He is especially interested in languages and history, and has frequently added comments to my photos reflecting this.
My interest in Opole was piqued, as was my curiosity to get to know the man in real life.
Andreas agreed to a meet-up in his home town the next time I was in Poland, and he would gladly be my guide around the town.
Thus on November 7, 2009, I took the train from Katowice and after a near 2-hour journey met him. A very pleasant and entertaining man indeed, he showed me places of interest, not only his but also based on the things he knew about me. We had a wonderful time. Halfway the tour we enjoyed a traditional Polish pierogi dish at a very pleasant restaurant.
Thanks a million, Andreas. You've been a wonderful host, and I'll be glad to return the favour when you come to see my home town.
Below is a slideshow of pictures I took in Opole.
Enjoy, and don't forget to click on the 'full screen' link!