Poland Day Adventure

On 24-25th of October My dad and I drove to Poland from Lithuania. The trip took some time for only one night, but it was good to see another country. Also, my mom’s side of the family has some Polish heritage. They don’t use the Euro there, their money is called the “Polish zloty” and one zloty is about 0.25 euros.

Before we left Kaunas,we went to a cute and cosy breakfast place. The place is called. We had mini panckes, eggs and a snack of bread.

We drove about 3.5 hours in the middle of the day. We arrived in city of Bialystok. I had to try and select a place for lunch with my dad, but he won and we were on the search for perogies.

We found a Polish restaurant near our hotel. The place was called Restaurant Babka. We got 2 types of perogies and the flavors where delicious (they both had bacon on top). One was wild boar and the other was deer. We also tried a “Hot pocket” that was breaded dough with bacon and mashed potatoes inside. Last we got a pig heart with a side of mashed potato and col slaw. While lunch was good, I think that my dad enjoyed it more than I did.

After lunch, we walked around the old city. We didn’t go inside, but walked the grounds of the Branicki Palace. It was a stunning building that does have tours, but also now part of the university.

For dinner we went to a restaurant inside our hotel, it happened to be the best restaurant in the city. We stayed at Hotel Cristal and their great restaurant was cleverly called Restaurant & Bar Cristal. It was very fancy food. We had a starter of pumpkin soup, buffalo tartar, and a few big chunks of foil gras. Next was a gnocchi with steak and a goat cheese salad. And as a last we had a musherum soup. (We where too full from lunch still for desert.) We loved this restaurant and would love to go back to it.

In the morning, we enjoyed a massive buffet brunch at the hotel. It is so much fun to try small bites of so many things. I really enjoyed the waffle station and fresh juices. However, there was a fitness competition in town and the super fit girls kept looking longingly at my plates of waffles and pancakes :o)

We then headed back north to Lithuania for one last night and the end of our October trip.

Croatia and Hungary

My last trip was to Croatia and Hungary. My dad and I took a plane into Zagreb, Croatia. Where we rented a car and drove down to my uncles place. The next day my dad and I drove over to Budapest. Budapest is in Hungary. While we were there we went on an amazing food tour called Taste Hungary. This tour was terrific, it taught us about food and it’s history. And brought us to plenty restaurants. The first restaurant  was owned by the same people that owned the tour. One thing I learnt was that Budapest is actually Buda and Pest there two cities separated by a river. I would give this tour 5 stars. The next morning we went back to Zagreb but a new apartment. And went on a tour called Zagreb BIG tour. The guys were super funny and shared traditional jokes with us. On the tour we learnt that there used to be 40 airbnbs and now there are 5000. After the tour we took a 20 min car ride to the factory of the fastest car in the world. The car is called Rimac Concept Two.20180418_170631 My uncle works there. We took a tour of the factory. Then we drove back 20 min to the last place we were at and went to a wonderful restaurant called The Witch and the Grich.20180418_211935 (1).jpgThis is one of the things we ordered. This is gnocchi. The gnocchi was very good.

The next day we went to Plitvice Lakes National Park. But on the way we stopped for lunch at a city called Slunj. And the restaurant was call Petro. This is what we ordered.

We got salmon with tomato, a cheese and meat plate and an apple strudel.

The place we went to had a very cute layout. And its own waterfalls and rivers.It was super beautiful. The place we stayed at was called Villa Mukinja. It was terrific! The people who worked there were super nice. And the rooms were very clean and great sizing. We had breakfast and dinner at our place and it was scrumptious.

The next day we headed down to the waterfalls.

I was amazing. Going on a hike trough the wonderous waterfalls of Croatia. Then we drove over to a cave place and took a tour.20180421_122036 And there were bats.

And that where our story ends.