..as a born&raised scandinavian you are not used to the men being very.. "gentle". No offence! The blame probably goes a lot the culture, BUT when you then come to an eastern-europe country like Poland.. You feel like a freaking princess!👸🏻 Here's a little story about some polish gentlemen that made my day..
I went out for a little bikeride, but quickly discovered both tires were flat. Some men were working on the the neighbours house, laughed a little & started babbling in polish to me, I asked if he spoke english, but he just kept on speaking polish (lol), he then made a sign for me to follow & he quickly found a pump for my bike & the other guys who worked on the house joined & started pumping my bike. Ain't a lucky one? Oh yes, I felt like a princess. I said one of necessary words you need to know in any language: dziękuję. You guessed it? Well, it means "Thank you". He repeated the word a couple a times, chuckled & continued speaking polish. Oh well, can't wait to actually understand what they are saying, but until now I can only smile & wave goodbye to the nice gentlemen. Being nice, no matter how - just make the day. Even more when it's to strangers.. credit to the polish people!
So.. after this cute little story, to make you feel warm about the heart & hopefully a little smile.. I'm gonna continue with a little list of what I like about Poland so far. So if you ever wonder about going to Poland this could hopefully be a little helpful for you :)
- since we're on it.. The polish Gentlemen !!
- when you're from Scandinavia.. Poland is extremely cheap - mega PLUS. I've even heard it's one of the cheapest countries in Europe.
- they have HUGE cheap second-hand stores with line upon line upon line upon line upo.. yeah, you get the point - filled with clothes, clothes & more clothes + some smaller cute ones. I once found a leatherjacket for only 12 zloty or a shirt for only 3 zloty. (you figure out the valuta, hah!) So new wardrobe for me. (which sounds like a dream when you have been living in a suitcase for about a year..)
- they have the weirdest, most random tastes in gum. But it's goood. I love trying new tastes & it's cheap. It's a win-win. A little polish lesson for you: gum is guma (go-oma) in polish. You're welcome!
- since we're talking about weird combinations of tastes'n'stuff.. The juice is with every fruit and every mix you can think of + 11 more.. I'm telling ya. My tastebuds are defiantly on adventures down here.
- They've got flipping tictac MINIONS!!! if you're not following my instagram, first of all: shame on you! Second of all: you missed the epic photo of my new mini-minions friends in tictac-version!! But I've got your back ;) Click here too see the photo.
- I get to use & see the letters C, Z & W a looot more.. cause we don't use'em much where I lived before.. unless you were in a WC-zone? But who is? I haven't even heard of it. Anywaaays.. Next!
- New nature, cities, places, buildings.. To explore! I love exploring. New places to bike, new places to photograph, new people to meet, new houses to get inspired by, new food to taste.. I'm just trying to enjoy the magic of new beginnings. #wanderlust (some small travel guides may appear on the blog sooner or later)
- Street-entertainers. I don't know if that has an 'official' word or name? But that's my word for it. They have those in Scandinavia too, but it's just like they have a little more here.. & then the creativity flows a little more. At least there's this bubble-guy. Who makes huuuge & beautiful bubbles who attracts every child & uh.. Childlike-soul like me :)
// Line Thybo ✨