Sunday, January 20, 2008

American Way of Life

Americans may not be liked in some countries in this world, but we are not only liked but highly respected and sought after as "experts" in countries that want to bring the best in America to their country.

One such country is Poland, a huge, flat, but beautiful country with 39 million people. Whether you're in Warsaw or Krakow or Poznan, you'll find friends.

Part of the reason is that the second largest Polish city is Chicago, with over a million Poles. The Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Chicago actively bridges relations between Poland and America.

By the way, what is the second largest city in Poland? No, it isn't Krakow. It is Lodz, with about 750,000 population. Lodz, which means "boat", is pronounced something like "wootch".