From TV Guest to Gingerbread Master

We left in the morning to travel to Torun, Poland. We stopped at the Poznan square for lunch because Uncle Stash had mentioned to our tour guide that that’s where he thought part of his family was from. When we first got to the square, some lady and a camera man came up to me … Continue reading From TV Guest to Gingerbread Master

We Are Family

On our trip, our group of 8: Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle Stash, Aunt Lorraine, Uncle Ray, Katie, Mom, and myself, are called the “Ciemniecki Clan.” We also found out that in Polish, Ciemniecki is pronounced Chim-nyet-ski. One of the biggest mysteries to all of the other people on our tour is how we are all related. … Continue reading We Are Family

A Rollercoaster of Emotions

Today was a day filled with emotions. Today was the day we visited Auschwitz. We left Krakow very early this morning and drove about two hours to the concentration camp. I was actually very excited to go to Auschwitz on our trip because I thoroughly enjoy learning and reading about the Holocaust. It is a … Continue reading A Rollercoaster of Emotions

Running Through the Streets Like Hooligans

Back in the main square, mom and I chose an Italian restaurant our tour guide recommended for dinner since we were in the mood for pizza. Apparently, we lucked out on food tonight because the pizza was delicious and didn’t last more than 5 minutes between the two of us! Then, mom saw creme brûlée … Continue reading Running Through the Streets Like Hooligans

Words/Phrases I Now Know in Polish

I previously only knew how to say aunt, butt, and sing happy birthday in Polish, but since this trip, these are all the new Polish things I can say. I’ll keep the list updated as I continue learning. New Polish words/phrases: Good - dobry (doh-breh) No Problem - nie ma problemu (knee mah problem-oo) Thank You … Continue reading Words/Phrases I Now Know in Polish

It’s All Polish To Me

All day, Uncle Stash has been studying his Polish and trying it out on all of the locals we meet, like our waiters, store owners, etc. I think he just likes knowing more than the rest of us. Everyone he speaks to in Polish is very impressed and it made our waitress’ day at dinner. I’m … Continue reading It’s All Polish To Me

Sto Lat!

We drove another two hours to finally get to Krakow, stopping on the way to eat McDonald’s for lunch, which kind of sucked because I really only eat fries and Oreo McFlurries there and they didn’t have Oreo McFlurries. I haven’t eaten meat there in over three years and there’s no way that’s changing just … Continue reading Sto Lat!