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Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw August 31st 2010

It is really beautiful here. The town Sycow is very small, lots of farmland, green, trees, Polish style houses. I took some pictures from outside our kitchen window in our apartment before a storm came through. Also, the pictures from mine and Jess's last night in Athens and the Parthenon all lit up.... read more
countryside
after the storm
before the storm

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw April 16th 2010

Some pictures over the last few months. Visiting Sandy, Matt and Alison in Germany; Kasia's wedding; memorials for Lech Kaczynski.... read more
Church of the Rock
Hot wine with friends
German street

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw September 29th 2009

So I am sure most of you know that for the past two summers I've worked in the Outer Banks, NC at the beach.. A lot of Eastern and Central Europeans go there for work during the touristy season to make money, go to the States, and travel.. So I met a lot of Russians and Polish kids which has been a lot of fun! We take turns having parties, they cook polish/russian food for us, they make us drink their vodka, etc.. So now I am lucky to have friends in Poland and Russia! So, Tomek picked me up at the bus station in Wroclaw at 2:00am (I felt bad). At first I didn't recognize him because I hadn't seen him in two years.. he had dread locks then, but now they are pretty long! ... read more
Wroclaw Town Square
Wroclaw Town Square
Tomek, Magda, and Tomek (Rasta)

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw September 9th 2009

We went to Legnica, Wrocław and Kraków. 3rd September, 2009. We went to Legnica, part of Dolnoslaskie. This city is my husband home town and it takes about 1hour from Wrocław by car. 5th September, 2009. I tried to make polish traditional food 'Pierogi' with my husband family. Even though I have eaten pierogi quite often in Poland and Englnad but I have never made it myself! It was my fantastic experience :) ... read more
Photo 2

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw August 22nd 2009

It was early morning, but the traffic was already rushing. Me and Edita met at the hitchhiking point in one end of Warsaw. She said she hasn't slept all night - Erasmus party. - Have you hitchhiked before? - I asked her. - No. - Have you couchsurfed before? - No, - she smiled. So it was going to be a double adventure for her. It was not my first time hitchhiking, nor couchsurfing, but still I had an up mood for traveling and adventures. A mood for the road. So I raised a sign and Edita raised a thumb. People around, as usual, looked at us as aliens (and there were quite a lot of people as this was bus stop). Were were not very lucky, as around an hour had to pass until a ... read more
Street musician with electric guitar
Highest church tower
Naked guy statue

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Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw July 31st 2009

Częstochowa, Wrocław, Karpacz, Kamiena Góra - Poland, July 20th-30th, 2009 After leaving Krakow, we began our journey to my hometown of Wroclaw. We stopped along the way in the pilgrimage town of Czestochowa for a brief two night stay. Czestochowa is one of many major pilgrimage sites for Christians around the world. This particular place is a pilgrimage site because of the painting of the Black Madonna which resides there. The painting is believed to have started bleeding when it was cut by invading Hussites in 1430, who after seeing the bleeding retreated in fear. This was percieved as a miracle of God, so to this day, hundreds of people from all over Europe gather for mass in the chapel that holds the painting. Two days later we were finally in Wroclaw... or more specifically ... read more
Ratusz (Town Hall) in Wroclaw
Pierogi Monster
Czestochowa

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw July 14th 2009

Woke up before the alarm this morning, mostly because I didn't really sleep. I kept checking the time every hour or so until just before 4am when I decided to give up and just get up. Got my stuff, left the hostel and took a cab in the pouring rain to the night bus to Prestwick airport. The cab driver had me a little worried when he asked if I'd already gotten my bus ticket, and I'd said no. He said I might not get a seat on the bus, as he'd seen people being turned away on other occasions. Fortunately, Tues. morning is not a particularly popular bus time, as the bus left the terminal half-empty. Made it to the airport in plenty of time, checked in, and then went to eat my breakfast. I'd ... read more

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw April 5th 2009

Decided I'd go ahead and turn 24 this year. I had a wonderful birthday week with lots of emails from friends and family, special outings with friends here in Poland and a great birthday party at a local pub, Salvador, on Saturday. A birthday to remember. (And no, I didn't follow the Polish tradition of buying everyone else drinks on MY birthday. I supplied the cake and awesome dance moves, which was worth more than any amount of booze.)... read more
Chelsea the bday girl and Kristina
Everyone wants a picture with the birthday lady
Team America

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw February 15th 2009

Again, I arrived in the evening at the train station. I'm getting pretty sick of long train journeys especially since I can't do anything but sleep on them. I thought I could update my journal or something but all I get is a headache. Bleh. My host met me at the station but he didn't expect me to arrive so late (it was like 8pm) and had plans to see a movie with a friend. I'm not too into movies and I didn't really mind so I wandered around Wroclaw for a couple of hours before setting up shop in the Mc Donalds since it was the only thing open in the main square at the time. When my host was done, he got me and we went back to his place. His mom was super ... read more

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw December 26th 2008

Merry Christmas from Poland! On Wednesday, Dec. 24th, I took the train from Wroclaw to Kostrzyn Nad Odra to meet Rick and Jakub, 2 of Bri's college friends. Jakub is Polish (went to high school and college in the US, now works in DC) and his family still lives in Poland. Jakub's family was very welcoming and I enjoyed my few days in their home. The train was quite full on the journey to Kostrzyn - I had to stand next to the door (cold!) for the first half of the 5 hour trip - but I got a seat after a number of passengers got off in Zielona Gora. The big Christmas celebration happens on the 24th in Poland. Dinner consists of 12 dishes (not meat), including 5 fish specialties. The Konysz menu consisted of ... read more
Tree near the mall
Christmas market
Santa visits




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