Wrocław: a weekend in Silesia in the city of dwarfs

Imagine visiting a country just because the plane ticket was so cheap and you were out of ideas, but your restless feet needed to take you somewhere. It might happen that you end up in a place you don’t like, that you had never thought of visiting before. Well, fasten your seat belt, because I ended up in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe: Wrocław, Poland.

There are so many countries on my bucket list that Poland was actually not even in my top 10, but it is now in my top 10 countries that I absolutely love.

Wrocław, the largest city in Silesia, looks like a fairytale for its typical central-European architecture.

One of the very first things to do here is to look for all the dwarfs around the city. I found 5 or 6 there and they commemorate the anti-regime organization Orange Alternative, that in the 1980s symbolically painted dwarfs as a form of protest against the Stalinist communist regime.

The architecture is incredible, the people are incredible and the food, guess what, is incredible too.

Polish cuisine was a real surprise: pierogi, kielbasa, oscypek, bigos… dishes to die for! I didn’t expect to gain 2 kg per week, but it happened and I couldn’t be happier.

The first restaurant that I tried is called Chatka Przy Jatkach, in the heart of Wrocław, and has a typical Polish menu. Needless to say that I had most of my meals over there. Moreover, their restaurant really looks amazing and makes you feel like you’re living in another century. This is their Facebook page.

Wielkie dzięki!