24 August, 2013

Munich, Germany :: Third Reich Tour & the Hofbrauhaus

Earlier this month we took the train down to Munich. Highlights of the trip? 
Third Reich Tour led by an Irish man. Dinner at the famous Hofbrauhaus. 
Stumbling upon Taco Libre- where we ended up eating TWICE in less than 24 hrs. 
 Don't judge. Good Mexican food is hard to come by in Germany. 

18 August, 2013

Boleslawiec, Poland:: Polish Pottery

I'd already been to Poland for pottery once, but when a friend told me about the MWR trip that was coming up- I knew I had to go again. Poland is kind of a tricky trip. It's a far enough drive where you wouldn't want to do it all in one day, but there's not much else around Boleslaweic to validate staying the night. So when I was told that I would be driven on a chartered bus in the company of some of my favorite girls and not have to worry about a thing I was sold. The only down side was the time schedule. It was a little crazy. We left at midnight on Friday night and arrived in Poland at 5:45 am. Believe it or not, the owners of multiple shops were ready for us and the shopping officially began. We continued shopping until about 11 when we stopped for lunch. Just a few short hours later and we were  at it again. After touring 14 different pottery shops we finally called it a day. When I finally made it home I was exhuasted and proceeded to fall asleep before 9 pm. I slept for about 12 hours straight. :)

At our second stop I found a limited edition collection that I just had to get my hands on. It was perfect for so many reasons.

  1. I was actually able to find complete set- which can be really hard to do. 
  2. The set had everything I had on my list: pitcher, ice cream bowls, and a coffee cup for Ross. 
  3. It was the perfect mixture of modern and classic Polish pottery. If you've ever seen Polish pottery you know it's customary for a lot of floral patterns and blues. Neither of which I have in our house. So when I found this fun polka dot pattern I was so excited. 
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