Saturday, 30 July 2016

Mist in Masuria

When you wake up in the morning and there's that old London mist outside but you are on holiday in Masuria - in the European Union. Brexit isn't real, it must be a temporary state of mind imprisoned inside some artificially restrictive boundaries. However, you see above: "thought is free", as Shakespeare said. Thought's always free!

Friday, 29 July 2016

Fields of Muesli

When you walk across Masurian fields in the summer, you realise one day our unique Masuria just has to be well known in our whole world as the best source of muesli, too!

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Lazy morning in rainy Masuria

No need of words while rainy morning in Masuria. Just lazy summer picture taken by Bruno's father, Wojtek. Obviously his iPhone® 6 Plus had a hand in this nice artwork, too.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

"Szalona Środa"

"Szalona Środa" (English: "Crazy Wednesday") today on LOT website - reliable Polish national airlines. You can get quick to Masuria's airport Olsztyn-Mazury by plane from Warsaw - the capital city of Poland. £28 one way to enjoy Masuria in Summer is a real bargain. What's crucial, the price includes one 23kg checked baggage.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Simple Summer Sandwich

Simple summer sandwich, version for kids. You take home-made bread, fresh butter, cheese and new Masurian cucumber that grows just behind the window... A pinch of sea salt & black pepper make the probability of eating slightly higher :)

Monday, 25 July 2016

Landscapes of Masuria

Breathtaking landscapes of Masuria include not only beautiful lakes. Also ecosystems of forests and brooks make mosaic views of pure Masurian nature so unique in the whole Poland's as well as European Union's scale.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2016

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Masurian Superhero

This is how you start to become just another superhero: Masurian lake, nice weather and 'bomb-style jumping', as our Bruno says and makes... The man of his words, undoubtedly :)

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Masurian Harvest

Golden rye, barley and wheat - harvest time all around in EU's Masuria. Family walks across Masurian fields make you feel real life in 21st century's summer! Pic - obviously - taken by our Wojtek :)

Friday, 22 July 2016

Greetings from Maks

Greetings from our Maks - brand new hope of the Polish national team in football, who spent two great weeks in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship (very close to Olsztyn). His sport camp took place in the resort "Lesne Wrota" by the Lake Klebraskie.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

The Great Day of Bees

The Masurian Landscape Park invites to Krutynia for the Great Day of Bees soon. This special event will take place on 8th August 2016. You can enjoy a lot of Masurian honey products and experience outdoor beekeeping activities and competitions.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Weatherproof Masuria

None weather is able to make you waste the time during your holiday in Masuria... Masurian lakes are just picturesque, even while a little storm!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Nature & Civilisation

Masurian landscapes are full of infrastructural facilities reminding about creativeness of former inhabitants of this unique part of today's Poland and European Union. Lakes' and rivers' locks like Guzianka, wind- and watermills like Ryn, viaducts and water towers like Goldap - everything makes you realise very well Masuria always was not only an oasis of pure nature but also an integral part of highly civilised as well as entrepreneurial Europe.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2016

Monday, 18 July 2016

Puzzle from Masuria

Our Bruno, as a lovely son, created the bunch of dried flowers for our Daga. While handing it over to his mother, some Masurian butterfly landed on the gift like a bolt from the blue. How much time do you need to spot this butterfly on the picture taken by our Wojtek? What a nice & unexpected puzzle from our beautiful Masuria! :)

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Masurian Active Camping

What's better in the summer's early morning than to wake up by the clean water, get out of the tent feeling dew on your bare feet immersing in green grass, take breath of fresh air and admire view of rising sun with people you love most... If your kids are early birds too, life's only beautiful. Our ones are rather not, however you also feel good being aware they sleep soundly in picturesque front of you :) Active camping in Polish Lake District Masuria!

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Masurian Excalibur

The best Excalibur plums obviously in our Masuria! You can compare 1p coin to their king size... They are sweet, juicy and directly from the tree in private orchard. As usually, just ask local people to get Excalibur you never saw before :)

Friday, 15 July 2016

Summer Party City

Masurian Mikolajki, called: 'Venice of the northern Europe', as a third most popular summer party city in today's Poland - according to the Logo24:

Thursday, 14 July 2016

The Beauty of Masurian Summer 2016

Leading newspaper in Masuria is looking for the Beauty of Masurian Summer 2016. It's open competition for all women in Masuria and surroundings. You can join, vote and admire beautiful participants on this internet website: here... - one of them, Ms. Aleksandra Folga, is Stomil Olsztyn's goalkeeper. It's our favourite football club from the capital city of Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Cherries, Smiles and the Sun

Sweet and juicy cherries still available in Masurian villages. You can get it washed in a jar - directly from the small family orchards. Just ask people to enjoy! Their smiles & shining sun always free for you during your active summer in Masuria :)

Monday, 11 July 2016

Social Media Summer Weekend

Very important event these days of e-conomy. Social Media Summer Weekend took place in Olsztyn, the capital city of Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. You can find more information online, of course :)

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Masuria - here we go in the European Union [BY HIM]

Masurian Lake District. For Poles, "green lungs of Poland", for Varsovians, a place of summer holidays, for Germans, a place to visit after retiring. For me - a home. You cannot live there and not love this place. Its beauty and mystery have stolen many hearts!

