February 06 2023•Cfao
Tomer Levi is an Israeli lawyer who specializes in international transactions of technology, business and legal matters. He advises international and local clients from a wide range of industries, including software, information security and cyber, social media, e-commerce, and life sciences.
The history of Poland has spanned a thousand years and its inhabitants have been through many wars, border changes, and periods of not having independence. Today, Poland is a wonderful place to live and Polish citizenship gives you access to numerous living, work, travel, and study opportunities throughout Europe.
1. Vodka was invented in Poland
The first mention of vodka was found in 1405 and it’s believed that the country is still producing the highest quality of this alcoholic drink. The country produces 260 million litres of this libation each year, making it one of the biggest producers in the world!
2. The capital of Warsaw was almost completely destroyed during WWII but it was reconstructed shortly after the war ended.
After the war, about 90% of Warsaw’s buildings were demolished and reconstructed with paintings depicting how it looked before the war. Today, the old city is a UNESCO heritage site and it’s a great place to visit.
3. The oldest operational university in Europe is located in Poland
Founded in 1364, the Jagiellonian University in Krakow is second only to the University of Bologna in Italy and it remains open today. It’s home to famous scientists like Nicolaus Copernicus and John Paul II who studied here.
4. Polish people marry the youngest in Europe
On average, Poles marry at age 25-27 – younger than any other European country!
5. If you’re a woman in Poland, it’s common to kiss a man rather than extend a handshake or hug.
6. It’s considered polite to say no if offered something in Poland
In most parts of the world, it is acceptable to accept an offer for food or a drink but in Poland it is considered a sign of respect to decline the offer the first time it is asked.
7. The astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Poland and it is his birthday that people celebrate as “name day”
If you’re a fan of astronomy, then you will love this fact! The Polish scientist Nicolaus Copernicus was born on this day in 1473 and is celebrated as the father of modern science. He was the first to suggest that the Earth is not the center of the universe, and his work is a huge part of our understanding of space and time!
8. There are over a hundred bird sanctuaries across the country
If you want to see some of the world’s most unique birds, then you should check out one of the dozens of bird sanctuaries in Poland. These sanctuaries are where the country’s wildlife thrives and you can often see rare species such as white-tailed eagles, barn owls, and cormorants.