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Monster X Tour Wrocław

Monster X Tour stopped by my city of Wrocław in June. I think they meant for the event to be pretty big but with just a few days left before the show I snagged our tickets cheap via Groupon. This must have been due to lack of interest and initial high cost of the tickets.…

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Vacay by the Sea

It’s been quite a while since I last visited the Polish seaside. Arguably the same can be said for posting anything on this blog. But if you follow the Instagram feed to the right you would know that there’s been some movement on my side so it’s just a matter of time before I post…

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5th Annual Beer Festival

After a two year hiatus I attended Wrocław’s annual festival of good beer that took place for the 5th year in a row this past weekend. Due to the ever growing popularity of the festival, and growing popularity of smaller brews in general, this year the festival had moved from its original location near a castle…

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Adoria Vineyards – Almost Napa

For my newest Wine of the Month column over at WroclawUncut.com I visited Adoria Vineyards located just a twenty minute drive south of Wrocław. And while you will have to wait for the article to be published (link will be provided of course) I wanted to post some photos ahead of time. EDIT: http://wroclawuncut.com/2014/05/16/wine-month-adoria-riesling/ Mike Whitney…

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Betard Sparta Wroclaw Speedway

Speedway is a big part of Wrocław’s sport culture and it’s almost surprising that it took me 4 years to go to my very first speedway race. Wroclaw’s team is called Betard Sparta Wroclaw, Betard after their main sponsor known in Poland for prefab cement elements. I noticed that Polish speedway teams are named by their main…

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Castle Flower Festival

The annual Castle Flower Festival was organized in the city of Wałbrzych for the 16th time this long Polish weekend and is still going on thru Sunday. It’s during this weekend that all museum-like rooms of this 12th century Książ Castle are beautifully decorated in floral arrangements, each room done with a different theme created…

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Marriage Prep Course & Coffee

If you plan a church wedding in Poland, which is what Ania and I are planning, you must first take Catholic marriage classes. Period. No way around it, a certificate of completion is one of three documents required to say our “I do’s” come this October. And that is exactly how we spent our last…