Archive for Październik, 2010

Is it a sign of ‚going native’ when you cannot think of the precise English word for something and yet the Polish word that is a perfect fit for whatever-it-is won’t leave your mind? I had a problem with wątek. I was writing about the aftermath of the Orbis Travel collapse and wanted to say […]

In darkest Peru


Front cover of Mis zwany Paddington. Published by Znak. I have been rediscovering Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear stories, by reading them to a 5 year-old in Polish. A special Polish edition of A bear called Paddington has been published by Znak. The copyright of the Polish translation by Kazimierz Piotrkowski is owned by the Polish […]

Hotel Sofitel Wroclaw The Sofitel chain of hotels has expanded and moved up-market since the days when a stay in the Sofitel was synonymous with pretty basic accommodation somewhere in the distant outskirts of Paris. Nowadays the brand offers five star luxury and exotic holiday locations. Perhaps the most enticing of all the Sofitel hotels […]

Potential conference organisers investigate the facilities offered by the Sofitel hotels in Poland. Photo Poland’s meetings industry has made enormous strides over the last decade, both in the quality of services offered and in creating an effective industry lobby. Much of the credit for this must go to Slawomir Wroblewski, the CEO of Meetings […]