Monday, 31 October 2016

Masurian b'day present 🎁



What loving kids can do for their loving parents while mother's birthday has come but daughter's running out of pocket money? Lucky Barbara her Daria has the artist head screwed on :) Canadian pancake in Masurian gluten-free version! The girl not only spent all her pennies for a top-up but she also realised quite late there's no flour... However, she found: free-range egg, millet flakes, low fat greek-style yogurt, local eco-honey and fresh raspberries. So, isn't it finally much healthier present than a chocolate bar from the grocery?

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Colourful performance in Masuria



Autumn is redecorating Masurian world. Trees make unique impression around sleepy lakes. Their green leaves turn yellow, brown, red and gold in front of us and just for us - people who enjoy pure nature in our Masuria all year long.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2016

Friday, 28 October 2016

Turtles from Masuria



Not many people know a lot of turtles live in the European Union. You can meet them not only in Canary Islands but also in northeastern Poland. European pond turtle is the one living in Masuria. What's very curious, the life span of this turtle is similar to the time we spend on our planet, too. Life span generally is between 50 and 100 years. As a matter of fact, there's special nature reserve for turtles in Masuria named: Jezioro Orlowo Male. Picture above taken by our Friend from Masuria - Mrs. Maria Olszowska, who is retired biology teacher from Mragowo. Many thanks! :)

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Masurian Miss International



Miss Poland 2015 - Magdalena Bienkowska from a small town Mikolajki in Masuria, took part in Miss International 2016 competition today: more... She didn't win but it doesn't change the fact she's the most beautiful Masurian in the world :) Congrats to her!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Masurian way of life in autumn



A nice picture from the Masurian Friend of ours - Mrs. Maria Olszowska. She took a picture of one of sleepy-autumn roads in today's Masuria. We have transformed it into a Masurian-way-of-life wallpaper for your iPhone® in autumn :) THX!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Masurian 3rd Age



Undoubtedly, Masuria is an unique family-holiday destination. But there is about 1.5m Masurians living over there all year long, too. In general, Polish society is getting older. It's a rising problem of entire European Union. Therefore you can find not only more and more yacht havens or bike trails in Masuria. There are very active Universities of the Third Age in Masuria, as well. One of them is in Mragowo, a small city happily and picturesquely located by the Lake Czos. More about it: here...

Monday, 24 October 2016

Skills in Warmian-Masurian



Last week a big jobs and career event took place in Olsztyn, the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship's capital city: more... That's a very crucial thing these days. There's quite high unemployment in the northeastern Poland, yet. Basically, it happens despite the EU membership and uniqueness of the local nature. However, Masurians' future looks bright - in our humble, European opinion. Masuria's time coming for sure!

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Masurian pumpkin brunch



Today we enjoy Masurian pumpkin cream soup with roasted pumpkin seeds by our Pawel. He made it for the Sunday family brunch. It's easy to cook. The only challenge for you, folks in Europe, can be Masurian pumpkin :) Not easy to find outside Poland, yet. Picture taken this time by our Sylwia.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Dreaming with autumn in Masuria



Autumn in Masuria is an unique farewell to the summer we always enjoy on our beautiful lakes. Now you can meet mostly professional sailors on Masurian waters. Birds migrate far away to the south leaving our meadows decorated with crystal clear drops of silent morning dew. Trees are turning into gold, everything green seems to be slowing down in front of coming winter. So do we, dreaming with autumn about the life in Masuria.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2016

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Digging Podlasie



Podlasie, our beautiful Masuria's neighbouring region in Poland, makes also a lot of positive impressions on the Polish Digg-like website: Wykop... The sky does really seem to indulge over there, doesn't it?

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Olecko



A big ropes course for kids coming soon to Olecko in Masuria. This outdoor challenge was a big challenge by itself due to the fact it's a participatory budgeting investment: more... Olecko is not a big city in Masuria but very well known in entire Poland. About 20 years ago they just started to do some kind of unique social and cultural festival inspired by the "Northern Exposure" series (very popular in Polish TV that time). They call it "Przystanek Olecko". It is an eastern Masuria summer event.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Baba Fest



The 6th "Baba Fest" takes place in Olsztyn, the capital city of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. It's a social and cultural event uniting Polish women. Their credo is: "Development & Inspiration". As a matter of fact, "baba" in Poland means expressive woman. So, the purpose of this charitable festival is to reenergise female bodies, souls and minds.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Meringue from Masuria



This is exactly what you can expect from free-range eggs! Masurian nature lets you enjoy a real taste of home-made meringue even if you do it in a big city like Warsaw. Mouth-watering & yummy :)

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Olsztyn Motor Club



A classic car show took place today in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship's capital city. It was the 5th event of the Olsztyn Motor Club. Many beautiful cars were exposed, including rare classics from the gloomy past we used to experience in Poland because of 45 years of the Soviet Union domination. 

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Masurian summer in the autumn



Super-sunny Masuria from our Wojtek for all fans suffering from the cold and rainy autumn in Europe :) One summer gone, another one coming relatively soon. You can use this picture as e.g. iPhone® wallpaper. This picture works as a mood-booster very well!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Oslo - Masuria



A new WizzAir destination from Masurian airport Olsztyn-Mazury coming soon: Oslo, the capital city of Norway! Two flights a week in May 2017. Norwegians as well as Poles living and working over there, Masuria's looking forward to you :)

Monday, 10 October 2016

Chestnut autumn in Masuria



Chestnuts are falling off the trees: brown, shining, smooth and soft. Maybe they look just like simple seeds growing inside green, spiny cups but the tree is also able to heal. It's good at healing e.g. blood vessels. People in Poland find chestnuts as a natural source of our personal and household balance. Moreover, we make from chestnut many nutritious and nourishing products for animals and humans.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2016

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Wels catfish a la Masuria



Very good wels catfish found in one of Warsaw's restaurants. We had family dinner today and this choice was very good. Fish on the plate maybe hardly visible but dinner was healthy and tasty :)

Friday, 7 October 2016

Wolf's Lair




The Wolf's Lair - Hitler's Masurian headquarters built for Germans' invasion of Soviets during the WW2, has just been awarded with the title of the most interesting place to visit in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship - in the TripAdvisor's opinion: here...

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Fly to Masuria



The board of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Masurian hotels and tour operators aim together at attracting much more tourists to Masuria via the Olsztyn-Mazury airport. They have released strategic marketing project: "Fly to Masuria". It's a very good idea if you take into account BREXIT can reduce the number of flights from the UK.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Polish Association of Disabled Sailors



So important organisation in today's active world: the Polish Association of Disabled Sailors. People with disabilities prove in our Masuria that sailing isn't for young and beautiful only. A lot more information about them on: www.pzzn.pl

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Masurian super-model breakfast



Rice crisps with chia seeds, light yoghurt, almond flakes and Masurian plums plus honey - that's a Sunday breakfast a la super-model-holiday in Masuria by our Daga! :)

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Colourful fruit harvesting in Masuria



You can find healthy and tasty Masurian fruits not only in a village orchard but also in the forest or just outdoor, far away from civilised highways. They are waiting for us almost everywhere in Masuria. All look tempting but always eat only washed ones you know very well. Please mind, not all fruits you see on the picture above, are eatable for humans as a raw food.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2016