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Category: Interesting facts / Ciekawostki

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was a heavyweight boxing champion with an impressive 56-win record, five losses and 37 knockouts before his retirement from boxing in 1981 at the age of 39. He was also known for his brave public stance against the… Continue Reading…


Joshua Tree National Park

Among the many incredible US national parks, the desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park has its own unique, almost surreal charm, with its cactus-like trees and their twisted and bizarre shapes (Yucca) and the rock piles on the ground that resemble tombstones.… Continue Reading…


Friday the 13th

The date Friday the 13th is associated with many superstitions and folk ideas on how to avoid misfortune. The number 13 is often omitted in buildings – there are no floors with the number 13, there are no rooms with… Continue Reading…


How to – fear of traveling. Part 4 – nautophobia (fear of traveling by the sea)

In my previous posts from the series, I was talking about isophobia, i.e. the fear of flying by plane, and amaxophobia – the fear of driving a car. Today we will deal with other fear of traveling – nautophobia –… Continue Reading…


Alaska in December – the best winter experience

If you love deep, dark winter punctuated by the dazzle of holiday activities, December is an exhilarating time to visit Alaska. The days are short, the nights are long, and usually, the landscape has been stunningly transformed by a durable… Continue Reading…


Where to see Christmas lights in Los Angeles and Orange County this year

You’ve probably heard this question before from out-of-town friends: how can we get in the holiday spirit here on the West Coast when it’s warm in December? Well, first of all, it’s cold—by L.A. standards, at least. But second, there’s also plenty of… Continue Reading…


Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain located in Valencia, California, less than an hour from Los Angeles and about two and a half hours from San Diego, is known as the “Thrill Capital of the World”. You will find there 20 world-class… Continue Reading…


California’s small towns – Beverly Hills: part 4 – basic facts

GeographyBeverly Hills and the neighboring city of West Hollywood are both completely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. In particular, Beverly Hills borders northwest with the Bel-Air district of Los Angeles and the Santa Monica Mountains, east with West… Continue Reading…


Thanksgiving in the United States

Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada. For Americans, it is one of the most important holidays of the year. In the USA, it is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November, and in… Continue Reading…


Winter teas – 3 recipes for warming teas for a cold day

Warming winter teas are an unquestionable sweetener of December, gray days, when all we want is to wrap ourselves in the warmest blanket and leave it only in the spring. Even though I live in California, I also get into… Continue Reading…