Discovering our World

Travel, beauty, fashion, style and lifestyle blog by Ashley Liddle

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…


Fat Thursday – where did this custom come from?

A donut with a plum, a rose, or maybe with an advocaat? The ancients already knew that it is not worth to skip those delicious pastries on a Fat Thursday. It used to be believed that whoever eats a donut… Continue Reading…


Presidents’ Day

Washington’s Birthday, also known as Presidents’ Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents of the United States, starting with George Washington, the USA’s first president. Is Presidents’ Day a Public Holiday?… Continue Reading…


Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is located on the western slopes of the Coastal Mountains, off the Pacific Ocean in the southern part of the state of California. A bit of history By the end of the latest Ice Age, Giant Redwoods… Continue Reading…


A guide to traveling with a face mask

In addition to frequent hand washing and social distancing, you’ll need a face mask to help protect yourself and others from the virus. Airlines, train services and ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are requiring travelers to securely cover their mouth… Continue Reading…


How the road rules in the USA differ from the road rules in Poland?

Driving in America is generally similar to that in Poland. The most important thing is driving on the right side. There are, however, a lot of road rules that differ from those in Poland, or which do not exist in… Continue Reading…


Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is an annual Holiday celebrated on February 14. The name comes from St. Valentine, who became its patron. Many people boycott this day, believing that Valentine’s Day is another manifestation of Americanization and commercialization flowing to Poland and… Continue Reading…


Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl in the United States One of the biggest annual sporting events in the United States, the Super Bowl, also sometimes known as the Big Game, is the final championship game of the National Football League (NFL). What is… Continue Reading…