In the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Krzysztof reveals an intriguing connection between the Italian explorer and Polish royalty…
In Kosovo, Krzysztof meets the man who composed the country’s national anthem after studying composition under the great Penderecki. And today he his giving a concert in Kraków where he spent nine years of his life and which he describes as the “loveliest place in the world.”
In Kosovo, Krzysztof meets Captain Michalska and Lieutenant Leszczyńska from the Polish Liaison Monitoring Team at the KFOR base who outline their day-to-day activities in helping the local community.
Krzysztof arrives in the beautiful, UNESCO-listed city of Lviv where he learns about efforts to keep the memories of former residents such as Stanislaw Ulam, the Polish scientist specialising in mathematics and nuclear physics and who later worked on the Manhattan Project, alive.
In Riga, Latvia, Krzysztof meets photographer Tomasz who explains his “complicated” heritage.
Krzysztof arrives in Tallinn, Estonia, where he ventures to a small café to meet flight attendant Dominika who has been living in the capital since last year.
Taking in the breathtaking scenery surrounding him in Nordkapp, Krzysztof reflects on his time in the area and looks forward to the adventures that lie ahead.
In part three of Polish Traces, Krzysztof finds himself in the stunning landscape of the northernmost part of Europe where he tracks down Piotr, a fisherman who moved there in 2008 and who is now preparing his children for a return to their homeland.
Arriving in Norway Krzysztof bumps into a Swedish man who, after years living abroad, recalls his fondness for the Poles he has met during his travels and of the tales he has learnt. He also likes vodka…
In Part One of Polish Traces, Krzysztof tracks down Adam in Stockholm. Born in the Swedish capital to Polish parents from Gdańsk, Adam travels to Poland every year to keep in touch with his Polish roots and to keep abreast of what’s happening in the country, despite having never lived there.