I’m not the kind of frenetic traveler who has crossed a jungle, defeated desert and have been in Antarctica.I would even not like it because I hate winter and that’s not my point. I like to follow the trail of favorite writer,  the chocolate or look for the treasures in Key West. I want to prove to myself and to you that travel and life can be easy and you dont need huge financial expenditures.

For me travel is not visiting record numbers of museums or mountain peaks. I like to check out the local sites, meet people and exchange experiences with them. The world is like a book. You have to read  it carefully to understand.

Although I am Polish, feel more a citizen of the world with one suitcase always ready for a new trip. Because in life the most important are moments. Meeting with Ernest Hemingway cats in Key West, looking at jumping dolphins on the bay, eating baguette and cheese on the Paris island Ile Saint Louis or looking at the world from the summit of the Tatra Mountains.

 For those moments I abandoned  well-anticipated journalism career. For several years my articles have been published in the Polska Gazeta Krakowska (a newspaper produced in collaboration with the London Times) and other newspapers.I interviewed such personalities like Sir Jeffrey Archer, Bobby McFerrin or Michael York. My articles subjects included Lenny Kravitz, the President of Poland, Pope John Paul II,  countless important matters and persons. 

One day I left Krakow and set off for France.  The idea was to spend several months there. It turned into years. I traveled all over the country of cheese and wine, learned French language and French cuisine on the French Riviera. Then spent several years in Paris where I worked as a private tour guide and translator.

 Currently, for a few months of the year I live in Krakow and a few months a year on Key West. I write books on the basis of observation from my travels through continents and life.  

 This Blog

I set up this blog after moving to Paris. Not as a travel blog : I wanted to create something independent about Paris from the local side. But more and more Postcards came.  I  crossed the state of Florida, from the Gulf of Mexico to the beaches of Miami and Key West. I fell in love with New York. Lived in Chicago for a while.Participated in the premiere of the film about the pope in the Vatican.

All these places are important to me not because they are known but because of the people I met there. The Postcards consist of the stories of people I met, photos of the places I lived in, my observations and advices on how to enjoy the best of these places. There are also funny stories that happened to me or to my friends, fragments of books I write and reviews books everyone should read. 

To show you another point of view for France, US, Poland, career, life and word. Paris on the other side of the baguette, Miami without celebrities but full of cats or baking Polish bread in Florida. Why not ? With this blog I want to prove that life and work does not have to be complicated. Even in the most complicated situation simplicity is the best solution.

Have a look. Who knows, maybe you will find your story – or some of my Postcards will makes you smile.


 Joanna Werynska



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