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Old 07-03-2011, 03:16 PM   #51
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hey - I just came across this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3FOA...eature=related

The beach in your town - anything like this?
heh it is 200km from me But all along polish coast there are some sick parties in summer

I've opened also second house, some pics here if anyone would be interested

http://iklus.letnik.pl/
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:47 PM   #52
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I made a poland trip from south to north

i first visited krakow which i really liked - end of the trip was gdansk/gdinia which i also really liked.

but warsaw - no offence - was rather terrible. the city center was nice for sightseeing but the rest of the city was "ewwwwww".
what did i do wrong?
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:19 PM   #53
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I made a poland trip from south to north

i first visited krakow which i really liked - end of the trip was gdansk/gdinia which i also really liked.

but warsaw - no offence - was rather terrible. the city center was nice for sightseeing but the rest of the city was "ewwwwww".
what did i do wrong?
I agree with you. I'm not huge fan of Warsaw too. As u said it has some rly nice places to see and rly good nightlife, but not much beside it. You should have also seen Lazienki.

Next time change Warsaw to Wroclaw and i'm sure u r going to love it. This city has everything from great culture and city centre to sic parties all night.

PM me also , if u are in Warsaw or Poland next time. Then maybe I could help some advices and solve some problems
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:18 AM   #54
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Hi,

Just found this thread... I've just booked a long "lads" weekend trip to Wroclaw in November...

We went to Krakow last year and had a fantastic time! The city was superb; great nightlife, picturesque, cheap, and lots of choice. It was t-shirt weather for the whole trip (2nd weekend in November) as well - which I think was luck - not the usual!

Very excited to see the enthusiasm from the OP for Wroclaw - I was worried Krakow would be hard to beat!

Any tips on day activities in Wroclaw in November?*

We did a trip to Auschwitz from Krakow last year - one of the best things I've done (harrowing, emotional, interesting). So I'd definitely recommend that to any tourists heading to Krakow. Fascinating.

We sometimes try and get to watch the local football/sport team play when we travel... Any tips on booking / enquiring about that?

Obviously any drinking/eating tips would be appreciated... And any hotels you'd recommend?*

Thanks for all the comments you've made so far! Can't wait now!
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:08 PM   #55
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We sometimes try and get to watch the local football/sport team play when we travel... Any tips on booking / enquiring about that?
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...46128904338535

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Old 08-11-2011, 11:56 AM   #56
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how crazy will the euro cup be ?

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:03 AM   #57
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bump, can answer some more questions
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:05 PM   #58
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you might want to clean up your stuff. new law passed a few days ago, from June 1, police will be investigating and looking for online players. All ISPs must hand over data about people that connect to gambling sites.

So not only in theory is it illegal!
Do you have a link to this?

Will I be effected if I'm playing from a Canadian address on a Polish ISP?

I plan on moving back to Poland on May 6th, 2012 and will be there with a one way ticket for awhile.



Sigh, I knew it was illegal, but this ISP thing has scared me a bit
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:41 PM   #59
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there has been few (i think 2-4) customs service interventions at some friendly live poker tournaments, but it rather made them look ridiculous in media. Nothing has happened about online poker yet and i dont think it will in future.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:28 AM   #60
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bumping this thread for info. whats the live poker scene like in warsaw? is online gambling legal?
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:24 AM   #61
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Hi Jekus, how is the online poker situation in Poland? From what I have read it seems it has been declared illegal but players currently face no problems for playing from there, which reminds me of how it all was in the US pre-BF...any chance anything similar could happen in PL?

I am thinking of relocation to Poland for about 10 months, specifically to Wroclaw or perhaps Krakow, any tips? Thanks.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:24 AM   #62
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Online poker is currently illegal as a result of recent gambling acts, but right now it is pretty much a dead law. You can play online easily and you should not be facing any troubles for that matter.
I am not sure what is the situation regarding withdrawing funds and whether it's easy or not, as I currently play abroad. Maybe someone else can chime in.
I would not recommend playing live, the taxes at casinos are absurdly big and there have recently been some infamous actions with the polish IRS equivalent invading some home games o.o
other than that, poland is a decent destination imo despite the game being technically illegal.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:08 AM   #63
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yeah playing onine is no problem atm, best way to withdraw are ATM's. There is some live poker in Warsaw, but i would not go there as i dont think it is safe.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:12 AM   #64
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I am thinking of relocation to Poland for about 10 months, specifically to Wroclaw or perhaps Krakow, any tips? Thanks.
i worte some info about those cities in previous posts, both are great and im sure you will love them. I spent 3 years in Wroclaw and i'd say it is best city in Poland with lots of stuff to do. If you have any specific questions dont hesitate to post them.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:42 AM   #65
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i worte some info about those cities in previous posts, both are great and im sure you will love them. I spent 3 years in Wroclaw and i'd say it is best city in Poland with lots of stuff to do. If you have any specific questions dont hesitate to post them.
is 1500-2000PLN ok to rent a 1 bedroom apartment with bills included and not too far from the city center in Wroclaw? is gumtree.pl the best place to look for it? also, do you know if there are any specific requirements for opening a bank account (like proof of employment or so)?

