October 26, 2012

Food Nerd Friday: Apple Strudel

What makes a girl like me even more excited to visit a palace? Finding out that every hour on the hour, there is a Strudelshow.

Schloss Schonbrunn

October 24, 2012

Road Trip: Belgium

In Belgium, our main point of stay was just outside of Brussels. As we are familiar from a previous post, Intro to Brussels, we can assume that it was perhaps not my favorite piece of the planet.

Grand Place

October 22, 2012

Katowice by Bike

This city is a lady of many personalities. And until covering almost every corner by bike this weekend, there were personas we hadn't yet discovered in our almost two months here.

Valley of Three Ponds

October 18, 2012

Cows and Cobblestones

The more time that I spend here, the more that admire the city, the country and it's people. The graffiti art on the buildings is abstract and funky. I do not understand the images one bit. Yet, I find it fun to keep an eye out for the next greatest piece and even if they are fairly depressing in nature, they do give life to the concrete building slabs.

Cow Mural by Silesia City Center

October 12, 2012

Food Nerd Friday: Hot Dogs

My almost sincere apologies for two back-to-back food posts, but today is Food Nerd Friday... I do have other topics to cover including Bruges, Dresden and it's about time to take you into my new home town a little further as well. Those will be coming up and if today goes as planned, I may have Vienna to add to the Road Trip list as well. But today, making a hot dog tops the list.

October 10, 2012

Pizza Delivery

Far less frequent than McDonald's and KFC, to my knowledge there are two Pizza Huts in Katowice. And you should have seen the line to dine at the Pizza Hut in the mall on Saturday night. They are currently running a special for 9,90 zloty you can order your choice of a small pizza, Greek salad, spaghetti or ham pizza rolls and a soda or tea (for happy hour at 7:00 you can get a beer instead for the same price). The currency difference means that your dinner will cost you about $3.00.

   The Pizza Huts here however do not deliver. And sometimes after living abroad for a month, you just want someone to bring pizza to your door. On our walks around the city, I kept spying pizza delivery bikes and I thought they were so cute. I don't have a picture of one, but as soon as I grab one I will add it to this post... A common little red motor bike with a square rack welded on the back, big enough to hold a darn big pizza, we were just plain curious.

October 8, 2012


While touring Belgium, my fascination surprisingly did not fall so quickly with chocolate, it was Speculoos that caught my attention. Everywhere we turned, Speculoos was there; ice cream (fabulous), muffins at the bakeries, Belgian waffles, even the truffles at the chocolate shops. I then had to look for Speculoos spread which I had heard of and couldn't wait to find on our European adventure. I just didn't know it's home would be Belgium and that it would have been waiting for me right there at the corner market.

Speculoos Spread

October 2, 2012

Road Trip: Cologne

I went into Cologne with my eyes closed. I didn't know what to expect and for some reason had envisioned a little town that just happened to be on our route to Brussels (it happens to be the 4th largest city in Germany). I had discovered that there was a Schokoladenmuseum and there was no way I was missing that! Arriving into town on a Sunday and the museum being closed on Mondays, I was on a mission.

Imhoff Schokoladenmuseum