Poland – Famous Polish People

Toruń, Poland

I wanted to list here a few famous Polish people.
The first name that came to my mind was Maria Curie-Skłodowska,
the pope, Copernicus and Chopin.
But some people may be known because of current situation (e.g., Robert Lewandowski),
and others may be more or less known depending where you are from or what is your profession.
I’ll just write here a few names,
and please let me know, have you heard about any of them.

Marie Skłodowska Curie
Pope John Paul II
Nicolaus Copernicus
Frederic Chopin
Lech Wałęsa
Roman Polański
Stanisław Lem

Poland – Seals

Poland

There are three kinds of seals living in Baltic sea:
-the harbor seal (or common seal),
-the grey seal,
-the ringed seal.

Actually, the most common is the grey seal, seen in today’s picture.

If you’d like to learn more about seals, visit the seal sanctuary in Hel, Poland.

Poland – Cold Country

Winter in Mountains, Poland

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.

Poland – Flag

Warszawa, Poland

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.