Today we have 50 days until our trip to Poland. All four of us are going to Poland now, Mama, Tata, Nik and I. We are all getting very excited over this! We are looking forward to experience a different culture, different food, a different way of life, in fact we are looking forward to enjoying everything Poland has to offer!
Mama, Nik, and I are also looking forward to all the photographic opportunities Poland will hold for us. The beautiful scenery, the beautiful and historic buildings, even the normal everyday things I am sure we will find amazing.
What is the one thing we are looking forward to doing in Poland the most? Meeting our Polish relatives, and friends, for the first time. It will be such an amazing experience for us to meet our Polish relatives. We regularly talk to them over Skype, but meeting them will be a whole new experience. Personally, this is the thing that gets me the most excited when I think about being able to go to Poland! Everything in Poland will be amazing, I know for sure, but I think there will be nothing like meeting the people that live there.
Unfortunately, Tata will only be able to stay three weeks in Poland with us. Mama, Nik and I stay for a total of something around seven and a half weeks. We have bought our tickets, bought our suitcases, and everyone has received their passports! Everyday we get closer to Poland, is a day we get more prepared for Poland!
A lot of the people we are staying with speak English, though some only speak Polish. For the first three weeks Tata is with us, this will not be a problem. He will be able to translate for us, and we will have very little problems, if any at all. What about the weeks after he goes home? Well, some of the places we are staying at have children who speak English, but their parents only speak Polish, so it will be relatively easy for us to communicate. Their kids will translate the English for them, and the Polish for us. But when these kids are at school? We will have to find other ways of translating what we wish to say to them! I think it will be quite fun to have to find other ways to get our message across. How are we going to do it? Who knows! We might have to draw, we might have to act it out, or we might have to put it in an online translator and have it translate for us. We will not know for sure until we get to Poland and are in that situation! But I know that I am very curious to find out what we will have to do!
Two months ago Nik and I started going to Polish school, to learn Polish before we go to Poland. We also use a program called Rosetta Stone, which helps quite a bit. Since we started going to Polish school, we have learned many, many, new things. Same with Rosetta Stone, it has taught us many new words. I believe this will help us quite a bit in the weeks that Tata is not with us. We should, by the time we get to Poland, be able to communicate with the relatives that only speak Polish, even if it is only to tell them our basic needs. I am hoping that by the time I get to Poland I will be able to talk about many different things, I am hoping to be able to have a number of conversations with our relatives.
I am looking forward to everything Poland has to offer for us. Photographic opportunities, meeting relatives, visiting places, experiencing the different culture, trying the different foods, these are all things we are looking forward to experiencing. I am sure that we won’t be disappointed!