Foodies need not approach Poland with fear, even after sampling the culinary delights of France, Spain and Italy and the beers of Belgium, the Czech Republic and Germany. Polish cuisine has a history just as long as its counterparts elsewhere. It shows its Slavic and thanks to the innovation of cooks and homemakers around the country, […]
In Europe, one can get a neck ache from looking up at all the ancient castles, churches and houses. Remember to look down, however, especially in the Silesian city of Wrocław. It has many of the features of Poland’s other big cities (a massive market square, mediaeval cloth and town halls and grand old churches), but a second town […]
It’s difficult to discuss a site such as Majdanek in Lublin, Poland, where the Nazis built a concentration camp during World War II. After all, I’m a non-European born two generations after the events. However, my experience there affected me enough to try to share it as sensitively as I know.
I was chuffed. Singapore‘s The Straits Times published my article describing my return to Krakow (Kraków), Poland last year. There were new attractions, like Oskar Schindler‘s enamelware factory. The Czartoryski Museum relocated the Leonardi da Vinci painting, Lady with an Ermine, to Wawel Castle. Many other sights also remained familiar to me. Now that it is no […]
No matter how I raved about Warsaw as a destination to my friends, my own memories of the place are bittersweet. The last visit ended on a sour note after a falling-out with a friend. Four years and a football tournament had passed since then and I was going to be in the Polish capital again. […]