Having spent two months hermetically sealed inside my Warsaw apartment, it was to Białystok that I headed to celebrate the easing of the lockdown. And I left with no regrets.
During his epic two month journey, Andrzej Łagowski from the village of Wisznice will encounter over 100 locks as he passes through eight countries on his raft equipped with just a tent, refrigerator and camping stove.
Appearing in Polish for the first time since its publication nearly 90 years ago, ‘Rowerem przez II RP’, ‘Pedalling Poland’ is filled with countless anecdotes, photos and personal observations of author Bernard Newman’s 3,000km journey from Gdańsk to Kraków.
From a personal point of view, it’s sheer depth of contrast comes somewhere near the top: lavish wedding cake palaces that reference the might once wielded by the city’s power players; futuristic office compounds; blackened, broken tenements; abandoned, creepy warehouses; restored redbrick factories; and PRL blocks of cosmic dimension.
The Foreign Ministry on Monday advised Poles to avoid unnecessary trips abroad owing to new Covid-related travel and sanitary restrictions introduced by foreign countries.
President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda on Tuesday afternoon arrived in Italy for a three-day visit, marking Duda's first foreign trip after his re-election in July.
‘Pear Divers’ examines the lives of four women who were well ahead of their times.
Former soldier-turned businessman Jacek Libucha who now joins an elite group of adventurers, said he set off on his epic 1,140km voyage to fulfil a dream and honour his father.
In Riga, Latvia, Krzysztof meets photographer Tomasz who explains his “complicated” heritage.