Poland and Polish Discussion Group and Forum

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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Life in Poland

I was on the verge of a move to Poland with my girl. We decided against it. Polish salaries are just to low compared to the cost of living. We've bought a flat there for holidays instead.

Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Life in Poland

"although if you are intimidated by other races and cultures it might not feel that way."

Probably an accurate observation. I've felt this way every time I've been to London. But then there are very, very, few non-white faces in my home town.

Like it or not, a lot of the crime in London is committed by black and asian gangs, so there is good reason for this.

Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Life in Poland

Gang violence is another thing altogether as usually it is directed towards rival gangs. So if you are not involved you generally don't get affected (unless like the Polish girl shot in south london last year, you happen to be passing).

London seems intimidating if you come from outside (I lived outside for several years and I know what it feels like to come back), but there is actually very little real tension between people or groups of people. There is very much a live and let live atmosphere. (I don't know if that's the same in East and south East London as that is unchartered territory for me.)