„The Poles called it “kombinować” and it worked like this…”

When I took a job in Warsaw, Poland in 1997, I really didn’t know what I was getting into (…) and, truth be told, I didn’t have any idea how to cope in a strange country.

The first six months were incredibly difficult. Left largely to my own devices, I struggled to adapt to my new environment. At night, I sometimes got so lonely that I would call my bank in the US to check my balance — which was probably about eight bucks at the time — just to have someone to talk to.

Greg Satell
What I Learned From Breaking Out Of My Comfort Zone