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Today we headed to Poland for some pottery shopping. I had wanted to go with some friends, but the timing was just never right. Since Prague is only a few hours away from Boleslaweic, we decided we might as well go up while we had the chance.
Well, remember how proud I was of our GPS in Prague? Driving from Prague to Poland was a different …
And hmm what I can write to you about sweet Gorlitz. This place is surely the cutest town I have ever seen so far. It is clean, quiet and it has that gallant atmosphere in it. It is like a happy place to be and everyone around there seems to be just like that.
Gorlitz and Zgorzelec are separated only by a river Nysa but damm the difference in those two cities is gigantic.
Zgorzelec is hmm sad, simple and soooooo boring but people are nice. Offering me a ...
... on time. Saturday 31st August at 12.30pm. You have to love the internet! What an amazing tool for travelers.
With the help of Mr Google all this seamlessly happened, and we drove out of Studniska in our nice Skoda Hire car, packed to the rafters! But not before we had a long good-bye with lots of hugs and even a few tears xxx
I'm still pinching myself...this trip has been amazing. I am so thankful x
Gary told us about Bolesławieca, a town about 45 min drive north, famous for its Polish Pottery.
The geography lends itself to ceramic work as the area is rich in natural clay deposits; the clay is still excavated today.The clay is plentiful and of extremely high quality. It has a high feldspar and silicon content, and is classified as stoneware after firing. It is fired at extremely high temperatures around 1100-1300 degrees Celsius. The clay is brown to grey in color, ...
... stalls to scratch around in and the German side was more exclusive.
As I passed a Polish stall I noticed a near real size print of the Mona Lisa in a gorgeous old frame. It looked 100 years old ...and it may well have been. Lauren encouraged me to buy it...10 Euros (about $15) "We will fit it in a suitcase...somehow Mum" I thought it was a fun thing to ...
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