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K=DU RepORT on LIFe In PowLaND

Yes mY LoyAL ZWeePz WhO HANg ON mY eVERY wORD I hAVE reCEnTLY rEtuRNEd FROM thE LAnd OF POW!*

I weNt My HuNniES To SEE For mySelF This MOSt INTresTinG CounTry wHicH gEOgraPHicALLY iS plACed SO StraTEGicALLy in The CENTre Of tHE ‘NeW EuROPe’ And FoR mUCH of Its ToRturED Past HAS BeeN stUCk – IF thIZ duZZ noT sOUND Too FlipPant A remARK My LoyaL ReeDErs “BeTWixT the DEviL aND thE DeeP bLUe SEA”.

SUPERhEro

Here's a TrUE PoW chAraChter ~ SUbMARinER 'MarvEL' MasterOf THe DEEp BlUe SEa

WHilST on MY POWlIsH HolIDAze I vIZIteD KOLLOBzeG (mY sPellING nOT alWAYS bEST zWEEpZ as You May HAve NOticED) WeLl KOLLOBzeG wAS vIRtuALLy RAIZEd To tHe GrouND dURinG thE pASt WAr sUffERinG 90% PhYSICaL DamAGE Due TO bOMbiNG anD FighTING As thE GErmANs SOUghT to GAIN A vANtage PoinT anD a Sea pORT oN the BALtiC Sea – WitH goOD CommUnicaTionS AnD poSItiON to ScaNDInaVIAN cUnTRiES – Well I haVe to Say THaT KOLLOBzeG iS nOW a VeRY niCE seaSIDE tOWN And AlTHouGH pREVioUS cOMMuniST INfluENCES deLAYEd thE rEstoRatioN of thE cItY thEre hAS bEEn SiGNIFicANT RebuiLDing Of The CAtheDRal ANd thE city itsElF – IT WAZ aLso VERy VerY hoT ZWeePZ and THeY BArbECUe Lots OF inTREStiNg FISHES For You To BUY anD eat – WhICH  IZ dELICiouS and AlSo Quite EcONomiCAl!!!

NO TOPLESS BATHING IN POWLAND

HOLIDAY SNAPZ - ON THE BEACH ZWEEPZ - K=DU IZ StANDIN JUSS BEHIND RED ROOFED TENT - HI!

 The BeaCheS WEre FULL Of WHitE SAnD AnD VerY CLeaN – ChILDreN GenERALLY VERY wELL BEHAvEd With NO TOplESS bATHinG, THat I SoRE ZwEEpZ AND I lEARNed QuiTE  a LotTA pOWliSH gReeTINgz AnD rESpONCes ~ do widzenia!

HOLIDAY SNAPZ - BIT BLURRY - KOLOBRZEG CATHEDRAL REDUCED TO RUBBLE IN WORLD WAR II

The CaTheDRAl in KOLLOBzeG haD QuiTE a LOt OF POW FacToR aNd THE pEEpZ aLthOUGh NOT ‘Down YEr FRoaT’ FriENdLIEz ARE gEnerALLy PoliTE, CouRteOus aNd RESpeKTfUL ALthoUgh DOne WaiT iN A QUE ZweePZ yOu mIghT be THere Alll DAYzZ CoS’ POWliSh DOnt DO QUeinG NO WAy JoZEfaT!

"ZUBROW"

EUROPEAN BISON - THIS IS FEMALE - ISNT SHE STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!

We ViSITed GrUGoVchOw wHERe tHey HAVe The OsrOdeK KuLTUre CENTre wIth a WilDLIfe SanCTuARy WhEre TheY hAz RE-INtrODuceD THe EurOPeaN BisON – ZWeePz, I wAS AMazEd tO knOw TherE evER was AN EURopean BISOn fOr GNuuDenESS SAkeS AN So I WAs PleASEd TO mEEt sOmE of My ANCieNT eUropEan CUzzINz Who IF tHEY had BlACK mAnES WouLD lOOk Like THey BElonGED On The RollINg PlaNES oF aMERIca WheRE bUfFALo’S wAZ HunTED CloSE to EXtINctioN!!

I VISIT ANCIENT EUROPEAN CUZZINZ - The European ZUBROWs - WHAT an HONOUR ZWEEPZ!!

As AN PRowD MEMber of THe ANTElOPe FamILY I waS MosT INTresTed To LEARn Of POwLisH WilDLiFE aNd WHiLE I WAz TheRe I lEARNED thAT They STiLL hAvE BroWN bEaRS, A sORt OF LYNx WILdcAT AND a FEW wOLVEs uP in THEM cAuCASIan HIllS ~ POwLaND Is A BrOad SWEEp of A CUNtRY And TheY aRE cERTAinLY DOinG THeiR bIT To ProVIDE OXygEn ~ Cos THere ARe mANY tReeS anD FORests WHere You Can FINd BLueBerrIEs And MUshROOOms.

