Pamukkale and Hierapolis, Turkey

Temperatures in Poland have been hovering just below the zero degree Celsius mark, meaning that it has been freezing here for the past couple of weeks. I figured that going back to our summer vacation was a good way of warming up a bit. So without further ado, here’s my write up of Pamukkale. Pamukkale…

Women of EICMA 2016

I was really trying to write a meaningful blog entry just now, but simply nothing was making any sense as soon as I typed it. I figured it just wasn’t a good evening to write. So, without further ado, I leave you with all the models of EICMA 2016. Please note that most of these…

Schwalbe at EICMA

While still pretty hot from our Intermot official showing of the Schwalbe, this week GOVECS presented Schwalbe at EICMA in Milan, Italy. Our booth took on a little different arrangement from just a month ago due to an EICMA regulation on open floor space percentage, and while just a little smaller than at Intermot, we…

Turkish Vacation: Side and Manavgat

SIDE Side, pronounced Seede, is an ancient Greek city dating all the way back to the 7th century B.C., but is now mostly a Turkish resort town with some of the best-known classical sites in the country. To us, however, it was home for the week. I’m not gonna get into our five star hotel,…

Turkish Riviera

I’ve had a pretty gruelling work schedule for the past few months, one that pushed any vacation plans further and further down the calendar year. But, as you have already seen here, the Schwalbe scooter is coming along well, and I chose the time in-between trade shows to take a couple of weeks to refresh…

Intermot Photos

I don’t really have too much commentary for this other that I hope you enjoy these photos. There’s quite a lot to take in at the show. One aspect very noticeably missing from the Intermot was the models. EICMA is definitely more model friendly than Intermot. I also noticed that the Queen made her presence pretty…

Deine Schwalbe

I’m guilty of neglecting this blog a little. Well, neglecting it a lot actually. And I’m not one to make excuses, it’s just that I’ve been pretty busy in other areas of my life. One such area is the Schwalbe scooter seen below. My role in this scooter is that of a project manager. I…

Wild Stones

The German name for this mountain spot in the south of Poland is Wilde Löcher, which Google translates into Wilde Holes or Openings. Polish translation would sound more like Erroneous Rocks. The overall idea is that there are a lot of big rocks, stones, and boulders here with very tight walkways made in-between, making getting…

Mini Vacation Recap

As you were able to pick up by the last three posts, we spent a few days at the Polish sea side about a week ago now. I don’t really have much to add to the previous posts other than I wanted to post a few remaining photos and a quick video from that trip.…

Baltic Sea

Here are a few photos from our current mini vacation by the sea. It’s actually much colder here than we had anticipated, but still a good get away from the daily work routine. 

Bergamo, Italy

I spent the first half of this week in Bergamo, Italy, visiting a plastics manufacturer named Acerbis. I had previously only stopped by Bergamo on my way to Milan, and I must say that I was impressed by what Bergamo had to offer. The city has this totally european/Italian vibe to it. Pizza shops closed…

Milano

I’ve been to 4 EICMA’s thus far (EICMA being the single largest motorcycle trade show in the world), but I never really had the time to see anything in Milan besides the trade show itself. The day starts off with breakfast in the hotel, followed by 10-12 hours of trade show, finished off by a…

Thanksgiving in Poland

Thanksgiving doesn’t really exist in Poland, which made our first Polish Thanksgiving all the more special. We did after all spend nearly two decades in the U.S., and are plenty thankful for the opportunities that time spent in America had provided us. So here’s to Thanksgiving, in Poland, circa 2 days ago of course. Thanks…

Yosemite and Death Valley

After San Francisco we drove through Yosemite on our way to Bishop, our stop for the night before driving on to Death Valley the following day. We didn’t have much time for hiking, nor did we take any hiking shoes with us from Poland for that matter, so our Yosemite experience was limited to beautiful scenery as…

San Francisco – Vacation Revisited

With vacation now clearly over, I am left with a couple thousand photos to sift through, edit when necessary, and select as part of the photo package I want to show others. My organizational record is shitty, to say the least, and I’m trying to get this done in reasonable time frame so that I…

FIAT in America

I’ve seen a few FIAT’s in America before I moved back to Poland, most were at classic auto shows. If I remember correctly FIAT’s just didn’t adapt well to American drivers back in the ’80s. Cars were either too small or too faulty. This of course changed with FIAT buying out Chrysler and introducing the…

Santa Monica Tesla

I haven’t been to the Santa Monica 3rd street promenade in over five years so naturally a lot of stores were new to me. But one especially attracted my attention, and it was the Tesla store.  I know that Tesla is bypassing the whole dealer network thing and doing the direct to customer AppStore style…

E.T. Phone Home!

I’m currently on vacation taking some time off from the everyday life and showing my wife Ania the Los Angeles area I once called home.  We’re of course checking out all the typical touristy spots, but last Friday we stopped by the Hollywold Bowl for some quality outdoor entertainment. We watched a Spielberg classic E.T.…

A Taste of Europe

Wrocław hosted a “Taste of Europe” food festival last week. The proper translation would sound more to the tune of “Europe at the fork tip” or something along those lines. But my translation fits better as that’s exactly what it was: a bunch of vendors from different European countries showing off their local cuisine. We…

Prague 2015

I’ve been to Prague a few times before, but this was Ania’s first time in the Czech capital and we took Fado along as well. Having Fado around a city weekend getaway was going to be a learning experience for us, but he passed with flying colors. We rented a pet friendly AirBNB apartment from…