Poland has (in the season) the largest white stork population in Europe.
Whenever I was spending summer close to nature, or even driving somewhere, I’ve always seen a stork, or at least a few a day. 🙂
Winter can be magical,
but often is also “dirty and muddy”.
People usually joke in Poland, that winter surprised people who clean the streets,
i.e., roads are not prepared, because who expects to have snow in January = in the middle of winter… 😉
Poland has a typical continental climate, with 4 seasons, i.e., spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
The north part of Poland (coast) has rather oceanic climate,
and in the south (mountains) the weather is slightly different;
but in general we have 4 seasons.
Actually, as a child, I thought that each country has 4 seasons, and in each country are mountains, sea, forest, lakes, desert – just everything in different proportions. 😀
I often heard from people who never been to Poland that Poland is a very cold country (=with long, extremely cold winter). They would never said it about Germany, but Polish climate is like the climate of about half of Germany.
Winters in Poland can be very cold, but they can be also quite mild.
Anyway, winter lasts only 3 months; there is still spring, autumn and hot summer.
The flag of the Republic of Poland consists of two horizontal stripes, the upper one white and the lower one red (a white, crowned eagle is sometimes added, but it’s our coat of arms).
There two other countries that have very similar flag, just up side down ;), it’s Indonesia and Monaco.
Geographically, Poland is located in the centre of Europe;
however, it’s usually described as eastern European country.
Poland is bordered by Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania and Russian Kaliningrad Oblast.
And by the Baltic Sea to the north.
Welcome to Poland. 🙂
This month, I’m going to show you pictures of my country.
First, I’m sorry for the quality, but many of them were taken many, many years ago.
Second, I’m not sure how real the image of Poland is going to be… I don’t live in Poland since years, so may be more sentimental than realistic…
Well, we’ll see. 🙂