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Life in Poland

The Baltic Sea and a Good Night’s Rest

My new friend welcomed me, and I was already feeling better. He carried my bags as all Polish gentlemen insist on doing, and we were on our way to his mother’s house where a fantastic home-cooked meal was waiting.…

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Marketing victim

When I first came to Poland, I was like a blank slate for the Polish advertising industry. The Knorr Chef (do you remember that?), mały głód, the Delma butter guy were all unknown to me. Excluding the few (then)…

Life in Poland

The first time I met Misiu

Do you remember the first time you met your spouse? I do. I was sitting in my room at PZU writing a shopping list in Polish and trying to learn how to pronounce the words before going out. My…


Arrival in POLAND

I’m a grownup My arrival to Poland was a big deal for me. It was the start of a new chapter in my life. My grown-up chapter. Not that I hadn’t been living as an adult already, but it…

Life in Poland

Something about KIELBASA

You’d think that my blog being called Kielbasa Stories, I’d have more posts (or any posts) about the real thing, Polish Kiełbasa. If you are reading this and you don’t know what kielbasa is, stick around for a moment…

Life in Poland

Super Skeeters

Headline: The City has been overrun with mutant Super Skeeters mercilessly biting you and your children day and night getting fat from your blood and coming back for more. Ok, there was no such headline, but I think…