Here is some of the food from the steam-train stall in Wroc?aw. The choices were amazing. Low-carb delight for me (to be fair it was making up for all the yummy Polish carbs I was stuffing down my throat).
If you haven’t had real kielbasa, you haven’t had sausage. Its a smoked Polish pork sausage that is grilled. They are great on a braai, and almost even better as left-overs.
The Greeks would call this Souvlaki, the Indians would call this kebab, and the South African’s would call this sosatie. I don’t care what you call it, but you have to try it. These ones were huge and filling (I know, I had one for lunch).
And yes, there were some vegetarian options as well.
The town of Wroclaw is wonderful in the evening. There are loads of restaurants where you get brilliant Polish food, and in old-town there is also a bustling market area with the most excellent food stalls, and tables all over where you can sit and eat. In my nest post I’ll share some of the food (hint – I had food from the steam train on the left).
One of the places you have to visit is Alexanderplatz. It is the site of so much history, in particular the Alexanderplatz demonstration on 1989, just before the wall came down. Over 1.5 million protesters gathered in what was the biggest protest ever in East Germany, so of course it was somewhere we had to visit.
But we were somewhat startled to find that we had stepped into a very large African market. We (purely by chance) selected Africa week to visit Alex, so the square was fulled with African goods for sale (think Greenmarket square or Long Street in Cape Town), and African bands playing on the stages. It was fun and entertaining, but not quote what we expected in the middle of Germany.
Anybody care for some kurbiskernol – pumpkin seed oil?
If you like fun fairs, then Riesenrad is the place for you. I have already posted some pics of the old ferris wheel, but there are plenty of activities for the more adventurous.
There used to be a children’s swing at the local fair that came to my local park in Cape Town from time to time, and I loved riding on it. This swing is about 4 times as big as the one I used to ride on, and I am not quite sure if that boy is very happy about it.
Entrance to the house of horrors – although I kind of like those trolls – they look to me like they could have stepped off the Discworld.
This contraption (no it’s not made of Meccano) flings you into the air and then throws you back to the ground. Why? I have no idea!