How to be a Weekend Warrior

I realize that I don't talk about my day-to-day life on here very often. I remember once talking to Monika, with whom I exchange blog comments frequently, and she remarked that she didn't even know my name. (It's Arielle.) It's not that I'm trying to be any enigma, but I just can't help how mysterious …

Summer in Silesia

Last weekend was rather cold and windy, but today was a beautiful day. Rynek is full of tourists and locals alike, lines for ice cream shops bend around the block, and summer sunshine is out in full force. Winter sucks, but it makes you realize how beautiful life is when it goes away.

Street art in Łódź

"It was so ugly," my grandmother said of her hometown. In fact, that's what everyone said about Łódź. When my grandmother was growing up, it was a manufacturing hub, covered in smokestacks and pollution. It was never a particularly beautiful city known for architecture or style. Now, with most manufacturing gone since WWII, many of …

Spring in Poland

Wrocław seems to have skipped spring, that warming period between winter and summer, and now we are just in full-on summer mode, with beautiful weather and picnics on the islands in the Odra. Gone are the big coats and heavy scarves! Rejoice, for winter is finally over! Last night everyone was out on the grass …