Difficult past in the movies

Difficult past in the movies Posted on 03. Feb, 2013 by Kasia in Culture, Famous people, History, Movies Two of the best films on the Holocaust, “Schindler’s List” by Steven Spielberg and “The Pianist” by Roman Polański, both feature exceptional Germans performing noble actions during the second world war. In a similar vein, “In Darkness”, directed by Agnieszka Holland, and...

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Sayings about February

Sayings about February Posted on 27. Feb, 2013 by Kasia in Calendar, Nature, Phrases, Rhymes Today some common Polish sayings about the month of February (Luty)!   Czasem sie Luty zlituje że człek niby wiosnę czuje ale czasem sie tak zżyma że człek prawie nie wytrzyma. Sometimes February has compassion for us and it feels like spring, but sometimes it is so harsh, that the man can hardly...

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Józef Glemp

Józef Glemp Posted on 02. Feb, 2013 by Kasia in Famous people, Religion Cardinal Józef Glemp, primate of Poland during the Solidarity years, died on January 23rd, aged 83. HE WAS small. That was the first thing people noticed about him, even before the jug ears, the simian upper lip and the habit he had, a disconcerting one, of closing his eyes when he spoke. His churchman’s cappa and lace...

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Walentynki

Walentynki Posted on 14. Feb, 2013 by Kasia in Calendar, Culture, Holidays Valentine’s Day is a relatively modern concept in Poland and, like Halloween, seems to have come from the west over the past 20 years. For Poles the traditional ‘Lovers’ Day’ as it were would be Kupała or St. John’s Night – celebrated on the night of June 21st. Marking the beginning of summer the tradition...

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Flaki anyone?

Flaki anyone? Posted on 15. Jan, 2013 by Kasia in cooking, Culture, food Flaki is a traditional Polish meat stew in the form of a dense soup. Name – flaki or its diminutive flaczki (both are plural) – comes from its main ingredient: cleaned strips of beef tripe. To be more brutal: fragments of the stomach! No matter how oddly it sounds – believe me that flaki is really tasty!. However, even...

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