:: Polish Pope Canonized

I am sure some of you had heard that two Popes were canonized (meaning they were named Saints) this past weekend - John XXIII and John Paul II. But, did you know that John Paul II was from Poland? Well, he was ;) And that, my friends, called for major celebrations throughout Poland, including right here in Wroclaw! 


:: Quick Trip Around Dublin, Ireland

Phew, we have had a busy month here in Wroclaw with the in-laws in town and an upcoming trip to Istanbul. Anyways, while the in-laws were in Poland we were able to scoot away for a few days to Ireland (it has been my in-laws dream to go to Ireland and we were able to take advantage of another RyanAir flight). Here's a look at our quick, 2 day trip around Dublin.


:: Spotted: a New Gnome!

This new gnome in Wroclaw is brand spankin' new! It was just installed last week so you won't find it on any gnome-hunting tourist maps. Want to know where it is located? Keep reading :)


:: Palace of Versailles

As I mentioned in my Paris post, we spent the morning of our final day in Versailles. What a treat! This palace was just stunning and HUGE! I think it would easily take 30-45 minutes just to walk from one side of the palace to the other. Really beautiful. I would highly recommend a quick tour if you find yourself in Paris.

(This image below is from the back of the castle - this should give you an idea of the size.)


:: Chapels on Cathedral Island

First things first, let me apologize for being away from you so much recently! I have been working on a secret project - but more to come on that later. In the meantime, here is something new you may not know about Cathedral Island's Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (the famous cathedral on the island) in Wroclaw.

Of course, I have been to Cathedral Island numerous times, however, I had never been with a guide before so when some friends were planning to go I hopped on their tour. I had no idea that inside the Cathedral were many chapels (paid entrance of about 4 PLN). These chapels were not destroyed by the war, which is really amazing.

Here's a look at the Chapel of St. Elizabeth built 1682-1700. This chapel is dedicated to St. Elizabeth of Hungary. The statue of St. Elizabeth was created by a student of Bernini.