A ‘Milk Bar’ is not a bar

A Bar Mleczny in Poland translates to English as a ‘Milk Bar.’ These restaurants are holdovers from communist times. The government subsidized these restaurants so the ‘people’ could still ‘afford’ to eat out cheaply. I believe the term ‘milk’ refers to the food offering: primarily vegetarian and dairy (who could afford meat?) 

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A Palm Tree In Warsaw/Upcoming Events of Note

On a quirky note . . . when we stayed in Warsaw, our bed and breakfast was a short walk from Aleja Jerozolimskie, or Jerusalem Avenue. In the middle of a traffic roundabout on a busy street, a 50-foot tall, artificial palm tree surprises the uninformed visitor.  There is only the tree, no signs or explanations unless you have a guidebook for background information.  

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