Bavarian Curling

Bavarian Curling, also known as Ice Stock sport, is Southern Germany’s answer to long and cold winter evenings. Looking somewhat similar to the standard curling we’re already used to, Bavarian Curling dates as far back as 16th century as seen on this Peter Bruegel painting from 1565. Fast forward a few hundred years and this…

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…

Extreme Fun

Thinking back of the X Games, a week spent there wasn’t gonna pass by without having some serious fun. Ever since learning of our participation in the event months ago I was getting ready to see some live extreme sport action. While work is work and scooters rolled around all day, on one afternoon my…

Baden-Baden, Schwarzwald in Spring

I spent the last couple of days with a dear friend of mine and her family in the German region of Schwarzwald. The name Schwarzwald literally means Black Forest and derives from Romans who referred to the thickly forested mountains there as Silva Nigra. Even though we’re way into the Spring season the weather decided not to…

Karma

Seeing a Fisker Karma in L.A. I probably wouldn’t even whip out my phone to snap a photo. I mean even Bieber has one! But we don’t get too many toys like that in Poland, well, none at all actually, so when I saw this Karma on my current visit to Munich, Germany I had…

Poland vs. Germany – The Gummy Bear Difference

I am pretty sure you will all agree that Gummy Bears are delicious. As a long road trip companion or on a cry-me-a-river romance movie night, Gummies have always been there for me. No question about it, Gummie’s are awesome. But little did I know, there’s a difference in the Gummie jelly, and that difference seems…

Simson Schwalbe KR 51

Simson Schwalbe KR 50 and the KR 51 pictured below was East-Germany’s answer to the Italian Vespa and to me is still the ultimate retro scooter. 153,500 KR 51 scooters were produced between 1964 and 1968 before eventually being replaced by a more modern SR50 model, but the KR family lived on till 1986 with…