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Polish Genius

Polish Genius

I know you've had these moments. You see something new and wonder "why didn't I think of that before?" Or, when you're abroad you wonder, "why don't we have that?" Poland just gave me one of those moments. Allow me to set the stage.

Summer in Warsaw. The nights are warm. Everyone heads to the river. Open air bars and clubs line the left bank. Music plays, people flock and the entire place pulses with energy. It's a two-mile long party that goes until 6 am.  

The one catch here is that this entire set up is temporary. Winter will come. So when you have to go to the bathroom, the only option is one of many groups of port-a-potties. I think I just heard all the female readers shudder. As a man, port-a-potties are not really a problem to use per se. The main problem really is the lines.

Now, a pop quiz: imagine it's late, you're a little tipsy and you really, really have to pee. You wander about in the dark for a bit and stumble upon this:

What do you do? Well, if you're a man in that state, the first thing you do is walk around the corner and see if you can find a semi-inconspicuous spot to go behind the port-a-potties. I know. It's wrong, but that's what happens. And that's what I did. Which is where I found these:

Yes, those are portable urinals placed exactly where every single man on this planet would end up in that same situation. I have never, ever seen these before. Both the object and the placement is pure genius. Now, say it with me: "Why don't we have those?!" 

Gdansk-Schmansk

Gdansk-Schmansk

The Color of Communism

The Color of Communism