Furious Fred – The Krakow Post http://www.krakowpost.com Wed, 23 May 2018 14:21:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Furious Fred: Civic Awareness http://www.krakowpost.com/8407/2014/09/furious-fred-civic-awareness http://www.krakowpost.com/8407/2014/09/furious-fred-civic-awareness#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:00:03 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=8407 You’re probably used to seeing brown water around Krakow’s tram tracks when it rains. Maybe you’ve asked yourself why that

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Furious Fred: Changing Krakow’s Politics http://www.krakowpost.com/8170/2014/06/furious-fred-changing-krakows-politics http://www.krakowpost.com/8170/2014/06/furious-fred-changing-krakows-politics#comments Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:49:25 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=8170 On the 25th of last month, together with the elections for the European Parliament, a referendum took place in Krakow

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Furious Fred: If Mayors Ruled the World http://www.krakowpost.com/8110/2014/06/furious-fred-if-mayors-ruled-the-world http://www.krakowpost.com/8110/2014/06/furious-fred-if-mayors-ruled-the-world#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:55:07 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=8110 If you install the Air Quality app on your phone or tablet, you can see day by day how bad

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Furious Fred: Culture Gap http://www.krakowpost.com/8010/2014/04/furious-fred-culture-gap http://www.krakowpost.com/8010/2014/04/furious-fred-culture-gap#comments Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:34:06 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=8010 Krakow is missing a trick – many cities have laid out cultural ‘trails’ that visitors can follow to see the

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Furious Fred: Homo Sovieticus http://www.krakowpost.com/7886/2014/03/furious-fred-homo-sovieticus http://www.krakowpost.com/7886/2014/03/furious-fred-homo-sovieticus#comments Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:17:39 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=7886 About three years ago, my Polish lady and I decided to get married. We arranged all the necessary documents, or

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Furious Fred: Red Tape http://www.krakowpost.com/7704/2014/02/furious-fred-red-tape http://www.krakowpost.com/7704/2014/02/furious-fred-red-tape#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:06:39 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=7704 I live in Poland – that’s my country of residence, but I’m not Polish. My driver’s license, issued in my home country, is expiring. According to EU regulations, I need a new one issued in Poland. I asked my consulate about the procedure and which documents I would need…

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Furious Fred: King of the Road http://www.krakowpost.com/7489/2014/01/furious-fred-king-of-the-road http://www.krakowpost.com/7489/2014/01/furious-fred-king-of-the-road#comments Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:22:48 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=7489 You live in an average Krakow apartment. It’s 50 or 60 square metres. Two rooms, maybe three if you’re lucky. You have a family, a wife and two children in their teens. You are obliged to watch television all evening, with no chance of a relaxing nap. Every night, you fold out your bed…

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Furious Fred: Police Stop http://www.krakowpost.com/7485/2013/12/furious-fred-police-stop http://www.krakowpost.com/7485/2013/12/furious-fred-police-stop#comments Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:10:55 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=7485 You see a lot of talking heads from the police on the TV these days, as if they are the popular representatives of a respected institution. I hear a lot of anecdotes and tales at parties and in pubs that suggest the opposite. The jokes may not be politically correct, but there is no smoke without fire…

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Furious Fred: Kazimierz Chaos http://www.krakowpost.com/7476/2013/11/furious-fred-kazimierz-chaos http://www.krakowpost.com/7476/2013/11/furious-fred-kazimierz-chaos#comments Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:09:55 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=7476 Since Poland joined the European Union in 2004, Krakow’s Old Town has undergone some major changes. Good city planning has improved the infrastructure of the area, enabling and boosting tourism. Meanwhile, in Kazimierz, city planning is a mess. For many people, Kazimierz is situated…

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