Life in Poland

Me and my beautiful mother in Poland!

Me and my beautiful mother in Poland!

I am in my third season of professional basketball, currently playing in Włocławek, Poland. Włocławek is a quaint, quiet, and calm little town in central Poland, northwest of Warsaw. There is a mall, movie theatre, and a handful of restaurants and cafes. As a result, I spend the majority of my days attending our morning and evening training sessions, reading, sleeping or watching some of my American television series online. I rarely eat out, maybe one or two times a month, so I spend a great deal of time in my kitchen, exactly where I am currently sitting, enjoying a bowl of delicious vegetable soup that I just made! Living alone will definitely teach you to cook for yourself.

One of the benefits of being here in Włocławek, is that the games are a big event for the locals. We have some great fans here, always excited for game time. I am very thankful to be a part of an organization that has such a dedicated fan base. It’s nice to feel like you truly have a home court advantage. We haven’t quite kept our end of the deal as players, but we look forward to some tough battles at home in the next months.

Whenever we have a significant amount of free time, which isn’t too often, I try my best to take a short trip somewhere here in Poland. I enjoy traveling, and I am very interested in visiting other cities to get a sense of what they are like, so that I can have a more complete Polish experience. So far this season I have been able to take short trips to Poznań, Warsaw, and Toruń. I hope to see a few more cities before the end of the season, most notably Gdansk and Krakow.

Posted by Marcus Ginyard

Marcus Ginyard is an American professional basketball player from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ginyard has played 10 seasons of professional basketball in Europe since graduating, and is now playing in France for Limoges CSP.

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