While I was at WordCamp Europe I had the happy opportunity to catch up with Kel, a friend I’d met at WordCamp Brisbane last year. Kel and her new husband Matt have recently moved back to Wroclaw in Poland (Matt’s hometown) and as I had time in my schedule I was a lucky recipient of an invitation to come explore Wrocław (which, you pronounce Vrotz-wahv, by the way) and it was too good an opportunity to miss.
I had 3 nights and two days there, and we spent the first evening watching the dancing fountain in the grounds of Centennial Hall, eating icecream and walking the local neighbourhood. We spend the 2nd day exploring castles in the nearby Owl Mountains and the last day exploring Wrocław itself.
I have to tell you, Poland is fantastic. I got to see 3 of its cities and would have loved to have spent more time there. The landscape, the architecture and the people are just wonderful and if you have the opportunity to visit it at any time, take it with both hands.
One of the most adorable features of Wrocław are the dwarf statues that are all over the city. I could have spent a couple of days searching them all out, but had to content myself with the ones we stumbled over as we went exploring. You can read their story here if you’re interested – but in short, they commemorate the Orange Alternative, a Polish anti communist movement and to date there are over 300 of these figurines throughout the city limits, and beyond.