Podlasie. The Chronicles of Narew / Opowieści z Narwi

Narew isn’t by any means a hospitable river. For many ages its swampy valley was a world of its own, intact, undiscovered. Noways it is still barely accessible and its main current is hidden under the shadows of reed stands for the bigger part of the year. Spring is the best season to come here. Narew valley then transforms into horizon reaching flood plains and … Continue reading Podlasie. The Chronicles of Narew / Opowieści z Narwi

Hacienda San Pedro Ochil. Short History of Henequen / Krótka historia henequenu

“You will travel to the west in nine canoes with the chosen people. After nine days, you will find a land with neither rivers nor mountains and you will enter this land. When you find water, you will found the city I have told you about.” Prophecy of queen Atlante led pilgrims to a place, where now stands the city of Izamal. They were people of … Continue reading Hacienda San Pedro Ochil. Short History of Henequen / Krótka historia henequenu

Rissani. Adventures off the beaten track / Przygody na niezbadanym szlaku

“How is that cow bawling!”  – says Aga when we stop in front of a gate of one of the Ksour. The cow is tied with a string and surrounded by a bunch of kids, laughing and staring at the animal with ill-concealed fascination. Such attractions are clearly not happening here everyday. “C’est un mariage aujourd’hui!” – “There is a wedding today” – we suddenly … Continue reading Rissani. Adventures off the beaten track / Przygody na niezbadanym szlaku

Fez. Love from the Second Sight / Miłość od drugiego wejrzenia

Arab word فأس (pronounced Fes) literally translates as a “pickaxe”. According to a legend, Idris I, the founder of kingdom of Morocco supposedly used a  pickaxe made of gold and silver while planning out the borders of Fez. It was the VIIIth century AD and roughly a hundred years later, the city became Morocco’s first capital. Soon after, Fez was already an important cultural, economical … Continue reading Fez. Love from the Second Sight / Miłość od drugiego wejrzenia

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

Tangier. All the tastes of medina / Wszystkie smaki medyny

Tangier’s name derives most likely from the Semitic word tigisis which means nothing less but “a harbor”. This proud city has been playing a vital commercial role throughout the ages. First established by the Carthaginians it has been an object of continual battles between foreign powers, for which the harbor in North Africa was a gate into The Dark Continent. Romans, the Portuguese, the English, … Continue reading Tangier. All the tastes of medina / Wszystkie smaki medyny

Assilah. One man’s dream / Marzenie jednego człowieka

We called it a city of artists. Wonder why? Assilah. A tiny harbor in the north of Morocco is empty for most of the time. There are less than 28.000 people living here. At the same time, we feel like we are the only tourists in the area. Some part of medina seem completely abandoned. During a season though, Assilah turns into a bustling holiday … Continue reading Assilah. One man’s dream / Marzenie jednego człowieka

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

Kruszyniany. On Tatar’s trail / Na tatarskim szlaku

Dżemil smiles at our sight. There are not many tourists here at this time of year, but every one of them can count on the guide’s help. When he starts to speak, the words come out as fast as if from a machine gun. One the one hand, it is because of his passion and engagement, on the other… because of the temperature. While we … Continue reading Kruszyniany. On Tatar’s trail / Na tatarskim szlaku

Sierra de Cazorla. Dreams of a Michelin star / Marzenia o gwiazdce Michelin

Let’s use our imagination… A thick forest around us, murmuring trees, a hot sun on the sky, a pool with refreshingly cold water. A deckchair, a book, relax and… hens pecking your hands asking for grain… (!) Wait, hens…? Try to imagine our surprise when we found out that the swimming pool in our forest haven neighbors with a hen house. Our B&B Cortijo de … Continue reading Sierra de Cazorla. Dreams of a Michelin star / Marzenia o gwiazdce Michelin