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If you have second thoughts about spending your Erasmus in Poland, check out this list and make a right choice. Because it is one of the most important decisions of your life. And you don't want other Erasmus students to have better stories than you.


  1. Poland is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. Even tough you don't know it before because it doesn't sound exotic.
  2. In Pijalnia, beer and shots cost 50 cents. Not a great news for my liver tough.
  3. My Faculty looks like Hogwarts. And after Pijalnia, you think can play Quidditch.
  4. You can buy return flight ticket to Stockholm for 18 euros. And then starve.
  5. If you don't have money to go to Tokyo, just go to the Japanese Gardens in Wroclaw.
  6. Amazing colorful buildings are everywhere. I never hated my country's architecture so much.
  7. There is Lenkiewicz. The best goddamn ice cream bar ever. Which got me bankrupt.
  8. There are a lot of Teutonic Knights castles, royal palaces and glorious churches. But who cares about history?
  9. You get student discounts for basically everything. But being a student is too hard.
  10. Kinder Bueno is super cheap. So cheap that I will never buy it in Croatia again. And I'll be sad forever.
  11. Professors treat you with an utmost respect. And then, for the first time ever, you feel bad to skip a class. But you skip it anyway (because of Lenkiewicz).
  12. Poland has the best position for traveling as it is in the centre of Europe. And it gives you a lot of headaches. That's why you go to Pijalnia to make the best decision.
  13. You can attend class about Quentin Tarantino and Tim Burton. And miss super interesting theories from 1920s that are incorporated in 99.9% of regular classes.
  14. You can also speak about emojis during your class. And realize you're an emoji addict.
  15. You can compete at the Erasmus Olympics and win a gold medal. And then make something never seen before - dressing room selfie.
  16. You can take free walking tours in all the major cities. And basically learn more than in college. 
  17. You can live in a country that is the largest beneficiary of European Union assistance. And then hate your own government even more.
  18. You can try to learn the hardest language ever as even Japanese sounds more familiar. But you feel so fancy when you pronounce something right and Polish person acknowledges it.
  19. You can make unforgettable memories here. But if you go to Pijalnia, they will become forgettable.
  20. You can meet amazing people here. Who will be your friends forever. And will make fun of you forever.

Mislav Lugonjic 2017-04-21
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