Surprisingly, there are two categories of Gypsies (let's call them by their proper name, enough of this "politically correct" silliness!): sedentiary and nomads. Sedentiary Gypsies are just like any normal nation - I saw them in Hungary and Slovakia - just smallholding farmers, tidy houses and nothing exceptional about them, just darker skin. Some Polish Gypsies even managed to accumulate considerable wealth, becoming Poland's "robber barons" based in Lodz. When you come to this second biggest city you are immediately taken aback by [now crumbling] astonishing art-deco villas belonging to local Gypsies. They prospered on the back of 19th century's textile mills. And then you have those nomads. Actually sedentiary Gypsies don't get along with nomads very well; it appears they belong to different tribes whose ways parted very long time ago.Housewifey said:I wonder if anyone has studied them, talked to them, asked them what they want. Maybe they don't want anything different from what they have?