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    Wesolych Swiat everybody!!

    My wife and I have made up our minds to move to AK and specifically to the Anchorage-Girdwood-Eagle River 'ish area. She is Polish and is big on the food culture and everything that goes with it. I'm just curious if there is any Polish community to speak of in the Anc area. Any info would be appreciated of Polish groups, restaurants, neighborhoods etc where the old country doesn't feel quite so far away.

    Thanks,
    Nels

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    I guess the North Pole is all anyone knows about here.
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    I found this via google: http://expatpol.com/index.php?stsid=19538&kid=51

    I've worked with a Polish electrical engineer in Anchorage, next time I see him I'll ask if he knows anything about the polish community at large.

    I haven't come across any polish restaraunts nor do I think you'll find any polish neighborhoods.
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    While visiting Anchorage I noticed the stores had polish sausage and in a different section, shoe polish....

    The two must be connected somehow.

    dah dahdah dah.....

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    Thanks for the input. I guess I wasn't really expecting any neighborhoods exactly but there are almost always some informal hangouts/import stores/cafes etc.
    I did get a tip to check out the Cafe Polonia over on Muldoon and the polish consul tip looks promising.
    I guess I'll have to chase down the shoe polish lead as well!

    Thanks again all, the search continues!

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    This may be redundant, but are you aware of this forum?: http://www.polishforums.com/polonia-...le-alaska-798/
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