June 21, 2008

Update from Poland and my UK Visa situation

Dear friends,
We had a wonderful reception with hundreds of people at the Almi Décor store in the fanciest mall in Warsaw. The attaché from the U.S embassy in Warsaw introduced me, and I gave a speech about my Polish heritage and about my family, whose roots are traced back for centuries in Poland.

At the Almi Décor, we unveiled framed photography of my first art show ever!  I was so excited at the positive response.  Hundreds of paparazzi were flashing pictures and I had interviews by many excellent journalists.  We did a lot of sightseeing in Warsaw and a lot of good dining.  We visited the office of MSL Polish publisher, Edi Press.  We had a lunch with our editors and the president of Edi Press Polska, Mr. Napierrala, at the Belvedere Restaurant in Warsaw.  Everybody here is very positive about our Polish edition, which will be on newsstands on June 26th.

Because I cannot yet go to England because of my visa situation, I am leaving Warsaw to go to Prague for a bit of sightseeing, exploring, and research.  We are hoping that the visa situation will be cleared up in time for me to fulfill my business obligations in England next week.  We will keep you posted.  Lots of pictures are coming, so keep visiting my blog and let me know your thoughts!