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Facts and myths about living in Southern California

Are you dreaming of moving to California and wondering to what extent the image shown in movies and series is truthful? Will your character fit like a glove to the local reality, or maybe your tastes do not match it… Continue Reading…


“Coffee is a language in itself.”

Today I would like to invite you to indulge into a history of one of the most popular, next to tea, drink, loved by the millions – coffee. The word coffee sounds very similar in many languages. The Arabs call… Continue Reading…


Sightseeing and leisure in Alabama

Alabama offers many interesting attractions, pubs, bars and a wide range of accommodation. It is estimated that about 20 million tourists visit Alabama annually, including about 100,000 non-US tourists, including English, German, Japanese and Polish. Tourist attractions of Alabama Montgomery… Continue Reading…


Where do the superstitions come from?

People had to find explanations for things they did not understand, and they did it the best they could. Those beliefs have survived for centuries, because it is easier to live by believing in something. Friday the 13th, black cat,… Continue Reading…


Syrniki – Ukrainian cheese cakes

Syrniki (Ukrainian: сирники) are fried Eastern Slavic quark (curd cheese) pancakes. Their simplicity and delicious taste have made them very popular in Eastern Europe. Ingredients: 200 g of farmer’s cheese 150 g of wheat flour (in the gluten-free version, mix potato, corn and oat… Continue Reading…


Polish traces in the world. USA – part 3 – 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…


New chapter – California

May 6, 2006. 16 years ago today I followed my dream and moved to California. It was May 1st. I just finished packing my last bag I was going to take with me. All other bags, boxes and some furniture… Continue Reading…


United States – Alabama. Part 1 – history and facts

The state of Alabama is located in the southeastern part of the United States, on the Gulf of Mexico. It is bordered by Florida to the south, Mississippi to the west, Georgia to the east and Tennessee to the north.… Continue Reading…


May 1, 2005

May 1, 2005. 17 years ago. I was living in Chicago back then, and having just come out of yet another heavy Mid-West winter, I decided I needed to warm up; so I packed a small suitcase and took a plane to a place that a year… Continue Reading…


Ukraine: A short history

Ukraine is in the east of Europe, and is bound by Russia to its northeast, east, and southeast, and the Black Sea in the south. In the southwest, west, and north, Ukraine shares borders, in the clockwise direction, with Moldova,… Continue Reading…