Friday, November 12, 2004

Geocache in Poland

Amazing to think I planted this cache more that 10 years ago and still get email that people discover it!

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Polytechnik Gdansk

Back in 2004, I thought it would be a good idea to attend University in Poland.  It was a good idea on paper, but in reality there were a lot of complex issues that I faced and it turned to be a challenging experience both at the university and living in Poland, plus helping my grandfather go though chemo.

I was born in Poland at have visited the country many times during my childhood, but this was the first time I lived in Poland.  My parents were quite excited that I go back to Poland, to the motherland.  But I had no idea what that meant.  At one point I was told by a classmate, "go back home" and that that point I released that Poland is not my country.  The university in Poland was also quite something.  I was use to the American education system and was in quite a shock how things are done in Poland.  It was truly a different country.

I may be a Polish citizen (or what's called Polonia), but I'm not Polish and have very little in common with Polish people.

Friday, August 27, 2004


Before starting Uni in Gdansk, I decided to visit the city as a tourist, just to see it from the outside.  Gdansk is rich in history and quite amazing to study and explore.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004


Part of being Catholic and Polish, it's near mandatory to visit Rome and spend some time there.  The US-Polish congress runs a summer University program (or as I called it, University Themed vacation) in Rome.  It's a month long vacation learning about Italy, Cahalosisim and a fair dose of Polishness for good measure.

Was really a great time and quite amazing.

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Rüdesheim Hike

A nice place to go for a hike along the Rhein River.

Monday, February 16, 2004

Schloß Auerbach

This castle in between Heidelberg and Frankfurt.  It's quite a little charming castle with a tree growing in the wall.

It's located just south of Darmstadt and on a clear day you can see the valley between Mannheim and Frankfurt.

Thursday, January 29, 2004


Spent many years in this house.  In a way it's a bit of my childhood home.

The funny thing is we use to live on the right side of the stairwell many years before.  Then when we came back from the States and a few years later we ended up on the left side.