials publicly expressed that they must adopt the same solution and…

Dating a Polish woman

I met a beautiful girl. What shouldn’t I do? She is Polish. Does it matter? It probably does matter for someone from a completely different cultural background. However, men and women come from different planets anyways, so even if you were Polish it would not necessarily allow you to understand your new date better. There…