The Zoo

On our second Friday in Poland Łucasz and Kasia took us to the zoo in Bydgoszcz. It was so much fun! They have this crazy looking goat with 4 horns. We saw bears, wolves, boars, ducks, lemurs, a donkey and …

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Seaside Saturday

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On our second weekend, the rector of our university took us to Gdansk and Sopot. Both towns are beautiful and on the water. We stopped to eat upon arrival in Gdansk and I learned a valuable lesson. Just because the …

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Toruń

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Our last adventure in Poland was a quick day trip to Toruń to see the home of Copernicus, the Father of Astronomy.   After some quick shopping and our last helping of pierogi we made our way to his house, …

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Lights, Camera, Action!

First weekend a photo shoot for the paper, then a radio interview three days later, and now a TV interview… I feel like a celebrity. I’m not sure why everyone is so interested in us but apparently they are. During …

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The Circle of Life

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At the end of our third week in Poland we visited a pig farm as well as a slaughter house for pork. I raised hogs in high school, through FFA, so I was very excited about the first part of …

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Czech Me Out!

On our third weekend we all went to Prague in the Czech Republic. This weekend trip was especially meaningful for me because well I’m czech. Being able to walk the street of my homeland was beyond compare. Only complaint, TOO …

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Plants, Plants and More Plants

Week two was all about plants, culminating in a field trip to one of the experiment stations associated with the university. They are running experiments to determine which species are better suited for the area. This includes cereal grain as …

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Who knew you could milk a cow with a robot!

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On Sunday we were given an opportunity to tour a new state of the art dairy. I’m a soils person so dairy cattle are not my field of expertise but this sounded like a great time to expand on my …

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VaVaMuffin! VaVaMuffin! VaVaMuffin!

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Okay so you’re probably wondering who VaVaMuffin is. Fair enough because until we got here I’d never heard of them either. On our second evening here we were invited to go to a concert with Łukasz, Ada and Kasia, some …

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What do you mean there’s no toilet paper!

Yep, that was our reaction when we went to use the restroom on the first night in the dorm. Of course it was too late to do anything about it. Thankfully, we had some unused napkins left over from our …

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