Hip to be Square: Wroclaw

Trip Start Mar 02, 2010
Trip End Oct 29, 2011

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Flag of Poland  , Western Poland,
Saturday, October 1, 2011

When we got in to Wroclaw (pronounced 'vrots-wawf', by the way), we didn't have too many expectations for it. We’d read it was nice, but one of our main reasons for stopping there was that it was one of the closest Polish cities to Dresden and so the ticket there wasn’t particularly expensive. Although, when you have limited expectations for something you often wind up getting surprised – which is exactly what happened to us. There’s not a whole lot to say about what we did there, we really just took in the sites (which consists of an insane amount of churches) and hung around the old town having some drinks and enjoying the views.

 One thing we did get introduced to was a "bar mleczny" which translates to “milk bar”. This is an old communist style idea that’s managed to stick around. There’s nothing particularly special about it, because it’s basically just a cafeteria-style restaurant that serves up cheap, but delicious food. Plus, it’s a pretty local thing to do, so it’s a good way to get a slice of Polish life, and it beat having dinner at the KFC below our hostel. 

  Anyways, since most of our time was spent just sight-seeing, it’s probably best to let the photos do the talking for the rest of this entry…


Brooke: We can't forget to mention the little gnome statues that were hidden all over the city. It's kind of like a little joke, they're just all over the place in random spots! See left...
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