I was in Poland for the first time last week, and I liked it a lot.
I'm planning to visit my friend there again, so I'm brushing up the little Polish I learned about two years ago. I am not that ambitious and I do realize that Polish is a difficult language, but at least I have some more motivation right now, especially since people have been telling me that I barely have an accent when speaking Polish. Hehe.
During my stay I also realized that Polish sounds quite different from Russian. I'd always thought they sounded similar.
It seems that Polish sounds somehow "softer".
One of my biggest concern is not being able to understand Polish due to its short vowels, so that it ends up sounding like a cluster of "Slavic" consonants (I'm sure you know what I mean with "Slavic").
Seashell, ich weiss nicht ob du noch da bist. Ich will nur sagen, dass ich auch Deutsch spreche. Die Ressourcen die ich benutze sind meist auf English. Ich werde mir jedoch ein polnisch-deutsches Wörterbuch von der Bücherei mal aus leihen.