Today I simply enjoyed "living in Siedlce." I had an interrupted night of sleeping due to jet lap and woke a few minutes before 8 AM. I moved myself along because I knew breakfast ended at 9! After breakfast I was still in the mood for a cup of coffee and a time to enjoy reading a book so I walked down to Cafe Brama hoping it would be open.
I walked back to the hotel. And this is a good time perhaps to show the hotel.
I met Dorota for lunch and we went back to Cafe Brama. A second visit was just fine with me. Then we walked to a book store and we ordered a Polish grammar book that I will pick up when I return to Siedlce later in July.
My afternoon included going back to the shopping center. I wanted to get some personal articles and had a bit of a hard time with the language -- German! Rossman is a German store and many of its products carry German labels and titles. Am I buying hand lotion or shower gel? Those were the kind of questions.
Coming back to the hotel I took some photos to show Siedlce.
I pass by the cathedral too when walking to the shopping center.
I also pass by the ambulance service.
After relaxing and having a bit of an afternoon nap I noticed a glimmer of sun, so I went again.
This sits across the street from a public space.
Across the street is Jan Pawel II Square.
I went to the nearby Millennium store.
Walking back to the hotel I passed the kantor.
I had the recommendation to eat supper at the hotel, but when I went to the restaurant, it appeared preparations were being made for a special event. So instead I went to Bollywood/Hollywood. This restaurant is operated by Polish friends.
I certainly ate well.
I ordered a mango lassi.
As I left the restaurant I noticed the interesting contrast between a tree and an apartment building.
So this gives you a glimpse of Siedlce. When I worked at the Minnesota Department of Health we used to say, "If you know how one county does things, you know how one county does things," meaning there was great diversity in how the 87 counties delivered their public health services. I would make this same analogy. If you have seen Siedlce, you have seen Siedlce, meaning there is great diversity in building styles and architecture throughout the country. Hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of Siedlce.