 >>>   ANd NOw For SomEThinG cOmplEtEly diFferENT ZweEpZ   <<<

If uZE foLLowEd thIS LiNk ZWeePz to FinD JennIFer LopEZ aNd Her BluEBerrY dIetIng Tip YOU sHouLD hAVE ScrOllEd DOwn To See MoDellINg MisHApS PArtS I anD pArtS II – SO fUNNy I nEARly DRoppEd aN anTLER ZweePZ – But REAlyZZZ we SHoulD nOT lAUGH At oTherS MISHAps Now SHouLD Weez – I reMEmbER whEN I was BeoinG IntrOdUCed to JennIFer oNce – Oh But That REAllY iS ANOthER stOReeZ FoR aNOTHer TIMes — S’FUNNy tHo!*!  So VERy FunnIEEE!!

BAcK tO POwLaNd

The RoYAL K=DU IZ oF coURSe moRE aT hOMe oN the StrEEts - ZweePZ!

WARSAW SKYLINE

CouRSE As You WiLL kNow K=DU Is moRE of A STREEtSURFer   LuVs  to CruiSE thE SiDewaLK, PounD the PAveMEnTS aND Be YouR TotaL aLLy IN thE ALLEY (your-ally-in-the-alley) ~ K=DU LIKES to Get The VIbE ON tHE sTReeTz, TasTe thE SUlpHur – REpoRT on THE Raw JuiCE oF tHe ConTEMpoRaRY UrbAN-ScaPE, THe GeTto PANacEa EtCetEra – WhAT HEalZ ZweePz!!

But I coULDnT MakE WarSaw – A plACE thAT aS ALwaZE FAscINaTEd ME SinCe I heaRD oF THe hORrORS That CIty HAs sEEn!

No PlaCE nEedS hEALing MOre THAn THAt plACE My FreNNs aNd WhaT?– Such aN aPT nAME –

W  .  a  .  r  .  s  .  a  .  W

This CiTY Saw WaR – ThiS cITY Was MadE soRe By WAr – This CiTY MadE Raw BY thE NaZzi SAW – NevER FOrgET THiS!!

But LoOK hOW gOOD oVErcOMES eVIl ZweePZ – I’M nOT mAKINg JokEs – LOok AT thE NEW wARsAW SKYliNE IN mY piCTURE  UP THEREe /\  /\ /\ /\  (wHy IS thERe No ARRoWs ON thIS dAMN KEYBoARD???!)

Look And SEE a PlacE RebUIlt AND gROWInGzz – ThatS whY i LUVVz IT ZweePZ – I LUV WARSAW – MMmmwaaah! anD onE daY Im GoiNG tO reTUrn And Kiss The STreeTZ of WARSAW

POPE BENEDICT

Now I aM nOT CAThoLIC ZweePz BuT you Gotta SAY POwlISH pEEps Do LoVe THe PopEs EspeCiaLLy PoPE JOhn PAuL II Who Was THE OnLY POLiSH PopE aNd a VerY GreaT MAN And WhILst PeePs May Be DETracTORS fOr DiFFerANT rEAsons The HEarTBEat OF TruE PoLisH pEOplEs sTill HAs A vERy SPiRitUAl CENtre LIKeS A SweeT hONeyCOmb FillING – AnD ThaT iZ sOmeTHing YOU DO NOT sEe evERYwhERE ZweePZ No yOu dOnt – Got TO RESpEKT THAt!!

POW - ThAnK cRuNCHie It'S K=DU DaY!!!**

WheN yoU are IN PoWlaNd It iZZ hARD nOt tO thINk ABouT thE waRS aND whaT thEY  Had To EnDure  ~ BUt I thInk PowLisH pEepS trY noT to Think TOO muCH aBouT The Past But PlaN fOr THe fUTUreS – They ThinKZZ  AbOut Nice SCenerY And FUtURE PLanS fOr TheiR liVes aND thEir CUnTry – Too MAny pe0PleS diEd in PowLanD beFORe thEIr TIME =

JAmIrOQui = POW

PoWlIsh PeePs ExCel AT sPorTS PRaPs WE DONt reCognIse - LikE wOmEn'S vOllEYbALL WoW

