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A shaky story
Wanna listen to this rather than read? Click here: A shaky story We woke up that morning a bit shaky and shaken. There were not many things in the apartment we slept in as it was being sold at that time and all we really had left in there was a mattress, old sofa, a…Keep reading
Hejnał for dessert on the 750th anniversary of the founding of Kraków
Click here to listen to the podcast: Hejnał for dessert on the 750th anniversary of the founding of Kraków It was one of the annual visits at my parents’ home near Kraków. The year was 2007. It is usually so that when you’d lived somewhere or know a place very well, you never plan to…Keep reading
Portuguese home for African storks
Listen to the podcast: Portuguese home for African storks The first Arab capital of the Kingdom of the Algarve welcomes you with the view that’s quite unusual. A medium sized city, surrounded by hilly countryside of green lush vineyards and orange tree orchards, pops in the middle of it all. When entering from the N124-1…Keep reading
Salzberg of Success – Bochnia
Listen here to the podcast: Salzberg of Success – Bochnia You have probably heard about an iceberg of success where the entire invisible hard work is under the water’s surfece and the only visible part, the actual success, is merely the tip of the mountain. This is the story of Bochnia. Bochnia is a city…Keep reading
Puff Puff Puff…. Oder…. river cruise….
Version for the lazy: Puff Puff Puff…. Oder…. river cruise…. Wrocław. Heat. Over 30 °C. We melt. What can we do here on such a day? We found ourselves under the trees in the park. It didn’t help. So we continued to melt the fat and squirm with stuffiness. And then a miracle happened. Wrocław,…Keep reading
A story of a Yellow Town that will make you pregnant
Listen here to this article: A shaky story of a Yellow Town that will make you pregnant. On the day of 27th April 1793, already by court decree, Františkovy Lázně has been established. A city that sprang out of the spring 🙂 Some academic sources claim that its initial name was the Village of Emperor Franz…Keep reading
Springs of life – Karlovy Vary, where you can drink yourself to…. health
Listen to the podcast here: Springs of life – Karlovy Vary, where you can drink yourself to…. health. Remember how I told you about James Bond’s Elbow – link to this post: and I mentioned Karlovy Vary, King Charles IV and the Grand PUPP Hotel? I said that we will come back to this topic…Keep reading
Páirc an Chrócaigh
Listen to the podcast here: Páirc an Chrócaigh Working at the Dublin’s Temple Bar Hotel had its pros and cons. I left the cons behind me a long time ago and decided to concentrate on the pros only. In this particular venue, reception work could be a nightmare. Obviously due to its location, name and…Keep reading
Knight’s Tournament for the Golden Braid of Tarłówna
For those too lazy to read – listen here: Knight’s Tournament for the Golden Braid of Tarłówna. The late gothic knight’s castle in Dębno near Brzesko was built in the years 1470-1480 by the will of the Grand Chancellor of the Crown, castellan of Kraków Jakub Odrowąż, a native of Dębno. In the same place…Keep reading
Santa Maria Full of Grace
If you are not a reader – listen to this blog post here: Santa Maria There are hundreds of Monuments of Christopher Columbus sprinkled around the globe. Of course, depending on the location, on some he appears as Colon, on others as Kolumb, etc. but it is still the same person. The man who is…Keep reading
The Holy Port of Porto Santo
As always, if you prefer to listen to this blog post, click here: Porto Santo Life has more imagination than we carry in our dreams. – Christopher Columbus It is easy to remember that this mini island of Porto Santo, belonging to the Madeira Archipelago, is 43 km up north from Madeira and is almost 43 km²…Keep reading
The city of cable-netted sky
This article can be listened to in a form of a podcast. Click here: The city of cable-netted sky When in Czech Republic, you can expect at least two things to happen to you. The first one, that you will be ripped off, mainly by taxi drivers. The prices in hundreds of Czech Crowns may…Keep reading
If you prefer to listen to this article, click here: Bond’s Elbow A little town, only about 20 minutes drive to the border with Germany, where Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the author of i.e. Faust and The Sorrows of Young Werther, a romantic poet, writer, lawyer, philosopher and public servant in the 18th century Germany,…Keep reading
Lisbon – a panty frenzy
For all the lazy-daisies that don’t like to read, there’s a podcast here: Lisbon – a panty frenzy. It was AD 2004. I decided to spend New Year in Amsterdam (the only better New Year’s Eve open air parties happen in Kraków). I know, the subject addresses the south of Europe, I know. But this…Keep reading
The Fairy Village – Baltray
Listen to the podcast by clicking here: The Fairy Village – Baltray Majority of Irish villages remind me of a tunnel; you got one narrow enough road, both sides of which are tightly built up. Finding a parking spot along such road can pose a true challenge but often passing through such village where the…Keep reading
In the port of Amsterdam….
Listen to the podcast here: In the port of Amsterdam…. This was yet another journey to Amsterdam. It was one with a simple plan… enjoy doing whatever. I know Amsterdam like the back of my pocket after having lived there for quite a long time many years ago, which I will surely write about at…Keep reading
You think you can pee? You never tried me!
Listen to this article here: You think you can pee? You never tried me! There’s a place in France, hidden well among lush meadows, sun burnt fields of wonderfully ripe vines and pretty old trees. You will get there by not trying to. We followed a road. Some road. A pretty summery road. A road…Keep reading
Posh camping with a view
A podcast can be found here if you don’t feel like reading: Posh camping with a view. Polska wersja poniżej: I can never tire of the views that South of France has to offer. Kilometres of fields with long green stripes of vines cover every centimetre of land in vicity, obviously one that can be…Keep reading
When mommy says “eat your veggies” – eat them! Diced.
If your lazy alter ego feels like resting the eyes, use the ears instead and listen to the podcast: When mommy says “eat your veggies” – eat them! Diced. Lazy, warm morning foreshadowed heat. A day with no plan was ahead of us. We drove among the sunflower fields, this time with open windows, letting…Keep reading
Is there a magic spell to stop it?
Listen to the podcast here: Is there a magic spell to stop it? You may, but you may not, know that on Valentines Day, an unusually strong extratropical cyclone, here in Ireland called either Storm Eunice or Storm Dudley, but well known in the countries around the North and Baltic seas: Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Poland,…Keep reading
Lautrec, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées, Occitanie, France – an address worth memorizing
If you prefer to listen to my beautiful voice, click here: Lautrec – an address worth memorizing. We drove for a long time. Between fields dotted with sunflowers. Pointilism is something that France excels in – naturally – and I believe it is here where Van Gogh started using this very technique of painting. He…Keep reading
English is the easiest language to speak badly. George Bernard Shaw