Smaken av Polen

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I den polske hovedstaden Warszawa tilbyr Polish Your Cooking smakfulle og morsomme kokkekurs for små og store, skriver Se og Hør.

Prisen 350 kroner per person for en formiddag med opplæring og god mat man fra før av kanskje ikke forbinder med kulinariske høydepunkt.

Les mer her: www.polishyourcooking.com

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Nasjonaldag i Polen i dag

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Dette berømte maleriet av den polske kunstneren Jan Alojzy Matejko (1838-1893), viser begivenhetene i Warszawa 3.mai 1791 der kong Stanislaw August Poniatowski (1732-1798), konge av Polen og storfyrste av Litauen, sammen med medlemmer av nasjonalforsamlingen Sejmen, og innbyggerne i Warszawa, ankommer St.Johannes-katedralen for formelt iverksette den nye grunnloven. Kongeslottet sees i bakgrunnen.
Sejmen var nasjonalforsamling for samveldet Polen-Litauen. 

Polens nasjonalflagg

I dag, tirsdag 3.mai, har Polen feiret sin nasjonaldag, nærmere bestemt sin grunnlovsdag. Det var 3.mai 1791 at nasjonalforsamlingen – Sejmen, i det daværende kongedømmet Polen vedtok grunnloven, som var den første skrevne grunnloven i Europa, og den andre grunnloven i verden, etter den amerikanske. Men, det var først i 1919 at 3.mai ble en offentlig fridag.

Dagen kalles Święto Konstytucji 3 Maja – 3.mai Grunnlovsdagen.

Det var ingen 3.mai-feiring under kommuniststyret som varte fra 1944 til 1989, og dagen var heller ikke oppført som en dag som skulle markeres. 

Dagen markeres med blant annet parader.

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INDISK PÅ TOPP I WARSZAWA

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Den indiske restauranten Mr India ligger helt på topp på Tripadvisors oversikt over de beste restaurantane i Polens hovedstad Warszawa, skriver Dagbladet.

I 160 av 225 anmeldelser får Mr India høyeste score.

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PÅ CHOPIN-TUR I POLEN

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Frederic Chopins fødested og barndomshjem i Zelazowa Wole, utenfor Warszawa. Foto: warsawcitytours.info

Hvorfor dra på shopping når du kan dra på Chopin?

Noe sånt tenker de kanskje i Polens hovedstad Warszawa der det nå er langt lettere å se komponisten Frederic Francois Chopins; Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin på polsk (1810-1849) fødehjem, skriver Dagbladet.

Frederic Chopin på et foto fra ca.1849. Foto: Louis-Auguste Bisson / wikipedia.org

En minibuss sørger nemlig for å frakte turistene til og fra landsbyen Zelazowa Wola, 46 kilometer vest for hovedstaden, hvor Polens store nasjonalkomponist ble født. Pakken inneholder også inngangsbilletter både her og til Chopin-museet i Warszawa. 

Komponisten og pianisten Frederic Chopin, med fransk far og polsk mor, vokste opp i Warszawa, og døde i Paris.

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LIFE UNDER COMMUNISM: NOSTALGIA AND VODKA ON WARSAW MUSEUM TOUR

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This picture shows a communist-era sitting room as part of the Warsaw Experience tour to provide visitors with a sense of life under Poland’s bygone communist system.

There is no love lost in Poland for the bygone communist system, but those who think they have missed something unusual still have a chance to experience the austerity and subdued atmosphere of life in those times, the Associated Press – Warszaw, reports (www.ap.org)

A life-under-communism museum in Warsaw offers tours of communist-era architecture, a look at a typical small apartment, a taste of cherry vodka and a ride in a militia van.

Foreign tourists come here out of curiosity, Polish schoolchildren come to learn about those not-so-distant times that their parents grew up in, and parents and grandparents come out of nostalgia for their youth.

The museum, called The Charm of PRL (the People?s Republic of Poland), offers “Warsaw Experience” guided tours, in English and in other languages.

