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

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