Montenegro Road-trip, Day 2

The second day in beautiful Montenegro started with sun, coffee and planning what to see next. For a country of this size, Montenegro is full of places to see, and picking only few of them may be a challenge. We spent wonderful morning in the café in the same building as our rented apartment, and…

Montenegro Road-trip, Day 1

The idea of visiting Montenegro had been circling in my head since “Casino Royal” was released. I wanted to visit the casino where mr. Bond won over the international criminal, and hopefully sit at the famous table. Imagine my surprise when I learnt that the actual casino, or the building where the casino in the…

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,…

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…

Hamsi Season

Istanbul is my place. I always wait impatiently to pack my bag and land at Ataturk Airport. This is the place that mesmerizes me with its organized chaos, crazy drivers, highly demanding housewives, imams calling to prayers, service and food. Before the trip I plan my meals in the tiniest details, waiting for my taste…

Godthaab Bryghus

Greenland will take you by surprise. Not only by the views and fresh fish, but also by the taste of beer. Country offers regular load of Carlsbergs and Tuborgs, but one can also find few gems hidden under local breweries. The Other Me spotted one from our hotel window under name of Godthaab Bryghus (http://bryggeriet.gl)….

Peruvian Ceviche

The country of Machu Picchu and 4 000 types of potatoes. Machu Picchu was breath taking, especially after 30 minutes bus ride on the steep and curvy mountain roads. As potatoes are a staple part of the Polish cuisine, I was thrilled to widen my “potato horizons”. However, what made the biggest impression on me was ceviche. This is a dish…

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…

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…