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    FOTO-OPTYKA: Do you need glasses/develop your pics?

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    OPTYKA

    FOTO-OPTYKA contains of two seperate parts: FOTO (photo store and lab - developing pics is 30% cheaper than in Wal-Mart in the USA there) and OPTYKA (glasses and accesories).
    It is the best store with glasses in Tychy. They sell hundreds types of glasses: either sunglasses and corrective glasses. Add glasses for driving at night, at daytime, glasses for kids as well. The best opticians and ophtalmologists (if needed) are at your service there as well.

    There is photo lab (the best inTychy in my opinion) just next door. They developed pictures of Kathy (Kodi01) in... 30 min. with no extra charge.

    What to buy: Sun-glasses :-).

    What to pay: From 10 zl to over 400 zl ($2.5 - over $100.00)

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    TESCO: More than Tyskie beer

    by matcrazy1 Updated Nov 8, 2003

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    KILKENNY, STAROPRAMEN  AND  AMSTERDAM

    Beer (over 100 types, I suppose) is sold in Tesco supermarket. Hmm... not so easy to choose from. Most people buy Polish beer because it's cheaper, usually at least twice than foreign beers. Will it change since 1 May 2004 when Poland join European Community (no more customs for beer).
    But sometimes you can buy foreign (European mainly) beer at lower, promotional prices as well.

    What to buy: As on my picture: Irish Kilkenny beer, Czech Staropramen and Dutch Amsterdam beer. Hmm... nothing compare to Irish Kilkenny :-).

    What to pay: POLISH BEER:
    approx. 2.00 - 3.00 zl for 0.5 l (16.91 oz) =
    Euro: 0.44 - 0.66
    US$: 0.5 - 0.75
    in TESCO on promotion 1.50 zl =
    Euro: 0.33
    US$: 0.38

    Imported beers ar at least twice more expensive: 4.00 - 9.99 zl :-).

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    TESCO: With party barrel of Tyskie beer :-)

    by matcrazy1 Written Nov 8, 2003

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    KATHY  (KODI01)  WITH  TYSKIE  PARTY  BARREL :-)

    Ok, It may look like we drank alot, but we did not purchase this keg of Tyskie beer in TESCO supermarket. Hmm... we could have a great time without it, right, Kathy?

    What to buy: Tyskie beer sold in 5l part barrels (for real Tyskie lovers :-), 50l kegs (for strong men), 0.66l and 0.5l bottles, six-packs (6 bottles a 0.33l) and 0.5l cans + six-packs of cans (for everyone).

    What to pay: The least expensive beer in Tychy :-).
    For 0.5 l (16.91 oz) can:
    2.30 zl = $0.58 = 0.51 euros.

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    Stary targ (old market): Polish or Hungarian plums?

    by matcrazy1 Written Nov 8, 2003

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    POLISH... HUNGARIAN  PLUMS

    Poland is one of top European producer of various fruits like apples, raspberries and plums.
    They are of various colors: yellow, red, purple and navy blue. The last ones are the most popular in Poland and there is common brand of them called... Hungarian plums (sliwki wegierki). Hmmm... do they really originate from Hungary?

    What to buy: Polish... Hungarian plums (sliwki wegierki).

    What to pay: 5.00 zl (over 1 euro) per kg = over $0.6 per pound in October.

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    Stary targ (old market): Yellow and black raspberries?

    by matcrazy1 Written Nov 8, 2003

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    POLISH  RASPBERIES

    There are raspberries - small, soft, red fruits which grows on bushes - sold at Tychy old market. Haha, we have yellow raspberries and black raspberries as well as you can see on my picture. Delisious although a little bit expensive.

    What to buy: Raspberries :-).

    What to pay: Black and yellow - 4.00 zl, black ones - 5.00 zl per box on my picture.

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    Stary targ (old market): Polish strawberries

    by matcrazy1 Written Nov 8, 2003

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    POLISH  STRABERRIES

    Polish strawberries are usually picked up in June and believe me, they taste delicious.

    Haha, I remember how I was suprised once driving to Sicily, Italy and looking at fresh, just picked up strawberries in southern Italy in very late... April - lucky area :-).

    What to buy: Polish strawberries :-).

    What to pay: Polish strawberries 4.00 zl, imported ones 8.00 zl per box on my picture in October (EXPENSIVE!). In June below 2.00 zl per kg :-) = below half euro per kg or 1US$ per pound.

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    Stary targ (old market): Forest mushrooms

    by matcrazy1 Updated Nov 8, 2003

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    FOREST  MUSHROOMS

    We have a lot of forest mushrooms in fall/automn. They are sold at Tychy old market (stary targ) and taste/smell delicious, believe me.
    Don't be afraid - all forest mushrooms are checked (whether they are not poisonous) by trained specialists each day before putting them on sale. NO poisonous mushrooms there, never!

    What to buy: Polish boletus or other mushrooms.

    What to pay: 8.00 zl per box on my picture (1 pound, half a kilo or so).

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    Stary targ (old market): Fresh vegetables and fruits

    by matcrazy1 Written Nov 8, 2003

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    OLD  MARKET  (STARY  TARG)

    If you want to buy fresh vegetables and/or fruits go to so called "Stary targ" = old market located in... a busy downtown of Tychy.

