Category Archives: Culture

Labor Day, Flag Day and Constitution Day – May 1-3

In Poland, the beginning of May is a time for remembrance and celebration. They get three days of holiday in a row (though the 2nd technically is still a work day), which is used to spend time with the family … Continue reading

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Polish Film No. 5 – Jak Rozpętałem II Wojnę Światową – 1969

The films for today are the three part adventure/war/comedy/epic: Jak Rozpętałem II Wojnę Światową or, in English, How I Unleashed The Second World War. Based on the book by Kazimierz Sławiński, “Przygody kanoniera Dolasa,” the plot follows a young Polish … Continue reading

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List of Pizzas You Can Order In Poland

I’m pretty sure the love of pizza is a universal phenomenon. That being said, there are different ideas concerning good pizza toppings in Europe and North America. What follows are just a few of the pizzas I’ve seen available in … Continue reading

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Polish Gaming No. 6 – Kolejka

Today’s game is not electronic in any way! Its old-fashioned board gaming and, really, you don’t know how old-fashioned it is. We’re taking you on a journey through time to the year 1980 in Poland. During this time, the Communist … Continue reading

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Malbork Castle and the Teutonic Knights

While traveling through Northern Poland, I had the opportunity to visit what was once the capital of the Teutonic Knights: Malbork Castle in Marienburg (modern day Malbork). It’s the word’s largest castle and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage … Continue reading

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Journal Update No. 15 – Gdańsk and Grudziądz

Part two of what is likely going to be my last major trip through Poland this year. Gdańsk was said to be founded in the same year (or close to) the creation of Poland in 966. Since that time it … Continue reading

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Journal Update No. 14 – Traveling Through Northern Poland

It’s been a busy few weeks that have been topped off with a trip up through the North of Poland. On today’s travel schedule we have: the port city of Gdynia; that old city, Gdańsk; and, finally, the unique architecture … Continue reading

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