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Sofitel Hotel Wrocław; Wrocław Old Town; Ddaddy’s restaurant sushi

Well, stuck in a parkinglot-like traffic jam towards West Poland to the city of Wrocław, is where I’ve been. For about the first 3 hours the car travel-song has been ‘Daddy daddy let’s go back home~♪’ chiming from the backseat, responded with ‘Shut your trap and sleep; we’re going to see the end of this trip~♫’ from the front. My mother and father make an awesome duo. Apparently April is when bears wake from hibernation and the country switch on the roadworks mode. In simple words, it took 3 hours to drive 120km (75mi)… I die. (Or is this not how you’re meant to use ‘I die’, Rachel Zoe?) Wrocław is beautiful, perhaps more beautiful than Warsaw in terms of architecture, but one should not forget that Warsaw was flattened during WWII and then rebuilt under communist regime! (One should stop speaking like a dumbass!) The most delightful of all was how nice the people were, especially in the markets. None of those in-your-face sales stalking and burdensome faux kindness… in fact, my brother was so pleased he overcharged himself for a simple hairbrush and paid the man £12.

Hope you’re all having a wonderful Easter weekend.

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  1. Metka by Traczka

    Wroclaw is cool. But I like your English breakfast best :-)

  2. These pictures give me goosebumps – you make me want to go there!! That breakfast looks delish too!!

  3. very nice pics ;D


  4. I love the moving images! I would have no idea how to make them appear so seamlessly. The skirt moving one made me shiver!
    The architecture here is beautiful. The tops of the buildings are so similar to Ghent in Belgium with the same story that Ghent wasn’t hit in world war two. Honestly, before all your blog posts I had no idea Poland was such a must see!

  5. Agata

    Wrocław wasn’t left intact during World War II, in fact it was severely destroyed – you can read a bit in English about it here for example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Breslau
    Moreover during the time right after war it wasn’t a priority to rebuild Wrocław (as Poland couldn’t be sure that it will stay polish), so some of the brick from here was used to rebuild Warsaw.
    Anyway, I like Wrocław on your pictures:)

  6. Hahaa…this just proves I shouldn’t so easily believe when someone tells me something :P who am I kidding, even Germany was bombed extensively, how can any big city be left intact.
    Thanks so much for correcting, just edited the post xx

  7. I just LOVE this post.

  8. Looks like you had a wonderful time! :)

    Elodie x

  9. One of my favourite Polish cities! :) Great post Shini!

  10. Wooooo moving images!! :D
    The city does look really really nice – I love all the coloured houses. All the bombing during the war is just such a shame, all this beautiful architecture that’s forever gone :( I once saw a picture of the street where I live before it was bombed and all that’s left of that now are just 2 of those beautiful houses (plus all the pieces of broken plates, bowls, dishes etc. I can dig up in our yard haha..) Now it’s just a weird collection of 50s-60s, 70s, 80s & 90s architecture, definitely not as nice as it used to be.

  11. I lived in Wroclaw for 3 months or so and I loved it, especially all those little gnoms scattered around the city:) The one sleeping in the bed is my favourite!

  12. nice outfit!!!


  13. These photos are amazing!!!!



  14. ive never actually heard of this place, it looks like a very colourful place to be. good about the attitudes of the market sellings

  15. sellers even

  16. Love the photos! Such a beautiful place :D


  17. Wrocław look beautiful on your photos…Very nice outfit ( Not many people look good in long dress but You look great :) I so miss my litlle Poland right now even the Warsaw…Greetings from Swiss!

  18. Oh, WrocLOVE! This city is wonderful and truly astonishing. Even though I’ve been there only once or twice and seen only the Old Town and some other landmarks, nothing more. By the way, it may sound weird, but I really do appreciate that you show everyone how beautiful and worth-seeing Poland is, so thank you! And the last thing- I love this gif/motion picture of your skirt.

    Happy Easter Shini x

    PS. just noticed that you made a mistake in the date (first pic). It’s still April, not May! Or it’s just me and I lost my mind haha ;).

  19. j’adore , très belle photos

  20. Great architecture especially picture seven from the top.

  21. Amazing photos like always! :) The city does look beautiful

  22. I look at your photos and all I can think is… I love Shini. (Are we engaged in a secret love affair??) These photos are stunning… the buildings are incredible – the colours!! Absolutely love the way the jewelry has been displayed on those little poles. So cool. Missing you! xx

  23. Looks like such a beautiful place. This is where I get all soppy and sentimental and say that the world has so much going on that we have not yet seen, so much to discover! And not to assume that London is the place to be (which i do too much of).

    Beautiful photos, I adore the cute little jam pots :) X

  24. Wrocław is a amazing city my parents and I always stay there when we’re on the way to visit my grandparents.
    It would be nice if you can make a guide for Warsaw because in summer I will be there for a second time.
    It’s unfair that poland has so many good shops and germany not.awwwr.
    greetings julia

  25. Jessie

    i love the animated photograph. adds some pizzazz to the post. food looks yummy as well :D
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com

  26. These photos are beautiful! My Grandpa is Polish and I want to go there so bad!

    p.s. I love the gif of your skirt!

    Fox Whiskers

  27. Fancy gif making skillzzz Shinster ;)

  28. wonderful post…i die! your blurbs are always fun to read :) bears…sounds awesome!!! fun times~~~ xo Diana

  29. We were in Wroclaw around this time last year too! I really loved it, so beautiful and the light down the East-West running streets so amazing!….but, BOO, there were no street vendors selling those awesome rings and wood-section necklaces in the middle of the square at the time!!! We did see the painting sellers tho!

  30. I just come back from a trip around Poland (Poznan, Warsaw, Krakow, Zakopane, Wroclaw) and Prague, probably the most enjoyable trip I’ve had for years. Absolutely love the country! I can finally read Polish badly, Wroclaw is not pronounced ‘row-claw’

  31. HAhhaahaa row-claw, didn’t think about that!!
    Glad you had a great time in Poland :D!

  32. Ah! I love how the image moves with you lifting up your skirt :)

  33. H

    torturing us with delicious food *drool*
    funny post as always:)

  34. Evans

    I half expected the old man to start moving. hehe
    I love the pictures. The detail on the building is amazing.
    I wish the malaysian government maintained the colonial buildings back here.
    We build really ugly buildings now.

    Happy Easter to you.

  35. Grateful

    Poland in your photos is a really beautiful country. Thank You.

  36. I love your blue skirt!
    WHoaaaa! such a beautiful pictures,specially a man that look like my grandpa,LOL

  37. my brother just moved to wroclaw, i didn’t know it was that beautiful! but actually: anything would look beautiful shot through your lens :) i just love this blog so much.

    die melange

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  40. You are an amazing photographer! These pictures takes my breath away! I wish to visit Warsaw someday!

    Bisous, nana!

  41. OMG I was there a couple of years ago now & it is just as beautiful as I remember. Now your lovely pictures have me pining to go back!

  42. I love the colorful architecture. But the history makes the statement seem trite. I wonder if the use of such vibrant colors was to thumb their collective noses at communism.

  43. Oh my, these photos are absolutely stunning. You are living the life I could only dream of living. Everything appears beautiful.


  44. I was born and bred in Wrocław, it’s my home city;) I’m glad that’s you liked it!