My 2018 – A Google Photos Review

I’m a big fan of Google Photos. Even though I should probably be an Apple Photos person, given my Apple hardware usage, somehow Google Photos was first to the punch for me with cloud-based photo storage and it just stuck. I especially love how all my photos from my phone, computer, camera, and even sent…

End of Carnival

Today’s Ash Wednesday, meaning the end of carnival has come upon us. The next 40 days are about fasting and deep soul searching within ourselves in preparation for Easter. But while getting some ash sprinkled on my head today I realized that I did not share any of my carnival photos on here. Ania and I…

Sushi Night

Speaking of fish… Every now and again we get together within our circle friends for a movie night. The usual scenario is that we collectively pick a genre of the movie we would like to watch and discuss, every couple submits a movie title in that genre, we then vote on the movie, watch it,…

I Am Batman

  All it took is one costume party for me to become Batman…forever! A couple years ago my friends from the said party gave me that photo for my birthday. Last week, I received some Bat accessories, too. My buddy Piotrek and Maciej brew a little hand made goodness in their basements, the results seen…

Grilled Meat and Pale Ale

I’ve been on pretty strict diet for the past couple of months, eating only what the dietitian allows with a specific list of what to, but more precisely, what not to eat. A feat that would have been impossible had it not been for my wife keeping me in check. And while it wasn’t an…

The After Christmas Market 2014

My wife claims that my blog has gone the way of electric avenue with focus strictly on electric mobility. Granted, the past few posts have been rather work/hobby related, so I will try to put the personal back into this personal blog. Would a Christmas market post be too late? 🙂 I didn’t really have…

Cheers

I didn’t know that Boston was big on crab, somehow that fact registered only after seeing the little red crustacean pretty much everywhere around the city. BUT I did know that Cheers, a TV bar that kept the nation entertained for a decade and where everybody knew your name, was somewhere nearby. Finding it was…

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…

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…

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…

Internations

“InterNations unites expats and their families in over 390 cities worldwide” That’s straight from the InterNations.org website. I attended my first InterNations event a few days ago and had a good time meeting English speaking folk from all over the world, all working and living in Wrocław. Most conversations begin with a simple “…so what…

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…

Munich Walking

Our GOVECS headquarters is located in beautiful Munich, Germany, but I rarely get to see the city as we plan our flights around spending as much time in the office as possible. However this one trip was different. Much different. And while you will see just why in tomorrow’s Oktoberfest post, today I will throw…

Transalp Club Poland Fall Meetup

As I sit down to yet another Transalp related post on this blog I am beginning to wonder if this site has somehow transformed itself from random travel/photography blog to a motorcycle blog. Fact is that the reason for this blog from the beginning was to post on all things going on in my life,…

Almost Dracula

The title of this post is very specific as we must be the only people in Romania that thought had seen Dracula, but didn’t. After a long day on mountain passes we spent the night at a campground in a small town called Carta. I mention this because Carta was our first intro course into…

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…

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…

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…

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…