Warsaw Local Customs

  • Polish toilet sign
    Polish toilet sign
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  • Zywiec - Polish beer
    Zywiec - Polish beer
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    50 Zloty note
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  • 1. Culture

    Poland is famous for a vodka-drinking tradition. Nevertheless, there are some popular Polish beers. One famous brewery is Zywiec which was founded in 1852 and nowadays owned by Heineken. Another...

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  • 2. Language

    Whenever travelling abroad, it's a good idea to remain in touch with your respective consulate and/or embassy. Just in case you need their assistance (lost passport, marriage arrangements, etc.)...

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  • 3. Palace of Culture and Science

    A controversial gift from Stalin is called the Palace of Culture and Science (Palac Kultury i Nauki, PKiN). For most (but not all) Poles, including me, this building is a symbol of communism and...

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  • 4. Shopping

    Good Buy. Smokers are on a winner here. Great availability of English and US cigarettes. Markets are the best place to buy, but check prices around before purchasing. There can be differences with...

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  • 5. Estatuas / Statues

    In Warsaw there are many statues dedicated to their great characters , surely we forgot many, but we liked those of:- Frederic Chopin, Warsaw's favorite son-...

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  • 6. Entrance Fee Required

    We were most surprised when we visited the Jewish Cemetary to be told to return to the gate house and pay an entrance fee (the sign was hidden by overgrown...

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  • 7. Meeting Points in Warsaw - the top list!

    If you are meeting up in Warsaw either with a local or other people it is very likely that they will ask you to meet at any of the points listed below (in...

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  • 8. Thank you = Keep the change

    When we checked in at the hotel, we got a complimentary copy of In Your Pocket Guide (English), which is a very easy to read and useful guide about Warsaw. One...

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  • 9. Dress style

    Here, in Warsaw, in my opinion, much more people who wear outfit, that is more shiny, with glazy details on it. If you go to shop, you could see more outfits...

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  • 10. Polish Money

    Although Poland joined the European Union (EU) on the 1st of May 2004, they don't have the Euro as currency. Poland's currency is still the Zloty. 1 Zloty is...

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  • 11. Really odd shape for a Skyscraper !!!

    Right in downtown Warsaw, there's one particular building I found quite odd. I do not want to be a bad critic here but "why was this building projected with...

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  • 12. Alluminations in wintertime

    In December and January, Warszawa is decorated with an almost unlimited amount of lights to keep away the long nights. These alluminations do not only come in...

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  • 13. The Warszawian mermaid

    Though far from the sea, Warszawa has as icon a mermaid. Not just a beautiful little girl with fishtale that coames her long hair sitting on a rock ... no, the...

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  • 14. Tipping

    Photo from the tipping jar at Oki Doki's bar (sorry for the bad picture). In case you can't read the picture:"Tipping improves your:- Sex appeal- PotencyNot to...

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  • 15. Poles applaud when the plane lands

    I don't know if this is true for everyone else in Poland but all the Poles in our flight (and they were about 75% of the passengers) applauded when the plane...

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  • 16. Cuisine

    Meat and a shot of potato vodka is the basic thrust of Polish cuisine, with pickled root vegetables and black bread on the side. Traditional Polish specialties...

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  • 17. Local Food Vendors

    We saw alot of streetside vendors,especially food vendors.We found the pastery and otherofferings they had to be fresh andreally tasty.We recommend that you...

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  • 18. Slums in Warsaw?

    I haven't seen any slums in Warsaw. I mean an overcrowded and squalid district inhabited by the very poor and characterized by high rates of poverty and...

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  • 19. Pretty Petals on every street corner...

    Polish people (and also most other Eastern European nations) are extremely fond of flowers. I have known a Russian work colleague, a Slovenian friend and now...

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  • 20. Graffiti in any language....

    Always interesting to see what other countries decide to do with their graffiti. I don't always know what they are saying, but it's always interesting to me....

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  • 21. The Poet who wasn't allowed to stand tall

    Pomnik Adama Miekiewicza (Monument to Adam Mickiewicz) was sculptured in 1898 by Cyprian Godebski and the plinth designed by Jozef Piu Dziekonski and Wydyslaw...

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  • 22. Let the Locals Entertain You

    We saw the young trio of musicians many times and in lots of locations during our visit. The young lads played classical music and given their ages it was...

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  • 23. Saturday A Popular Day for a Wedding

    While wandering Warsaw's lovely streets, seeing many Churches and beautiful parks we could not help but notice there were so many Wedding Ceremonies taking...

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  • 24. Warsaw in European Union

    On May 1, 2004 Poland joined the European Union - intergovernmental and supranational union of 25 (in 2006; add Bolgaria and Romania in 2007) democratic...

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  • 25. Hanging frame for carpets (trzepak)

    This metal frame with two horisontal crosspieces put in the middle of a yard of an old house in my picture was used in the past to beat dust out of a carpet...

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