Crete on Film

Last September I spent a few days on the Greek island of Crete. I did a pretty extensive write up of it back then (click here) but never got around to putting all my video footage together, mostly because I simply forgot about it, and partly because I wanted to forget about it. My coworkers…

Crete Day 4 – The Last of Greece

Day four was going to be our last vacation day with a late night flight back to Wrocław, Poland. We decided to spend it as much as possible soaking in the hot Cretan sun before facing the harsh reality of a Polish autumn back at home. After packing up we drove toward the airport and…

Crete Day 3 – Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge is a national park and a World’s Biosphere Reserve located some 38km’s south of Chania. The hike down the gorge is an all day event starting with an hour bus ride from Chania to Omalos. Busses leave at 7:45am sharp, and we had to make sure we got their with plenty of time…

Crete Day 2 – Chania & Balos

We had originally hoped to do some hiking on our second day on the island but neither of us wanted to wake up on time for the bus and we decided to tour the city of Chania instead. Chania is Crete’s second largest city and the capital of the western Chania district. It also happens…

Crete Day 1 – Elafonissi

With an evening flight to Chania, a car rental, and a half hour drive to our hotel, it was just short of midnight when we sat down to a late night snack and a pitcher of red wine. That is why I won’t call that day one, but will instead reserve that title to a…

Dresden Christmas Market 2018 Edition

In case you missed my write up of the Dresden Christmas Market last year, we went back this year to do it all over again. Mostly because Ania loves Christmas a lot, but perhaps also because we really missed that cheese and mushroom hot sandwich they serve there. Again, it’s only a three-hour drive at…

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…

Top Down Greek Fun

We are currently on a short Greek vacation driving through Crete. I will of course post more once we’re back, but here are a few photos from our fist day on the island. We are definitely having a lot of fun!

Giant Mountains Hiking – Day 1

We began the day rather late leaving Wroclaw just before noon. Karpacz is only 127 kilometers away (80miles), but on Polish crappy single-lane roads it still takes a better part of two hours to get there. Once in Karpacz, finding parking for two nights wasn’t easy. Simply put, I did not find a place at…

German Road Trip Continued – Day 2.5

From the town of Bacharach we drove down along the Rhine towards the city of Koblenz; a name that originates from the Latin word ‘confluence’ or ‘merging of rivers’. Of course it was named so for a reason and the city is build where the Moselle river and Rhine merge together. The exact place where…

Klitschko vs. Adamek – Post Fight Writeup

Today was a fight the entire country of Poland has been talking about for months. Tomasz Adamek, the Polish warrior, took on the heavy weight champion Vitali Klitschko. It was a double whammy for Wrocław; first off it was the very first heavy weight championship battle that took place in Poland, and second, it was…

Flood Waters in Wrocław

Before 1945 my city of Wrocław was known as Breslau. Germans knew exactly where to build around this city, leaving low lying ground for flood water control. Seventy years later Poland build communities all over that low lying ground, German flood maps in hand! And now, every time Odra (Oder), the second largest river in…