Dresden Christmas Market

Speaking of Dresden… There are quite a few things that took place between our trip to Dresden in August and today, but since today’s story also deals with Dresden, I’ll just write about it now. Today, however, the temperature was hovering around freezing, it snowed at one point,  and most important difference of all, we…

Kunice Sea Szanty Festival

Kunice is a small town just 50km west of Wrocław and last Saturday we stopped by their annual sea szanty festival. Szanty, pronounced shanty, derived from the French word ‘chanter’, ‘to sing’, are shipboard working songs. It’s basically country music written and sang by sailors, and I’m pretty sure if you play a szanty song…