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‘300 Miles to Heaven’ a film review
The film tells a true story of escape of two teenagers who wish to improve life conditions of their family. Great acting, wonderful music and an amazing story of children who oppose the reality they live in. Certainly worth watching!
Fat Thursday feast
The feast of Fat Thursday is celebrated shortly before the Lent. On that day citizens of Poland (as well as Catholic parts of Germany) consume great amounts of sweets. Among the most popular specialties are ‘paczki’ and ‘faworki’.
Kazimierz – Jewish district of Krakow
Jewish quarter is one of the most popular parts of Krakow, among the locals and the tourists. The heritage, cosy cafes and restaurants offering live music add to the popularity of the district. Recommended to every visitor of Krakow.
Academy of Mr Kleks – a film review
The film about Mr Inkblot and the students of his school is one of the most popular Polish movies for children. The story takes us into the world of fairy-tales while marvellous songs entertain the young and the old.
Stereotypes about the Poles
Many countries have probably numerous stereotypes about the Poles. However, very often they do not match with reality or at least with what the Poles think about themselves. Where is the truth then? Probably somewhere between.
Poland has its mermaid too!
Mermaid is a mythical creature that was popularised in various tales and histories. But Poland has also its own legend that says about half woman half fish who protects Warsaw till now. Its story is connected with a popular Polish legend.
Polish culture for children
Gaining knowledge on the country we do not live in is a hard task. As one does not have permanent contact with a given culture, the learning process is much slower. Therefore, it is the best idea to provide experience of the culture already in childhood.
Planning genealogical research
Genealogical research might be very hard. But it can never be successful if you do not gather first all the important information that exists among your family. Ask people, check documents and letters to make your search in Poland easier.
Sportsmen who make Poland proud
Each medal, record and sport achievement seems to heal inferiority complexes of the Poles. If there is no sportsmen who is good at given discipline right now, the Poles endlessly sigh when talking about those from the past.
12 Christmas Eve dishes
It is Polish tradition that during Wigilia (Christmas Eve dinner) 12 dishes must be served. Among them many contain cabbage, mushrooms or poppy. The article will give you some ideas which dishes one can choose for this special evening.
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