100 years ago, the country I’ve been living in for the last 5 years gained its freedom once again after being erased from the map for over a century, the country I’m talking about is: Poland.

Dear Polska, on this celebration of the first century of your Independence I want to share with you one hundred reasons why I love you.



I love you because of:

  1. Your Flag
  2. Pierogi
  3. Fat Thursday (Tłusty Czwartek)
  4. Wawel Castle
  5. Bigos
  6. Colors in Autumn
  7. Dwarfs in Wrocław
  8. The Trumpeter of Krakow
  9. Soplica Malinowa
  10. And White Vodka
  11. Your twelve dishes on Christmas Eve
  12. Morskie Oko
  13. Ogórki Kiszone
  14. The white of your winter
  15. Biedronka (even though the branch is Portuguese)
  16. Your language
  17. Warsaw
  18. The beautiful sunsets in Powiśle district in Warsaw
  19. Your cold beaches
  20. Bociany
  21. Pączki
  22. Makowiec
  23. Karol Wojtyła
  24. Your People
  25. The love of my life was born here
  26. Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
  27. Your Babcias
  28. Powstanie Warszawskie (Warsaw Uprising)
  29. The legend of the sleeping Knights
  30. Zakopane
  31. Tatra Mountains
  32. Irena Stanisława Sendlerowa
  33. Wieliczka Salt Mines
  34. Your strength of building your country from zero after the war
  35. Your colors white and red
  36. Marie Skłodowska Curie
  37. The tomb of the unknown soldier
  38. The Volleyball National Team
  39. Robert Lewandowski
  40. and Jakub Błaszczykowski
  41. Żurek
  42. Mole in Sopot
  43. Praga neighbourhood in Warsaw
  44. Old Town in Krakow
  45. The Wawel Dragon
  46. The Wisła River
  47. Wilanów Residence
  48. Disco Polo
  49. Ranczo (TV series)
  50. Ryszard Kapuściński
  51. National Anthem
  52. Kapusta
  53. Żubr
  54. Wedel Chocolates
  55. Nowy Świat street
  56. Majestic Łazienki Park
  57. The National Stadium
  58. The extraordinary Park Śląski
  59. Light Show in Łódź
  60. The Godzina W
  61. Śledź with oil and onion
  62. All Saints’ Day
  63. Tyskie beer
  64. Rudawski Park
  65. Pawilony area in Warsaw
  66. Polish Folk Art
  67. Bar Mleczny
  68. Your magical Polish weddings
  69. Having impossible words to pronounce: Pięćdziesięciogroszówka
  70. Powązki Cemetery
  71. Pijalnia Wódka i Piwa
  72. Malbork Castle
  73. Pol’and’Rock Festival (aka Woodstock Festival)
  74. Manufaktura
  75. Piotrkowska street
  76. Easter Season and decorations
  77. The Skull Chapel in Czermna
  78. Preserving Auschwitz to never forget
  79. The Niedzica Castle
  80. The Crooked Forest in Gryfino
  81. Trójmiasto (Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot)
  82. The Warsaw Mermaid
  83. Wojtek The Bear
  84. Andrzejki Celebration
  85. Christmas illuminations
  86. Polish hospitality
  87. Multiple monuments remembering your heroes
  88. Homemade Kiełbasa
  89. Piernik
  90. Mikołaj Kopernik (Nicolaus Copernicus)
  91. Białowieża Forest
  92. Śmigus-dyngus tradition (Wet Monday)
  93. The hundred of lakes in Mazury region
  94. Oscypek
  95. The warmth of your summer
  96. You never gave up when you disappeared from the map for 123 years
  97. Kamienica buildings
  98. Słowiński National Park
  99. Ptasie mleczko (delicious candy)
  100. And finally because I can tell with pride that Poland is my home.

Sto Lat Polsko – Kocham Cię


Mexican blogger living in Poland

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