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Lublin: a city of inspiration and serendipity
2014 Vol. 6 No. 1 / Travel

Lublin: a city of inspiration and serendipity

In this “City of Festivals,” artists, bands, dancers and mimes fill the streets while the small clubs fill with young people who have no intention of going home before sunrise.

Zamość, citta ideale
2013 Vol. 5 No. 2 / Travel

Zamość, citta ideale

When was the last time you visited a citta ideale? No, not in Italy. Zamość, in Poland. Designed by Bernardo Morando, according to the vision of Jan Zamoyski, Chancellor of Poland, a nobleman and a magnate of great wealth.

L’viv and Let Live
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Travel

L’viv and Let Live

In L’viv, Ukraine, one can find theatres staging elaborate ballet and opera, view priceless ancient icons, haggle at open air markets, & dine on fresh sushi at one of the trendier nightclubs.

Get Thee to a Renaissance Faire
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Travel

Get Thee to a Renaissance Faire

At the annual festival in Maryland, USA, you can step outside of yourself, dress up in velvet tights and fairy tutus – and feast on steak on a stake.

Day-Tripping in… Białystok
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 - Summer / Travel

Day-Tripping in… Białystok

Christian Davies and Eric Bednarski take a day trip to Białystok, and find that it’s a fitting analogy to Poland as a whole.

A Son’s Pilgrimage to Monte Cassino
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 - Summer / Features / Travel

A Son’s Pilgrimage to Monte Cassino

A pilgrimage is a journey to a shrine, holy place or any place of historical interest. Monte Cassino turns out to be all three.

Not Your Grandma’s Pierogi: A Guide to Polish Food in Chicago
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 - Summer / Travel

Not Your Grandma’s Pierogi: A Guide to Polish Food in Chicago

Justine Jablonska’s top picks for Polish food in that quintessentially Polish-American city: Chicago.

Ruthenia, Galicia, Bieszczady: The Land of My Grandmothers
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 - Summer / Travel

Ruthenia, Galicia, Bieszczady: The Land of My Grandmothers

A 4-month long round-the-world adventure brings the author to the lands of her ancestors. Anna Tomascovic-Devey explores the mountain ranges, valleys, forests, and cities of Poland and Slovakia.

Naples, Florida: The High Cost of Living in Paradise
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 - Summer / Travel

Naples, Florida: The High Cost of Living in Paradise

A brief holiday in Pelican Bay is a bit like a visit to paradise. But this earthly paradise comes at a price, muses Kinia Adamczyk, a price too high for many long time residents who are forced to move.

A “Polyachka” in Saint Petersburg
2010 Vol. 2 No.1 - Spring / Travel

A “Polyachka” in Saint Petersburg

Unsmiling bureaucrats and hospitable hosts, onion domes and skating to the music of Lady Gaga: welcome to St Petersburg.

Istanbul: Lust, Attraction and Attachment
2010 Vol. 2 No.1 - Spring / Travel

Istanbul: Lust, Attraction and Attachment

Istanbul is alternately seductive and modest, attractive to men and women alike, and not inclined to be controlled by either of her two families, Asia and Europe. Kinia Adamczyk offers her Istanbul top 13.

Barcelona in Detail
2009 - Winter / Travel

Barcelona in Detail

Barcelona is a city that begs to be enjoyed – visually, intellectually, and culinarily. It is also a city of endless and varying details.

Brussels: a city of happiness?
2009 - Winter / Travel

Brussels: a city of happiness?

Joyful, savory, unpretentious and inspiring – here is my definition of the EU capital.

Polish Football: a Survival Guide
2009 - Summer / Travel

Polish Football: a Survival Guide

An “Alphabet of Polish Football” to prepare fans for the 2012 European Championships, which will be co-hosted by Poland.

Horses and Bourbon and Hats, Oh My!
2009 - Summer / Travel

Horses and Bourbon and Hats, Oh My!

I’m at the Churchill Downs race track in Louisville, Kentucky, experiencing my very first Kentucky Derby. Thus far, I’ve downed the obligatory mint julep; explored the enormous infield; placed a single, tenuous bet, admired elegant horses being led onto a track for the day’s second run; watched a few races on a massive screen…

Of Self-Governance and Nature: Exploring Ecovillages in Denmark
2009 - Summer / Travel

Of Self-Governance and Nature: Exploring Ecovillages in Denmark

What if, in one way or another, every citizen could spend some time participating in his and her own food production?