Gdansk made me cry. I am an emotional sap. I was tired. I was less than two months in to life in Poland. I was less than one year postpartum. I come from a long line of happy criers on my father’s side (I once teared up over a cupcake because it was just so […]Read More How Gdansk made me cry and other tales: a past weekend exploring Poland
In December we visited the Polish city of Wrocław. Now, first, lets sound this city out. “Wrocław” a typically awkward Polish city name, for an English speaker, but not as bad as some (Szczecin, I’m lookin’ at you). “Roe-claw” sounded right in my head, but deep down I knew it was so wrong. When a […]Read More on a first name basis with the Gnomes of Wrocław
All the boys and I spent Valentine’s Day weekend traveling down to Warsaw via one night in the city of Poznan. Poznan is one of Poland’s largest cities. It had the most beautiful main square, lots of cute restaurants, cafes and pubs. The square is dominated by the city hall building. I had heard that […]Read More Warsaw weekend: Intro to famous Poles 101.
We drove out of Paris on Day 10. The best way to ease the pain of leaving Paris is to schedule a visit to the Champagne wine region on your way out of town. Trust me on this. However, I also need you to trust me that you should try your very hardest to visit […]Read More European family road trip Part Four of Four: through Champagne, Verdun, Luxembourg and beyond
On Day Four (catch up on days 1-3.5 here) of our great Western Europe road trip we departed Belgium, and drove in to northern France. We drove through bright sunshine, over rolling green hills, with steeples from tiny villages decorating the landscape, a chateau or two, and union workers striking on the highway. We were […]Read More Euro road trip family edition. Part Two: Normandy, France. A region beyond the infamous beaches.