My 2018 – A Google Photos Review

I’m a big fan of Google Photos. Even though I should probably be an Apple Photos person, given my Apple hardware usage, somehow Google Photos was first to the punch for me with cloud-based photo storage and it just stuck. I especially love how all my photos from my phone, computer, camera, and even sent…

Transalping Around – Bieszczady Edition

The idea behind getting back into riding the Transalp was to do at least one epic run a season. Now the jury is still out on what exactly would deem a ride ‘epic’, but right away my imagination started running wild. Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, no, screw that, Albania! It’s all just a few thousand kilometers…

A Day in Cracow

Back in March, we took a quick day trip to Cracow or Kraków in Polish. It’s only a 275km (168miles) ride, and it’s all highway all the way there. Without a specific plan or city tour in mind, we simply started walking all around admiring this great city. Ohh, and of course Fado came along,…

Saxon Switzerland

“Wait. You went to Switzerland? In Germany?” Yes. And no. Let me explain. Saxon Switzerland is a national park around the Elbe river valley south-east of Dresden, Germany. In 1766 two Swiss artists were appointed to the Dresden Academy of Arts, and in their letters back home they described their new place of residence as…

Burg Stolpen

I seem to have a pretty weird luck when it comes to renting Airbnb flats for us and our dog Fado. A few years back I found a place on the Polish seaside that turned out to be a murder crime scene some years earlier. In San Francisco, I found a great apartment smack in…

Dresden Fado Walking

Dresden is only a three-hour drive from Wrocław, but we had a long weekend to kill this past August, so we spent a couple of nights in East Germany to make the most of it. Naturally, Fado, our chocolate Labrador, had to come with, so I ran a quick Airbnb search for a place that…

Hey, You!

Hey there. It’s been a while. How are things? You doin’ alright? How are the kids? Yeah OK, you’re right. I don’t really care about your kids. But after a prolongated period of absence on this blog I never really know how to hop back on the blogging bandwagon. So I needed something witty, if…

Cape Town Impressions

I didn’t really get much time to do any touristy stuff while in Cape Town this past weekend. I suppose it would have made total sense to extend my stay at least a day or two to check out local sights, but the trip itself was sort of a last minute thing and I didn’t…

PMI in South Africa

This past weekend had quite a lot going for it and I’ll try to do my best to explain my sudden South Africa Instagram photo shooting. First, I was invited to participate in item writing by Project Management Institute, a certification body behind my PMP certificate. Second, I was flown by PMI all the way…

Pamukkale and Hierapolis, Turkey

Temperatures in Poland have been hovering just below the zero degree Celsius mark, meaning that it has been freezing here for the past couple of weeks. I figured that going back to our summer vacation was a good way of warming up a bit. So without further ado, here’s my write up of Pamukkale. Pamukkale…

Turkish Vacation: Side and Manavgat

SIDE Side, pronounced Seede, is an ancient Greek city dating all the way back to the 7th century B.C., but is now mostly a Turkish resort town with some of the best-known classical sites in the country. To us, however, it was home for the week. I’m not gonna get into our five star hotel,…

Turkish Riviera

I’ve had a pretty gruelling work schedule for the past few months, one that pushed any vacation plans further and further down the calendar year. But, as you have already seen here, the Schwalbe scooter is coming along well, and I chose the time in-between trade shows to take a couple of weeks to refresh…

Baltic Sea

Here are a few photos from our current mini vacation by the sea. It’s actually much colder here than we had anticipated, but still a good get away from the daily work routine. 

City Walking

May is known in Poland as the beginning of the grilling season, mostly because May is the first month warm and sunny enough to do anything outside. Temperatures in the 20°C+ (68°F) become fairly common and the sunshine wakes everything, and everyone, back to life. Saturday was so sunny and warm that we decided to…

Milano

I’ve been to 4 EICMA’s thus far (EICMA being the single largest motorcycle trade show in the world), but I never really had the time to see anything in Milan besides the trade show itself. The day starts off with breakfast in the hotel, followed by 10-12 hours of trade show, finished off by a…

Yosemite and Death Valley

After San Francisco we drove through Yosemite on our way to Bishop, our stop for the night before driving on to Death Valley the following day. We didn’t have much time for hiking, nor did we take any hiking shoes with us from Poland for that matter, so our Yosemite experience was limited to beautiful scenery as…

San Francisco – Vacation Revisited

With vacation now clearly over, I am left with a couple thousand photos to sift through, edit when necessary, and select as part of the photo package I want to show others. My organizational record is shitty, to say the least, and I’m trying to get this done in reasonable time frame so that I…

Greetings From Gorinchem

Gorinchem is a small city of some 35 thousand people in the south of the Netherlands. It’s got great history dating back to year 1000 A.D., and has great architecture as you can see on some of the photos below. But most importantly it is home of our GOVECS Dutch importer. And that’s where I’ve…

San Francisco Scoot’ing

I’m currently abroad working in San Francisco, but also riding a lot of Scoot scooters around the city. I wish I could say you should try Scoot next time you’re in town, but Scoot is really meant for San Francisco residents and that’s actually one of their rental requirements. So no tourists allowed, but after…