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1. ‘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!
2. Sauerkraut with beans recipe
sauerkraut, dish, Christmas, beans,
3. In Darkness, a film review
Agnes Holland is one of directors who gained recognition outside of Poland. Her last movie has been nominated to the Oscar awards. It is definitely worth recommending, especially that it depicts the real story of a group of Jews that went through Holocaust in Lvov. They hid in the sewers to save the
4. Old Good Marriage, sung Polish poetry
There is a big group of Poles who love so called ‘sung poetry’. These are songs, very often poems to which music has been composed, that have deeper meaning than nowadays music. One of the bands that is very popular – since 25 years – is called Stare Dobre Malzenstwo.
5. Traditions of Christmas presents in Poland
Tradition of Polish Christmas differs depending on the region. Some people believe in Saint Nicholas (or its American version – Santa Claus) while others believe it is the Star, Child Jesus or Father Frost bringing presents under the Christmas Tree. Read more to get acquainted with the traditi
6. Lodz, Polish city
It is one of the biggest Polish cities nowadays. Its development was especially based on industry. Although it seems to be a little bit forgotten or neglected by Polish tourist, one must remember that Lodz used to play an important function. After WW II it was announced temporary capital city of the
7. Bolek and Lolek cartoon
There are some animated TV series that we all love to come back too. Bolek and Lolek is children cartoon from the times of my childhood. It is about adventures of two young brothers. As it does not contain polish dialogues, it was promoted also outside of Poland.
8. Fawley Court, Polish soul of Great Britain
England has a small village that used to be a centre for Polish immigrants from the time of the World War II. It was school for boys. The Congregation of Marian Fathers, that led the school, decided however to sell the property after 55 years.
9. Polish weather – Summer and Autumn
Summer and Autumn are totally different when it comes to the weather in Poland. The first one brings a lot of sun and lots of joy to children that enjoy their time off school. Autumn charms us with its beautiful colors that are visible on the trees.
10. How much does a Trojan Horse weigh?, a film review
Janusz Machulski is one of the best directors of Polish comedies. His movies are funny and unique. He decided to make an experiment and create a comedy similar to those he made 20 or 30 years ago. Some say it was nothing like his other movies but you would need to see yourself to decide.
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