    Other posibilities: supermarkets like TESCO, Hypernova, Leader Price (probably the cheapest but limited choice and quality), local small groceries (more expensive, limited choice but more personal service, I could say).

    What to buy: Polish apples - there are a lot of brands, Urszula likes Cortland and Champions apples.

    What to pay: 1.40 zl per kg (0.31 euros per kg or $0.17! per pound).

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    Stary targ (old market): Kathy and the local market

    by matcrazy1 Updated Nov 8, 2003

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    KATHY  AT  TYCHY  LOCAL  MARKET

    This local market, I visited with Kathy is the only local market of its own kind which still survived in Tychy. It's called "stary targ" by locals which means old market in Polish language.
    There are a lot of small and very small mini-stores packed one by one and opened to the street located on a tiny square there. They are family run businesses and it seems that they are very good businesses :-))).

    What to buy: Fresh vegetables, fruits, forest mushrooms (in fall/autumn), Polish sausages or ham, some local craft, woolen homemade sweaters, leather slippers.

    What to pay: Inexpensive area :-).

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    TESCO: Polish sausages (kielbasa)

    by matcrazy1 Written Nov 7, 2003

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    POLSKA  KIELBASA  =  POLISH  SAUSAGES

    There are a lot of various types of Polish kielbasa (sausages) sold in TESCO supermarket. Each is better than... that one I bought in the USA (in Wal-Mart as I remember).

    What to buy: Polish kielbasa (Polish sausage) or delicious Polish ham.

    What to pay: From 10.00 to 30.00 zl per kilogram (2 - 7 euro; $1.5 - $4.5 per pound).

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    TESCO: Do you like nuts?

    by matcrazy1 Updated Nov 7, 2003

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    MY  FAVOUTRITE  PEANUTS

    There are a lot of various types of nuts available in TESCO supermarket. Some of them still remain unknown for me.

    Haha, I bought nuts called Brazil nuts once (strange shape and funny brown shell). Believe me, they tasted delicious although I had to fight looong to destroy their thick and hard nutshells :-).
    The most popular (and cheapest, I think) are Polish walnuts. I don't know why but they are called Italian nuts in Poland.

    What to buy: Peanuts because they are easy to eat :-).

    What to pay: As I remeber below 2 euros per kilo or below $1 per pound.

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    TESCO: Polish liquors

    by matcrazy1 Updated Nov 7, 2003

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    CHOPIN  VODKA

    There is liquor store in TESCO supermarket. You can choose from less and more famous Polish vodka there.

    Traditional Polish vodka is called Zubrowka with a blade of grass inside a bottle. The name derives from zubr = aurochs, Polish bison, engandered species of mammal which survived in Poland till nowadays - haha, they are still living in highly restricted and fenced area very close to Tychy.
    I do not like zubrowka - it tastes and smells of herbs. Some folks drink it mixed with apple juice and ice.

    What to buy: Chopin vodka - look at my picture.

    What to pay: For 0.7 liter looong bottle = 23.67 oz :-) :
    43.00 zl = $10.83 = 9.45 euros.

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    TESCO: Tyskie Gronie Beer

    by matcrazy1 Updated Nov 7, 2003

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    CAN  OF  TYSKIE  GRONIE  BEER

    Large discount market best for food and drink/booze shopping.

    What to buy: TYSKIE GRONIE beer is the successor of long centuries of beer brewing tradition in Tychy. The tradition goes back to the 17th century. Connoisseurs of this brand are fond of its delicate hop aroma, golden colour and thick, white head. The aroma, being the assurance of excellent taste, is beyond the reach of most Polish beers of that type.
    Extr. 11.7%
    Alc. 5.5f*
    Source of the above text and more: click here

    What to pay: For 0.5 l (16.91 oz) can:
    2.30 zl = $0.58 = 0.51 euros.

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    TESCO: Tyskie Mocne Beer

    by matcrazy1 Updated Nov 7, 2003

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    BOTTLE  OF  TYSKIE  MOCNE  BEER

    Large discount store best for food and drink/booze shopping.

    What to buy: Of course always fresh and cold beer made in TYCHY brewery - TYSKIE MOCNE BEER which means Tyskie Strong Beer. The strongest of all types of Tyskie Beer.

    What to pay: For 0.5 l (16.91 oz) can:
    2.60 zl = $0.65 = 0.57 euros.

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    TESCO: Tyskie Ksiazece Beer

    by matcrazy1 Updated Nov 7, 2003

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    TYSKIE  KSIAZECE  BEER

    Large discount market best for food and drink/booze shopping.

    What to buy: Tyskie Ksiazece Beer which means Tyskie Prince Beer.

    This beer is unique for the subtle hop aroma and delicate bitterness. Proper saturation with carbon dioxide contributes to the thick and rich head, while the golden color makes you try and taste it and stay true to the brand.
    Extract: 12 percent
    Alcohol: 5.7 percent
    Source of the above text and picture and more: click here

    What to pay: For 0.5 l (16.91 oz) can:
    2.50 zl = $0.63 = 0.55 euros.

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