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Poland is the Mexico of Europe (here's why...)
- Published on Nov 9, 2022 veröffentlicht
- Is Poland the Mexico of Europe? After living in Krakow, Poland for the last week or so we have decided that Poland and Mexico are very similar in a lot of ways....
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QUE CHIDO QUE SE ACUERDEN DE SU CASA MÉXICO SALUDOS 👍
Waiting for the opportunity.
There are many similarities between Poland and Mexico
- both countries are predominantly Catholic with many beautiful churches
- people of both countries are very family oriented
- people of both countries are very hard working
- immigrants from both countries were discriminated against
-Immigrants from both countries have faced major events of ethnic cleansing. During the Hoover administration in the 1930s, Mexicans were blamed for the Great Depression, resulting in the deportation of between 400,000-2,000,000 Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. A decade later, ethnic Poles in Nazi Germany under Hitler and communist Russia under Stalin faced a similar fate
- Both countries have suffered histories of aggression and occupation from next door neighbors. For the Poles, the Prussians (later Germans), Austrians, Russians, and the Swedish. For the Mexicans, the Spanish, French, and Americans.
- Both countries had large empires in the past
- Both Countries have very attractive women.
- Both countries have well known cuisines around world (or mostly Western world). Mexico has Tacos, Poland has Pierogies.
- Both countries have large, skilled immigrant diaspora in English-speaking countries
- Invented a major worldwide alcoholic spirit, which no other country can hope to compare to in quality (Wódka, Tequila)
- Mad for Football! (soccer)
- Here is a brief list of some Polish who have been important in Mexico:
Louis Borel de Brétizel, Elena Poniatowska , Jacobo Zabludovsky, Helen Plaschinski, Angelica Zawadzki, Henryk Szeryng, David Ostrosky, Xawery Wolski, Eva Maria Zuk, Arturo Ripstein, Mauricio Kleiff, Ludwik Margules, Ludwika Paleta, León Krauze, Rodolfo Usigli, Enrique Krauze,
¿España? perdón pero España nunca ocupó México, desde que México es México los españoles nunca invadieron el territorio.
Poland is *far* from being catholic. It's a misconception that most believe, but I urge you to ask any Pole about the Catholic churches rules, and I bet you 99% won't have the slightest idea.
Poles are spiritual, but that's something different.
Te faltó el más importante Polaco del mundo El Papá Juan Pablo II, el buen Karol Józef Wojtyła!!
I’m Mexican and I have really good friends in Krakow. They make me feel in home and I love their hospitality. I love Poland and my Polish friends.
As a Chicagoan, I see the Polish and Mexican community live in harmony here. The cultures have many similarities to bond over, and as long as you are a decent person, I don’t see why there wouldn’t be lifelong friendships to be made.
Many similarities, you have to be on glue
I don't know what Mexicans see in Poles, but Poles love anything southern, be it Mexican, Croatian or whatever.
I guess the nation settled in the wrong climate zone. Time to conquer some other place! 🤣
I'm Polish, living in Canada and in love with Mexico.
I have enjoyed this video very much - thank you
I am Mexican in Canda and me and my Polish neighbor we get so well along she made some perogis last night and brought me like 30 of them , if we get into the pops then we are trouble together
I'm Mexican, lived 4 years in Alberta, Canada and almost the last 10 in Poland🤣
aww love this! Thanks for coming along!
Still not sure I ever really made sense in this video 😂 Mexico is highly underrated and misunderstood and it seems like Poland is too. I tried to explain that in a weird analogy that made zero sense but hopefully it provided a laugh or two. If you're in Krakow, Poland and you're craving Mexican food you have to go visit our new friend Jero! He's incredibly friendly and more importantly, the food is delicious! Tell him we said hi 😃
Relax, we get it ;)
Never cross my mind that you can eat authentic mexican food in Poland.
@Martin Jiranek If you haven’t had the chance, come to the Northwest side of Chicago- (specifically Portage Park & Belmont Cragin) It’s Poland & Mexico central lol
We Poles totally love Mexican food, you can find a Mexican restaurant in almost every major city in Poland. PS. See you at the World Cup!
we're in heaven! haha!
