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Old 04-08-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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Poland, Questions?

I'm a 22 year old HU NL player currently living in Warsaw, but I grow up near Wroclaw and spent my high school there. I'm studying economics (not doing great, guess why:P) and train triathlon for Ironman distance.

The country is known for its attractive tourist-spots, history, great parties and ofc for the most beautiful women in the world

Animated short history of Poland: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DrXgj1NwN8

Short vid with pictures of Poland: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMNMe...eature=related (music sux, but haven't found better one)

If u have any questions about regarding Poland or anything, I'll try to help.

During summer I run two guesthouses near baltic sea in Wladyslawowo (near Gdansk). I'll be there from July to August with all my grinding stuff. I'd be happy if u would like to come, especially Hu players. Pm me if want more info

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Old 04-09-2011, 12:31 PM   #2
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During summer I run two guesthouses near baltic sea in Wladyslawowo (near Gdansk). I'll be there from July to August with all my grinding stuff. I'd be happy if u would like to come
how busy does Wladyslawowo get in the summer? Given that I went to Sopot last May Day how would it compare in terms of things to do/the beach/parties?

I kinda impulsively bought a ticket to Wroclaw for July so I'm kind of tempted to roll through now.........
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Old 04-09-2011, 02:47 PM   #3
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how busy does Wladyslawowo get in the summer? Given that I went to Sopot last May Day how would it compare in terms of things to do/the beach/parties?

I kinda impulsively bought a ticket to Wroclaw for July so I'm kind of tempted to roll through now.........
Every summer Wladyslawowo gets super busy. It has like 15k inhabitants, but during summer it is like 150k or even more. The beach is rly wide, clean and sometimes rly crowded. I've worked there as a life guard for about 3 years, and i rly love the place (but maybe im not totally objective ).

If u dont lik crowded beaches, u have Chalupy 2km from Wladyslawowo. There are rly nice places, where u can sunbathe without seeing other people They spread all along the Hel Peninsula (abuot 33km). On the other side there is Puck Bay and it great spot for sufing and kite surfing.

Wladyslawowo is tourist city, so cant go to theatre or museum there. All those things are in Gdańsk, Gdynia, Sopot and it is 1h by train from Wladyslawowo. On the other side u can party here all night, every day. There some rly nice places to go and as u probably know polish people know how to have fun. I'll show everything if u come. This year also all discos along the Hel Peninsula are closed due to some new restrictions, and all parties have to be in Wladyslawowo. I can't even imagine it right now, cos there are more than 1 million people nearby. i suppose there will be lots of new spots to go.

Beside all that there is the Central Sports Centre called "CETNIEWO" with great sports-recreational facilities like swimming poll, tennis courts and spa.

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Old 04-09-2011, 08:17 PM   #4
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your english is pretty good. how about everyone else's? especially with respect to how well they speak it.
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:56 PM   #5
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your english is pretty good. how about everyone else's? especially with respect to how well they speak it.
hmm it depends, most people know english only at basic level, so you won't have problems with shopping, ordering meal etc. Almost all young people know english, but they do not speak fluenlty. Ofc u will meet without problem people, who speak rly good, but they in most cases come from big cities and finished good high schools. Just wanted to give you general idea
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:47 AM   #6
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what kinda peak temperature does it hit during summer? and can u arrange a meet with girl number 7(2nd from left) in first pic?!?!?
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what kinda peak temperature does it hit during summer? and can u arrange a meet with girl number 7(2nd from left) in first pic?!?!?
Summers see an average temperature of about 20°C to 27°C. In parts of southern Poland, away from the moderating influence of the coast, summer temperatures can actually reach in excess of 30°C.

Can't help with girl from pic, but you can be sure that there will be lots of girls like her on first party u come to
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:56 AM   #8
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How much for girls like that?
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:23 AM   #9
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How much for girls like that?
lol im not an expert, but it is probably cheap like 100-150pln/ h (25-37 euro) and maybe there are some exlusive for over than 200pln. I know that many foreigners make sex trips to poland.
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lol im not an expert, but it is probably cheap like 100-150pln/ h (25-37 euro) and maybe there are some exlusive for over than 200pln. I know that many foreigners make sex trips to poland.
LOL

Temperature is actually hotter then i thought it would be, nice!
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:33 AM   #11
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polish casinos? what are the laws for online poker?is it safe to have accounts in banks there?also i speak a little russian ( i am from greece) can i communicate with local ppl there?
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:51 PM   #12
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Sweet pictures......I'm sold!

