EICMA – Day 1 Impressions

For the past 3 years I have been fortunate to attend the EICMA motorcycle trade show with GOVECS, and this year marks my 4th event in a row. Four years isn’t much, considering my this is my boss’ 9th or 10th. But even to a noob like myself I can tell that EICMA is shrinking.…

Pope Breaks the Music Business

I’m not sure where I got this news feed from, but my eyes connected the title with the Pope image before I actually had time to think about it. It must have been the word “broke” with an image of actual breaking. This was just funny to me, that’s all 🙂

U.S. Entry Visa Cluster Bleep

Ania and I want to visit U.S. later this year, and planning is well under way. This meant getting an entry visa for Ania, as all Polish citizens require one to enter U.S. This is not quite where my anger lies, but it’s a good start. Poland is one of only five European countries left that…

5th Annual Beer Festival

After a two year hiatus I attended Wrocław’s annual festival of good beer that took place for the 5th year in a row this past weekend. Due to the ever growing popularity of the festival, and growing popularity of smaller brews in general, this year the festival had moved from its original location near a castle…

Christmas Fair by Day

Wrocław’s Christmas fair is by far one of holiday’s must-do-events come the holiday season. It’s actually gotten bigger every year that I’ve gone to it, but this year was the first time I’ve seen it during the day. Sure it’s not as spectacular when you don’t have the glitter of Christmas lights all around, and…

Job Found

With a little bit of birthday interview luck I was offered a Process Engineer position over at Govecs, the electric scooter company I had mentioned earlier. I met up with the co-founder of Govecs once again last week to go over some questions I had regarding the company and my position there, and I start…

RayTracker in Sicily

If you’ve never been to one, you owe it to yourself to see a solar plant up close and personal. During my time at Energy Innovations and then at RayTracker I’ve seen photos, been to trade shows, and had a general idea that solar power required space, a lot of it, but we only had…

Berlin – Tegel

Berlin’s Tegel airport was opened in 1948 to accommodate bigger planes necessary for the Berlin Airlift, a humanitarian mission led by the U.S. and allied forces to bring help to people of Berlin. The airport then grew to become western Germany’s hub for all international flights. It also played a huge military role during the…

The West Wing

I can now add The West Wing to the list of shows I’ve seen in their entirety. This is really a show I should have watched years ago to better understand U.S. politics. More often then not I spent hours reading up on issues an episode would touch on, and I did a fair share…

Garage

I finally cleaned up my garage enough to fit the 4Runner. Winter is coming and I didn’t want it just sitting out in the snow all season long. I drive the BMW and only run the 4Runner once a month to get it going, maybe take a drive around the town, but nothing else. It…

A Polish Wedding

The reason the last couple of posts are from Warsaw is my very first Polish wedding since my return to Poland. Karolina was invited by her friend Julia, and I was invited as Karolina’s arm candy. I played the part fine…for a while, because as it turns out you shouldn’t mix champagne, red wine, and…

Today in History

I remember it as if it happened yesterday, but sixteen years ago to the day my family immigrated from Poland to Los Angeles, California. So much has happened in that time and today my sister lives in Hawaii, my parents are still in L.A., and I’m trying to decide if living back in Poland is…

Back Home

Palermo-Rome-Amsterdam-Berlin, and then a 4 hour drive back to Wrocław. Walked out of the hotel at 5am, back home at 9pm. Because of a very short transfer time in Rome my checked in bag is still out there somewhere; I’m not worried about anything in that bag with the exception of two bottles of some…

Even Google Thinks I’m Fat

Ever since I started my blog I’ve been following its statistics. I like seeing where my readers come from, which site sent them here, how many people I get and what posts they have read. But I was a little surprised when I saw what search phrase brought someone to my humble blog. Well, have…

And…I’m Back.

Well, sort of. We got back from our trip around Europe a couple of days early, but we will be using this time to visit Krakow, Auschwitz, and the Wieliczka salt mine. In the mean time, here’s a photo of what became the theme for out trip. It was written on a wall in Prague,…