Having only lived in two other countries other than the US, this post will be limited in the scope of its observations. Warsaw has a huge expat population and with an increasing number of international companies setting up shop in Poland, it will continue to grow.
I wish I had the chance to live in at least one modern Western country other than the US to draw some true parallels. I’m not even going to count all the thousands of kids that come in on the Erasmus program or other educational programs to pursue higher education.
The sluttyness of their dress, their provocative manner, circling around the men like choice pieces of meat; they might as well have carried a sign. If you don’t want to date into the local culture, then options are limited.They have fancy manners (which I love) when it comes to opening doors, standing when a woman comes into the room, offering her a seat on the bus and all that good stuff.I have to admit that I, personally, love these types of manners.The EU’s influence is slowly expanding in Poland, and with the current open borders, Poland sees many travelers they have not before.They are seeing foreign-raised Poles that are returning home, much like I did, to scope out the scene and the opportunities.I assumed, like others with my background have done, that having grown up in a Polish household, I reasonably knew what to expect, culture-wise, when I moved to Poland. I didn’t realize how truly American I was until I moved to Poland.