Ljubljana, Ljubljena – the beloved

Ljubljana with Veronika A book about suicide and madness, about shocking someone into wanting to live by convincing them death is imminent. Oddly, Veronika Decides to Die most of all made me want to see Ljubljana. Nearly 20 years later, and seemingly random, I'm on [...]

Toruń: Copernicus, World Heritage, gingerbread, a brass ass – and notaries

Notaries Public in Poland. There’s something I wouldn’t have thought I’d ever google. But I have – and this is what I’ve learned: According to one of Poland’s many notaries, A notary acts as a person of public trust, they safeguard the security of legal [...]

2018-12-16T16:37:35+00:008 March 2018|Poland, UNESCO World Heritage|

Day out Gdansk: The Malbork Murder

If you happen to be floating down the tranquil river Wisla, head off at the little branch called the Nogat, and you’ll come to a Gothic fairytale fortress and some intriguing Malbork Castle history, murder included! Disembark on the opposite bank, and this imposing 13th [...]

2018-05-07T22:08:50+00:0026 March 2017|Daytrip, Poland, UNESCO World Heritage|

A Saturday afternoon in Trakai

If you're in Vilnius and want to get out of town, historic and enchanting Trakai is an easy day-trip and a pleasant place to spend a Saturday.

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