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In search of Polar bears …

15 December 2013 16 Comments

Poland calling me…

In a few hours I will be at the airport on my way to Poland on an invitation from Tourism board of Poland. It’s my first visit there and I am excited.

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I am sure there would be more colors than this white.

It is not that I had never heard of this country before. I can recount my introduction to Poland.

The pictorial stories I had read when I was 5-6 years old, showed Poland with white snow. I always thought Polar bears lived in Poland and wondered who’d go to Poland, it’s such a cold country.
I had my own logic to think so. The white color of bears matched with white snow and ‘Polar’ & ‘Poland’ sounded similar. Fortunately my understanding was cleared as the time passed. :) I started liking all the places and colder places as well; Poland was included in my list. In fact every single place is in my list ! :D

In 1998 I read Kane and Abel by Jeffery Archer. And I have read this book many times since then. That book refueled my desire to visit & see this ‘white’ country but it never happened.

The weather reports show the max. temperature in Poland is 5 degrees (only on one day) and on rest of the days it is even less, minimum temperature plummeting to sub zero.
But then I have lived in Europe… have felt tender snowflakes on my face… have walked on snowy pathways, have dealt with hailstorms and have celebrated Christmas, Easter and all the seasons. I am mentally prepared if not physically.

So, I am off to Poland in search of ‘Polar bears’. See ya next week.

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16 Comments »

  • shilpi dutta said:

    Do let us know if u spot a polar bear :-) They are so camouflaged, at times we give it a miss :-)
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  • Nisha (author) said:

    Shilpi,
    Sure!! My sole purpose of going there is that only ! :P
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  • Chitra said:

    Enjoy trip. Shall wait for your posts, pics.

  • Amar Naik said:

    enjoy your trip of searching polar bear :)
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  • arvi said:

    Happy travelling!

  • Linda W said:

    Yeah, I can see how a child would think that! Cute story! Have a good time!
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  • Niranjan said:

    Have a blast! Waiting or the stories.
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  • Niranjan said:

    Have a blast! Waiting for the stories.

  • Nisha said:

    Thanks all.
    Keep checking my Facebook page for daily updates.

  • Charukesi said:

    How was the Poland trip? Looking forward to your stories from there. And here is wishing you lots of travel in the new year too :)

  • Nisha (author) said:

    Hey Charu,
    I was so looking forward to finally meet you in Poland but couldn’t. How’s everything at home?

    Let’s hope we meet soon. :)
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  • Shikha said:

    Read also ‘Julie of the Wolves’. If you want, I can send my copy for you to read.

    Enjoy the glow of white!

    Cheers,

  • Le Monde – A Poetic Travail » Blog Archive » Poland in winters said:

    […] The day I landed in Warsaw was quite warm according to the locals. The maximum temperature that day was 5 degrees Celsius whereas generally it is between -10 to -15 degrees! No doubt it was breezy and cold when I stepped out of the airport, but I could manage. The joy of stepping in a new country is always overwhelming. In the afternoon the Sun had also come out to make me smile. In reality, more than the weather it was the warmth and hospitality of its people which won over that cold. […]

  • Nisha (author) said:

    Shikha,
    I would love to read that! :)
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  • Charukesi said:

    Yes, Nisha – hope we meet soon or even better, travel together this year! Things still not good at home, am shuttling between Bgl and Chennai. Happy new year to you :)
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  • Nisha (author) said:

    Charu,
    Amen to that! :)

    I wish a speedy recovery for your father.

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