Smokes and smokescreens in Cuba

13,5 hours. That is the duration of a direct flight from Istanbul to Havana with Turkish Airlines. 13,5 hours of twisting and turning, half watching the same movies on the entertainment system, and squeezing my nose to the window to experience the lights of the islands thousands of meters below as the sunrise explodes with…

Pickle away!

I was born and raised in Poland, hence pickling is deeply rooted in my DNA. There is really no special occasion or even a regular evening dinner in Poland that goes without pickled or marinated cucumbers, mushroom or cabbage. Few years ago, we went to South Korea as part of our continued explorations in Asia….

Gentle Giants, part 2

My second encounter with Gentle Giants took place in Rwanda, and specifically in Virunga National Park on the border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. We were picked up at 06.30 in the morning to be driven to get the permits to trek the gorillas. I did not know what to expect and thought that my adventure would be…

Pescetarians’ Paradise

This small country at the west end of Europe is a paradise for pescetarians. There is virtually an endless variety of fish and seafood dishes and, best of all, all of it is freshly caught from the Atlantic waters. I imagine for Portuguese people eating frozen imported fish is akin to Italians eating frozen German supermarket…

Cat lady in Serengeti

Serengeti National Park is located in the northwest of Tanzania, by the border with Kenya. The park is essentially a Tanzanian extension of the famous Masai Mara National Reserve Park from the Kenyan side. However, it is three times smaller in comparison to Masai Mara. It also pops up regularly on different adventure or geographical channels due to…

Amok in Cambodia

It took me some time to decide on what I really thought of Cambodia. Driving through the streets of Phnom Penh, I could not help but to think about country’s bloody history. The capital city and the country still bear the signs of cruel rule of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. Both the Toul…