Piantek, 6 Sierpien 1993
I'm afraid my attempts at Polish are doing me about as much
good as I thought / feared they would - I'm great at reading
signs and knowing what all the stores are, and I could
probably form a competent question with the aid of my
Berlitz book, but I would be out of luck trying to deal
with an answer of any sort...
Sobota, 7 Sierpien 1993
[ words of wisdom for the next group: ] if you haven't worked
on your Polish, you will probably feel really dumb in
the restaurant. At least learn the categories. I write
this as I am sitting in the restaurant feeling really
stupid for trying to speak Polish - I think I just told the
waiter that he doesn't speak Polish very well...
...one thought did cross my mind today: even after we get
back, I bet I'll be "hearing" Polish in my mind for a week
or two. The language really grabs you, even if you don't know
most of what's being said...