Things I love about Polish people

Things I love and have learned from the Poles (Polish people) in the last 3 years #myfriendalexa

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Yesterday, we completed three years in Poland. I have been quite vocal about my stay here and often share about the new places I discover, food adventures and my experiences in this beautiful country. Today, I wish to dedicate this post to the Poles and why I admire them. A few things that I love and have learned from the Polish people are:

Loving myself:

Poles love to live life. They love themselves and keep them at first before anything else. You would often spot women of all age groups even in their late 80’s clad in an elegant satin dress accessorized with the perfectly matching jewelry, clips, nail paint, adorning a stylish hat that will remind you of Elizabeth, carrying a clutch or swing bag gracefully.

They pay a visit regularly to mani-pedi and salons to ensure their nails are always delicately done and hair is blow-dried. For them, age is just a number. They love and pamper themselves and live life to the fullest. Their spirit to live life is infectious. Polish women can give you some serious style goals and teach you how to love and take good care of yourself.

Living Independently:

During my initial few days or weeks, it was obvious to feel the cultural shock. Out of many things, one was the lifestyle. It was absolutely a new concept for me to see people with a walking stick or sitting in a wheelchair traveling independently. I was and still in awe of such people who are capable of living on their own without a support system. They can definitely not be labeled as disabled anymore. Kudos to their spirit and confidence. They inspire me daily. Thanks to the smooth, wheel friendly roads and an efficient transport system that enables the old and handicapped people to travel on their own.

Not only handicapped, old couples buying and carrying their heavy grocery bags together, walking hand in hand on the road shouldering each other, warms my heart every day. Many times, they would say no to you when you offer them a seat in buses/trams as they still treat themselves young enough to love and live life. Isn’t it real couple goals?

Being Generous and Helpful:

Poles are one of the most generous and friendly people I have met. They would not mind lending you a helping hand by going out of their way. How can I not quote a few examples here – my kind neighbor drove me all the way to the hospital at midnight when one of my kids was unwell or cooked me a pitcher of piping hot soup when I was sick. My colleague canceled her taxi, ordered another one and waited just to accompany me when I ended my night shift. Or for that matter, my friends who made me comfortable in the office in a completely different culture and atmosphere. And the most recent one, when my colleague offered me to prepare breakfast for me as I had a severe migraine. Forever grateful to such people for their kindness and help.

This geographical move has surely evolved me as a person and I am still learning every day to improve myself. Today, I can confidently say that I have learned a lot. The last three years have given me happiness, warmth, memories, aplenty and most of all the attitude of gratitude.

Thank you Poland and Poles for being so welcoming and for everything. You are not just a country, but an emotion for me.

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Rohan Kachalia
September 12, 2019 6:18 am

It is good to know about the way of life and the people in Poland. I am glad you had a good experience living in a new place.

September 12, 2019 8:57 am

I’m so glad you could learn such positive traits from Polish people.
I totally agree living a life independently and generously will definitely open gates of many blessings coming your way

Pragnya Mishra
September 13, 2019 3:33 am

I am happy to know about Poles through you Vartika.

It also reminded me of my day in South Africa I was staying in an apartment with many seniors. Most of them were walking with support or on wheelchairs but that never stopped them to enjoy life or dress up. During a small hike, we had a grandma in the group with about 7-9 grandkids. They sang and danced their way up the hill.

Lovely post dear

Preeti Negi
September 13, 2019 6:24 am

Such a heart-warming post. Living in another country where there is so much warmth among the people towards you is considered rare. People are so busy in their own lives that they do not want to intervene and help out others. On the contrary, such warm gestures shown by people for those who have come from faraway lands speaks volumes about the country itself. Good people make great countries for sure
#readbypreetispanorama for #MyFriendAlexa

September 13, 2019 2:44 pm

Good to know about the people of Poland. Great that being an Indian you are enjoying your stay over there.

September 16, 2019 6:29 am

This is such a lovely read. Especially in these times when everyone is focusing on how awesome their own ‘kind’ are, it is refreshing to see gratitude posts talking about the positives of others.

Gunjan Upadhyay
September 16, 2019 7:05 am

Being Generous, loving self and living independently these are some of the great qualities. indeed a great way of living

September 16, 2019 7:11 am

Thank you for sharing your nice experience of living in Poland. Things you mentioned are very true. Firstly infrastructure in most countries of Europe and North America are very user friendly. Most likely these are designed keeping in mind the independent lifestyle people here follow. No one depends on another. If someone is there fine, otherwise I move on my own. The fact that most of them are caring and helpful is such a heartwarming feeling. Yes they do go out of the way to help, only one has to reach out and ask for help.

Suchita Agarwal
Suchita Agarwal
September 16, 2019 8:22 am

Such a heartwarming post. Glad you found humans in an unknown land who could make it a home for you.

September 16, 2019 10:57 am

Hello from fellow immigrant in Europe! I’m in Brussels and I’ve learnt a lot from the people here too. Poland is on our wish list to visit this year or next.

Anahita Irani
September 16, 2019 11:03 am

They are such happy people, indeed telling the world how to lead a happy and simple life. Happy Alexa to you

ujjwal Mishra
September 16, 2019 11:16 am

wow, this is so cute. moving to a completely different culture and getting not just included but loved back is so important. good going.

September 16, 2019 3:25 pm

Enjoyed your post. I have been working with a lovely Polish lady for over a decade now, and she is all that you listed and lots more.

Prerna Wahi
September 16, 2019 3:35 pm

You have undoubtedly got awesome exposure and learnt some amazing things from them. I feel you are a wonderful person in any case and these would have come naturally to you. Enjoy your time there and spread the smiles! I feel independence and loving ourselves for who we are surely helps boost one’s confidence!

Noor Anand Chawla
Noor Anand Chawla
September 16, 2019 4:23 pm

I honestly don’t know any Polish people, but you have given them a lovely compliment by penning this post. I hope to visit the country some day!

Shalini R
September 16, 2019 6:35 pm

Thanks for letting us know in detai about their way of life. This is an interesting read because I never knew much about Polish people.

Aditya Sathe
September 16, 2019 7:25 pm

That’s a good article giving me an insight on Poles. I liked the way you described them. I would love to read more about your stay in Poland. Have you written more blogs about it?

September 16, 2019 7:27 pm

There is always so much to learn from different communities, religions and people of other race.. lovely

September 16, 2019 7:53 pm

Loved to read your thoughts and observations on the Polish people.

September 17, 2019 6:25 am

Never knew these things about Polish people 🙂
The honesty in your post reflects Poland and the amazing Polish people there.
#MyFriendAlexa #vigorousreads

September 17, 2019 11:55 am

There was a sense of Deja Vu reading your post. The Americans are also like that. Maybe more casual in their dressing. But the rest apply.

September 17, 2019 6:47 pm

These are some of the best things we should learn and try to implement. Self love and helping others both are so important….

September 18, 2019 4:45 am

Wherever we go, learning the good things and appreciating good things is what makes as good human beings. You have a great positivity towards life. Always be the same 🙂

Upasana #pahadimomblogger
September 18, 2019 1:14 pm

Such a Lovely post dear! It is very nice to know that liked living in poland and people out there.

September 18, 2019 10:18 pm

3 years in Poland wow makes the traveller in me skip a heart beat. But honestly, I feel Poland people are really generaous which we Indians need to learn.

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