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Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw September 13th 2010

Just found a couple of websites with a lottttt of really cheap flights from here to Rome, Paris, Dublin, Spain, Norway, Germany, England, Scottland, etc. Can't wait to plan out some trips for February when we only have to work 2 days a week! This weekend we're planning on taking the train to Krakow since its only a 3 hour trip and staying Friday and Saturday night. And since Auschwitz (the biggest concentration camp during the war) is only a short bus ride from Krakow, I think we'll go and spend the day on Saturday there seeing the museums and camps. I know I'll take a lot of pictures. Very short day at school today. We were supposed to only have 4 lessons but 1 entire class skipped school so we only had 3. Those kids ... read more

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw September 12th 2010

Well its been a while since my last update but not much has happened. Still not used to the food or the language but we're learning new words everyday. The town we live in, Sycow, is very small and there is nothing to do so we pretty much are going to have to travel every weekend to stay sane. Monday through Thursday we taught. Monday we had 5 lessons in Sycow, Tuesday we had 7 in Sycow, Wednesday we had 6 in Ostrezesow, and Thursday we had 5 in Ostrezesow. We teach 16 and 17 year olds. They are alright I guess, no big problems came up other than the few classes we had were not 1 student could speak English. And both schools kind of sprung extra lessons on us when we arrived each day ... read more
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School in Sycow where we teach
Sycow

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw September 5th 2010

I took a couple pictures on Friday when we were waiting for the next train in Wroclaw. Today I took a bunch of Sycow (the town we live in) on our way back from eating some odd pizza for lunch.... read more
Elf statue on stairs
a University in Wroclaw
University entrance and Des

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw September 4th 2010

So Thursday was our first day teaching students. We had 5 classes each, 1 class of 17 yr olds and 4 of 16 year olds. All we did was introductions pretty much so it went fine. Most of the students speak good enough English for me to understand but a few are almost complete beginners. Either way, I will have 20 classes each week, with all different students each class. I only teach each student once a week. Its great because I only have to plan out 1 lesson per week. Friday morning we had to get up early to catch the 8:45 bus to arrive in Wroclaw at 9:55, then take a train from there leaving at 10:08 to Opole, where our boss lives. (The train and bus station are right next to each other) ... read more

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw September 1st 2010

Today Des and I went to the opening ceremonies at the Sycow school we'll be teaching at. Everyone was dressed sooo nicely and alllll of the show was in Polish. The headmistress announces us as the new native speaker teachers and we stood, everyone clapped. I don't know what she was saying about us but it went on for like 5 minutes. Met some of the teachers, everyone was really nice, walked around the town a little, saw the bus stops and schedules, ate a dessert at a cafe, got a bunch of groceries (super cheap), came home, lesson planned for our first day teaching tomorrow, ate polish kielbasa and potatoes (yum), saw the most incredible rainbow and sunset after a rain shower passed (once again).... read more
sunset

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

Finally made it to Poland. Left the hotel yesterday morning at 7:30am (cheaper to split a cab with Jess because her flight left at 10:30 yesterday morning. So I slept on the seats in the airport until my 1:10 flight (also got all my luggage on the plane for free some how. It should have been over 100$!). 3 hours to Munich, 2 hour layover there, 1 hour flight to Wroclaw. Mr. Sawicki was there waiting for me with Desiree. They are both verrrry nice and I think we'll be fine working/living together. He helped me with my bags (which is saying something cause they were over 100lbs total). Drove through the city of Wroclaw (which is where we'll take a bus into on the weekends to shop/sightsee/wander.) Its a pretty big city, kind of like ... read more

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
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