Marrakech. A Day in the Imperial City / Dzień w królewskim mieście

The name Marrakech is most likely derived from the Berber words “amur” and “akush” which literally mean “The Land of God”. Is there anyone who hasn’t heard of the Red City? In 1062 it lured the Almoravid dynasty who left here numerous mosques, madrases as well as the famous red walls. Nowadays Marrakech continuous to lure millions of visitors from around the world each year, … Continue reading Marrakech. A Day in the Imperial City / Dzień w królewskim mieście

Ifrane. The Last King of Atlas / Ostatni król Atlasu

Yet before leaving the Rif mountains behind, suddenly a weirdest thing happened. A mysterious force teleported us from Morocco to the heart of… European Alps. Such was at least our first impression when we arrived at the town of Ifrane situated 1665m over the sea level. A modern city a the very center of the Middle Atlas was built in 1928 by the French and became … Continue reading Ifrane. The Last King of Atlas / Ostatni król Atlasu

Fez. Seven Lives of Cats / Kocie siedem żyć

When the first muezzin’s call to prayers was heard Muezza was still sleeping inside a sleeve of his master’s robe. A hard day was awaiting him, while he had big plans. He intended to sleep until noon, then eat a piece of meat and kip down again. At this time, the master needed his robe since he was going for the morning prayer. However instead … Continue reading Fez. Seven Lives of Cats / Kocie siedem żyć

Chefchaouen. The Sea and the Sky / Morze i niebo

No matter how much time you were to spend in Chefchaouen you would still have regrets. You would regret each alley, each street you haven’t entered and each nook you haven’t peeked at. Fortunately, the medina is very compact. It is a place you should enter without a map. The inhabitants are not in a hurry, is there any reason then for for you to … Continue reading Chefchaouen. The Sea and the Sky / Morze i niebo

Rabat. Chellah. Where the storks winter / Tam, gdzie zimują bociany

Every kid knows, that the storks migrate to the warm countries for Winter. While we would give in to the skiing frenzy in our beloved Tatras or along the slopes of alpine glaciers, the prefer the African grasslands. But have you ever wondered where is it that they fly to exactly? The flight south begins in August and September. Favorite holiday destinations for the stork … Continue reading Rabat. Chellah. Where the storks winter / Tam, gdzie zimują bociany

Białowieża. One last glance / Ostatnie spojrzenie

As early as in the XVIIth century a Polish and Swedish king Władysław IV Vasa owned  a manor and  a farm  in Białowieża. The area has also been often visited by Augustus III of Poland as well as Alexander III of Russia. Today it is a tourist center for numerous guests visiting Białowieża National Reserve as well as Podlasie. Is there any of us who … Continue reading Białowieża. One last glance / Ostatnie spojrzenie

Podlasie. Kraina otwartych okiennic / Land of open shutters

Podróżując po świecie często nie zwracamy uwagi na to, o czym nie przeczytamy  w przewodniku. Dziś zabieram Was właśnie w jedno z takich miejsc – zapraszam na jesienny spacer na piękną polską wieś. Tak żyły nasze babcie, tak żyli nasi dziadkowie. Pamiętacie? While traveling around the world, we often do not pay attention to things that cannot be found in tourists guides. Today, let me … Continue reading Podlasie. Kraina otwartych okiennic / Land of open shutters

Alhambra & Generalife. A Pearl among Smaragds / Perła wśród szmaragdów

The Moors‘ poets named Alhambra “a pearl among smaragds” because of the colour of the palace buildings enclosed in wooden frames. This fortress of the Moors caliphs was built in the XIIIth century and became the last bastion of the Arabs in Spain when it was finally conquered by Ferdinand II of Aragon back in 1492. Today it stands strong as one of the most … Continue reading Alhambra & Generalife. A Pearl among Smaragds / Perła wśród szmaragdów

Granada. World of street art / Świat sztuki ulicznej

This is intriguing yet every single post about Granada which I have had a chance to read on the Internet starts with a Spanish proverb – “who has not seen Granada, has not seen anything yet”. One of the most important tourist destinations in Spain has been “x-rayed” many times before. I do not intend to do it again. There’s always Wikipedia, which by the way … Continue reading Granada. World of street art / Świat sztuki ulicznej

Cádiz. Leap of faith / Skok wiary

Step by step we are climbing to the top of the tower. Strong wind is blowing at its peak. We are moving slowly, covering our faces from the grains of dust. Carefully, we are approaching the edge… It is not a screenplay for another part of Assassin’s Creed and we are not preparing ourselves for the leap of faith… We are in Cádiz. Torre Tavira … Continue reading Cádiz. Leap of faith / Skok wiary