Story Telling: Letter E

visit: http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/gallery/ tag: “A-Z Archive” Challenge always on Tuesdays My story for letter E is for Early Not that my post is early. One of my favourite hobbies is birdwatching, particularly the activities and the mating dance of the grouse family birds, e.g. black grouse. So, in the early mornings of spring that’s what we occupy…

Kujavy – the lovely countryside

Resurfacing after the weekend festivities. Now back to, Let’s talk about travel…    After leaving Poland we arrived in Bohumin, Czech Republic late afternoon and immediately there was a huge difference in terms of service. It was easy to find and understand train schedules, we were to take one in 15mins to Studenka. As we were…

Travel Theme: Flowers

http://wheresmybackpack.com/ I love all flowers but I have a few favourites, such as the red roses, lilies (arum & stargazer) and tulips. I have marvelled throughout our travels at the beauty of flowers all over – flower shows, parks, botanical gardens and even in the wild. The pleasure of strolling in manicured botanical gardens or parks with glorious…

Poland Highlight

Before I continue with Czech‘s adventures, I’d like to talk about what we took with us from Poland:   What made the most impression on us was really the down-to-earth and friendly people of Poland, who went out of their way to help a stranger (this is not very common in Europe). They are certainly not reserved…

Katowice – You are a beauty!

The train finally arrived at 23h50 as scheduled and we got on and made our way to Katowice the last city in Poland where we will be taking a connecting train to Czech Republic. We shared a carriage with some young couple who spoke a little bit of English and after establishing our destinations (small…

Warszawa…what can I say?

Countryside from Gdańsk on the way to Warszawa is beautiful like in most countries. Greenery all over and fields layered with the beauty of wild flowers and whatever crops they grow at that time of the year. Locals were busy tending their crops as we passed by on a hot sunny day. It seemed like…

Gdańsk, the city

After soaking in the tub for I don’t know how long and coming out lazily, nicely refreshed and absolutely famished, we went looking for dinner.  Gdańsk is a beautiful and old city with such a friendly and carefree flair, with a population of about 455 830. It is the region’s calling card because of the two…

I bathed in Poland

…continuing, let’s talk about travel After twenty-one hours on the ferry, we finally arrived in Gdynia. Now, we had to find accommodation for the night but our first challenge was to get out from the port to the city. A bit of a less than average customer services from Finnlines, as we had to wait…

Travel Theme: Tradition

Wheresmybackpack theme: Travel Tradition http://wheresmybackpack.com/ One of the traditions in rural South Africa is the sharing or offering of home-brewed African beer (umqombothi) when visiting someone’s home.    It is considered rude to refuse it or spit it after tasting, if you don’t happen to like it. If you are not sure about tasting it,…

Let’s talk travel

Travel is one of the things I love. If I’m not travelling, I am mostly thinking about it, hoping for it, planning the next trip or reliving my travel memories. Relive in this instance, means experience again often in imagination. So, allow me to relive my not so long ago travel experiences (last summer) with you. I’m…

Travel Theme: Food

Wheresmybackpack theme: Travel Food http://wheresmybackpack.com/ Travelling goes hand in hand with trying and experiencing local cuisines. I am an adventurous eater, I will try almost anything but I do have limits. So, it was a bit difficult to choose what to post for the theme as I really love good food. I decided to stay with the…