OMG, I live 10 min of walking from this restaurant and I've never been there. You totally convinced me to go there! And thank you for such a sexy compliment 😉
aww you have to go! Tell them we say hello!
As a Mexican living in the Netherlands, I wanna go to Poland just to buy those quesadillas
Hahahahaha I know what you mean. I live in Pueblo , Colorado with so many Mexican restaurants, the world would be less beautiful without Mexican people, food and culture.
here another mexican living in the netherlands and i went to poland, it feels just like home in werid but nice way haha
I live in pola d
haha--you totally should. They were THAT good!
QUE CHIDO QUE SE ACUERDEN DE SU CASA MÉXICO Y SU GASTRONOMIA 👍
Very cool that you found authentic Mexican food in Poland! A bit of home that makes you feel more comfortable in a new country, very comforting.
yes! It was so very comforting! You're so right!
Miłego pobytu i dużą radością w dalszym zwiedzaniu Polski
You can also replace the word sexy with romantic, Poland is not usually pitched as a romantic destination and I totally understand the reluctance on their part to get immersed in the westernized Europe image. Seems like if you make an effort to get through the old view of Poland then you’re in for a nice surprise
haha thanks for this--romantic is a much better word! haha!
I haven’t been to Poland, but I can say that people have misconceptions of other counties and cultures no matter where you go. German’s opinions of Americans are or were largely based on having American military bases. There are a lot fewer now than when I was there. But then Germans were getting their impressions from mostly young, mostly male soldiers, many of whom had never been away from home. It’s not until we mix and experience each other that we begin to appreciate why people love their homes and cultures. That’s when the stereotypes break down and the humanity reveals itself.
Yes, that's why Europe is seen as a military Nazi, war like zone, from a Latin American perspective. Too many wars in Europe and military images come to mind.
so well said! You should travel with us and explain things! haha :)
When we were traveling full time, we arrived in Puglia, Italy for the month of December and I only had sandals. Those fashionista Italians made me feel so dowdy! I found some boots at one of those import stores for only 10 euros which got me through the winter months.
Although I know we're going to love Polish food and pierogi, I can't wait to try that Mexican food when we visit Krakow next summer. Share the name and location please!
ohhh you're going to LOVE Krakow! The name is Del Jero--address in the description!
Now you should try some authentic Polish food in Poland and then go to Mazurka in Mexico City or Casa de Pierogi in Puerto Escondido and see if that tastes the same... just an idea for a video :)
haha! Love this idea!
I see that it is starting to get cold and rainy. In my personal opinion, it is best to visit in late spring and early summer. The weather then is perfect, the sun is shining, everything is blooming and it is warm but not hot. Winter is quite dreary especially in recent years when snow is no longer as common as it used to be. I remember back in the first decade of the twentieth century there was snow up to my knees and winter was beautiful, and now a little snow and muddy
Prawda. W latach 80 byly zimy jak na syberji
yeah that's what these guys were telling us too---the snow is kind of yucky! But we have actually had very nice weather!
Los extraño chicos ojalá vuelvan pronta a mexico ❤❤❤
Polska jest najpiękniejsza wiosną w maju ☺ zimy są szare i długie 🙃 lato to inna sprawa 🤗
There was another comment about the word romantic replacing sexy. I don't think " sex " is meant, it's just meaning that it is very attractive and pleasant and maybe romantic. The meaning of words evolve over time. I never thought of Poland as a place I would want to visit but now it's looking very attractive. I've only been in three countries, USA, my home, Canada, where the people are wonderfully friendly and hospitable, and Mexico where they are as hospitable as the Canadians. I'm a little horrified by the direction the USA has taken in recent years, but at 82 years plus I can't make a move now. If I were 10 or 15 years younger I would move to Ajijic, Mexico.
