Wanderlust: Copenhagen

The story starts in a restaurant with a drawing of a greenhouse in its logo. Instantly smitten, right? I went to Väkst (Danish for ‘growth’) with my Danish friend Sussi to celebrate my birthday. I was not taking any chances. Only few hours after arriving in Copenhagen, I stood at the door right at the opening…

Wanderlust: cafes in Kraków

2016 has brought me to places that I dreamed of since childhood, like English country (albeit no heather covered hills – yet), places I should have visited long time ago, like Rome, and (twice!) place that can pull strings I did not know existed. After all those years…It is all in one home away from…

Wanderlust: Rome, off the beaten path

Rome has been a complicated destination for me, for years. The complicated kind of love…I remember days when I was in high school and one summer my brother and I tried to convince my parents to drive to Italy from our southern Poland home. We took the map, drew somewhat straight line, taking the Alps…

Wanderlust: London Guide

My recent trip to England started with a whirlwind day and a half in London. From the moment I resurfaced from the tube station at Holborn coming from Heathrow Airport, the game was on. I was meeting my brother for a day (him en route to Scotland, me making my way to rural Dorset), the…

Visual storytelling part 2 – home

The title says it all. Home – as in opposite of travel. We all have places that ground us. For me, it is an early 1900 log cabin style dwelling that belonged to my maternal great-grandparents. It is located in Poland, at the foothills of Carpathian Mountains. I grew up walking by it every day:…

Visual storytelling

Ever wondered what that really means? I have dedicated 2016 to be my year of discovery, mindful travel, and observation. Last year’s 3 week trip to Papua New Guinea gave me an insight into conquering apprehension, hesitation, procrastination and…downright fear. I will always plan my trips meticulously, I will always give myself extra time to get…

Country style living on a city block

Welcome to the {new edition} of my blog. After months of soul searching it become very clear just today (as to why today, I am keeping it for another story) what I always wanted to write about, what I am most passionate about, where my most creative ideas are based – it is the country….

Best of Krakow part 2 – in slow motion

No one could tell that 50 ft away, this courtyard opens up out into the busiest place in the city, the Main Market Square. Here are some favorite hidden courtyards. Many days inevitably end in Kazimierz and recently also Podgorze, on the other side of Vistula river. Hailed as the new, and more authentic bohemian,…

Best of Krakow part 1 – Cafe culture

It is not all about coffee, mind you. It is mostly about mood, conversation, people watching, desserts, and when the sun gets lower on the horizon, chilled beer and wine. We were lucky that the weather brought us instant summer temperatures all last week. Here is my very subjective “best of”…