Shawn Blade (CultureWhiz)

Submitted 2 years 3 months ago by CultureWhiz.

The whole country has an area of 1,972,550 km2 (761,610 sq mi). Its largest border is on the north, with the United States of America. The northern Mexican desert borders against the southwestern US, defined for much of the way by the lengthy Río Bravo del Norte (Rio Grande). On the southern side,...

Submitted 2 years 3 months ago by CultureWhiz.

The people of Mexico are from a variety of ancestries, ethnic groups and cultures, making the region one of the most diverse in the world. Although most Mexicans identify as a mixed-race, the European side is still often considered superior, with efforts to promote European culture and values over...

Submitted 2 years 4 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Because of Poland’s long, tumultuous history, Polish architecture is diverse. Many medieval palaces and public buildings remain standing. Western elements emerged in the early twentieth century; however, much modern architecture was destroyed by the Germans in World War II. Following the war, the...

Submitted 2 years 4 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Poland has good road networks as well as an extensive public transport system that makes getting around Poland an easy task. Whether you prefer to drive, fly, or go by bus or train. It is also easy to travel to cities outside of the country via high-speed train or on Poland’s national airline, LOT.

Submitted 2 years 4 months ago by CultureWhiz.

The cost of living in Poland is among the cheapest in the European Union (EU), alongside Romania and Bulgaria. In the 2015 Mercer Cost of Living Survey, Warsaw, Poland's most expensive city, ranked 175 of 207 cities across five continents. Overall, Poland has a moderate cost of living index, with...

Submitted 2 years 4 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Polish national pride conflicts with their national shame. They are not a big country, but nevertheless it's the biggest and one of the oldest countries in the Central Europe. However, compared to other Western European countries they are considered third world. They all want to use me. The report...

Submitted 2 years 4 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Polish foods include kiełbasa, pierogi (filled with meat, potatoes, cabbage, cheese or holiday fruits), pyzy (meat-filled dough balls), kopytka, gołąbki (meat and rice stuffed cabbage), śledzie (herring), bigos, schabowy, Oscypek, and much more. Traditionally, food such as soups flaki, rosół, zupa...

Submitted 2 years 4 months ago by CultureWhiz.

The Polish economy contains deep disparities. Warsaw stands alone with a burgeoning job market, primarily composed of the technology and finance industries. Other large cities, like Wroclaw, Gdansk, Poznan or Krakow, maintain average job markets, although they have been improving due to an increase...

Submitted 2 years 4 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Catholic religious holidays are widely observed in Poland. Stores, malls, and restaurants are likely to be closed or have very limited business hours on Easter, All Saints Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas. On the Saturday before Easter, churches offer special services in anticipation of the holiday...

Submitted 2 years 4 months ago by CultureWhiz.

The history of Poland results from the migrations of Slavs who established permanent settlements on the Polish lands during the Early Middle Ages. In 966 AD, Duke Mieszko I of the Piast dynasty adopted Western Christianity; in 1025 Mieszko's son Bolesław I Chrobry formally established a medieval...

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