We continue to conduct interviews with people from Mexico that live in Poland. Today we interviewed a Mexican that has been living in Poznan since November 2012. His name is Oscar Estrada: a Mexican Dad in Poland.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Oscar Estrada. I was born in Puebla and I have been living in Poland since November 2012.
Why did you decide to move to Poland?
Because of Paulinka J, my wife. She is from Poznan and we decided to live in this beautiful country. Now that our second daughter was born we do not imagine living in any other place.
What are you doing in Poland?
I work in Volkswagen. I am the Purchase Department Manager in Volkwagen Group Polska.
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What do you like the most about living in Poland?
I really like to travel and to discover new and interesting places, and Poland offers me that, places with a lot of tradition and culture. I like the centers of the cities (Stary Rynek), the mountains during winter, the beaches and lakes during summer, I like the food especially golonka z kaczka. The opportunities to practice sports and the infrastructure to spend time with my family. I also really enjoy the familiar union that is very similar to the Mexican one.
What is it that you do not like about living in Poland?
I do not like the weather, it can be really cold and it lasts a lot of time. We have hot weather only few times a year.
Was it easy to get used to living in Poland?
It has been really easy, I think that being a Mexican is a huge advantage, not only in Poland, but also in other countries – Mexicans are always welcome 🙂 Moreover, the people are very open-minded and kind but the language is really complex.
Are you planning to live in Poland forever?
For the moment we do not have any other plan, but I believe it is a possibility.
CWould you recommend other Mexicans to move to Poland?
Of course, it is a country that is now opening more and more to international relations. It has a lot of opportunities for foreigners. It is a great country with great political stability and continuous and rapid development.
What do you miss from Mexico?
First of all I miss my family. And also the food, the weather (sun and warm most of the year), the beaches, the weekends with my family and friends, the markets, the towns and the traditions.
Describe Poland in 3 words
- Biało czerwone (White and red – the Polish flag)
- Śnieg (snow)
- Bigos and Leczo (traditional food)
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