March 24, 2006
By Ryan Liss, SID Intern
All About Ania
One of three new freshmen on the
A Town Called Inowroclaw
Population (2004): 77,641 – fifth largest in its region
Best known for: health resort, saltwater baths and salt mines
First mentioned: 1185
Sports: Men’s Basketball – 7th in ERA Basket Liga (
Fast Fact: Inowroclaw has been part of three countries,
Parents: Maria and Zygmunt
Siblings: Slywia (30) and Tomasz (34)
Pets: One dog – Buddy, two cats
When I get home, I just want to spend time with my family in our garden or drinking tea or having dinner together or just spending time together watching TV. Just being around each other is important to me. I haven’t been home since I started school, and before I was in Germany, because I was practicing there during school, so I wouldn’t get to see them often.
“Polish schools are very strict. I was not allowed to wear makeup at all. We have to dress properly. They expect a lot of us. For our exams we have to wear suits.”
My family, and a big park where I can rest that’s next to my house. It’s very nice and quiet, which is good. I also love my parent’s food. It’s very rich, and it’s always made from scratch. Nothing artificial.
My father was a 3000 meter runner, and my mother ran 800 meters, so they were athletic. My sister had too much energy, so they told her to play tennis or do some sport. I didn’t want to play tennis for the longest time. Then she started winning, and I wanted to win too.
It’s a little town, with about 85,000 people. It’s a health resort, so there are many older people coming to get better and recover from whatever disease they have. It is quiet, like when Tallahassee has a school break. We’re an hour and a half from Berlin and Germany.
I’m quite known, as is my sister. Many people recognize us, but it was three to four years ago than compared to now. Back then, I played more in the country, and then I left.
To me, it doesn’t really matter where I am, but what matters to me are my family and our tea time. I’ve been to too many places.
If you’re stressed out, you’re definitely going to get relaxed over there, because it’s a health resort. You’ll get spoiled for very little money, but its very high quality. If you’re a known person, the world will forget about you over there.
Polish schools are very strict. I was not allowed to wear makeup at all. We have to dress properly. They expect a lot of us. For our exams we have to wear suits. As the daughter of two teachers, I had to know everything better, or I was supposed to know everything better. Even if I hadn’t heard of a subject, I was supposed to know it already.