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On the other side u can party here all night, every day. There some rly nice places to go and as u probably know polish people know how to have fun. I'll show everything if u come.
That's all I needed to hear........

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If u dont lik crowded beaches, u have Chalupy 2km from Wladyslawowo. There are rly nice places, where u can sunbathe without seeing other people
If you saw me you'd see I don't need a suntan
Looks like as long as my money is straight I'll be there!
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:25 PM   #13
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polish casinos? what are the laws for online poker?is it safe to have accounts in banks there?also i speak a little russian ( i am from greece) can i communicate with local ppl there?
There are casinos in every big city, but u can't play poker, cos it is officially banned. In reality u can play some tournaments in most cities and probably also cash games. Most action is in Warsaw, but u have to know where to go.

Online poker is also illegal, but thousands of polish people play online. I have never heard of any problems, cos u play online poker. I'm not sure what u mean by " is it safe to have accounts in banks there". Polish banking system is stable and low event risk. In terms of poker there are not many real poker pros in poland, but most of them use moneybookers or neteller, when making withdrawals. Nowdays i dont see any risk, but still i wouldn't make direct transfers between pokerroom and bank acc just in case. Hope that is what u wanted to know If not, answer for details.

I think you will have problems with communication only using basic russian. From what I have seen u will understand sth, but they wont, unless u are somehow great at charades :P U will do much better with english.

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Old 04-11-2011, 06:07 AM   #14
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If you saw me you'd see I don't need a suntan
Looks like as long as my money is straight I'll be there!

heheh just hit me when u know everything
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:22 AM   #15
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Hi there!

You opened the topic at the right moment, op! Thanks for that

Just this days I closed a semi-route which obviously Includes Poland. Initially I was planning to visit Warsaw, Wroclaw and Krakow but now you mentioned this beach place I am willing to go there too! What do you think of these places ? 20-25 days is enough ?

You said that there are some cash games running there: what limit would it be in euros ?
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:30 AM   #16
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Ohhhh I forgot: what would be the best way in your opinion to go to Bucharest ?Train ? How much does it costs ? Any general Idea would be really appreciated because I have absolutely no clue on how much I would spend to go there.


Oh btw just being curious: How much would it cost in your opinion to live there with basic expenses ? I mean, how much does a rent costs ? and food ? doesn't need to be something balla, just decent(living alone or maybe sharing with another students, I don't mind)

Do you know if colleges there has subjects taught in english for like a visiting student ?

I am asking because I am thinking of the possibility of making a few subjects in english in one of this places: Poland/Czech republic(prague)/Estonia(Tallinn/Tartu). Which city in Poland would you recomend in case if I decide to go there ? I would love to have a review from you!
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:50 AM   #17
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Hi there!

You opened the topic at the right moment, op! Thanks for that

Just this days I closed a semi-route which obviously Includes Poland. Initially I was planning to visit Warsaw, Wroclaw and Krakow but now you mentioned this beach place I am willing to go there too! What do you think of these places ? 20-25 days is enough ?

You said that there are some cash games running there: what limit would it be in euros ?

hey, where are u from? i think 20-25 day is a lot to see everything in Poland. Warsaw, Kraków and Wroclaw are must-see places.

Krakow is one of the most beatiful cities with lots of tourists visiting it. For centuries Krakow was the capital of Poland, so it has rly rich history and great climate. Nowadays it connects tradition with modernity. There are lots of info about Krakow: http://www.krakow.pl/en/

Wroclaw is the best place to go, when u like to party a lot. It is known for its beautiful Old City full of pubs and discos. I lived there for 3 years and absolutely love the place. U have to see also Botanical garden, biggest zoo in Poland and Ostrow Tumski with amazing climate. Lots of info is here: http://www.wroclaw.pl/index,1.dhtml

Warsaw has a little bit hectic atmosphere and is rly crowded place. There are lots of places to see. In my opinion u have to see great city park Lazienki. Additionaly if you’re looking for all-night parties and great clubs you wont get dissapointed. More Info: http://www.um.warszawa.pl/en

