Second hand tour in Wrocław

City of shopping centres

Wrocław is a city of shopping centers, but why go to the easy way? I know a better way to shop, demanding more creativity – second hand.

Second hand is a style of being giving new life a dress after grandma releases creativity. The times in which we live are individualism related to the music we listen to or the ideology we proclaim. The clothing store in the “Magnolia Park” or “Wroclaw” gallery gives us ready-made stylizations, clothing sets that limits our creativity. Lumpeks is a fun style, with a small financial outlay. His success is related to the fact that the buyer spends a lot of time to find something that suits his style, is of a specific brand, has the right quality and is not damaged. When a product meets these requirements, it becomes our treasure, which we are happy to boast about friends.

“I remember my anger when I came to one shop with used clothing, where I found polo identical, to the one from the gallery. The worst fact in this situation was that for the shirt I bought at Magnolia Park with the price of 329 zlotys for that which was worn once I paid PLN 15. On such examples of life, you can radically change your habits. “- says Marcin.

Eco alternative

The clothing store is a great alternative for people affected by the disease of the 21st century – shopaholism. Each of them has a different promotion for a particular day. I know from experience that “lumpeks” hides many pearls, and Jessica Mercedes herself would be quartered for some vintage handbags. Nowadays, eco, where most people realize that we are throwing away a lot of things, many of them give them a new life. Not only is it much cheaper, but it also does not create a large garbage dumb from our world.

Livia Firth speaks for one of the website, saying that the clothing industry has become one of the largest sources of waste because one consumes the most. It became the cause of dramatic working conditions of adults and, what is worse, children, as well as the suffering of animals. This fact is increased by the poverty of the Third World countries in which workers are exploited, secondly animal harm is another reason and an equally important pollution of the environment, which is constantly changing by the constant interference of people. Consumer awareness is growing in Poland, paving the way for ecological clothing that respects the Fair Trade environment. This awareness is still low, because clothes made of renewable materials are much more expensive. A good alternative for those who can not afford eco clothing is second hand.

 

 

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Cheap and chic

Most people do not know that for 15 zlotys you can get a polo from Ralph Lauren or a dress from Michael Kors for 25 zlotys. I will lead you after the best second hands  in Wroclaw.

World-famous style stylists use things from vintage shops. The stars themselves openly admit to using second hands:

Julia Roberts buys used baby clothes

Before he became a star, Kurt Cobain paved his unique style of cloththrough second-hand things.

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Let’s start our adventure now! 🙂

 

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Pralnia? Electro laundry room

Pralnia? There is one electro laundry room in Wrocław. Maybe you have not heard yet about the place where your clothes will not be washed but the rythm of electro will let you flow.

Like every big city Wrocław has more than one face, as well. Both – residents and tourists appreciate the cultural offer of the city. But new night paths lead elsewhere. Let’s check out the new map of alternative music!

Electro stage was always present in Wrocław. Now, the club residents can forget about shinny decorations and the sea of sequis for good.

Where does the way lead?

Pralnia is located in close proximity to old factories and storehouses, out of the way to the mainly attended places. That makes  Pralnia more mysterious and hidden. Because of its setting and old-looking facade here come usually those who have a fresh overview of electro music and seek for some refreshing inspiration. Unusual space – created with view of widely understood artistic acts with postindustrial spacious rooms armed with the best acoustictechnology!

Should I stay or should I go?

If you are interested in ambisious, non-standard projects, Pralnia is surely the best place for you. The events in Pralnia take place cyclically and artists that play for Pralnia’s audience are at the top of the alternative music lists! Go and check yourself. Higly recommended. 😉

 

 

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Murals in Wroclaw – how to paint your city

Murals in Wroclaw

Murals in Wroclaw

Murals around us… Are you sometimes wondering around the city, looking at the grey and dirty walls of blocks and empty buildings? Are you even looking up while wondering via city? In Wroclaw there is a good reason for looking up and on the walls. There is a place on Roosevelt Street where it seems that murals are covering almost all the walls. This street is one of most unforgettable and absorbing experiences. But if you make sure to look around while walking around you’ll notice that murals in Wroclaw are quite common feature of the city, next to the dwarfs.

