Saturday, February 24, 2018
2018 Germany and Poland
A warning before you begin there are a LOT of photos, but it's hard to pick just our favorites...we had a wonderful adventure!
February 2nd - Sunday 11th
Scott was asked to go to some meetings in Poland and Liz tagged along because when are going to get the opportunity to see Poland?! We planned a few days before and after his meetings to see some of the country. We flew into Frankfurt, Germany and the adventure began.
On the flight they had 3 different live tv options one was BBC News, CNN News and Sports...who would have guessed they were going to play the Capitals Game!?
Found this on the bathroom wall
In Germany ...nicest taxi we've ever seen. Didn't even recognize the name of the vehicle.
Sights out of the taxi on the way to hotel
Pringles Chips are very popular there..they had this vending machine just for Pringles in our hotel
Our Room for 2 nights
A room with a VIEW...???
They cooed all the time too....kinda soothing
A little sleepy from the overnight flight, but bundled up in MANY LAYERS and ready to check out Frankfurt on foot
Some sort of protest going on
We kept our distance, but it seemed peacful
Scott and I just loved these trees
This Shopping Mall has a strange circular hole through it...very cool looking!
Inside they had some crazy flavors, but when you walked in you knew where you were...smelled the same and looks the same.
In the long strip of the Mall there was a town square area.
It was Saturday so they had a huge outdoor market happening....
wine, beer, veggies, fruits, meat, cheese, bread...etc
We found this church museum and went in...found out we were actually crashing some party! Got a couple appetizers and drink then ducked out!
Mirror on a ceiling...
City area of R
Had a small bite to eat here...
Sandwich came with some strange tarter tasting sauce...???
Cool walking Bridge
Years ago you used to have to pay to go across it
Views from the Bridge
Pigeons...they are really big in Germany!
Love Locks People place on the bridge
We heard they have to be removed once in a while b/c of the weight of them gets to be too much
Seriously Goofy Pug
On the other side of the bridge there was something like a flee market or yard sale going on
This guy was selling TONS of Dental equipment... kinda freaky!
These Ducks were on the bridge and they didn't quack they sounded like they were laughing at you
Another protest across the street from the main train station this one didn't seem as peaceful .... they had a loud speaker that sounded like it was from 1940's very spooky sounding.
POLIZEI (Police) ready for protest
Inside the train station
Inside the McDonalds...we had to go look at the strange stuff they sold including hot dogs
As the day gets long it's starting to get dark and our feet are starting to tire out!
Thought we'd go in and find dinner and get warm!
Dogs are allowed in the mall
Our waitress spoke NO English, but we managed to figure out food without meat in it and got some fresh pasta and thin baked pizza it was outstanding.
Funny story Scott swore he saw someone that looked like Mike Tyson at a table same face tattoo (who has that beside Mike Tyson)
Anyway later in the night we heard the manager getting all excited he was speaking German, but clearly the words Mike Tyson...ha ha ha!!! Who knows, but it was pretty bizarre!
Breakfast near where the protesting was the day before.
Across the street from the Train Station.
We took a Bus Tour around town (hopping on and off to see things)
It started snowing lightly
Their Version of the Twin Towers nick-named
Debit and Credit
Some very pretty neighborhoods mostly look like they are apartments
A HUGE Park with lots going on it despite the freezing cold weather
We found a University
You can stand inside this artwork
We found it crazy how close they parked and up on curbs....watching them take a 20 point turn to get in and out of spots was comical
Back to the Bus
Time for lunch...all that walking wore us out!
This place had a great view of the square that we were out the day before where the open market was going on. Food was excellent.
After we warmed up it was time to head back out on foot over to the other part of town. We went to the Zoo, but didn't go in just walked around there and found some more awesome parks to walk through.
This looked like a sports park
This was a goal for soccer
Ping Pong Table
Volleyball or bad-mitten
BAT view finder
snow on my boots
Catching Snow Flakes
Good Bye Germany
Leaving Frankfurt, Germany
HELLO Bydgoszcz, Poland
Our Hotel Holiday Inn
Not used to Negative Numbers on an elevator
No Time to rest since Scott has work the next day lets get out and check out the town a little
These are the stairs next to the hotel that led us down to the Brda River
Famous 2004 Tightrope Sculpture over the Brda River
Do I look Cold? Because it WAS!!!!
English Language Not Easy to come by here
At the Opera House
Time to stop for dinner...Italian never fails
To cross the main intersection near our hotel we had to go underground
There were stores with food down there in small shops
Scott has a little time before he heads out to work so we got up early and went out to take more pictures and explore
We wanted to get a picture of us in our "H" for the girls lacrosse team Twitter account back home
Representing the H
It was cold we had to take the picture fast and zip our coats back up
Ice Skating Rink
All 3 of these places are along the same strip of road
Time for Scott to work and Liz to venture off on her own
Muzeum Mydla i historii Brudu
Bydgoszcz: Museum of Soap and History of Dirt
Made my own soap
Scott's done with work so we tried out this Place for a drink
Another Day walking around and Scott at work
This park was my favorite to sit and watch birds
I sat on the park benches and had my lunch
Botanical Garden was closed, but I walked along the fence to peak in
This tree has a heart
Scouted this place for Dinner...
Boa in restaurant
Another Day of Walking around in the cold
Love the city and feel like I'm part of it now. No more getting lost!
A second earlier these fellas were all up on the building until I tossed up a small loaf of bread....I may have gotten pooped on?!
Off to the Opera (musical)
The entire Musical was in done in Polish
There was however a small sign that would post the words in English to follow along
Nice that we know the story already
Walking back to the Hotel...
walk faster I'm frozen!
Time to leave Bydgoszcz
Stayed in bed while Scott left for work
Then packed bags so we'd be ready to go
We had time for lunch before we had to go to the Train Station
Now for the crazy Train Station
No one spoke English and not much of it around that place
Even the woman behind the glass was clueless to us crazy Americans
Peek a Boo
Welcome to Warsaw Poland
Room for 2 nights
Rain Shower was Heaven
We arrived late in the evening in Warsaw Poland
We only had one full day to explore so we stayed out all the next day
We loved coming across the parks
Scott standing on the pond!
Not a fan of coffee over there so had to drop into a Starbucks
Now that I'm a little warmer and very happy it's back to the streets
Love the streets and all the different pavers, stone and rock
Good Bye Poland
We had a wonderful adventure
It was great to see the FL Coastline
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