Beside those 3 place there lots more to see, especially if you are into nature. Polish mountains are good choice (Zakopane, Karpacz etc) and also an area in northeastern Poland famous for its 2,000 lakes, called Masuria. U will find lots of useful info here: http://www.poland.pl/ . I will be also happy, if u come to Wladyslawowo

Most games in Warsaw are 1/2 PLN with straddle 5 (0,25e/0,5e/ 1,25e) and 5/5 with straddle 10 (1,25/1,25/ 2,5e). They are super soft, and a little bigger than normal: at 1/2 normally u open like 10-12 with stradlle about 20. Most games are Holdem, plo and dealer choice (mostly 5 cards omaha pot limit). There is no rake, but u pay 10 pln/ hour to play. I have heard also about bigger games in Krakow like Holdem 25/50pln with stradlle 100 (6/23/25e).

Ask if u want to know sth more
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Ohhhh I forgot: what would be the best way in your opinion to go to Bucharest ?Train ? How much does it costs ? Any general Idea would be really appreciated because I have absolutely no clue on how much I would spend to go there.
Imo best choice is plane and it is not even close. You gonna save your time and nervs, cos trains in Poland rly sux. Max cost is 220 euro , but it would be a lot cheaper if u choose cheap flights.

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Oh btw just being curious: How much would it cost in your opinion to live there with basic expenses ? I mean, how much does a rent costs ? and food ? doesn't need to be something balla, just decent(living alone or maybe sharing with another students, I don't mind)
It is rly hard to say, cos prices are a lot diffrent in diffrent places. Warsaw is the most expensive, than Krakow and Wroclaw. In warsaw u can rent nice modern flat for about 2k pln (500euro) monthly, room with other students is about 500-600pln monthly. Food is not expensive. i would say that for basic expenses u need at least 1k pln (decent living) .

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Do you know if colleges there has subjects taught in english for like a visiting student ?

I am asking because I am thinking of the possibility of making a few subjects in english in one of this places: Poland/Czech republic(prague)/Estonia(Tallinn/Tartu). Which city in Poland would you recomend in case if I decide to go there ? I would love to have a review from you!
Of course they have, there are lots of foreign in Warsaw, Wroclaw and Krakow. I would reccomend only those 3 places.

I "study" finance at The Warsaw School of Economics and i know u can study everything in English in there. Info: http://www.sgh.waw.pl/index_en.html

General info about Warsaw: http://www.um.warszawa.pl/en/articles/study-warsaw

Most polish unis offer subjects in english, dont know what you are interested in. You have to look at specific ones.

Hope that would help.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:53 AM   #19
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up, for more questions?
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:10 AM   #20
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Thansk a lot for helping me, Jekus! Actually when I was referring to live with other students/other poker players I meant not to share a room, I REALLY need privacy basically for 2 reasons:

1) I'm a poker pro so sharing the room is ont an option, I need to grind

2) Having your own room it's better for sexy time :P

Anyway I Usually grind some HU as well and I would like to have a few infos about your iron man training, if you don't mind(I only ran a half marathon a few years ago but I suck at swimming and bike) so I would like to exchange a few ideas and ofc we should meet for a few beers there in the city that I forgot the name which has a lake and etc haha ^^

I am sending you a PM!
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:43 AM   #21
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coming home for Easter, so i will have lots of time. Can answer some questions, if u still want to know sth?
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do poker players in poland generally pay taxes on their online poker winnings? since it is illegal, i figure not, but does the bank or government ever ask where the money comes from? or do they just not care if it is not a huge amount?
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:51 PM   #23
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I'm in Berlin currently. Which place should I visit in Poland which is a short train ride away? Maybe a day trip, 2 hour train ride sort of thing. Warsaw looks like it's 5 hours away so that's kinda far.
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I'm in Berlin currently. Which place should I visit in Poland which is a short train ride away? Maybe a day trip, 2 hour train ride sort of thing. Warsaw looks like it's 5 hours away so that's kinda far.
The fastest and best palce is Wroclaw I'm now in Wroclaw, but leaving tommorow. Look at my previous posts provided some info about the place. if u want to know sth more, i'd be happy to help.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:17 PM   #25
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Wow, Poland really seems interesting that animated video was amazing. What is housing in Warsaw compared to the rest of Europe? Can I buy marijuana easily? How open/friendly are poles? If you smiled at someone on the street would they smile back? Is polish a hard language to learn?
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