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15 Things You Didn't Know About Poland
‘Polish people behave in a different way to the Irish. We’re not so open’
Hi, I spend a lot of time in Poland. Far too much time. One factor has an overwhelming negative influence on my experience here. No one ever smiles. Everyone has a long face and seems to be constantly miserable. You see it everywhere, on the buses and trams, even on the streets of this wonderful, bustling city of Warsaw.
Same tone and same boredom. This guy has a monopolio on Polish TV! Now imagine this situation : Angelina Jolie is swimming, she is going out of the pool completely wet, she flips her hair back and then she starts talking with a sexy voice… everything is going perfect, but suddenly the voice of a boring Polish guy goes off! You want to throw something at your TV! But maybe this is one of the reasons why Polish people are good with languages , because they make the impossible to ignore this guy and pay attention to the original language.
Poland's crippling inferiority complex is increasingly out of date. THIS week's "Wi l der Europe" column over at European Voice, the Economist's sister publication in Brussels, deals with the weird contrast between Poland's current good fortune and the often-gloomy mood of Poles themselves. Poland has never in its history been richer or safer, had a stronger and more popular government, nor been better regarded internationally. But many Poles prefer to wallow in misery than appreciate their good fortune. The Polish media and blogosphere often give that impression. Polish politicians, especially those in government, are knaves and fools. Corruption is endemic, the tentacles of the former security service particularly military intelligence everywhere.
My wife would like to go to Poland and among other things visit the town from where her grandmother was from. However I am a little at unease. Of course these places are very important, but they are sad and there is no way Id go to Poland without visitng them because they are so important. How do you balance if, if you can. All the places you mentioned are either close or within Polish cities with history that predates WW2 by centuries, with great architecture, museums, restaurants. There are also some great sights around if you enjoy nature. Shopping is not a problem.
The Guardian has always had reservations about Poland. Its correspondent in communist Poland of the martial law period, Hella Pick, was highly understanding of the position of the Polish authorities and saw General Jaruzelski, the man who imposed martial law, as a tragic but patriotic figure trying to save Poland from civil war and Soviet intervention. This assertion is not backed by any evidence. No one denies political difference are considerable in Poland. However, in fact the country is a less unequal society since , as reports by the World Bank, Eurostat and Oxfam verify. Unemployment is at a record low and economic growth a steady and impressive 5 percent per annum.