Culture and language of Poland

Polish Oscar winners

When we think of Polish Oscar winners, we think mainly of Wajda, Polański and, recently, Pawlikowski. These brilliant filmmakers are the brightest points in the sky of Polish cinematography, where generations have been brought up. It is worth knowing, however, that there are many more Polish filmmakers who have been awarded the American Film Academy …

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When you’re a student and you need some extra cash…

Students are known for not having much money. Only some can count on financial help from the university, the rest have to cope on their own. Support from parents is often too small to be enough to live in a big city, so there is still work to do. But what and where? To dispel …

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How to avoid culture shock in Poland (and enjoy it)

Every country has customs that confuse and sometimes even shock foreigners. Polish people have their celebrations, special occasions or just everyday customs, that surprises everyone, except them. To prepare you against cultural shock, I made a shortlist of very Polish habits and traditions. Instead of surprise and confusion, you will be able to enjoy yourself …

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Polish alcohol (and why it’s much more than vodka)

“Polish vodka” is a well-known sentence all around the world. Heck, even Bruce Willis himself advertised Polish vodka “Sobieski” some time ago. Although vodka is Poland’s one of the most popular export commodity, Polish alcohols are much more. Especially nowadays, when the local brewing, winemaking, liqueur and cider production industries it thriving. If you are …

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10 most essential Polish movies

History of Polish cinema is a perfect reflection of Polish culture in the last 80 years. Although Poland’s movies date back to 1908, Second World War practically destroyed its industry. The year 1945 became a “year zero” and started postwar resurrection of Polish film. Since then, such iconic filmmakers such as Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Kawalerowicz …

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10 best clubs for students in Poland

Each university city has a unique personality and character. Which express the best in places where students hang out and party. There are literally thousands of clubs and spots in Poland, so that’s why I made the list of ten the best of them. Everyone can quickly end up in the biggest or most common …

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The best ways how to learn Polish

Regarded as too challenging to learn, Polish is often overlooked by tourists and foreigners. People believe that pronouncing “przepraszam” or “poproszę” is beyond their possibilities, in case why they don’t learn Polish. But for those who are travelling through Poland or moved there, knowing necessary Polish help appreciate the country more. It also allows us …

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10 most important (and popular) pieces of Polish culture

There are numerous lists contains the best or most essential pieces of Polish culture. Some of them were settled from artistry point of view or traditional craftsmanship. Others were put together because of historical importance and factors building a national identity. I believe that the most important culture is the one that is still a …

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