Story of Two Countries: Conclusion – by Juan M.S

As I stated at the beginning of this narration, I wanted to analyze the possible reasons why I’m living in Poland. I think identification with the target country is paramount for a healthy immigration. I’m not here for economic reasons or fleeing from a crisis, as many may think; I’m here for personal reasons, but I chose Poland among all the countries in the world. Simple chance? May be, but in depends on your definition of chance. I believe nothing is gratuitous in life, so the fact I’m living in Poland shapes my identity. In Poland I’ve learned to be proud of my own country and to criticize it properly. Here I’ve learned to see everything with perspective. My life in Argentina also helps me see the advantages and shortcomings of Poland. I appreciate the infrastructure and labor possibilities in this country, but I shun from its low wages. I appreciate the great amount of foreigners and linguistic opportunities in comparison to Argentina, but I’m taken aback by the Polish requirements to obtain a green card. More than anything else I’m astonished at the fact that meager salaries of 2500zl a month can exist in such beautiful cities like Warsaw, Krakow and Poznan.

From: Story of Two Countries.

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External factors affecting the Polish and Argentine mindsets


I'm a writer born in Argentina, but currently living in Poland. I work as an English and French teacher, translator and copywriter.

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