Wednesday, January 31, 2007

downtown toronto

Sampled toronto highscrapers. Banking districts need big buildings - it's an architectually impressive show-off.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Monday, January 29, 2007


After two beautiful weeks in Ontario, I am now heading back to Minneapolis. The flight from Toronto to Chicago was delayed one hour and I had twelve minutes to run to the Chicago-Minneapolis flight. I had no idea how far it was, but my flight neighbour meant that the two terminals are connected, so one doesn't have to take the train as is the case going to terminal 3. Big airport! I did the run in astonishing three minutes, just to discover that this flight is likewise delayed. So I have some quality surfing time on O'Hare, one hour to midnight and still having a couple of states to cross tonight. It is -10 degrees Celcius in Chicago right now, but I see a guy in shorts, probably heading home from Vegas :) A Chinese girl is sleeping a couple of seats away, I don't think I want to know how many connections she missed today. Four guys wearing jerseys of Hungarys national team in some not yet guessed sport are here too, seems like half of the World is represented at gate number four, terminal one, Chicago O'Hare - waiting for a flight to Minneapolis.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Polish check-in

I checked in to the hotel I am staying in on Sunday evening. The receptionist sees my name and says Dzien dobry. He tells me his ex-girlfriend is Polish. Everytime he sees me he now says Jak sie masz or Czesc in a kind of Canadian dialect - the fact that he looks like a comedian makes it even more funny. Today I come in, pass the reception saying Czesc, he answers and points out his colleague and says: She's totally Polish too! Hilarious guy! The lady has been here twenty years. Welcome to Toronto - Welcome to Poland.

Niagara Falls

Last Sunday, Andy (my English colleague from the Canadian office) and his wife offered me a trip to Niagara Falls. It is just some 150 km from Toronto, a tiny distance on this continent. The winter wonderland created by the water spraying up from the falls is truely amazing, coating all in ice - items as people. Here is a video shot, photos to follow! :)

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


One kind of Polish treats to be found in Canada. Pay $, drink Polish....... Dobre, bo Polskie :) Na zdrowie!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Just arrived: Toronto

Cheers from the Polish city of Canada! =)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Flashback from the Pyrenees in July. I miss you guys!

Friday, January 05, 2007

I am a lumberjack

The charm is slightly different from that of a Wham! song (right Johan?) but bragging has never been more fun then in Yorkshire.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Midnight Mass of Christmas Eve

In the land of America, the coolest Polish people meet for midnight mass at Christmas Eve. Sometimes they are so happy to see you, a new face in this land, that they'll invite you upstairs to sing carols with the choir. Both in Polish and English. Amazing, how 80-year young people, born in the States, still know how to speak Polish, which they thought from their parents. I tak, zaciagaja zabugowsko :)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

More Pepparkakor

Following are some pictures from this years Christmas, my first outside of (good old) Europe.

Typical Minnesota home at Christmas time. Comfortably sized, decorated with Christmas lights, Santas and Christmasy forest-animals, in debt because of the big electricity bill and, this year, snowless. Beautiful!

Don't know about typical here. This is mine. And I like it, right!

Cutting-edge gingerbread technique! Yo! I think I got the moves proven now, thus you can call me any time when you are baking!

My desk offered gingerbreads this year :) Food is very well-perceived in this country. Cookies even more. Making friends with your colleagues is always sweet. Some of you should recognize the items in this picture! Any guesses?

The biggest gingerbread heart in the whole of Eden Prairie - on my door. If I find a bite on it, I will know whom to suspect :)

Monday, January 01, 2007


Happy New Year folks! All the Best to all of You! Peace, Love and Respect! =)

Hope you move your bodies to Scott Grooves, Mothership Reconnection, delivered by (who else than) Daft Punk itself! This is THE beat! Cheers and all that is called Luck and Love! =)