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The Pan and the Pope

Krakow, Poland – shopping, dining & getting around The title gives it away. Pope John Paul II, the city’s most prominent son, and Pan Tadeusz, protagonist of Adam Mickiewicz’s novel by the same title, are omnipresent in Krakow. You can hardly find a shop or café without the likeness of the pope, and Pan Tadeusz […]

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Little Poland, Big Time

A guide to Krakow Your Britishexpat.com travel correspondent – as if he didn’t have anything better to do between meetings and business trips – has embarked on a major new project for the travel pages on this site: a complete feature on Poland’s two capitals, Warsaw and Krakow. This project may lead us well into […]

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Sweden: Around the capital

This month’s column is dedicated to Mike, Kay, Alba, ABBA, and the CIA. The Obligatory Introduction (skip this if you only want to read about Sweden) British Expat’s gardening columnist Mike Clark has followed his own advice and set up a juniper powered whisky still in his shed. The attempt to distil something near the […]

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Lesson Four: Tiptoe Through The Tutus

"I stood up, recognised a 3/4 rhythm, and tried to spot myself in the mirror. Not difficult. I was the only one moving sideways instead of forwards, stomping two seconds late, holding half a castanet wrapped round my thumb the other round the wrist, and wearing corduroy trousers." Graeme attends a class himself - a dancing class.

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Lesson Three: Chicken chests and cheeps

"I groaned inwardly. So, no money again, then. I came to call them my 'Russian classes' – goods in exchange for knowledge, consommés for consonants in the present case. Expanding my stomach rather than my wallet." Dr Graeme Porte's latest students - restaurateurs - offer payment in kind rather than cash!

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