Generalnie dramat

While coming by train to the city you can see one of the murals in Wroclaw, the painting of a woman sitting in a chair with the text “generally drama”. It’s probably one of mine favorite ones out there, maybe because artist could capture the tiredness and the air of overall lack optimism of the woman they painted.

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Strange people

On the crossroads with Braniborska street, near the Swiebodzki train station, there is unexpected painting covering not very high wall of the building with garages or stores. Another unexpected sight will meet us while wondering near Odra. In a small backyard between block of flats, there is some amazing painting covering another wall. It gives a simple yard quite a twist.

Ruska street

Of course, the Ruska street is one of the most famous and the most colorful places with murals in Wroclaw you can find. The whole backyard was turned into magical place with amazing and unforgettable paintings.  Joined forces of the residents of the blocks around and Wroclaw’s artists from OKAP (Backyard’s Cultural Animation Center) created Murals on Ruska street.

They created something that’s definitely on all maps of murals in Wroclaw. Now this street is one of the most famous and attended places. What I do recommend is to walk around looking around. Not only for dwarfs which are attention grabbing but for murals in Wroclaw. Some of them are inspiring, some are quite obscure and some are simply beautiful making the city much more colorful.

Why we love Tamka?

Tamka Island ART HUB x CLUB

A few words about the place:

Tamka Island is one of the smallest Odra islands. Art Hub was created on five levels: the space in the building is shared with artists and friendly initiatives. It is treated by the owner as an artistic project outside of the purpose of co-creating various events taking place there. Art Hub is to be a platform on which not only all artists can gather, but also act together. In the building, in addition to the studio, there is a club and a bar (cafe). The common part in which takes place weekend cultural events, has been renovated.

The remaining rooms are in turn renewed by the creators working in them. It is a combination of a club and space for rent for studios, and offices for artists. There is also a photo / video studio available in the building, Music studios, photo studios, event agency, art gallery or Capoeira Academy. As part of electro jam you can also listen to (or create yourself) live improvised electronics. And this is end of introduction word.

Basic information

So first of all , where is Tamka? Tamka is in center, between Wroclaw University and Slodowa Island. Open Hour? Since 12:00 until last guests actually, sometimes we can go to the party at Friday evening, and get back home at Sunday afternoon.

Is there something to eat? Of course ! There is Pizza bar, open during day till 2 or 3 p.m. there is great bar, they have a lot of special drinks, if you like to try new taste– this place is for you. As on every beach bar, there is a beach, a lot of people is goes here barefoot. There are hamakoos too, so if you want take a nap, feel free and lay down.

Tamka is a place for everyone, for them who like to commune with art there is a lot of exhibition, for them who like party in every weekend plays new artist , for them who love to meet new interesting people, there is a lot of people with the same interests.

Upcoming events :

6-20.09 Karolina Wojtas: Train to knowledge exhibition in the frame of TIFF Open competition. Through her photographs, the artist shows a school in Gombrowicz’s  , that is, full of absurdities, also those experienced by Jozio literally withdrawn in his dream to the gymnasium.

9.09 Musical Sunday on the Tamka, on the stage : Dave Haco

14.09 Mindfuckers na Tamce , on the stage : Mateusz Anuszewski aka Matt Vein, Dawid Grabowski aka Rodrigezz, tax 10 pln

15.09 Electronica Africa x regime , on the stage : Dejot, DJ Ryan R, Regime, Young Majli, Wojtek Furmaniak, Electronica Africa, Ttax 10 pln .

23.09 Open beer brewingon Tamka,  with Browar Sabotaż, during this day, you can participate in beer brewing workshops

A regular burger, yet different

Wroclaw burger Balkan

Do You like burgers? Who doesn’t! What are the reasons that makes the burger something you would keep thinking about, remember the taste and will make your mouth water if you only think about it? Yes, the ingredients! To be more precise – the meat. There is a wide variety of burgers in Wroclaw, in Rynek alone you can find several restaurants, which serve burgers exclusively. But none of them serve this delicious, juicy and yes – different burgers, that you can find in Wroclaw burger Balkan.