PoWlISh PeePs Are QuITe OpeN-MinDed aBouT DifFreNt SpoRts. TheY FavOUr SpoRts likE IcE hOckEy, VoLlEYbALL aNd SpEEdWay WhiCh TheY atrE vEry GoOd At – Of CoURse The EuRopEan ChaMpioNShipS tAkE pLACe iN pOwlAND anD thE UkrAinE nEXt SuMMer AnD i Was abLE tO dO aN eXTernAL InsPecTIon oF thE eXciTinG fOoTAbALL sTaDiuM in PozNan, The CurRenT PoWliSH LeaGue ChAMpiOns WHere EnGlaNd MigHT bE drAWN tO plAY theIR maTChes. ThiS yEar manChesTEr CitY StaRteD to RepROduCE A dANce PozNan FanS tAuGht Them In A EuRO SupER lEAGuE mATCh – TheY  Do iT aS  As GoaL cELeBRAtion AnD They CaLl It The ‘PozNan’

Polish International

Kazimierz Deyna

PolAnd Has ProDucEd SomE GreAT fOoTBalLerS – KaZZy DeynA for onE Who Per ChancE PlaYED FoR mAn CIty – SmaLl WoRlD ZwEEpZ – AlSo BONIek  WhO bEcaMe A sTaR FoR JuvEnTus ToDay – ThEre Are SoMe OuTSTanDinG yOunG plAyErs.

Boniek played for JUVE

Jacek Krzynowek - one of todays Polish stars

POwLaND WoRlD ChampioNS of SpEEdwAY 2010

PolANd Is ParTIcUlARLy GooD in The FIeLD of SAuSAge ~ PRoDUcinG A gReaT VarIetY oF sAUsAGe – WhITe ONes, BlAck ONes, LonG AnD ShOrt, ThiN AnD ThiCK > HErE Is A pIC oF a COuPLE ‘A BeaUtiES To LooK At MmMmmMM!

POLISH SAUSAGE

WelL thAtz AbOut All I goT to Say AboUt POwLanD zWeePz eXcePt To LeaVe You WitH somE inTreSTinG faCTs AboUT a New FreNNd I mAde – Who Izz ProBabLy abOUt mOSt StReeTwiSe ChaRacTer You Can FinD – As Far As PoWliSh CunTrySidE is ConCernEd AnYhOO – His NamE iZz ‘BoCHy’ anD hE liVEs On THe StrET in AS mAnnER oF sPeaKs ZweePz!

“Every Fourth Stork is Polish”

Photograph  ©Kuba Przedzienkowski

Each spring, Poland welcomes home roughly 25 percent of the nearly 325,000 white storks (scientific name Ciconia ciconia) that breed in Europe. When the storks return from their wintering grounds in Africa, they are attracted to tall trees or buildings where they build nests that often weigh up several tons.  People sometimes attach wagon wheels to rooftops and barns or tall poles near buildings in hopes of luring the birds to nest near their homes. Today, telecommunications companies put up special poles and nest supports for the storks.

Adult white storks are about 1 m (3 ft) tall, with long red legs, a straight pointed red bill, white plumage, and black wing feathers. They eat a wide variety of prey items including insects, frogs, toads, fish, rodents, snakes, lizards, earthworms, and other prey found on the ground.

Storks are considered to be silent birds, but white storks throw their heads back and clatter their upper and lower bills together rapidly, making a loud rattle.

Stork nests are huge: some old nests may be over 6 ft (2 m) in diameter and nearly 9 ft (3 m) in depth. They are constructed of branches and sticks and lined with twigs, grasses, sod, rags, and paper. Some nests have been in continuous use for hundreds of years . Breeding birds add to the nest each summer, with both males and females contributing to the construction.

Storks stay with one mate for the breeding season, but they do not migrate or over-winter together. If the same pair mates the next year, it is because of a strong attachment to the nesting site. The female usually lays 3–5 eggs, and both parents incubate the eggs for about one month. Young chicks are covered with white down and have black bills; their legs and bills slowly turn red as they mature.

The overall population of white storks in western Europe has declined steadily over the past century, largely due to pollution and loss of habitat.  For example, 4000 pairs made their home in Denmark in  1890, but only 12 pairs were recorded in 1989. Although storks are protected by popular opinion in Europe, they are persecuted in other areas, such as Africa, where they overwinter. Recently, storks that usually migrate to Africa for the winter have been observed to stop in Spain, near the large refuse areas near Madrid, where they find sufficient food.

Today, conservationists use webcams watch over and monitor the process of nesting and raising the young from the first arrival of potential parents in late March or early April to the departure of the family in late summer (September). They are joined by others who love the storks and want to see them flourish. You can watch nesting birds at Polish Stork Webcam

WelL thAts EnuFF abOut StoRks ZweePz, noT neaRly EnnUff ‘BouT PoWlaNd aNd QuiTe eNNuf FRom Me

The RoyAl K=DU – BTW  BFN – Peace

do widzenia!

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