polish pride

Living in Poland for some time, I noticed some elements that make Polish people unique in this world, and if you are not from Poland or you have not lived in this country it might not be possible to understand a lot of things that Polish people do.

That is why I decided to write ‘Things only a Pole could understand‘, so here we go:

  1. You have at least one female friend called Ola, Kasia or Asia
  2. Your favorite sport is to complain
  3. When you say the word ‘no’ in fact you are saying ‘yes‘ (ex: Ready?… No = Ready?… yes, let’s go! :) )
  4. Your Name’s Day might be more important that your Birthday
  5. You call ‘uncle’ or ‘aunt’ someone that is not from your family
  6. You have at least one male friend called Michał, Marcin or Tomek
  7. Foreigners have difficulty to pronounce your last name (ex: Brzęczyszczykiewicz, Szczęsny, Strzelczyk).
  8. You enjoy the taste of the condiment called ‘Chrzan‘ (I have not meet any foreigner that would like the taste of it)
  9. You start clapping when your planes arrives to its destination
  10. When meeting a woman for the first time it is not common to give a kiss on the cheek, you need to do a handshake (really complicated for a Latino guy :P )
  11. Put carpets in all the places of your house (kitchen, room, living room, kennel, garden)
  12. The most sacred thing in the world for you is the Kiełbasa
  13. Your grandpa can make alcohol from anything (cherry, apple, carrot, chicken, Kiełbasa, grapes, etc.)

Thank you to all my Polish friends for helping me to write this post.


Mexican blogger living in Poland


  1. Greg Krycinski Reply

    Chrzan (horseradish) is common in many countries, UK, wasabi in Japan and I am yet to see a carpet in someone’s kitchen but the rest is pretty much spot on ;)

    • I’ve already seen carpets in kitchens, bathrooms and… gardens :p

  2. That carpet in the kitchen is just little bit to much, although rest is accurate :)

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