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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…

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Czech Wine Goodness

You already knew that Czech beers are tasty. You might even know that Budweiser was Czech way before the “Whassup” commercials made their rounds in the States. But did you know that Poland’s southern neighbors make great wine as well? To read all about my Wine of the Month review of Moravian Pinot Noir click…

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Das Coffee Experiment

Good coffee is hard to make. And I’m not talking about the difficulty of drawing a swan on your latte ;)  I’m talking about a cup of coffee that you drink black, no sugar, no milk, and yet it’s the best tasting coffee you ever had. Last month I attended an “Alternative Coffee Making” workshop…

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Almost WD-40

I saw this at the supermarket a while ago and was pretty amazed. How does one combat the most popular all purpose lubricant with the uttermost recognizable name in the industry? Well, by trying to copy the success of the name of course. Case and point, CX-80. It does roll off the tip of the…

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WUI – Writing Under the Influence

I’ve used my personal blog as means of expression. That’s actually the very basis of every blog; you’ve got something to say so you write it down for the world to see. Mine was not only to show photos I’ve taken, but also to scratch my everlasting itch to write. I know I’ll never be…

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Wrocław Night Walking

I live 10kms (6.2miles) from Wrocław’s city center, which is close…yet just far enough to where I don’t spend too much time participating in the bustling evening/night life that Wrocław’s center square has to offer. I have two street trams, one bus, all taking me basically from my house to the square, but that’s all…