Poland Business Association Sp. z o.o.
Poland Business Association Sp. z o.o.
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Over 3,000 pages since 1996, all about Poland business, culture,travel and tourism.Poland is a country of regions with each of these regions havingits own definite character and definite history.Of course, the people of Poland have their common shared historybut in each of the regions there are distinctions that have shapedthe culture in the region.Notably, after the Second World War, the Eastern borders wereshifted West and the Western borders were shifted West. SeeMaps OfPolandThe result is at that parts of Western Poland are really part ofwhat was once Germany up to the of the Second World War. TheGermans that lived there were relocated West.And the countries of Belarus, Lithuania and Ukraine now containland that was once part of Poland. And in those countries there isan ethic ethnic Polish population.Olstzyn PolandThese border shifts continue to have political ramifications today.There are those who feel that the Germans that were relocated Westshould be given some compensation by the Polish Government. And inthe East, particularly in Belarus, the Polish population is underpressure.When you travel here you will find distinct regions within thecountry itself. The western part of the country, by nature of theborder shift, has a distinct German influence. Famous cities suchas Boleslawiec where Polish pottery is made, is a former Germancity and Boleslawiec pottery is actually of German origin. Thetraditional patterns are German patterns.The city of Gdansk and the region around it is also heavilyinfluenced by the history of Germany. The city of Gdansk is reallythe former city of Danzig.The cultures of the city of Gdansk in the north and the culture ofKrakow in the south are distinct and different.Warsaw, Poland is an island unto itself and totally different fromall the other parts of country. Many people have a definite dislikefor the elites that they think populate Warsaw.Aside from the cultures of the main cities, the cultures in each ofthe regions are also a distinct. There are the people who live inthe mountains and who speak their own form of the Polish languagethat is difficult even for most of Polish people to understand.And the people in their rural regions in generally differpolitically, socially and economically from the people in thecities. There is an underlying tension between the people ruralareas and cities like Warsaw.So when you travel Poland you will find it interesting to go intothe different regions and experience the different cultures and thedifferent foods that belong to cultures of the regions.For example, the bagel, so popular in the United States, is aproduct of Krakow from times past. And the foods of Krakow differgreatly from the foods that you find in the Masury Lakes region.In this web site we have some information about each of theregions. We can give you some historical information. But we cannever pass on to you the essence of the feeling that you get whenyou go to the different regions themselves.Books About Poland And The Polish PeoplePoland.The history of Poland and its culture are put into fantasticperspective by James Michener in his book Poland. A must read foranyone who intends to do business in Poland. And a should read foranyone who is going to visit the country.Eat Smart in Poland contains a quick, easy-to-use menu guide, ahelpful glossary of foods and flavors, tips on how to shop thefascinating food markets, useful phrases in Polish when ordering orbuying food and more. If you are traveling or moving to Poland,take this book with you!Passport PolandYour Pocket Guide to Polish Business, Customs & EtiquetteAvoid cultural faux pas Learn about Polands values and beliefs.Better understand people you will meet.Polish Customs,Traditions and FolkloreA richly detailed and well-informed month-by-month accounting ofall the major Polish customs and traditions practiced over thecenturies. Knab stirs and reawakens our ancestral memory.The Best of Polish CookingThis new edition includes a chapter on Light Polish Fare. In aneasy-to-use menu format, the author arranges complementary andharmonious foods together--all organized in seasonal cycles.Old Polish Traditions in the Kitchen and at the TableHere are nearly 100 recipes for such classic Polish favorites. Therecipes are traditional family fare.The Polish Way: A Thousand-Year History of the Poles and TheirCultureThe author clearly explains the history of Poland without too muchclutter. The book is easy to read and flows well. This is anexcellent book for those wishing to begin to study the history ofPoland.Rick Steves Snapshot Krakow, Warsaw & GdanskcompletePolishPottery HandbookAll about Polish pottery and how to start your own business sellingPolish pottery.So when you come to Poland tried to visit as many cities aspossible. And if possible, get out into the countryside. There isso much to see and it is generally missed by the visitor simplypassing through the country.Simply stated, if you visit Warsaw, you have seen Warsaw and notPoland. If you visit Krakow, you have just seen Krakow. And so itgoes on.For your convenience the site is broken down into sections thatcover many aspects of and the daily life. You can access eachsection through the navigation bar on the left.You get access to thousands of pages of information. Each day, newinformation is added so that you are always up to date. Plus, eachday, news affecting the country is published and sent, free, byemail to subscribers. You may subscribe to that news service, free,through the link in the navigation bar on the left.About How Poland Is Presented HereThe information that we present gives you information abouttraditional life and also about the modern nation that is a memberof the European Union and now a very important member of theEuropean community.Culturally there is a difference that generally follows geographicboundaries. Geographically, some people refer to Poland A andPoland B. One is less developed and less dynamic. The other is moredeveloped with a younger generation of people who have adapted toEuropean ways.There is also Warsaw, Poland that isessentially an island unto itself. It is a dynamic, growing city.In fact, visitors to Warsaw are surprised, and many are more thansurprised, they are shocked, when they see what it is really likeas compare to what they thought it would be like. The perception ofWarsaw in most of the world is not the Warsaw that exists inreality.In addition to the geographic cultural considerations, there is adefinite delineation along age lines. Specifically most of theyounger population has little or no idea of what happened duringthe days of communism. Additionally, though they profess theconservative Polish form of Roman Catholicism, many of them livethe lives of the casual secular population in Western Europe.As different as the regions and the people are, so are the manythings that you can do. The lakes region to the North East offersfishing, hunting, boating and camping. The Baltic coast hasfabulous beaches. The South East and South have wonderful agrotourism, the mountains and camping. The cities of Warsaw, Krakow,and Gdansk are great tourist centers that offer food,entertainment, sightseeing, and shopping.The Country also presents you many business opportunities.Manufacturers have a reputation for making some excellent productssuch as glass, crystal, amber and silver jewelry, Christmasornaments, linen, furniture and oh so many other things. Theseproducts are best sellers in many countries and offer opportunitiesnot only for the large retailer, but also for the home businessoperator.The opportunities for you to do business are vast. Products have areputation around the world as being some of the highest qualityproducts that are manufactured in their category. Even though somecountries have reputations for exporting very cheap products,Polish products enjoy the distinction of having quality and thereis always a market for quality. So while many people look forprice, here are others who also are looking for unique products andhigh quality. They have found this country has the high qualityproducts that satisfy the needs and desires of the customers whoare interested in having quality products in their homes andbusinesses.Polish products may be sold by businesses large and small. Largebusinesses can, of course, order directly from the factories by thecontainer load of product. Small businesses, on the other hand, areable to order through order aggregation services and can sellproducts via drop shipping programs. So whether you have a largebusiness or a small business you can get products that you cansell. You will find that the products that you get of very highquality and that you get them with very good guarantees.There are distribution opportunities available for people who areinterested. If you are interesting in being a regional distributoror if you are interested in being a local retailer, you are invitedto get the information that you can see at Be A FreeLance Distributor.For more information about the country and things related to it,look at the sitemap for the country below and navigation bar to theleft.