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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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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…

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The Hardest Part

The hardest part of writing a blog is…the writing part. Or not even that, but more so the motivation to take some time out of the daily routine and sit down to a keyboard for a while. Now I’ve noticed that every cold season in Poland I come across the same slump. The winter is…

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Zip Lining Fun

I did some Hawaiian friday zip lining yesterday at Wrocław’s Adrenaline Park, courtesy of GOVECS and our annual team building event. I will have a writeup and photos up soon, but thought this was pretty cool to post on its own. Did some serious fear conquering here with my fear of heights and all. Have…

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River Cruisin’

Wrocław has Poland’s second largest river running through it, and while the Oder river provides more thrills in the spring months with flood warnings that keep the entire city on its toes, it also allows for some fun to be had in the summer. Personally I think that Wrocław should do a better job at…

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Wrocław Karting

Wrocław built its 40,000 seat stadium in record time to make the 2012 Euro football championship. A total of 3 matches took place there. A few concerts later the stadium serves as the field for our local soccer team WKS Śląsk and pretty much sits empty the rest of the time. It’s actually pretty infamous…

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American Football – Polish Style

Last week I attended my first American football game since… high school, I think. Damn. To be fair, L.A. does not have a football team to go see and I’ve done all other L.A. team sports spectating: Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, Kings, and even the Galaxy! When college came around I was surprisingly drawn more towards women’s volleyball…

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Maya

Today I got a chance to meet Maja [Maya] Włoszczowska, a world champion in cross-country mountain biking. She also happens to be a high school friend of my coworker Damian who asked her to stop by for a quick poster signing session. A few of us took a photo with Maja, naturally I provided a…

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TEDx Wrocław – My Thoughts

Last Saturday I attended a TEDx conference. The “x” in TEDx stands for “an independently held TED event”. Basically a conference deemed cool enough by TED to bear its name. Wrocław’s TEDx theme was “Unleash Your Inner Hero” and the entire day of talks was divided into four sections: hero state of mind, superpowers, having…

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Supermoto Sunday

This having no window shades in my new apartment does have its advantages… a blinding sun 6am wake up call! Wait, why is this an advantage you ask? SUN, a commodity so high in demand yet not so much in-stock lately on the Polish side the globe. Once the WTF?? thought had passed, I jumped…

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GoPro Goal

Alright, so I’m not a sport bike fan, nor am I a fan of the entire country of Switzerland at the moment, but I saw this cool GoPro video today and it makes me aim at just that with my Hero skills. I know where I’m at, and now I sort of know where I…

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My Hero

Friday night. Ohh what a night. Sitting at home, sipping away my Corona with lime, watching a week’s worth of The Daily Show downloads and making my first GoPRO Hero video. Sure I could think of at least one better way of spending my Friday night, but until that person again comes along in my…

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Oldtimer Bazar Redux

I did a writeup on Wrocław’s Oldtimer Bazar back in October, but I’m pretty sure it will be a recurring topic as I keep finding cool new stuff every time I attend. The original write up is here: Oldtimer Swap Meet. The most recent show took place a week ago and even though it’s still winter…

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Giant Wrocław

I was walking through Wrocław the other evening when I came across this giant lawn chair. I’ve seen it before, it just never occurred to me how big it was until I saw an illegally parked car directly underneath it. The chair is 9 meters tall and is made of smooth concrete. It was designed by Tadeusz…

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My Funmoto

And the winner of my motorcycle conundrum is… Honda FMX 650. Truth be told, I was thinking of giving up on the idea of motorcycle ownership altogether. Somewhere between not knowing what type of a motorcycle I wanted and seeing my savings account actually have some money in it I wondered if a two-wheeler of my own…

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The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity

The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (GOCC) is Poland’s biggest charitable foundation, helping collect money for children’s hospital equipment. They’ve been saving lives for over twenty years now! Every year just after Christmas the foundation starts collecting donations, a charity drive that ends with concerts and events all across Poland, dubbed ‘The Great Finally’. Every year around this time…

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Winter Blogging

I’ve been wondering why every winter I seem to blog a lot less and the answer is quite simple; there’s a lot less time for things to write about. On this blog I write about stuff going on in my life, events I’ve been to, places I’ve visited, so naturally if I don’t really do…

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Merry Christmas!

Today’s Christmas Eve and I would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday’s. Poland’s mostly Catholic and we celebrate by having a Christmas Eve dinner with our family after which we open our presents. That latter part was always an advantage when living in America where pretty much everyone opens their…