Planes, Trains and Automobiles

36 hours after leaving my hotel in Palermo I finally made it back home to Wrocław. Bad weather conditions never really affected any of my previous travel arrangements and only now do I know how mother nature can turn a seemingly easy travel itinerary into a nerve racking nightmare. Well, not a nightmare I suppose,…

Warsaw, The Polish Capital

The only other time that I can remember visiting Warsaw was back in 1994, the day my family flew out of Poland for the unknown life in Los Angeles. But that would never count as actually visiting Warsaw so I was happy to have a day to spend walking around our nation’s capital. We started…

A Polish Wedding

The reason the last couple of posts are from Warsaw is my very first Polish wedding since my return to Poland. Karolina was invited by her friend Julia, and I was invited as Karolina’s arm candy. I played the part fine…for a while, because as it turns out you shouldn’t mix champagne, red wine, and…

Life Made of Chocolate

Well before Forest Gump described life as a box of chocolates, one Polish family’s life literally was made of chocolate. Karol Ernest Wedel is the creator of most famous Polish chocolate, and 150 years later the brand still uses his handwritten signature as its logo. The signature is of course backwards as this photo was…

May The Force Be With You

The Force was strong in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw. While looking at the kids walking up to Darth Vader, scary as he might seem, only one thought went through my mind; these kids have no clue who that is. In today’s age of CGI where anything and everything is possible, what kid…