at this point I am more inclined to move to Wroclaw as I have only heard nothing but praise for that city, what is the standard of English amongst young people there? I was in Gdansk this summer and it was great over there, should i expect something similar? again, many thanks.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:42 AM   #66
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1,5-2k PLN is quite a lot for 1-bedroom apartment but it may be fine if its in good location and in high standard, i dont know whats the best place to look for apartments but i dont think that gumtree.pl is good. I would rather look for some Polish guy living there to do it for you. He will be able to get some better offer on rent (im from Gdansk so i cant help you).
i think english in young polish people is on the same lvl everywhere in Poland
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:38 PM   #67
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is 1500-2000PLN ok to rent a 1 bedroom apartment with bills included and not too far from the city center in Wroclaw? is gumtree.pl the best place to look for it? also, do you know if there are any specific requirements for opening a bank account (like proof of employment or so)?

at this point I am more inclined to move to Wroclaw as I have only heard nothing but praise for that city, what is the standard of English amongst young people there? I was in Gdansk this summer and it was great over there, should i expect something similar? again, many thanks.
1500-2000PLN shoud be ok for nice place with bills. i think gumtree works mostly for Warsaw area. Just google some sites and contact agencies and u will find sth.

About bank account: the only thing you need to open one is your ID, but im not sure that this applies to foreigners.

I know Gdansk and if you like it im sure you will love Wroclaw. There are lots of students in Wroclaw so you should have no problems to communicate in english. I think i wrote in some previous posts that most people speak basic english, but minority of them speak fluently. It is mostly well-educated people who speak well. lmk if you want to know sth more
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:36 AM   #68
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Hey guys, thanks for your answers. Today I have come across this piece of news regarding Polish gambling legislation, I guess they talk about PL laws clashing with those from the EU but I cant really understand...could anybody watch it and give us their 5c (or groszy ) Thanks!

http://www.tvp.pl/publicystyka/polit...072012/8041342

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Old 08-08-2012, 05:47 PM   #69
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I've got an apartment in Krakow and visit it every few years (my mom goes every few months). How can I find live games for next time I go out there?
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:53 PM   #70
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How much monthly should a furnished apartment in center of Krakow cost?
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:27 AM   #71
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How much monthly should a furnished apartment in center of Krakow cost?
You can use http://otodom.pl/ to check current rental prices in Poland. If you use Google Chrome or Google Translate you can translate to English to understand everything and filter to accommodate your needs (Krakow, within 5 min from center...)
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:18 PM   #72
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Has anyone moved to PL in the last few months? I just came across this thread...i have been living in Wroclaw since May and love this place. Great nightlife, close to Prague for live, really cheap cost of living (was in Vancouver before) and also you can find super cheap flights from here to many EU cities (drungli.com) My lease runs out end of Feb and id would be interested to find preferably a MTT person to get a place with for 6-12 months. PM me if interested or if you have any questions regarding Wroclaw
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:25 PM   #73
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Just found this thread - it's nice to hear loads of good comments about my country :P

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3FOA...eature=related

The beach in your town - anything like this?

Sunrise Festival is one of the biggest Trance music events. I am a huge Trance fan myself and I was in Kolobrzeg this summer on Sunrise 2012, it was a 10th edition, so it meant to be a huge party. It took place close to the beach, but it wasn't directly at the beach like on the video you linked. I was very, very disappointed though. The organisation was bad, on the one hand, you had to buy coupons (which were poker chips! Great for fun, but hard to keep them in your pocket) and in other places you had to pay with in cash.
Also, that was my I guess 5th or 6th event overall since 2009 and it was the first time that someone started to make problems...I hope you know what I mean, guy was prob on drugs or something, but I have never faced such situation before. The reason was because David Guetta was there. He plays from playback, he can't be called a DJ. But his presence dragged thousands of ppl, who aren't that much into Trance music.

There were still some good performances though (best was Jochen Miller, Armin van Buuren good as always, Dash Berlin also ok, but the biggest surprise was Wezz Devall - he is def not as popular as all previously mentioned artists, but his pumping beats just drove me crazy, that was awesome!). On these events you can also see girls, that you would never see normally. Just loads of 11/10 show up, no s.h.1.t. man. Bunch of "buffed" and artificially tanned guys as well though. But the Kolobrzeg is a very nice town itself, I was sleeping in my friend's guesthouse in Dzwirzyno, which was few kms away from Kolobrzeg - this is a super small town, but absolutely beautiful. Reminded me my childhood and took me 10 years back.



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Hey guys, thanks for your answers. Today I have come across this piece of news regarding Polish gambling legislation, I guess they talk about PL laws clashing with those from the EU but I cant really understand...could anybody watch it and give us their 5c (or groszy ) Thanks!

http://www.tvp.pl/publicystyka/polit...072012/8041342
The title says: Gambling law is inconsistent with the EU law. They're saying that making this entire law in such a short period of time was a big mistake, that's why there are so many problems with it now. Long story short: this gambling law has been done by incompetent people who had no idea what they are doing. However, lots of people play poker, make money, but no one cares - that's the most important thing ;]
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:50 PM   #74
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hej guys,
I am mid-highstacks sngplayer, currently live on Malta. If anyone is interested to meet up for a beer till let me know. I am hear till monday , so let me know.
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Hi, have you heard about a village called Rowy? It's a place near the sea. I'm planning to spend a week close to the sea and my friend recommended me this place as quiet, nice and with great hotel. I tried looking at travel forums but if you nicely answer my question here, I'll be glad. I'm looking for a place which won't be crowded during the summer season.
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