Pro athlete, Tabi Love, shares some very interested facts with us about what she has noticed about Poland since moving there to play volleyball.
Five Things That Make Poland Unique:
1. Upon greeting, Poles kiss 3 times (not two like some other countries)
2. The city that I live in (Lodz) is known for its textile manufacturing. All of the old brick buildings here were once factories. The man who had first brought the trade to Lodz died long ago but holds the record for the most elaborate Jewish burial site in the world.
3. From what I have learned in my Polish lessons, one of the reasons the language is so hard to learn is that the word order is quite flexible, and unlike our language, it can fluctuate without the sentence’s meaning being changed.
4. The weather in Lodz has been described as being very cloudy and dreary in November and December, but as soon as January comes around (and on into the later winter months) the weather almost immediately changes to constant sunshine and lots of snow.
5. I have not seen any indications of people knowing/understanding the concept of recycling in Lodz. The girls all use aerosol sprays and our water bottles, papers, etc. are always thrown into the trash. When I asked them about this they did not understand what I meant. I found this to be very interesting.
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