Ceylon Tea

You will find the island of Sri Lanka in South Asia, located southeast of India. The documented history of the island goes 3,000 years back. However, some historians point to first evidence of pre-historic settlements from approximately 125,000 years ago. Nowadays, most of the population consist of Sinhalese ethnicity, with Tamilis, Christians, Moors, Burghers, Malays,…

Irish Seafood Chowder

Ireland or Eire in Irish, is an island in the North Atlantic, and is the thirds largest island in Europe. It is separated from Great Britain by the North Channel, the Irish Sea and St George’s Channel. I had been hearing about the beauty of Emerald Isle for a quite few years. Every time there…

King Julian of Madagascar

In the past, whenever someone mentioned Madagascar to me, I immediately thought of a scene from Pixar’s animated movie “Madagascar” where King Julian and a tribe of fur balls were signing “I like to move it, move it…”. I can imagine that this scene and song is stuck in your head at this moment. However,…

Lobster Hut

What do you think when I say “Iceland”? Let me guess. First thing that comes to your mind is the volcano that erupted few years ago and no one can pronounce it, second is a Blue Lagoon full of Asian tourists, and third – Game of Thrones. Iceland came to my mind during planning a…

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….