So here in no particular order are bits’n’pieces about Poland I don’t want to forget!
- There are more Polish people in Chicago than in Warsaw.
- Madame Curie was Polish.
- The opera house in Warsaw has the longest stage in the world.
- Rising 44 is a book I should read.
- So is Life in a Jar, the story of
- During Soviet times the Trabant car in Poland took 10-15 years to receive after you paid in full.
- Son of Saul is a film I should see.
- Polish soups and food are hearty and filling !
- The Chopin gardens and other locations around Warsaw feature benches with his music. He is truly the heart and soul of the Polish people.
- Polish weddings , as described by Tim our Australian guide who married a Polish girl, last at least 3 days and at theirs guests drank 250 bottles of vodka. Traditionally weddings could last until the food ran out, which could be weeks or a month!
- Polish village Christmas celebrations are events I could only dream about in terms of the sense of family and community!
I’ve really enjoyed my time here. (I’ll include a short blog about Czestochowa later because my phone ran out of juice and I took pics on Marty’s camera. We did visit there, saw the Black Madonna and the shrine. Beautiful!)
Farewell Poland! I won’t forget you!