The article was originally published on Lou Binik’s website: http://foxwear.net/2013/06/poland-better-than-i-ever-thought-it-would-be/
Some illusions die hard. Most people I talk to say visiting Poland would be depressing. But I’m seeing things that show me how much Poland has changed.
Visiting the village my father grew up in has been an education. Roads that I expected to be rutted and primitive were smoothly paved even if they were narrow. Bus stop shelters were everywhere in small villages. Houses and lawns were cleanly manicured.