Dresden Christmas Market 2018 Edition

In case you missed my write up of the Dresden Christmas Market last year, we went back this year to do it all over again. Mostly because Ania loves Christmas a lot, but perhaps also because we really missed that cheese and mushroom hot sandwich they serve there. Again, it’s only a three-hour drive at…

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…

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…

Bavarian Curling

Bavarian Curling, also known as Ice Stock sport, is Southern Germany’s answer to long and cold winter evenings. Looking somewhat similar to the standard curling we’re already used to, Bavarian Curling dates as far back as 16th century as seen on this Peter Bruegel painting from 1565. Fast forward a few hundred years and this…

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…

Wrocław’s Christmas Tree

This giant Christmas tree stands 22 meters tall (72 feet) in Wrocław’s city square. I thought I’d post this before Christmas which isn’t all that far away. While made of plastic, it’s very well decorated and creates a beautiful contrast in colors. We happened to witness a decorating crew a few days ahead of the…

Grzaniec – Mulled Wine

There is nothing that will warm you up faster on a -16° Celsius night than a warm cup of wine. Well, I suppose I could think of one other thing, but certainly not in the middle of a crowded city square. Mulled wine, or Grzaniec as it is known in Poland, originated in Germany and…