Monday, September 20, 2010

Hookers and Mushrooms

It's fall in Poland, and that means a few things.  One of the most cherished pastimes of the Poles (and other Slavs) is going into the nearby woodlands in the hunt for wild mushrooms.  It's a tradition and as ingrained in Polish culture as trick-or-treating is in American culture.
On a recent drive to the Zegrze Reservoir for some sailing (more on this in a later post), I passed through the woods of northern Warsaw.  The winding road was lined with parked cars whose owners were busy scurrying through the underbrush looking for fungi.  I could see several of them tramping about, holding baskets and peering around the loam.  Also, there were hookers standing alongside the road.

A few parked cars alongside the road.

That's right: hookers.  In the woods.  Remember, this wasn't a street corner in the seedy part of Warsaw, this was a thoroughfare that ran through some deciduous forest-scape.  But there they were: toting bags, wearing short skirts, high-heels, dressed mostly in black with dyed black hair to match.  Some of them were in pairs, others standing by themselves, and others were in small groups.  How they got out there was anyone's guess (their pimp?  Did they carpool?)  (I must apologize, I don't have any pictures of them because A) The car was going to fast to take an adequate picture, B) My camera totally sucks.)

So, if you want a weekend family activity in Warsaw, head into the woods for mushrooms and blowjobs for all.  These ladies-of-the-night are unmistakable, looking exactly like a stereotypical hookers, they just happen to be strutting their stuff ten minutes outside the city on the soft shoulder.

51 comments:

polishwarrior said...

That's a pretty neat tradition.

David said...

Supporting!

Epic Fitness said...

I wish to check out your woods

Jemz said...

We need some pics...
of the shrooms of course!!

F/S!

roksoer said...

good post, interesting blog!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the E-15 in the Czech Republic we'd see all these hookers doing a brisk business out along the Bohemian forest on our way to Germany.

Le Coq Bleu said...

We have hookers in the woods in my country too. And mushroom hunts :)

Themensquarters said...

lolol oh me so horny?

Tesla Sands said...

I had a roommate from pPoland who drank vodka like it was water. Is vodka really that popular in Poland? He made it sound like people drank it with every damn meal.

Life said...

Ahh what an interesting tradition.

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ihazasad said...

strange place to wait for "costumers"

Muhunty said...

showing some luv.

Dr. Phun said...

Pics of shrooms please!

Randyz said...

hookers, me need to get some lol

Home Alone Stoned said...

lol if thats true thats hilairous

Pan Steeva said...

Some pictures of Polish mushrooms are at picasaweb.google.co.uk/PanSteeva/200410#. These were taken in October in 2004 on a short ramble into the forest - 10 minutes from the road at most.

Netto Hikari said...

I don't see any hookers.

Hank Noir said...

i should totally move to poland!

shirou said...

lifehackguy supports your blog..

Piripi Anxo said...

I'm back from the dead! Come and visit me!

Charles LeMang said...

What an incredible firsthand account of the Polish mushroom picking phenomena.

Crunky said...

I like hookers and mushrooms... both together i have not tried...

n00buser said...

LOL. Hookers in the woods is pretty funny. Hookers are my second favorite next to Polska Kielbasa!

Anders Svensson said...

cool, thx

Big Hoss said...

good combo

ThePanther said...

Hookers and mushrooms, eh? Sounds like a good time lol

Martin Gowans said...

Roads through the woods around Warsaw are strange: I've also seen hookers looking for business on the roads to the south of the city, and I have also seen random stalls several km from the nearest built-up place selling washing powder.

SimonC said...

interesting read

Simon said...

hookers and mushrooms.. jolly good

jakebud said...

Oh dude that's so awesome

Chris said...

LOL are you kidding me? Nothing more exciting than paying for sex AND getting pricked by pine needles!

Joebloggs said...

sounds fun!!

Come At Me Bro said...

Love this!

FunkyHomosapien said...

nice post, nice hookers... hahaha just kidding.

SHH said...

Oh yeah! It sound like a lot of fun. Also do you have pics of these hookers, may be post them later?

Lexxie said...

man, I would totally love to go looking for mushrooms. Sounds like loads of fun!

Paul said...

Going on a mushroom picking trip tomorrow :D definately gonna like this blog!

Pandali said...

They sure know how to run a business.

Pandali said...

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Doraemon said...

I would like to come mushroom picking, think I'll keep away from the whores though :P

M. Paynesdown said...

Haha, that's madness!

Dave said...

this post is useless without pics, (of the hookers) lol keep it up man

NeedlessToSay said...

Going into the woods to search for mushrooms and fuck a whore seems like an okay tradition to me.

Whaley said...

lol... niiice.

ZombieHunter187 said...

i support this

Mez said...

Nice tradition,yep

zman said...

damn nice tradition there

Per S said...

awesome :D gonna keep an eye out the next time I take a ride through the woods

TechnoMac said...

well that is kinda sad if you guys think about it...

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

Explorer said...

Funny article and nice blog.

Info for all of those horny guys here... those girls are from East. They are the best way to learn some biology - bacterias, viruses, funguses, parasites they have it all :)If you're truly nature lovers, you should try.