Joanna Weryńska, a journalist from Krakow, was the first person to see Ernest Hemingway’s last Christmas tree after it arrived at his house in Key West. A nun from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota kept the small artificial tree for 56 years. In early December, she gave it to the wife of the manager of … More My Day in the Hemingway Fortress. Nobody Can Live in the Key West Villa. Nobody, Except 54 Cats
If you are a publisher, writer or simply a book lover, you should come to Poland this week. The former Polish capital, Krakow will turn into the international capital of literature for a few days thanks to two literary events; the 21st International Book Fair and the Conrad Festival. Several hundred writers from around the … More Literary Feast
After years in Paris and Florida, I returned to Krakow for a while. My first thought was how calm it is. Paris has the Mona Lisa but the Louvre Museum is evacuated too often. Miami is like sweet candy, but coconut can fall on your head during an innocent walk. Where simply enjoy your vacation? … More Time to visit Krakow !
Some places in Paris are real treasures. You can find them only by accident or if you know someone who knows someone. They are outside exposure despite being located in the most popular areas of the city. Because the real Paris is a hidden Paris. Du Faubourg Saint Honoré Street is located a stone’s throw … More The history of the smell of love
Matthew and Nathan are two little boys from Indonesia fascinated by the science and architecture. Their big dream was to see Paris from the Eiffel Tower just before Xmas. They were so excited when we went to the Eiffel Tower to fulfill this dream. We walked through the security checks and unpleasant surprise waited for us there. … More The Eiffel Tower staff strike
Paris has a lot of surprise spots. L’ Oriental is one of them. Hidden in the elegant galleries of the Palais Royal Garden, just five minutes from the Louvre there is a little unusual shop. It has been there since 1818, so it’s one of the oldest establishments in the French capital. It has a … More Oriental trinkets in Paris
Many people visit the Louvre Museum just to see the Mona Lisa. But the Louvre hides much more in its massive walls and can be tamed. A few not commonly known facts about the Louvre are that : You can glimpse remnants of the original medieval moat Though the 13th-century fortress built by King Philippe Augustus … More How to tame the Louvre