My Day in the Hemingway Fortress. Today, Nobody Can Live in the Key West Villa. Nobody, Except 54 Cats

By Joanna Weryńska 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 … More My Day in the Hemingway Fortress. Today, Nobody Can Live in the Key West Villa. Nobody, Except 54 Cats

Great literary feast

If you are a publisher, writer or simply a book lover, you should come to Poland this week. The former  Polish capital, Cracow 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 Great literary feast

L’ Oriental

Paris has many surprise spots. L’ Oriental is one of them. In the elegant galleries of the Palais Royal Garden, just five minutes from the Louvre there is a little shop, unusual for more than one reason. First, it has been here since 1818, so it’s one of the oldest establishments in the french capital. Then, … More L’ Oriental

Tame the Louvre

Many people go to the Louvre just to see the Mona Lisa. But the Louvre hides many secrets and can be tamed. Here are some not commonly known facts about the Louvre : You can glimpse remnants of the original medieval moat Though the 13th-century fortress built by King Philippe Augustus was destroyed. Nobody didn’t know … More Tame the Louvre