Pljeskavica and Cevapcici that is the secret, the heart and the main ingredient of this burger. Balkan specialty – grilled beef or lamb, well-seasoned, put together in a crunchy, grilled roll together with some veggies combined with a sauce of choice (depending on how spicy you like). Sounds tasty, doesn’t it? I assure you, you won’t get disappointed and you will come back and eat that delicious dish at least several more times. Let the picture below give you an idea how good it can taste.

Balkan cuisine is not that popular in Poland and it turned out to be just the right thing to bring back from a travel to Serbia by the owner. It all started with a single food truck, serving burgers on festivals and street food events. Since then, there are two available stationary locations in Wroclaw:

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Stacyjna 2 street. I had the pleasure to eat the burger at the second location – Stacyjna 2, which is close to the railway station Wroclaw Mikolajow and the tram stop Zachodnia (Stacja kolejowa).

You have to remember Wroclaw burger Balkan is still street food, which means you won’t be hosted here like in a regular restaurant, but you will enjoy the burger in front of the booth you will buy it. There are several standing tables, a covered shed and even few sunbeds provided to you on sunny days.

Opened daily Mon-Fri between 11 and 19. On the weekends you need to look for them on street food events, enjoy!

The electric smart scooter in Wroclaw

The electric smart scooter in Wroclaw

The traffic is awful in the town of Wroclaw.  During rush hours, even the traffic appears outside of the town. Sometimes walking is faster than riding a car or using a public transit. But if the destination is far away, also walking is hard.  The electric smart scooters are changing the landscape of urban transit.

Where to ride an electric smart scooter in Wroclaw

 

Wroclaw streets already have roads with separate lanes for bicyclists and rollerskaters. Also, you can ride an electric scooter on the sidewalk.  Mostly the speed is maximum 40/hr and it proves its’ stability.  The eco-friendly scooter is lightweight so it is portable.  The traffic can’t make the scooter stopped.  If you want to ride on the sidewalk, you can travel a few miles in a personalized fashion.  The workers who have moving lines with a fast-speed may be interested in this little vehicle.

If you ride an electric scooter in a daily life, what happens to you.

On that first ride, a few things become apparent.  You are more likely to respect traffic laws on a scooter than on a bike.  You will not be late for your work. Any more traffic will not annoy you like before so your character will become kinder than before.  So you can reduce a commuting time.

A bigger electric scooter rental service in Wroclaw

 

Get the application on your phone!

Find and book – find an electric scooter closest to you and book it. You have 15 minutes to get to your vehicle.

Unlock – Unlock an electric scooter using the app. Open the compartment. Take the helmet and a hygienic cap.

Drive – An electric scooter is active and ready to ride.  Accelerate and drive wherever you want.

Park and end – Park the scooter. put the helmet into the compartment and using it in the app. That’s it!

 

Cheap flight Wroclaw – ticket for everybody!

cheap flight Wroclaw
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Who would have even dreamt about getting a cheap flight from Wroclaw to most of European countries some couple years ago?

The Wroclaw Nicolaus Copernicus Airport has grown and now provides cheap flight tickets to most capital cities in Europe. Some of the most famous airplane connections are Paris, Barcelona, Rome and London which are available thanks to  low-cost budget flights like Ryanair, Wizz Air or Air France. You can find them via pages like SkyScanner or Tanie-Loty.

London

Wanna go shopping to London? Why not? Wroclaw airport offers cheap flights to the capital of Great Britain twice a day. Why not take a flight on Saturday morning and come back Sunday evening? Great option for shopaholics.

Barcelona

A great option if you want to run away from Polish bad weather around autumn and winter and take a long weekend at work. Just find some cheap flight ticket! Barcelona vibes will help you to recharge your batteries around those seasons. 

Rome

A perfect destination for a long weekend. Great opportunity to spend some time with the art and history, and just walk along the streets which offer you unforgettable experiance. There’s no time to be bored there. 

Paris

When it comes to the capital of fashion Wroclaw offers weekend flights from Friday evening to Sunday evening. It’s perfect to catch a bottle of red wine, some macaroons, baguette and have a picnic with an Eiffel Tower view. Halloween night in Disneyland? Go for it and buy the cheap flight. 

