Bytom, the Silurian “City of Trade”, has long been a commercial trading center. With most of the coalmines and steel mills gone, commerce is, once again, the foremost source of employment in Bytom. Expatriates form a significant group within the city, as multinational companies and businesses take advantage of the new commercial center and growing prosperity amid the economic recovery taking place throughout Poland. Meeting fellow expats living in Bytom for social, cultural and leisure activities is a good way to make new friends and business acquaintances, and by registering with InterNations, you can take advantage of online forums to network and maybe even organize social gatherings with the Bytom expatriate community to enjoy and discover the city together with those of a similar professional standing and mindset.
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Moving to Bytom, or any foreign place for that matter, can seem a lonely affair, with a new city to get acquainted with, new colleagues to meet and work with, and a new residence to make your home for a length of time. As a member of InterNations, making contact with other expatriates in Bytom and surrounding areas before or shortly after relocating to Poland gives you access to a friendly network of individuals and their families in a similar position to yourself. Questions regarding your move to Bytom can often be answered by those who have trodden the same path before you, but for more general queries, InterNations has its own exclusive online publication, the Expat Magazine, which contains a wealth of information on a wide range of topics. So take the chance to use InterNations to find the answers to any questions you might have before, and during, your relocation to Bytom.
Finding expats working in Bytom can help you to quickly settle into your new life, and the InterNations website enables you to network globally as well as locally. Expatriates in Poland, and especially those in the area around Bytom, offer mutual support which extends to creating a social, cultural and leisure scene for those working in the city. Trips to the former City Theater, which houses the Silesian Opera, or meeting in the cosmopolitan Market Square to enjoy the cafés, bars and restaurants may be enjoyed by members of InterNations in Bytom, together with visits to the Gornoslaskie Upper Silesian Museum and the thirteenth century dolostone underground passages, the Piwnice Gotywodow or Gorywodes basements which can be explored during your leisure time with other expats in Bytom. And in winter, the Dolomity Sportowa Dolina center in Bytom provides excellent skiing and snowboarding facilities for the more adventurous members to enjoy.