GoPro Goal

Alright, so I’m not a sport bike fan, nor am I a fan of the entire country of Switzerland at the moment, but I saw this cool GoPro video today and it makes me aim at just that with my Hero skills. I know where I’m at, and now I sort of know where I…

My Hero

Friday night. Ohh what a night. Sitting at home, sipping away my Corona with lime, watching a week’s worth of The Daily Show downloads and making my first GoPRO Hero video. Sure I could think of at least one better way of spending my Friday night, but until that person again comes along in my…

Oldtimer Bazar Redux

I did a writeup on Wrocław’s Oldtimer Bazar back in October, but I’m pretty sure it will be a recurring topic as I keep finding cool new stuff every time I attend. The original write up is here: Oldtimer Swap Meet. The most recent show took place a week ago and even though it’s still winter…

Giant Wrocław

I was walking through Wrocław the other evening when I came across this giant lawn chair. I’ve seen it before, it just never occurred to me how big it was until I saw an illegally parked car directly underneath it. The chair is 9 meters tall and is made of smooth concrete. It was designed by Tadeusz…

My Funmoto

And the winner of my motorcycle conundrum is… Honda FMX 650. Truth be told, I was thinking of giving up on the idea of motorcycle ownership altogether. Somewhere between not knowing what type of a motorcycle I wanted and seeing my savings account actually have some money in it I wondered if a two-wheeler of my own…

The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity

The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (GOCC) is Poland’s biggest charitable foundation, helping collect money for children’s hospital equipment. They’ve been saving lives for over twenty years now! Every year just after Christmas the foundation starts collecting donations, a charity drive that ends with concerts and events all across Poland, dubbed ‘The Great Finally’. Every year around this time…

Winter Blogging

I’ve been wondering why every winter I seem to blog a lot less and the answer is quite simple; there’s a lot less time for things to write about. On this blog I write about stuff going on in my life, events I’ve been to, places I’ve visited, so naturally if I don’t really do…

Merry Christmas!

Today’s Christmas Eve and I would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday’s. Poland’s mostly Catholic and we celebrate by having a Christmas Eve dinner with our family after which we open our presents. That latter part was always an advantage when living in America where pretty much everyone opens their…

Sobótka Bungee

Located just a half hour ride from Wrocław is an old granite mine near the town of Sobótka. I remember going there when I was a kid as my cousin Piotrek, a very skilled swimmer, cliff dived into the now water filled mine. Last Sunday our buddy Cichy asked us to come by and hang…

Wrocław’s Rhino Transport

If you happened to fly in or out of Wrocław’s international airport, you might have noticed a rather large wooden crate casually placed outside the main terminal door. The crate has a big Rhino Transport sign written on it in Polish to avoid any confusion as to what the big box is for. Upon inspection…

Café Pestka – Best New Coffee in Town

When it comes to coffee there are plenty of places in Wrocław to get your standard run of the mill cup of joe to go. Café Pestka is not one of them. The name is catchy and quite original though when translated into English it does mean “Café Bean” which sounds fairly similar to The Coffee…

Old Jewish Cemetery in Wrocław

During her high school years Karolina did something much different then anything I’ve ever done in high school: she volunteered to participated in a program that organized a local Jewish cemetery clean up. The volunteer program between Wrocław’s ASSA high school and Berlin’s Thomas-Mann-Oberschule put together a group of students willing to share their views, cultures,…

Wrocław by Chris Niedenthal

Chris Niedenthal is a world renowned Polish-British photographer born in 1950 who’s best known for a series of photographs documenting the life behind the Iron Curtain. Some of his photographs were on display in Wrocław’s center square a couple of weeks ago, all of them taken in 1982 which coincidentally is the year I was born. Looking…

Wrocław’s Oldtimer Swap Meet

Click PLAY to view my short film from this event. [vimeo vimeo.com/50503420 w=500&h=280] Yesterday we stopped by Wrocław’s edition of the Oldtimer Swap Meet. I didn’t know what to expect as I’ve never been to this kind of event in Poland, but I quickly find out that this oldtimer swap meet was anything but. The name suggest an…

Glider Flying

Today I was finally able to cash in my February birthday gift and got 30 minutes of flight time in a glider. Parachute training took about two minutes and was a little weird. I mean, the last thing I wanted to hear from a guy I’ve just met and am about to set off to…

Subaru Love

I’ve always wanted a Subaru but for some reason that dream has not yet materialized. And to be frank, I’m not really a fan of their weird looking new models. My love for the Subie is stuck somewhere near 2002. Case and point, extremely muddy Outback with a message on the side window. Awesome.

Computer Upgrade

I’ve had my 13″ unibody aluminum Apple MacBook since 2008, making this the longest ever I’ve held on to a single computer. I’m a bit of a geek at heart and computers were always getting too slow and out of spec fairly fast. Then again I’ve always had PC’s in a mid-tower configuration where swapping…

9th Annual Family Boules Tournament

This weekend we took part in the B. A. Najborowski’s 9th Annual Family Boules Tournament. Located at the foot of the Ślęża Mountain, their home feels like a summer vacation house more than an every day residence. The tournament is part of the birthday party for my aunt Bożena and her husband Andrew (the B.A.…