If you’re a foodie or a gourmand, a coffee hedonist or an e(gg)picurean, a gastro-connoisseur or a bon-vivant, then you should know about these places in Kraków where you can break your morning fast or brunch it slow.
Solemn or cathartic, Christian or pagan, in Ireland or anywhere in the world, St. Paddy’s is a reminder of how easy it is to share a heritage that we could call our own and how mankind belongs neither here nor there, but to one another. Here’s a shortlist of places in Poland you can go drown the shamrocks, celebrate everything Irish and honour what brings us all together.
Cut flowers certainly smell nice, but for how long? What about actually empowering women and improving their station in society? What about Women’s Day as a vehicle for social change.
For our part, we’ve decided to modestly contribute to the cause of gender equality by presenting you with a list of Polish women who are making, or have made, a significant impact on society through their respective fields of activity; for example and inspiration must start somewhere…
Did you know February 9 is (international) Pizza Day? Or that the first pizza ever served in Poland was at a royal marriage in the early 16th century? Once considered food for the lower classes, Pizza hasn’t exactly gone all the way up the gourmet ladder, but like very few things in the world, even when it’s bad it’s still pretty good.
Often overlooked by those in a rush to catch a train, the small railway stations dotted around the centre of the city are well worth checking out by those with an interest in the wacky, space age architecture of 1950’s Warsaw and it’s reassuring to know that the railway authorities still hold these magical oddities in high regard.
What it lacks in yule logs, candy canes, and Michael Bublé hits, Poland makes up in talking animals, unorthodox guests entering through the chimney, and awkward bathroom visits involving exposing yourself to fish. Below we’ve compiled a list of essential Polish traditions and idiosyncrasies to help you make sense of this holiday season.