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My name is Salman, I am 34 years old, and I live in Istanbul, Turkey. I was living at Pawel’s flat for 2 weeks, and it was my first visit to Poland. First, when I came, I was surprised about the temperature, it was really hot night in July, and I was ready to wear sweater. I arrived at Gdansk’s airfield and then I take a train to Szczecin. I was a little afraid about reaction on my skin color, I was hearing few worrisome stories about intolerance of Polish citizens, but it was alright. Two colleagues of Pawel pick me up from main railway stop , and they assured me to take care of me during my stay. They also spoke Esperanto, and very good English, so chats were nice. Next day, at the morning, I ate some polish breakfast, cooked for my by Pawel’s flatmate. It was delicious but very greasy – big pieceof scrambled eggs with ham and plenty of onion, served with white bread with butter. Later, I went to old district to see some of heritages (click there). I like European art, it so disparate then Arabic one. Szczecin has a lot of building constructed in nineteenth century, few Medieval and Gothic cathedrals and charming parks and squares. The most I loved post office edifice, it looks the same like one of Harry Potter movie. Rest of my holiday I spend traveling along seacoast, tasting regional food, meeting new, generally friendly people. I very enjoy my visit in Poland.
Hi, my name is Pawel, I’m from Szczecin, I am 30 years old. I was staying for two weeks in Istanbul, in apartment of my friend, which I met at Esperanto convention. I was really exited about my trip, I heard that Turkey is really fascinating place. I was living in big, snugapartment in the middle of old town. I was observing morning crowd, while eating brunch at balcony. I was bewitched by Istanbul. It is really adorable place, with fascinating history, and very friendly people . First week I was discovering the city, not just old town with heritages, and spectacular Arabic buildings, but also new town with tallest skyscrapers I have ever seen.
I stayed 2 days at some of city beaches, and it was to much crowd, but the weather was gorgeous. Second week I was driving with my backpack trough few small towns, learning culture, customs and language of citizens. It was really important experience for me.