The Science of Travel. Part II.

The Science of Travel. Part II.
The previous post discussed three important issues related to traveling: the definition, movement, and anticipation. If you haven’t read it The Science of Travel, Part I. This post will discuss three equally important points related to the history of travels. The Pilgrimage Before the early 17th century, people scarcely traveled. True; the Epoque of the individual Grand Tours widespread in Europe in the 18th century was ... Read more

The Science of Travel. Part I.

The Science of Travel. Part I.
Everyone can travel…or can’t they? The current state of play seems to prove that literally everyone has enough skills to travel around the world and instruct others how to do this later on. I am pretty sure that you read at least once an article that was inaccurate, lousy and just irritating. In recent years, more and more poor travel writing contributed to the increasing number of misconceptions related to travel. ... Read more

Puglia in pictures

Puglia in pictures
After two months spent in this wonderful Italian region, I would like to share best pictures of Puglia with you. This is not the photo album presenting all best sites in Puglia. By no means! It is, however, my personal itinerary of winter spent there and best pictures I took. I am convinced that a picture is worth a thousand words so with no further hesitation here are 15 best pictures from Puglia. Small and friendly Towns It all ... Read more

Christmas in Puglia

Christmas in Puglia
So this is Christmas. Again, I spend it far away from home. This year it is a wonderfully warm and sunny Puglia, the ‘heel’ of the Italian peninsula. I’ve recently transferred from Oria to Polignano a Mare. It is located at the seaside with the spectacular views over the cliff. Similarly to my last year experience, I am grateful for being away from the normal Christmas routine. Just like during the travel around ... Read more

Why you should visit Puglia in winter

Why you should visit Puglia in winter
I have never been to Puglia before. Since I enjoyed the idea of spending cold Polish winter elsewhere, which became a sort of a new tradition, there was a decision to make. I picked up Puglia, the most southern part of Italy. There were many reasons to come here. The weather was one of them, and the food too. I did not know that much about Puglia before I came and stayed for a while. Therefore, there was no real anticipation nor ... 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

Between River and Sea

Between River and Sea
This is not a politically engaged post. I will not attempt to take sides regarding this conflict nor will I discuss the possible faults of those  involved. I will share, however, something that is important to me. This is my review of the recently published book by Dervla Murphy “Between River and Sea“,  focused on the Middle East conflict. It’s just a book It’s just a book – I thought when I took it ... Read more

Musica Sacromontana: a music festival

Musica Sacromontana: a music festival
Music is an important element of the culture, no doubts about it. This is one of the reasons why I enjoy participating in various music festivals all over the world. The festival I’m introducing you to today is even more special: not only it promotes aesthetic values but most of all it protects the heritage of the region that I come from. This is also why this post is published under ‘Home City’ category rather ... Read more

Food, Wine, Cooking Classes and Art of Emilia-Romagna

Food, Wine, Cooking Classes and Art of Emilia-Romagna
I love Emilia – Romagna and I consider this region my second home. I was very happy to go there again and spend a week on visiting a variety of places related to its food and wine. Settimana di Buon Vivere – a week of good living is an annual event organized to promote Emilia – Romagna. Indeed, I think that Emilia – Romagna is the best place to learning the Italian kitchen. I had an opportunity to meet the ... Read more

Full immersion in Italian life: Settimana Buon Vivere

Full immersion in Italian life: Settimana Buon Vivere
I love Italy and every excuse to visit this country again is a good one. Thus, when my friend Alessandra asked me to join the initiative called ‘Settimana Buon Vivere‘ I had no objections. This autumn I’ll bring the new stories from Italy. Join me in discovering the new places and revisiting the favorites one. Here are a short explanation of will happen in next two weeks. Places Settimana Buon Vivere is focused on ... Read more