Discovering our World

Travel and lifestyle blog by Ashley Liddle

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Polish traces in America part three – from Silesia to Texas

Continuing our journey following the footsteps of Polish settlers in America I found my way to Texas. I briefly described the beginnings of this first Polish settlement, but, due to a very important anniversary, I would like to stop at… Continue Reading…


Highway to Nowhere

The Shoemaker Canyon Road is an aborted road located in the San Gabriel Mountains of California, in USA, Known by some as the “Convict Road”, Shoemaker Canyon Road is also dubbed “Highway to Nowhere.” This dead-end road is about 5… Continue Reading…


Polish traces in America part two – Panna Maria, Texas

Our journey in the footsteps of Polish settlers in North America started in Jamestown, Virginia. Today we will follow those footsteps all the way to Texas. And why there, to the south-west state so far away from the east coast… Continue Reading…


Visiting Malibu – Adamson House and Mandir

Adamsons House, the historic home of Merritt Huntley Adamson, a local rancher, is set along the beautiful Malibu coastline. It is now a home to a museum that explores the history of Malibu. Adamson House is located between Surfrider Beach and… Continue Reading…


Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy – a place to visit

There is a small, narrow street of Calle Vallaresso near St. Mark Plaza in Venice. At the number 1323 there is a frosted-glass door with a modest inscription – Harry’s Bar. Who was going through that door? The list of… Continue Reading…


“My love of fine art increased – the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see.” J. Paul Getty

The founder of the Center, built in 1997, was J. Paul Getty, an American art collector, whose collection of drawing, painting, sculpture and decorative art are presented in the museum of his name. The J. Paul Getty Museum specializes in… Continue Reading…


Polish traces in America part one – Jamestown, Virginia

We Poles are a nation of travelers and explorers, therefore we have left our traces everywhere on the globe. We contributed to discovering new lands and to their development. One of the perfect examples can be America. Of course everyone… Continue Reading…


Tourists in California – the adventure continues

After quite a busy weekend, Joasia unfortunately had to return to work in San Jose. Michal and the kids decided to extend their visit. They stayed with us for two more days, the first of which they spent at Disneyland,… Continue Reading…


Tourists in California

Last weekend our house became quite lively and happy. My cousin from Poland visited us with her husband and two children. Four adults, two children aged 10 and 13, a dog (or two when neighbor’s dog decided to visit) and… Continue Reading…