Tin Mal. The Heart of the Almohad Empire / Serce imperium Almohadów

Mohamed Ibn Tumart is born in a Berber tribe in the middle of Atlas. Since his youngest years Islam is his whole world. While his father lights the candles in the local mosque, the son studies the holy book and begs for money in the streets. Before turning 30 he fulfills his duty and does hajj, a pilgrimage to Mekka. Later, he continues studies in Baghdad. … Continue reading Tin Mal. The Heart of the Almohad Empire / Serce imperium Almohadów

Rabat. Mohammed V of Morocco. King’s mausoleum / Królewskie mauzoleum

Before we pay a visit to Yacoub al-Mansour esplanade, it is worth to tell a few words about the sultan and the king of Morocco, Mohammed V, who is buried here. In 1927 he ascends to the throne of a country which is at this time under a French protectorate. It is then controlled during the World War II by the Vichy government. Mohammed V … Continue reading Rabat. Mohammed V of Morocco. King’s mausoleum / Królewskie mauzoleum

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

Casablanca. Artistic soul / Artystyczna dusza

We check into a small hotel Kon.Tiki on Allal Ben Abdellah street, which we then named a dissipation nest ;). Like no other, the area is a home for dozens of bars where alcohol is served and which are well concealed from the looks of passers by. Each 20 meters, there is a bouncer standing whose main job is to carefully select who can and … Continue reading Casablanca. Artistic soul / Artystyczna dusza

Casablanca. Hassan II mosque / Meczet Hassana II

I want to build this mosque on the water, because God’s throne is on the water. The ambitious plan of the king Hassan II was accomplished mainly thanks to the donations of the faithful. The mosque which is a tribute for a former king Mohammed V rises up over the Atlantic ocean and it is in fact partially built on water, which can be experienced … Continue reading Casablanca. Hassan II mosque / Meczet Hassana II

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

Cordoba. Las kolumn Mezquity / Mezquita column forest

Ponad 2000-letnia historia Cordoby to opowieść o przechodzeniu osady, a później miasta z rąk do rąk. Od Kartaginy, poprzez Cesarstwo Rzymskie, Bizancjum, Wizygotów, aż po panowanie arabskie – na które to przypada jej największy rozkwit. W X w. o jej świetności stanowiło 300 meczetów, 300 publicznych łaźni, 50 szpitali, 80 szkół oraz 17 wyższych uczelni. Cordoba była również znakomitym przykładem współistnienia wielu kultur, narodowości i … Continue reading Cordoba. Las kolumn Mezquity / Mezquita column forest