Peter left yesterday to visit the family a few hours away. I skipped this visit because I think it's easier on everyone not to make Peter translate everything for me when everyone wants to talk to him - it's a distraction and it's awkward and I tend not to say much because I don't want to make Peter translate. I'll go on the next trip.
So, I'm on my own for a few days! I stayed in yesterday because we're having a windstorm here. I watched the poor guys on the roof of the building next door working in the cold (without safety lines), having to brush snow aside to lay roofing tiles - that's hard work. I will try to picture that next time I feel like my job is hard (uh, I mean when I am back at my job, since my current daily activities are definitely not hard).
Peter and I went to a nearby town a few days ago - Kłodzko. Peter's family has some distant relatives there (the exact relation still hasn't been explained to me) so we went to visit them. We did a bit of sightseeing first - touring some crazy underground tunnels, then the fortress. It was 2degC out, and windy and despite wearing all my warm clothes (including leggings under my jeans) I was still cold; this doesn't bode well for when winter really hits here. Anyway, Kłodzko is a neat little town. We had lunch in an empty restaurant (options were limited) and were told that it would be 40 min before anything was ready - except goulash, we could have goulash right away. I'm not making this up. So we had goulash. It wasn't bad. I've had a surprising amount of goulash since moving here.
|A view over Klodzko from the fortress.|
Another Polish fun fact:
This is the word for 'entrance': Wejście
This is the word for 'exit': Wyjście
Yup. And they sound virtually identical. Have I mentioned I've kind of given up on learning Polish?