Weekend in Poland: highlights

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

(1)  Eating homemade Nalesniki for dinner and "an ice cream" for dessert.  


(2)  Handing out super-belated Valentine's treat bags.  I bought mugs and filled them with peanut butter M&Ms (those are not sold in Poland, so they're always such a hit when I bring them!). Finding ribbon, cellophane and gift wrap was impossible, though. I literally to use a red & white card stock-ish paper and cut plastic grocery bags into strips in order to fashion a makeshift ribbon…..you do what you can, right?




(3)  Making a trip to....AQUAPARK.  Aquapark is - you guessed it! –a waterpark. This isn’t like your average American waterpark, though. For one thing, Aquapark is clean. For another, it’s clean. (Do you hear me Whitewater Bay of Oklahoma City? You have a thing or two to learn from Europe.) It has outdoor (heated!) saltwater pools, a lazy river, a wave pool (pretty sure we were the only adults not to be accompanied by children in this pool, whoops), tube slides, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a “relaxing room” – I try to come every time I visit. We tried the Finnish sauna for .5 seconds but I could NOT handle it due to a) the presence of middle-aged naked men and b) the EXTREME HEAT….I kept touching my face because I sincerely thought it was melting off. It must have looked pretty funny because I walked into the sauna, sat down, waited 30-60 seconds, then got back up and walked out. Sorry, but I’m American and am therefore not accustomed to a) the nakedness that everyone here seems to love and b) well, Finnish saunas. No thank you. Normal saunas are just fine for me; normal saunas with people wearing towels which cover allllll parts of their bodies.  

Can't wait to go back!

16 comments:

sarah nicole said...

Your adventures are just the cutest.

And isn't that movie amazing?! I showed it to my classes last year and cried every single time like the weirdest teacher ever.

Happy belated Valentine's Day!

Sarah

kylee said...

you look gorgeous in that photo.

Jenna Robert said...

What the what?! People hate sweets? You're yankin my chain right???

Mighty Burns said...

You guys look adorable! Treat bags? Yum!!!

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

Hehe so cute! I love Valentine's day and getting treats from my mom. Got one this year in a package! I love the movie blind-side, and even watched the ESPN specials about it with my bros :)

Jan said...

I didn't know you hadn't seen The Blindside. Love that movie. The treatbags you made were so cute. And the icecream looked yummy!!!

jcondc said...

Just added The Blind Side to the Netflix queue, thank you very much. I have not seen it either, but that will soon change. I love your treat bags! My family never took Valentine's Day seriously growing up (I know this won't surprise you), so that is why I took it upon myself to start a tradition to gift-giving to my nieces.

Alex said...

My boyfriend hates sweets too, and I just don't udnerstand it!

Megan said...

peanut butter cups and peanut butter m&ms...RIP..why europe?? why??!!!

BarbaraAnne said...

I love Nalesniki. Especially home made ones!

Antoinette said...

How AMAZING is that movie!? Love the pink lippie on you. You two are such cuties.

Elizabeth {e tells tales} said...

Your makeshift bags look really good...wouldn't have believed what they were made out of it you hadn't just told me. Go sweets!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

I love your mum's idea, it is really cute!!

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

That ice cream looks so yummy. I stil ldont understand either how someone can hate sweets! Haha.
And you pulled that gift bag off perfectly despite your lack of supplies. Also, I love that lipstick color you're wearing in that picture. :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth
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Jenni Austria Germany said...

I don't understand the sweets thing either....here's to hoping that one day Piotr will find this post/the error of his ways......I have faith.

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

One of my (Polish) uncles hates sweets too and, to this day, I'm still so confused.. how's that possible!? All that wonderfulness to be missing out on?! Your gifts turned out super cute! : ) I love nalesniki, too, and I was so happy when I made my own that turned out just as delicious as my mom's and gradma's, ha! I need to find out a vegan version now, though.