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The Podlasie Story

The Podlasie Story
Since I started travelling I have always been eager to visit my own country. This year I drove far east to visit Podlasie, one of the most beautiful Polish regions, for the first time. Here is a short summary of my journey. The idyllic Janów Podlaski Janów Podlaski is a small village in Podlasie and it is widely known for its Arabian horses breeding programme and horse auctions. The horse stud established in 1817 gathers horse ... Read more

Tatra Mountains: a weekend retreat with friends

Tatra Mountains: a weekend retreat with friends
It looks like this spring has been a series of weekend retreats. As the writing of my book occupies the major part of my weeks I find a few free days to enjoy the weather. Last weekend I spent in Tatra, the highest Polish mountains, located in the south of the country. This was a great weekend because my Italian friends joined me and we walked together. It was their first time in the Polish highest peaks. Here is a review of our ... Read more

It’s not ALL about whisky: Edinburgh, a weekend retreat

It’s not ALL about whisky: Edinburgh, a weekend retreat
I normally skip this sort of activities: short stay over the weekend in a big city, but this time it was different. It was my birthday and I decided to organize a surprise trip for my husband so we could spend some time together. I wanted to make it special and, therefore, I chose a place that was new to both of us: Scotland. One of the things I took with me was a SIM card given to me by MTX Connect. It guarantees an access to the ... Read more

BBC Travel, you can do better than this!

BBC Travel, you can do better than this!
I regularly follow BBC Travel and read the articles published there. This is a good source of information. They publish beautiful pictures and I generally enjoy reading the articles and posts on their site. But for the last couple of months, among few other themes, BBC Travel has been running a series of articles called ‘How I quit my job to travel’. As an experienced traveler and a travel blogger here are my thoughts ... Read more

Think Twice before Volunteering Abroad

Think Twice before Volunteering Abroad
We all love these stories, don’t we? A long and difficult journey with a high-minded target. More and more people volunteer abroad as it seems to combine two activities we are fond of: traveling and helping to the poor. Our collective imagination has been taken by a romantic impulse of helping those in need. The contemporary charities are not as strictly connected with religious beliefs and Christian ethos of mercifulness as ... Read more

Why You should read a Biography by Dervla Murphy

Why You should read a Biography by Dervla Murphy
I’ve been reading travel books by Dervla Murphy for quite some time now. I started in  chronological order with “Full Tilt” followed by “Tibetan Foothold“. The books  were a sort of novelty to me. I have never read anything so sincere, straightforward and honest. I was fascinated by her style and stories so when I received Dervla Murphy’s biography from Eland I started reading it right away. Here ... Read more

Unexpected journey

Unexpected journey
You would be surprised what kind of people you can meet on Rarotonga! At first, it seemed like the end of the world. A paradise like island isolated from all other countries. Soon, I realised how wrong I were.  Journey in time The most unexpected person I met on the island was Tim. His story was a blast! There is nothing special of being a Brit, born in Manchester and moved to New Zealand with his parents. Not even his career as a ... Read more

Swedish Lapland: Europe’s Last Untouched Wilderness

Swedish Lapland: Europe’s Last Untouched Wilderness
I miss Lapland a lot! Especially in autumn time this feeling becomes difficult to deal with. For years, I was heading towards north by plane, bus and train and bus again. I was already getting cool in Stockholm- the first stop along the road. And then, traveling with a night train to Kiruna, Abisko or Gallivare was a terrific adventure itself. The first breath after getting off the train was freezing my lungs and was a sure sign of ... Read more

5 Best Museums In The World

5 Best Museums In The World
Summer time is flourishing so more and more of us travel. While nice weather encourages everybody to outdoor activities some tourists decide to visit museums while travelling. Here is my list of best museums I have ever visited. Obviously, I haven’t seen them all but of all I visited these are particularly interesting. Galleria Borghese (Rome, Italy) I have never thought I was a fan of sculptures until my first visit in this ... Read more

Quick look at my recent trip to Ireland

Quick look at my recent trip to Ireland
Last night I got back from Ireland. I went to see the famous Aran Islands and I must admit the trip was worthy every penny! Why Ireland is worthy to visit? For many reasons and everyone has one. For me mainly because this is a country of rich and complex history, beautiful music, stunning landscapes and excellent food. Even if I didn’t have a chance to try all of it the things that I tried were great. Starting with full Irish ... Read more

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