I had images in my mind of what Poland would be...cold, foggy and intriguing, and the vodka, oh the Polish vodka was going to be great, so when I was asked to join a group of women to go Polish pottery shopping in Boleslawiec Poland, I quickly said Tak~that would be "yes" in Polish.
Polish pottery you might say? Didn't know it existed? Neither did I. I thought Poland was only known for It's vodka and perogies. Well Polish pottery does exist and it is in abundance in this little Polish town right over the border from Germany. Apparently busloads of women come to this town to get great deals on the blue, flowered treasure...what, they don't come for the vodka? I personally didn't buy much pottery, however I did buy for others that couldn't make it on our trip and I certainly helped the ladies that were along spend their money but again, I was on a search for vodka...are you seeing a trend here?
We stayed at an amazing little bed and breakfast called The Blue Beetroot Inn.
They had a traditional European breakfast of meat, cheese, yogurt and fruits but it was the dinner that was to die for. Wonderful soups, mains of fish and chips, perogies and cabbage rolls. There were even amazing drinks, and vodka...but not the vodka that I was in search of!
|View at the Blue Beetroot Inn|
|A foggy Polish morning|
|Oh the color choices|
It was Saturday after a morning of pottery shopping that we stopped for lunch at the Opalkowa Chara pub. This pub was owned by an adorable husband and wife team and they were big on the customer service. We had fresh baked bread, perogies and cabbage rolls, and after this amazing lunch out it came! The vodka I had been searching for, and there were choices, actual choices of flavors. I choose the vanilla...
and that little shot of vodka had more punch than any other vodka I have ever tasted. It was so good and so worth the search...not quite sure that it was worth the nine hour drive, but worth the search around Poland.
So, take a look at the blue, flowered pottery and let me know if you think it's worth a trip to Poland?
|Pottery was very inexpensive! Divide by 4 and that is the cost in Euro|
|Rows and rows of the bright, blue flowers|