Postcard from Poland: Jordan Hulls

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Hope it’s a good one for everyone, wish I could be sharing it with my family but I know they’ll watch enough football and eat enough to make up for me!
For today’s blog, I’m going to be sharing a few photos of a couple cool sites that I’ve been able to experience in Poland. Sorry if the quality isn’t the best, it’s from my iPhone, but nevertheless, enjoy!

This is a photo of Aubrey and I at one of the best restaurants in Slupsk, Pinocchio. It’s one of the favorites among our team, especially us Americans because it offers many dishes that taste home, such as pizza, pasta, and pancakes. I usually get the fettuccine with cream sauce and chicken, along with one of their soups. Always a great spot to go and glad that I was able to find it for when I need a good meal, because let’s be honest, if you know me at all then you know I can’t really cook that well although I am getting better. I’m surviving!

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This is a photo take from the top of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Construction began in 1379 and it’s the largest brick church in the world! We climbed all the way to the top which is a workout in itself, through all the tiny stairwells and up hundreds of steps. It’s an amazing view from up there as you can see the city of Gdansk and the surrounding cities as well. The inside of the church was massive and had such neat paintings and sculptures, way too many pictures to attach to the blog. One of the coolest things I’ve gotten to experience here in Poland thus far, very cool!

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This last photo is one of an old pier that was used during WWII. This is in the city of Ustka, about 20 minutes from Slupsk, and the pier is looking out into the Baltic Sea. My teammate Garrett Stutz, Aubrey, and I wen to visit Ustka and got to see many cool, old things. Going to Ustka in the summer time is supposed to be really nice on the beach, unfortunately we were there when it wasn’t swimming weather but we still had a lot of fun site seeing. This pier was also near a German bunker that we got to walk around and see which was really neat because I’ve never been around anything like that before. It’s a cool little city with many shops leading up to other piers, and like it said it’s a really popular place for people to go during summertime.

That’s it for this week’s blog, I will provide more pictures as time goes on but I hope you enjoyed seeing a few snapshots of what parts of Poland I’ve gotten to experience and enjoyed! Happy Thanksgiving once again, we all have many things to be thankful for. I’ll end with saying that I’m thankful for all the opportunities that God has given me and the support that my friends and family have given me throughout my life, and allowing me to chase my dreams.

Until next time, Stay Classy BTown!

4 comments

  1. Thanks, Jordy. Interesting insights and glimpses into both Poland per se and the life of a professional ball player playing far from home and as you say, chasing dreams. Good luck catching ’em!

  2. Jordan,

    Thanks much for sharing your experience in Poland. I appreciate it. Glad to see you’re taking every opportunity to learn about Poland. I’m sure you’ll learn to appreciate the beauty and cultures of other countries too, and make your stay much more enjoyable. And more! In doing so, you’ll be a good representative for America, avoiding arrogant and snobbish behavior some Americans reflect when they go to different lands. So thanks for representing America well to the folks in Poland. You’re indeed a good representative of America, Jordan. You make us very proud of you.

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