Arranged in an old, bleak warehouse in a backstreet in Warsaw’s gritty Praga district, the tour offers a glimpse of more than four decades of life behind the Iron Curtain, under an oppressive system that was directed from Moscow.

After communism was imposed on Poland following World War II, the country experienced persecution, deprivation and bans, often bordering on the absurd.

The Poles, led by the massive Solidarity freedom movement, voted the system out in 1989 elections.

Inside the museum, visitors see a typical, modest one-bedroom apartment with simple, Polish- or East Bloc-made house appliances, a typical office of a local party secretary with the communist leaders’ portraits and a hot-line phone.

In another spot, bust figures of Lenin and Marx, and an old radio serve as reminders that the communists were jamming Radio Free Europe and Voice of America, which the Poles secretly tuned into for true news.

“We were there under communism for 45 years,” the museum’s driver-guide Mariusz Nurkiewicz said in English. “For example, my parents, they were young, they fall in love, I was born. … So this is that sentimental feel to youth, to the past, more than to communism, to system. Nothing was too good about the system, but about the life, we were still trying to be happy.”

For a moment of respite, the visitors are invited to a bar to sample simple biscuits or wafers, enhanced by a toast of cherry vodka. Nearby stands a phone booth, with no phone inside, just as it sometimes was in communist times.

Nathan Hanson, a U.S. tourist from Dubuque, Iowa, said he has “always regretted not seeing anything Soviet before the Soviet Union fell. And I know remnants of that are quickly disappearing and so I booked the communism tour today to see what I could, to see what?s left.”

His conclusion from the tour was that the society in Poland is “changing very quickly.”

“It’s just fascinating to look back in time,” Hanson said. “It’s a big part of my generation with the conflict with the U.S. and the Soviet Union, so it’s really neat to just get a peek of what it looked like.”

Palace of Culture and Science

The visitors can also take a ride in a no-comfort Polish-made van used by the militia in the 1960s and 70s to transport criminal and political detainees. For some 150 zlotys ($42 – ?36 ) per person, an English-speaking driver-guide will take them to see typical architecture of the time, including Poland’s tallest building, the Palace of Culture and Science, a 1955 gift from Soviet leader Josef Stalin.

It survived a cathartic push to have it torn down just after the ouster of communism, and celebrates its 60th birthday this year.

“We would see some of the architecture of that time which is called socialist realism [and] admire the figures of the working class, because all that system was built, was created, for the happiness of the working class,” Nurkiewicz said.

He jokingly said that he tries to get tourists to join the Communist party.

“No, I’m just kidding, of course. We are happy here in Poland that the communism is over,” he said.

Warsaw Experience: Guided tours offering a look at life under communism at The Charm of PRL museum, Minska street 25, Warsaw, entrance from Glucha street in front of Soho Factory.

The museum is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is 8 zlotys ($2.25 – ?2) Life under communism tour is 150 zlotys ($42-?36).

Booked tours starting daily at 10 a.m. Available in English and other languages.

www.adventurewarsaw.pl

WARSZAWA HAR VERDENS BILLIGSTE 5-STJERNERS HOTELLER

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Polens hovedstad Warszawa har de billigste rommene på fem-stjerners hoteller, med en snittpris på vel 124 dollar, 744 kroner, per natt i årets seks første måneder, viser en undersøkelse fra Hotels.com.

Pisa i Italia kommer på andre plass med 176 dollar, 1056 kroner, og Estlands hovedstad Tallinn på tredje med 185 dollar, 1110 kroner.

4.Budapest, Ungarn 186 (1116)

5.Lisboa, Portugal 195 (1170)

6.Berlin, Tyskland 201 (1206)

7.Brussel, Belgia 205 (1230)

8.New Dehli, India 210 (1260)

9.Marrakech, Marokko 211 (1266)

10.Praha, Tsjekkia 212 (1272)

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