Let’s say you’ve heard about Masuria and want to go there. So you take your family, pack your luggage, get in your car and type Masuria in your GPS. You are driving through Poland and think that here there are the worst roads you’ve ever seen. And then you cross the border of Masuria and find out that there are even worse roads! But you are driving along these narrow roads and realize that you’re in paradise. After a sharp turning begins a forest. But it is different than any you have seen before. Behind the majesty of those trees is hidden something mysterious. You decide to stop in the nearest car park to investigate this secret. You take a deep breath and feel free! You drive further. Outside the forest, extends an astonishing valley among the hills. You are wondering if you’re in the mountains or in a lake district. Everything around is green and natural. No factories, no pollution, no detriment caused by humans. Only you and the nature. You drive further and over a fairy hill reveals a breathtaking landscape full of green lakes. You want to take a look at them, but you’re hungry so you go to an inn next to the lake. A pretty waitress takes your order and goes away. Now you have some time to delight in the beauty of the water and its surroundings. The waitress brings Masurian hash browns with beef roulades. Looks delicious and tastes delicious. After the meal you rent a kayak and float on the lake. Sculling on the smooth surface of the lake, you’re feasting your eyes on the environment. The lake ends on the edge of a forest. Among the reed you perceive a river that leads you through the forest. You have thought you have seen the most beautiful sceneries in your life earlier this day, but you haven’t! This is the moment you are floating on a river in a ravine, surrounded, in a true sense of the word, by nature. From the treetops come sounds of singing birds. Everything around is green and peaceful. You feel delighted but you have to come back to the haven. You return the kayak and go onto a jetty to watch the sunset. You are sitting there and can see the orange sun reflected on the smooth surface of the lake. You can see freedom in this landscape. It was difficult to come here, but it was definitely worth your efforts!

The Masurian Lake District is beautiful not only because of its astonishing nature, but also because of friendly people who live here and come here to rest. If you want to spend your holidays in a good atmosphere, in a place where you will be able to take it easy, there’s no better place to choose than the Masurian Lake District! I’m 100% sure Masuria will steal your heart as soon as you come here!

Michal Kindziera, Masuria 2016

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Masuria - here we go in the European Union [BY HER]

Dear Diary,

The day I thought Masuria is the worst place to live has been coming back to me recently more often than usual (That's the guilty voice in my head obviously). I realized it was high time I stopped for a while and saw through my hometown explicitly and from the attitude of more mature and eventually an adult person who now knows more precisely about her own self.

I can't believe I'm saying that but I missed this place so much. This tranquility is unstoppable. Even all those resonant kids' voices cannot overwhelm the peace you can experience while strolling around the lakes or admiring the hushed voices of various birds living in the nearby forest. The water, at a glance is as normal as everywhere in the world but if you go a little more deeply, you will make out it's incredibly clear and the smell of it just consumes you, like the air which makes inhalation a pleasure. I can take a risk and consider that Masuria is the lungs of Europe, the place which produces the biggest amount of oxygen. The forests are not the Amazonia but they are unique in their own way - filled with a tremendous quantity of all sorts of plants and trees. The architecture is not very modern here but that's not the reason you fall in love with Masuria. It's more about the nature that calms you down. If you have problems, put them in your suitcase and take them for a trip to the heart of cleanness - to Masuria. I promise they won't come back home with you. Thinking comes easier. I'm not exactly sure why but it does. Maybe it's because of the breathtaking views or maybe the silence is what makes the difference. Come here and see for yourself!

I wish I had seen this before I moved out. If I could I would go back in time and appreciate all the good you can get from living here. Masuria is more like a place full of advantages than full of boredom as I used to think.

Lena Borys, Masuria 2016

Friday, 8 July 2016

"Golden Mazur"

One of the best Masurian types of cheese found today in London! As a matter of fact, "Golden Mazur" from Grajewo's Mlekpol looks like kindly relating to our Roman's CSR awards. He used to be awarded with some golden tittle of the best in Corporate Social Responsibility by the British Polish Chamber of Commerce as well as by famous Solidarnosc, Lewiatan and Deloitte Poland.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Masurian taste of family summer

Another taste of family summer in Masuria: broad bean! It's best for quick lunch with garlic olive oil and fresh thyme. There are 2 schools of eating it. Girls usually prefer broad bean without its peel, boys like it with peel. As you can see on the picture above: today's lunch was girl-made :)

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Living Meadows

It's quite hard to express pure beauty of Masurian meadows. They smell and look so colourful. Most of them are being used for purposes relating to organic milk production. Masurian cows look very happy while eating fresh, juicy Masurian grass. Also storks, herons and foxes try to find their favourite food. During the haymaking birds are everywhere. It makes Masurian meadows living ecosystem you just want to watch and watch! :)

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2016

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Cauliflower à la Masuria

Masurian cauliflower for dinner today. We like it just from the pan with salty butter and spicy bread crumbs. It's not gluten-free but very delicious. As a matter of fact, it's a meal well known in entire Poland. However, in our minds cauliflower means holiday in Masuria: quick and light! :)

Monday, 4 July 2016

Success of Podlasie

These days, when football and the Euro 2016 is almost everywhere, news about Bartek Dragowski makes all people from Northeastern Poland very proud. Young goalkeeper born in Bialystok and playing for Jagiellonia moves from Polish Premier League to Italian Serie A. He'll play for Fiorentina!

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Oldtimer Weekend

The 5th "Oldtimer Weekend" takes place now in Gizycko, Masuria. Enjoy this unique event at least online: Facebook...

Saturday, 2 July 2016

A night on the boat

What can win over Euro 2016 and Wales vs. Belgium on TV even if you are a young footballer? A night spent on the boat, of course :) Masurian lakes are full of small family boats you can hire not only to sail but also to stay for a night. It's like a water hotel kids love!

Friday, 1 July 2016

Rally Poland

Rally Poland takes place in Masurian Mikolajki, from 30th June to 3rd July 2016: