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Friday, 31 March 2017

10 Amazing Things About Poland

Dearest sweethearts,

There are so many preconceptions nowdays about everything and anything and anyone that you can't get out in public without somebody saying something stupid. The image that we make about things we do not know usually comes from the media - be it television, radio, Internet and it's many twisted social media ways. We don't think things through and we do not filter the information we receive, we just take it as it is. I've seen a lot of hate about Poland or simply misconceptions that have appeared from what some heads in certain parties may say. I find it funny, if not downright sad,  that some people believe that Poland is not a democratic country or that women don't have free will. I have been living in Kraków, Poland, for almost 6 years now and I have not been offended in any way for being a woman. And guess what? I had the same pay as my male colleagues.  But let's not get into politics - just yet! - as today I wanted to share with you 10 Amazing Things About Poland that you might not know:
View from Florianska street toward the Main Market Square in Krakow 
1) The largest LED display in Europe is on the Tauron Arena in Kraków, Poland. 
2) 100% of the sewage in Kraków is purified - too bad the air quality is still so bad during winter months  :(
3) Krakow was the first Polish city that preserved the city centre by special legal regulations (Cultural Park).
4) 7 out of 9 species of Polish woodpeckers live in Kraków, Poland. 
5) The first Long Night of the Museums, in Poland, was hosted by no other city than three cultural Kraków.  
6) Kraków is known as the best area for global business services in Europe! 
7) The biggest Film Music Festival of the world is hosted in Kraków, Poland! That's right, you read that well. It's the amazing Festiwal Muzyki Filmowej that I've been telling you about ;)
Adam Mickievic statue in the Main Market Square in Krakow, during World Youth Day 2016
8) Krakow owns the longest tram in Poland. To be mentioned the fact that even the Pope, during World Youth Days 2016, took a ride in it ;)
9) The Main Market Square in Krakow is the biggest medieval urban space of its kind. It forms an almost perfect square - total area of 40.000 square meters!
10) Geographically, Poland is in fact the very center of Europe! It is not actually Eastern Europe, so I guess that is also what makes them even more proud.

Yours very much sincerly,
The Twisted Red LadyBug That Loves Poland