I’m Mexican and I’ve been in Poland for a military deployment and I love it, the people are very welcoming and the city is definitely something to take pictures of
😊 sprawiacie mi tyle radości 😊
Estoy seguro que Polonia es lindo pero demasiado frío y nieve. Acabo de volver de Baja, México (¡noviembre!). SIEMPRE de sandalias y pantalones cortos. ¿que mas se puede pedir? 🌞
I agree in all that you said about Poland and Mexico.
SALUDOS MUCHACHOS DESDE GUANAJUATO MEXICO 🌷🇲🇽
Saludos! After being there a few months I missed good Mexican Foods. Trust me, I love eating spicy foods and I had a hard time finding foods like that in Poland.
I agree it takes time to adjust to the culture but overall I believe Poland is a great and cheap place to visit/live. I cant wait to see your new vids over there.
I'm REALLY REALLY happy for you guys traveling around the world and comparing things or food with Mexico also saying "Back home in Mexico" 🥰
Always remember Mexico is your home.
Un abrazo hermanos and God bless you!🙏🇲🇽
i was impressed about your description betwen poland and mexico as a ''sexy'' destination lol very funny, as a northern mexican i think that polish people and us we have similarities like polkas song played with accordion instrument and even some of gastronomy greatings from monterrey nuevo leon mexico
I've seen videos of polish mariachis singing in Spanish at catholic churches, in Poland!! Very cool stuff 💯❤️
You guys earned a new sub! I was just trynna watch Mexico vs Poland soccer game from 2017 and this showed up but you guys are very entertaining!
We really enjoy your videos because Puerto Vallarta is our second favorite vacation spot after almost any city in Spain, and you are right, a few things in this video didn't make sense LOL but it was funny. Spain is the Mexico of Europe... food... beaches...sexy... yes you really can call Spain sexy...and I don't believe Mexico is underrated with the millions of visitors every year and with the millions of expat's living there. I enjoy the videos in a warm setting better 😊
Love it!! I think another country that is vastly underestimated is Belgium. I would love to see you visit there. On my bucket list.
In high school my family hosted a foreign exchange student from Liege, Belgium. She expressed so much frustration that every person she met who had "been" to Belgium said they were passing through on their way to some other country!
ohhh yes--I have heard Belgium is another place often overlooked. Thanks for sharing!
Good luck Mexico 🇲🇽 👍 💪 💙 👏 ❤ 🇲🇽
I saw you twice in Puerto Vallarta Mexico and Morelia I’m so happy for you guys you’re visiting my country Poland it’s Chris I’m living in Toronto ❤
While you’re there, be sure to enjoy a smoked sausage and a beer. I haven’t been to Poland, but in Germany and Hungary and Czhechia the beers are 10 times better than what we have available in the states.
GREGORIO Y HILRY SON MIS Clip-ShareR FAVORITOS LOS SIGO DESDE 2017
thank you so much Marek!!
Cuando regresan a Puerto Vallarta? XD haha ohh nos abandonaron. Muy bien, es bueno conocer otras culturas, buena y larga vida amigos!
Nice choice of a title, you're sure to receive an influx of Poles with lots of misconceptions about Mexico coming in to POLEsplain how Poland should not be compared to Mexico hahahah
Honestly though, just found your videos and I'm glad that you like our gloomy sad autumnal piece of land so far! Even more so that you haven't even seen Warsaw or Wrocław yet hehe
All the best to you and hope you have a great time all the time!
You folks need to visit Riga, in Latvia. It is a hidden gem, it felt like being in Germany when I visited but the cost of living was like Mexico.
If I want to feel like I'm in Germany I'll go to Germany 🤣 you go to eastern Europe for a eastern European experience 😉 it just so happened these guys lived in Mexico beforehand and now they discovered a great mex. Restaurant
Those quesadillas looked legit! We are wrapping up our Italy travel this week and I would kill for some awesome quesadillas. I am so sick of pasta. We travel full-time as well and have spent two years in Mexico and I understand what you are trying to say. Mexico is not "Cancun". The Oaxaca's, Puebla's, and La Ventana's of Mexico are not popular with mass-tourism and those are the unique places if you are looking for the REAL Mexico.