Something more about the airport?

The airport is located in the south-west part of Wrocław, just 10km from the city centre. Wroclaw now offers special bus that takes you straight to the airport (the bus stop is located in Plac Dominikański). It will take you only 30-40 mins.

Bon voyage!

THE BEST BEACH BARS IN WROCLAW CITY

In Wroclaw city we can find so many beach bars.
In summer, near the Oder, in almost every part of Wrocław, we can relax in the beach bar. However, which beach bar is the best in Wroclaw city? Which one to choose? Why this one? Below I present the best beach bars in Wroclaw city.

HOT SPOT

The largest beach in Wroclaw-The tons of sand located at the Milenium bridge invite not only adults, but also children.

Beach bar in Wroclaw

Why should you choose a Hot Spot?

  • live concerts
  • huge beach
  • animations for children
  • kids corner
  • interview with known people / bloggers
  • shisha bar
  • foodtrucks and ice cream
  • yoga classes
  • you can come with animals
  • volleyball court
  • skimboard
  • you can chill on hammock
  • near the indoor swimming pool and swimming pool
  • away from noise and real estate

    Hot Spot

ZAZOO BEACH BAR

This place is located (as the name suggests) at the back of the zoological garden. This the best beach bar in Wroclaw city.

Why should you choose  Zazoo?

  • live concerts
  • wine bar
  • trampolines for children
  • volleyball court
  • poufs, hammocks, umbrellas
  • location right by the river, in the middle of nature
  • animations for children
  • Yoga lessons
  • and many others

More and more beach bars are coming. It’s the perfect entertainment for young people as well as children. Many beach bars in Wroclaw concentrate not only young people, but also families with children. Unfortunately, such places also have their drawbacks, and which ones?

Beach bar

Beach bars are open only seasonally due to high temperature differences. Reluctantly, people would like to come in winter in warm jackets and drink cold drinks on cold and wet sand in addition to the cold air from the Odra river.

Beach bar in Wroclaw

This are the best beach bars in Wroclaw city. You should visit both places, and why? Convince yourself and feel the unique climate of beach bars in Summer!

 

food truck – from car to professional restaurant

Have you ever dreamed about you own business? Restaurant and travelling at the same time? It’s more possible than you ever wondered! The answer is easy, two words, nine letters: food truck!

And when you look around gastronomy world in Wrocław you will see some businesses which started exacly with food truck. It is an upward trend in the city and it is growing.

Let me give you some examples:

pasibus

They are the most famous burger reastaurant in Wrocław. Started from one food truck in 2013 which was standing vis a vis shopping mall Arkady Wrocławskie. In really short time information about yummy burgers circled the entire city. Right now they have four food trucks, nine reastaurants (in Wrocław, Warsaw and Gdańsk) and own-production place.

panczo

This is real mexican food! They have started from food truck in 2014. After big succes (big as their big-ass burrito) Panczo became bigger. Through collaboration with craft beer pub 4Hops, to own location – mexican tex-mex reastaurant with fancy drinks and craftbeer. One week ago they have opened Panczo Breakfast Place – new point on Wrocław gastronomy map situated on Wita Stwosza street.

osiem misek

Interesting concept about asia-fusion cuisine. The most famous dish – pulled pork butter bao is know and loving in whole Poland. Their food truck is standing on Borowska street, local was opened two years after on Włodkowica 27. They also opened production place and started with breakfast offer. Can we predict that the other location will be open soon?

krasnolód

Do you want something sweet for a dessert? Krasnolód is known as the bestice-cream place in whole city! Their little food truck with craft flavours (like prosecco with coconut or stout-beer sorbet) have just stolen our hearts totally. Their first location was opened one year ago on Komuny Paryskiej street and from the second half on July they are also on Włodkowica street.

Is it a trend in our city?

Food trucks are really strong trend in Wrocław. Also it is good way to start your own company with small financial outlay. According to examples you can see that they could be succesfull and became an icons in gastro world. So, are you planning to open one?