Friday, January 27, 2017

Skiing in Szczecin (yes, it's possible!)


You remember my last post from Gubałówka hill? I told you I was up for skiing :) It's a thing in Szczecin! A thing that takes maybe 5 to ten 10 seconds but still! Have a look yourself:

 



Saturday, January 7, 2017

Winter at last! (Gubałówka)


I love winter, I really do. I think I like it better than all the other seasons. But I mean real winter, with snow, snowmen, sledging, warm coats with fur over the hood, wearing hiking shoes all the time, drinking tea with lemon, ginger and honey... I could go on like that for long but I guess there's no need. Anyway, Szczecin is a fussy place when it comes to winter. Some years you'll see one, others not particularly. Some years it will last from Christmas till April (2010 - that's you I'm talking about!) and others it will take like a few days somewhere in January. It may give us -20 dg Celsius or no frost whatsoever. So it's always a guess what's it gonna be like this year and how long it will last. That's why when winter comes to us it's a must to take advantage of it!






We went with Dorota and Bartek (my sibling-in-law) to Gubałówka. Not many people know you can actually ski in Szczecin and Gubałówka is the place for that. We never tried that (maybe this winter will be our first time?) but it is kind of a big deal to be able to go skiing in the plains that our city is situated in. There are 2 skiing routes, both around 250-300m long. And the surrounding is good for other winter activities, like sledging, cross-country skiing (off piste) or walking. We chose the last option for the day :)









There is not much to write about this walk. The paths are great and as you will see in the photos, I took a pram out there and managed not to knock it down from the hill. I mean, maybe it wasn't like the place was adapted to wheels but we made it and most of the time it was just fine. The views were great, lots of virgin snow, not many people, super fun for Wojtek. I'm pretty sure we'll do more of these walks.










Saturday, December 24, 2016

Yet another one!


This Christmas was super hectic and busy for me so I didn't have time to take pictures. Nevertheless, I feel like I need a post for this occasion, so I'm wishing you everything you dream of!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Discovering in autumn


This autumn was a good one for us for many reasons. First of all, it was the first autumn of our little Kamila and she made it special for us. Secondly, we went to see Bohemian Switzerland and the weather was great! Also, I started jogging again and I walk with Kamila in the forest almost every day. So lots of time and possibilities for exploration of the beauty of this season.

Czech:













Walking/jogging in Szczecin:





Saturday, December 10, 2016

Getting into the mood of Christmas


I love Christmas markets so much I actually should have a separate tag for this kind of posts. There is no single winter without me visiting at least one of such venues (2013 was an exception because my son was born in November). Have a look yourself:
- 2015
- 2014
- 2012 and 2012

This year we went to see our local Christmas Markets in Szczecin and maybe we will go again for a one day Berlin trip. We'll see if we manage to squeeze this one in. Anyway, the one in Szczecin is quite cool although there were really a lot of people this year. It seems like every year there are more and more. Nevertheless, Wojtek enjoyed the carousel ride, we bought a nice piece of bio cheese with garlic (felt like in France for a moment) and did a couple of sparkling photos. Oh yeah, how could I forget... The reindeers are always fun!