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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…