Puebla has much french influence and actuallly german too. At least in the rural zones you could find something out even more authentic.
haha you're sick of pasta?! I don't believe it!
U should see Gdansk it's really really beautiful city and stunning architecture
Guys wrap up warmer, it makes me cold just to see you heh, heh, heh here I am in the CDMX with cold. Thanks guys for sharing your experiences and thoughts, what a laugh with Greg and his sexy term 😃 Greetings
@Paul Cabrera “summer” in CDMX is the rainy season and tends to be cool. For some reason, March and April are warmer 🤷🏼♀️
It's cold in CDMX now?
Great video...well done.
God bless guys!/ We 💚 you‼️🤗 🇲🇽
I was born in Poland, and I understand what you mean about "sexy" Especially Krakow, my favorite city in the world. Try to adventure into the ancient underground city in Krakow.
Hi - what camera do you use - you are getting some amazing bokeh effects - way to go you two! Can't wait till you are back in Mexico again!!!!!!!
Mega like. I hope you guys also go to Wales
Hillary, buy some socks!! And some closed toe shoes! Love you guys and loving these shorter videos. ☮️❤️😎
haha. But actually most days it is quite warm!
We’re gonna be moving to Mexico late next spring and will have to cancel our Con Todo coffee subscription. 😩😩😩 We’ve subscribed from the very beginning and are gonna hate having to settle for less than Con Todo. Do you have any idea when or if you’ll be sell to retailers in Mexico?
awww no!! This is terrible news. But also SUPER exciting for you! We aren't sure about the future of Con Todo Coffee in Mexico---shipping logistics are not simple in Mexico and are pretty cost prohibitive right now. We're still working to find a solid solution!
Saludos 👍🏼 gran vídeo.
you're nice people ! I was for the 1st time in Warsaw in 88'. Probably no other european capital changed as much as W during the last 3 decades. Poland is like a virus...a good virus : the more you go, the more you like (love !) it ! how many times I heard that it is an underestimated country, how many times...people prefer to pill up in the ramblas or under the Eiffel tower; here in Switzerland, from 10 tourists, 8 will focus on southern ("sunny") countries. The rest of them will have some other points of interest. Poland is just a fascinating country. Great -and tragical-History, nice landscapes, beautiful cities, very good gastronomy, nice people...
I love seeing ppl that understand Mexico isn't the devil country some of our US politicians claim it to be. Love watching these videos.
we've lived in Mexico for the last six years and have made about 900 videos from all across the country. Obviously we couldn't agree more :)
Mexicans seem to me a more open nation ;) we are more like Japan and South Korea when it comes to the style of behavior of society in larger groups. Mexican music is almost legendary (Mariachi), ours not necessarily ;)
There are a lot of differences between us, but as a purely Mexican distant observer, I think we share our approach to work and national pride. We are looking for a better level of life in different countries, but Poland stays in us and doesn`t disappear despite being in a different culture. In this respect, Mexicans seem to be the same to me, they know what they love about their culture and, if they want to, they can promote it properly.
very interesting! Thank you for sharing! love this and I think you're spot on!
What a great video!
Loved the video!! Will be in Krakow June 2023. What is the address of the Mexican restaurant you ate at? Thanks!!!
@Kinetic Kennons thank you very much
the restaurant is called Del Jero and the address is in the description! It is SO good! Tell them we say hello!
I bet many would just love to know more about the guy who opened the restaurant, what got him to Poland etc … that said, you get so much more bang for your buck in eastern Europe. Also, since you are in Poland, have you encountered Ukrainian refugees ? Keep up the great videos !
Saludos de Guadalajara chicos🥰
The American dream has become the Mexican dream!!
Pope John Paul ll who was polish once famously said “Mexico is the country that reminds me most of my homeland”.
The pope loved Mexico so much, he went back 5 times which was the most of any country he visited.
