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Oktoberfesting

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest fair held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany since 1810. It runs 16 days from late September and ends on the first weekend of October during which millions of people visit, and millions of liters of beer is consumed. Growing up in the States I know that Oktoberfest is usually identified…

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Beer Cane

I may be getting some back pains, getting my first pair of glasses, and just genuinely getting old, but I will be getting old in style…with my beer cane! ;) Leave it to our German neighbors to come up with greatest gadgets ever! It even has a bicycle bell, you know, in case I want…

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Picnicking Around

My company threw a picnic today as a small token of appreciation to its staff for working long hours, weekends, and some holidays in recent months to meet our company goals, and overall to thank everyone for simply making best damn electric scooters, period! The weather held up and it was a beautiful Friday afternoon…

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Haarlem at Work

I haven’t had a chance to write much on my blog in the past week or so. Things have been busy at work but I’ve been doing some traveling as well and will try to post on this soon. In the mean time I’m in Haarlem in The Netherlands on a special assignment doing work…

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Shandy vs Radler

There’s nothing better than an ice cold beverage on a hot summer’s day. Well, maybe air conditioning but with the heat being more of a temporary thing in Poland, at times AC is hardly worth the trouble. This summer season two of Poland’s lead beer manufacturers are offering completely new refreshments in the form of…

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Bernkastel Kues – Germany’s Napa Valley

The one place I still haven’t written about from the most recent trip to Germany is our visit to Bernkastel-Kues. To make matters worse, we’ve been there twice now over a one year period and I still haven’t posted anything about it. So here it is, the wine country like no other…in Germany. Located on…

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The Heineken Experience Fail

As I mentioned in my previous post, the Heineken Experience is known as one of Amsterdam’s main attractions, a must see while visiting the city. Seventeen euro’s later I’m here to tell you not to waste your money! The entire thing is more of a self guided, walk at your own pace, kind of a…

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George Clooney Beer?

Is it just me or did George Clooney end up on a can of Kasztelan beer in Poland? I wish I could take the credit for noticing this but the fact is that somewhere at a party I was asked to pass someone a  Clooney from the fridge. I didn’t ask, just walked over to…

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Apostel Bräu

My grandmother’s maiden name is Apostel, so it was only natural to drink Apostel Bräu over this past Easter weekend. My dad’s cousin, Gerd Apostel, brought a few bottles with him while they visited us from Germany for the holiday weekend. He admits that he usually has a case at home and tells everyone that…

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Old School

During our stay at the Silesian House hostel we found a stack of old newspapers circa 1976. I liked Panorama the most as it covered pretty much the entire globe in their articles. It was pretty cool to read about the life back then. New technology, new cars, musical bands that I’ve known forever that…

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Birthday Fun

I was fortunate enough to actually have my birthday fall on a Satruday this year, which meant there would be plenty to do at night in the city. We chose “Stairs to Nowhere” as our club of choice, named so for actually having a staircase leading to…well, you get the point. Spent among a group…

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New Years… A Month Later

New Years was almost a month ago now, so why am I just now writing this post? Well, after coming home from a great party on January 1st 2012, I discovered that after 3 months of crappy internet service my ISP decided to cancel my account altogether without so much as a cancellation notice or…

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J.A. Baczewski Vodka

In 1782 the Baczewski family opened a distillery in a small suburb of Lwów, Poland. It has since been recognized as the oldest Polish distillery. In 1810 it was one of four distilleries in the city, but as it pioneered new technologies, such as double rectification process, it stood out from the pack and produced…

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The Carnival

This ain’t no Rio, but Poland likes to party just as much during the carnival time. This past weekend we danced the night away in a small town of Bierutów about 45kms outside of Wrocław. Karolina’s friends are from there and we met up with them along with two other couples to occupy a table…

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Kurwica – The Devil’s Drink

Kurwica has a few meanings in the Polish language, well, until last Sunday I only knew one and it wasn’t at all nice. It is after all a word on par with the ever popular ‘fuck’. But apparently that’s not all. Kurwica, as explained to us by the people selling bottle vodka by that same…

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Moroccan Beer – An Expensive Treat

When we were still looking into booking our trip we had to choose between two hotel options; all inclusive or not. It was explained to us that “all inclusive” included alcohols as well as all other drinks (coke, water, etc.), while with the standard option you paid for it all out of your own pocket.…

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Church Fair

Yesterday was our 7th annual church fair in my local parish. It’s a great way of bringing people together from our very own neighborhood. You get to see people that live few houses down but haven’t spoken to in months, or in my case, see people you haven’t seen in 17 years. I still can’t…

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2nd Annual Beer Festival

This weekend was the second annual “Good Beer Festival” at the nearby castle just a short walk away from my house. I wrote about this festival a year ago here. Just like a year ago, I decided to taste all of the honey beer on tap and had about 4 pints before concluding that honey…