Canon, camera, lenses, etc.

Canon, camera, lenses, etc.
Travel lasts more than the travel itself. The planning before and memories after the journey extend it so you get the impression of being constantly on the move. One of the most pleasant ways to stretch the journey is watching the pictures or movies taken during the trip. For last couple of years I have been improving my photographic skills so I could share it with friends after return home and I could keep the journey alive. I ... Read more

Hawaii, Jack and the Fatman

Hawaii, Jack and the Fatman
As a kid I was watching a TV series titled Jack and the Fatman. This series was a wired combination of paradise-like Honolulu and crime. While watching this series I tried to imagine what it’s like to be a cop in a Hawaiian shirt. Isn’t it tempting to stay on the beach all day instead to walking in the dark underground parking? Or maybe living in a place like Hawaii you get use to the beauty surrounding and it does not ... Read more

Pompeii – the buried city

Pompeii – the buried city
Pompeii is an archaeological site of world fame. I am pretty sure that in many countries it is  an important element of the school curriculum. Despite its high historical value I appreciate it of somehow different reasons. The buried city is a unique site where you can admire social life with all its complexities. I have always had an impression that history taught in school is fragmented: particular areas of human activity are ... Read more

Portofino – this is what I call a posh place

Portofino – this is what I call a posh place
I don’t expect that many of my readers remember famous song titled Love in Portofino performed by Dalida in the late fifties. OK, true, neither did I, until I saw it this morning. Her black&white clip has been posted on youtube channel few years ago where you can still watch it. Why am I writing about this old song? Because I still remember my parents singing this very song when I was a child. In my memory Portofino ... Read more

How to prepare cappellacci di zucca?

How to prepare cappellacci di zucca?
I am a bit scared when writing this post. Mostly, because it is very hard to describe the cooking process of the real cappellacci di zucca. I might prepare a video some day to make it easier to follow the cooking process but before I do this I wrote the recipe down with a short description how to prepare traditional cappellacci di zucca. Ingredients to prepare pasta: 6 eggs 600g of flour Ingredients to prepare filling: 600g of ... Read more

Cherry blossom in Japan

Cherry blossom in Japan
This is the first post about my dream destinations so let me say it clear: I have never been to Japan before. Although I had been studying Japanese language and culture I have never visited this fascinating country. Why Japan? Because of Nicolas Bouvier, of course! (for those who had not read my previous posts this is an author of The Way of the World). This famous Swiss writer and photographer went to Japan couple of times in the ... Read more

Cacao et Chocolat Île St-Louis – the best chocolate ever

Cacao et Chocolat Île St-Louis – the best chocolate ever
Paris is one of the most popular touristic destinations in the world. While you find thousands of “good advises” and “must-see” spots I would like to encourage you to a lazy walk around one of the city islands: Île St-Louis. Frankly, even if Paris is not my favorite city I think I would agree with Audrey Hepburn who said: “Paris is always a good idea” I went to Paris many times and I saw it in ... Read more

Jogging, krav maga and general fitness

Jogging, krav maga and general fitness
I might start my journey just as I am, without even preparing my bag. Just one day leaving the house as it is and taking the first flight from the nearest airport And it might be even fun! I would check if you could travel the world totally unprepared. BUT I am not that kind of person and, as I have already said, I want allow this journey to change me. So, I thought I need to start my preparation from today. And I am not talking ... Read more

IJburg – living on the artificial island

IJburg – living on the artificial island
It is rather common to think about the Netherlands as a country determined by highly skilled management of water. A substantial part of this country lies below the sea level. For most of the tourists Holland means: good cheese, tulips and bicycles. I would like to convince you that Holland is not just flowers and water. It is also a country of modern architecture and advance engineer solutions. To see a real housing innovation you ... Read more