[I’m posting this on behalf of Andy Hay, a vice-consul at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, who apparently had a great time on his latest Speakers Bureau adventure.  If you’d like to invite a U.S. diplomat to speak in your town, please click here to find out more about this program.]

Consular officer Andy Hay was – as usual – blown away by Polish hospitality and generosity during his Wednesday visit to Łódź Voivodeship. Andy gave a talk on 90 years of Polish-American diplomatic relations to a high school class in Przedbórz and to a middle school class in Tomawa. The students, in turn, described in fluent English how the global economic crisis is affecting them differently, depending on the kinds of benefits they receive from the European Union. Wow! Andy then was hosted to a traditional Polish lunch at the Tomawa school by the town mayor, who spoke of his constituents’ great wish to visit the United States. Andy recommends Przedbórz and Tomawa to anyone looking to see agricultural Poland at its finest, and meet Polish people at their friendliest. Not to mention that the students assured him that Przedbórz Kugel is the best!