My name is Salman, I’m thirty-four years old, and I live in Istanbul, Turkey. I was staying at Pawel’s house for two weeks, and it was my first visit to Poland. At the beginning, when I came, I was astonished about the temperature, it was really hot evening in July, and I was ready to wear jacket. I arrived at Gdansk’s airfield and then I take a train to Szczecin. I was a little worried about reaction on my skin color, I was listening few distressing stories about racism of Polish inhabitants, but it was okay. Two colleagues of Pawel pick me up from main railway station , and they assured me to take care of me in time of my visit. They also spoke Esperanto, and very good English, so conversations were easy. Next day, at the morning, I had some polish breakfast, cooked for my by Pawel’s flatmate. It was delicious but very greasy – huge portionof scrambled eggs with bacon and plenty of onion, dressed with white bread and butter. Later, I went to old district to see few of heritages (visit this page). I like European architecture, it so disparate then Turkish one. Szczecin has plenty of building constructed in 19th century, couple Middle-Aged and Gothic churches and nice parks and squares. The most I loved post office edifice, it looks similar like one of Harry Potter film. Rest of my holiday I spend traveling along seaside, tasting local food, meeting new, generally friendly people. I very like my visit in Poland.
Hi, my name is Pawel, I’m from Szczecin, I am thirty years old. I was staying for two weeks in Istanbul, in apartment of my friend, which I met at Esperanto congress. I was very thrilled about my journey, I heard that Turkey is very interesting country. I was living in huge, cozyflat in the middle of old district. I was observing morning bustle, while eating breakfast at balcony. I was charmed by Istanbul. It is very adorable city, with fascinating history, and very friendly people (find out something more). First week I spend discovering the city, not just ancient town with heritages, and spectacular Muslim architecture, but also new town with biggest skyscrapers I have ever seen.
I spend two days at one of city beaches, and it was to much crowd, but the weather was delightful. Second week I was traveling with my backpack trough some small villages, knowing about culture, customs and language of citizens. It was really important experience for me.