Behind the Scenes in Poland, Blog

‘If only they could talk.’ Polish cars of the Soviet era

The ground floor of the former Warsaw Communist Party Headquarters is now a Ferrari dealer, yet the Polish cars of the Soviet era still putter about its streets as though nothing's changed. Patryk Mikiciuk from Warsaw’s Motoring Museum divulges a few of their secrets.  What cars were typical on the streets of post-war Warsaw? The… Continue reading ‘If only they could talk.’ Polish cars of the Soviet era

Behind the Scenes in Poland, Blog

Rex Hunt’s Translation Adventures

I arrived on the scene of my first fully fledged translation emergency to find a professional Polish translator in his sixties, with a snowy-white beard and thick glasses, sobbing into his English-Polish dictionary. In impeccable, Oxford-accented English, he looked up at me with his red-rimmed eyes and summarised his problem in four words: Rex Hunt’s… Continue reading Rex Hunt’s Translation Adventures