“After about a week of living here in Poland, we have decided that Poland is the Mexico of Europe” *random goat enters the chat*
Me a Mexican: Yeah that sounds right 😂 I’m Mexican and from California, but my uncle owns chickens, has owned horses, goats, cow. They even made cheese from the cow. However now they just have chickens, and ever since I can remember my uncle had had those chickens and can’t live without them. By the way he doesn’t just own like 2,10, or 20 chickens, he owns like about 200 😂 they even have their houses 😂 and his other cousin who’s also my uncle has a few chickens plus a rabbit and a duck and goose 😂😂😂 I told my other Mexican friends and they find it out of the ordinary but it’s funny.
Combine cold weather, Mexico, and Poland and what do you get? Chicago.
It makes sense, Mexican Americans get along with polish Americans here in Chicago. ❤️ 🇵🇱 ❤️ 🇲🇽 👍
you wont get kidnapped in Poland and police dont steal your wallet - its similar though in that its a country filled with a very specific feel
yeah I also getting fall in love with this mesmerizing travel vlogg
you two guys r too adorable
by the way , sexy and some comment it "romantic" then I can add as "captivating"
Well we are competing with one of the biggest players which is USA and Canada. Poland is competing with Germany,France,Italy, Spain and is not easy. Mexico will be this year the second most visited in the world 🌎.🏼💪🏽🇲🇽
6:57 Of all my years watching your videos. I'm scratching my head in confusion ! 🤨😂
I’ve always wanted to go visit Poland. My wife is Polish. The problem is, we live in Chicago. Since Chicago is the second largest Polish city in the world, wouldn’t every place besides Warsaw be less Polish?
Good analogy Greg regarding comparison of Poland VS Mexico. But SEXY?...I guess that has to be experienced in person. I almost thought you guys forgot about the Coffee business...that is until MRS. Hillary Claus reminds us in her unique way...lol.
France (specially Paris) is by far the most visited place on Earth. France tops the list of tourist destinations by far and no other country comes close. On the other hand, Poland and México are barely famous and totally underrated
Not true that no other country comes close. Spain was number one for many years and ver close now to France. You can’t compare a huge piece of steal with the beautiful beaches and great food . And I’m Spanish and part French
I was curious to know why the man in the restaurant is living in Poland. Occupation? Marriage?...
his work brought him from Queretaro to Krakow about 14 years ago :)
Catholic countries are the best! Family + God + Country!
What is the name of this restaurant? i want to visit when i am in Krakow next month.
sure--its called Del Jero and the address is in the description! Tell them we say hello :)
Mexicans have a special connection with Poland and the Polish people. Mexico took in many Polish Jews during WWII . Pope John Paul II had a special love for Mexico and Mexico with him. Both Countries are primarily Catholic as well.
A lot of people would find that insulting insofar as it often has been
Sounds like you're in My neck of the woods. MINNESOTA same weather
Vienen al norte gdansk?
FIFA World Cup soon POLAND vs MÉXICO ... sexy!
WOOOOO!! So excited!
Viva los kinetics
We are going to curb soccer in the World Cup in Qatar.... México vs Polonia.. vamos México.. 2-1 México..
EEEK can't wait to watch!
wait for real winter in like 2 months
You guys live in Poland now?
Ok guys.... Are you aware that in few days Mexico will play against Poland in the world cup? I need to know what team you will support.... C'mon guys... I need to know
@Kinetic Kennons Sweet... Looking forward to....
video about this very subject coming soon!!! EEEK :)
yep, great tacos in Poland.
I didn't understand the sexy part 😩🤣🤣😂
Do you guys do ristretto at all?
actually Spain is the Mexico of Europe. and I shouldnt have to explain why.
Mexican here, grandson of republican Spanish, hehe there quite similarities such as centralism, industrialized north, lost of northern territories, undeveloped south the long and corrupt political parties Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) and Partido Popular (PP).
If Hilary thinks that was sexy, who am I to question (still confused though) jk!
HAHA. For real though. We confused ourselves even!
OK I'm Goin.
México es afrodisiaco.