Czech Hiking

Špindlerův Mlýn is a ski resort town in the northern Czech Republic. It is also only a 3-hour drive from Wroclaw making it an ideal ski town come winter or a great weekend hike destination anytime there isn’t snow on the ground. Ania managed to get a full weekend off from work so we made…

The Other Side of the Owl

We’ve been to the local Owl Mountains a few times in the past, but we’ve mostly hit the same trails since we simply didn’t know any better. So when the weather forecast called for a super sunny and warm day this past Saturday, we knew that we had to spend that day outdoors, but we…

The Tough Guy Challenge

The Tough Guy Challenge began a few years back on the eve of the International Women’s Day. As the story goes, my buddy Robert and his then-roommate were asked to leave the flat so that the girls could celebrate their day by having a girls night in. Unfortunately for these guys, they came home too…

Snow Hiking

The Big Owl mountain is only 1,015m above sea level (3,330feet) but it is fairly nearby and it has a cool lighthouse looking observation tower built in 1906 atop of it. Whenever we feel like getting out of the house to do some moderate snow hiking, the Big Owl is our go-to destination. The views…

Snow Hike

Even though we’re about halfway through January as of this writing, winter has been pretty modest for us in Wroclaw thus far. The temperatures have hardly dipped below freezing, snow is almost none existent, and I even rode my scooter to work a couple of times. In January! So today, on a tip from Ania’s…

TMW#6 Mountain Hiking, Happiness, & NSX.

1. Szczeliniec – The Table Mountains A week ago Sunday we took a trip to do some dog-assisted hiking to the highest peak of the Table Mountains. I say dog-assisted because Fado pulled us right up the 650+ steps it took to climb the scenic overview of the valley below. Partially because Fado just loves…

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…

Chocolate Walkin’

We took both of our chocolate labs for a hike on Sunday. Ours is of course the larger of the two, Fado, the 6-month old pup Rico was a loaner from Ania’s mom 🙂 I was actually pretty surprised to see the little one handle the hike like a champ. I was half expecting Rico…

Crete Day 2 – Chania & Balos

We had originally hoped to do some hiking on our second day on the island but neither of us wanted to wake up on time for the bus and we decided to tour the city of Chania instead. Chania is Crete’s second largest city and the capital of the western Chania district. It also happens…

Giant Mountains Hiking – Day 1

We began the day rather late leaving Wroclaw just before noon. Karpacz is only 127 kilometers away (80miles), but on Polish crappy single-lane roads it still takes a better part of two hours to get there. Once in Karpacz, finding parking for two nights wasn’t easy. Simply put, I did not find a place at…

Big Owl Charlie Walking

I’ve written about the Big Owl mountain in a previous post, but this time we went back with Karolina’s dog, Charlie. Charlie’s never been out on a walk further than the immediate 10km house radius, and it was his first trip in the back of the station wagon as well. Ideally we would like to start taking…

Karkonosze – The Giant Mountains

This past weekend we visited the Karkonosze mountain range in the south-west of Poland. It’s only about an hour and a half drive from Wrocław and even though the weather wasn’t in our favor we decided to get out of the house after all. Our first stop was in the city of Jelenia Góra, the…

Ślęża, The Holy Mountain

About 30km outside of Wrocław is the Ślęża mountain (pronounced Shleszha). At 718 meters (2,355 feet) it is the tallest peak in an otherwise extremely flat surrounding area. Well, it’s the only mountain within 150km of flat farmland. But making do with what we’ve got, we hiked it hoping for a little cooler weather on…