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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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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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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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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…