What does a British tourist do in Krakow?

Krakow is one of my favorite places on earth. It is a medieval city full of young people. A wonderful, striking combination.” Jonathan Carroll When Poland joined the European Union Great Britain was one of the first ‘western’ countries to open its labor market to Polish people. This decision resulted with Polish employees flooding the…

What and where…. is the Polish folklore?

Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination. Theodor Adorno   Folklore in Poland varies from region to region with regard to patterns, colors, common melodies and songs as well as cuisine, dialects and dance. It is associated with rustic life, since old traditions are most difficult to extirpate in rural areas.…

Catching up with Polish trains

‘Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner’. Walt Disney There is something mysterious about trains. Old steam-engines…