Charging at GOVECS

Galactico installed their charge station right in front of our GOVECS windows, and we couldn’t be happier to oblige and charge up our privately owned GOVECS scooters every day. It also makes for a pretty cool photo op as we get more and more visitors charging at this station. Last week we had client from…

It’s Been a While

My blogging hasn’t been steady for the past couple of years and I’m not sure how to fix that. I simply have less time, more of a private life, and stuff at work I can’t talk about that limit my blogging topics. Maybe I’m just growing up. Overall I think I need to rethink my…

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…

My Tesla

Tesla’s are not a common sight in Poland and I haven’t seen one personally anywhere in Wrocław. There are only 12 registered Teslas Model S in all of Poland at the time of this writing, a country of roughly 38million people. But chances of encountering the 13th Tesla have been greatly improved as its owner…

Scandic Charging

This serves as an update to my GOVECS Charging post from December. I stopped by another charge station in Wrocław located at the Scandic hotel parking lot. No problems charging, however the charge station itself is placed inside a private Scandic underground parking structure, which means while the charging itself is free you do have…

Sky Towering

Back in August Ania and I went up Poland’s tallest building, named appropriately The Sky Tower. Of course when it comes to record breaking everyone wants a piece of the pie so the titles of being the tallest is bit of a pickle. At 205 meters (672.5 ft) Sky Tower does have the tallest roof…

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…

Marriage Prep Course & Coffee

If you plan a church wedding in Poland, which is what Ania and I are planning, you must first take Catholic marriage classes. Period. No way around it, a certificate of completion is one of three documents required to say our “I do’s” come this October. And that is exactly how we spent our last…

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…

Wrocław Night Walking

I live 10kms (6.2miles) from Wrocław’s city center, which is close…yet just far enough to where I don’t spend too much time participating in the bustling evening/night life that Wrocław’s center square has to offer. I have two street trams, one bus, all taking me basically from my house to the square, but that’s all…

The Hardest Part

The hardest part of writing a blog is…the writing part. Or not even that, but more so the motivation to take some time out of the daily routine and sit down to a keyboard for a while. Now I’ve noticed that every cold season in Poland I come across the same slump. The winter is…

Zip Lining Fun

I did some Hawaiian friday zip lining yesterday at Wrocław’s Adrenaline Park, courtesy of GOVECS and our annual team building event. I will have a writeup and photos up soon, but thought this was pretty cool to post on its own. Did some serious fear conquering here with my fear of heights and all. Have…

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…

Wrocław Karting

Wrocław built its 40,000 seat stadium in record time to make the 2012 Euro football championship. A total of 3 matches took place there. A few concerts later the stadium serves as the field for our local soccer team WKS Śląsk and pretty much sits empty the rest of the time. It’s actually pretty infamous…

American Football – Polish Style

Last week I attended my first American football game since… high school, I think. Damn. To be fair, L.A. does not have a football team to go see and I’ve done all other L.A. team sports spectating: Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, Kings, and even the Galaxy! When college came around I was surprisingly drawn more towards women’s volleyball…

Maya

Today I got a chance to meet Maja [Maya] Włoszczowska, a world champion in cross-country mountain biking. She also happens to be a high school friend of my coworker Damian who asked her to stop by for a quick poster signing session. A few of us took a photo with Maja, naturally I provided a…

TEDx Wrocław – My Thoughts

Last Saturday I attended a TEDx conference. The “x” in TEDx stands for “an independently held TED event”. Basically a conference deemed cool enough by TED to bear its name. Wrocław’s TEDx theme was “Unleash Your Inner Hero” and the entire day of talks was divided into four sections: hero state of mind, superpowers, having…

Supermoto Sunday

This having no window shades in my new apartment does have its advantages… a blinding sun 6am wake up call! Wait, why is this an advantage you ask? SUN, a commodity so high in demand yet not so much in-stock lately on the Polish side the globe. Once the WTF?? thought had passed, I jumped…