Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Warmian-Masurian guide for iOS®

There's a virtual guide regarding Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship in App Store®. You can download it for your iPhone® or iPad® for free. The app has been developed by local media company. Just enter "Mazury" over there, which means Masuria in Polish, and enjoy! Dev website - mojemazury.pl

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Masurian Monster Calls

Today we've got... Masurian "Monster Calls" from our Masurian friend, Mrs. Olszowska living in Mragowo. For us, old enough, it's just a beautiful view of broken tree and frozen lake in Masuria. But kids, especially Daria (who's going to become a famous actress), discovered our artist idea at once: "It's Masurian Monster Calls!" Eh, can be something like the character from Hollywood-blockbuster "Monster Calls", can't it? 🤔 😳 😃

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Napoleon in Masuria

Very interesting tweet by Mr. Socha, who is a lawyer from Warmian-Masurian. Looks like he visited Ostroda. It's relatively small town in Masuria we mentioned about on 29th Jan 2017. Ostroda was a place Napoleon stayed in for about one month 200 years ago, making it the very centre of European politics. You can see it on the picture above. The painting originally titled: "Napoleon a Osterode" (by Marie Nicolas Ponce-Camus), is exposed in local museum until today. The size is quite impressive: 280cm x 189cm. So, a lot of historical details to watch. More information on the website: muzeumwostrodzie.pl

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Debate about Masurian cuisine

Today in Gizycko, at 6pm local time, a debate about Masurian cuisine before and after the WW2 takes place. The WW2 is crucial in this case, because Masuria mostly was German before 1945. Masurian Community Association invites to the Masovia Hotel. More information on their website: wspolnotamazurska.org

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Pisz Forest

Pisz Forest, the biggest forest in Masuria, is an unique animal sanctuary and biosphere reserve. Its size is similar to the Greater London in the UK but it's slightly healthier to live over there ;) You can find, in Pisz Forest, very high and very old trees like Masurian pines. There's also a lot of Masurian birds, deers, elks, beavers and hares to watch and take pictures. It's really worth to go camping close to the Pisz Forest. Sunsets, coming to your eyes through the trees and across the water, are just breathtaking! 🏕😎🌅

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Winter lakes in Masuria

Masurian lakes usually turn into big ice rinks in winter. Temperature dropping below zero makes them ready for their another life. In summer they are sailing heaven. Now they become snowkitting and iceboating kingdom. But it's always highly recommended to stay very careful while enjoing winter lakes in Masuria ❄️

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Friday, 17 February 2017

National Geographic on Masuria

Very good to know that National Geographic, world biggest travel, geography and culture monthly recommended Masuria as one of the Best Trips destinations for 2016. They wrote in November 2015:

"Stretching across northeastern Poland 125 miles north of the capital, Warsaw, the Masurian Lake District claims some 2,000 lakes, many connected by rivers and canals. Always popular with Polish vacationers, the region remains a quintessential example of the simple pleasures of traditional country life."

Moreover, they mentioned about Ryn and Giżycko towns, Ryńskie, Ołów, Nidzkie, Łuknajno, Kisajno and Niegocin Lakes. Also the great Pisz Forest and Teutonic Knights' castle in Ryn, as well as Roman Polanski's "Knife in the Water" were found very interesting.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Google Mazury

This is what happens when you google "Mazury" in winter 😍 "Mazury" in Polish means Masuria, as you know it very well. So, don't google "Mazury" at work. It can be dangerous for your efficiency 😂

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy family Valentine's day!

No words, just our Wojtek's pic and Masurian feelings from us today: Happy family Valentine's day! :)

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Colourful winter in Masuria

New set of colourful Masurian winter from our friend, Mrs. Maria Olszowska who lives in Mragowo. This time a lot of white and red. Both colours are our national ones. Polish flag's just white & red: 🇵🇱

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Masurian fish for iPhone®

Some unusual wallpaper for your iPhone® from our 'masterchef' Wojtek. The fish you see on the picture was fresh Masurian zander perfectly grilled last summer our boys spent in Cisowek. Doesn't it smell real, does it? It's a family holiday in Masuria!

Friday, 10 February 2017

Beavers from Masuria

Eurasian beavers are the biggest rodents in the EU. For many years they were almost extinct in Masuria but Polish Scientists from the Research Station Popielino saved them. Our beavers are waterside-active, mostly at night. They go out of lodges and mark the territory with some secretion called castoreum. In traditional medicine it used to be treated as an universal remedy for almost all human diseases. Beavers are famous of building water dams out of trees. They have very strong teeth.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Green Goat from Masuria

Extremely cold outside in Warsaw today. So, dining at home. This is how healthy Masurian pizzas usually look like in the summer :) It's our Daga masterpiece with free range egg, green beans, organic courgette, goat cheese and obviously her favourite pomegranate. Moreover, such pizza always gluten free! ❤ 🍕

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Forest hill landscapes from Masuria

A few forest hill landscapes from winter Masuria have been sent to us by ourfriend from Masuria, Mrs. Maria Olszowska. Pictures almost make you are able to smell that forest and hear the frozen snow cracking under your feet, while you walk and walk across a silent hill. That's our Masuria in winter: pure nature, deep silence and your senses.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Warmian-Masurian Virtual Museum

If you're interested in old masterpieces, coins or ceramics, mainly from Warmin-Masurian past, you can visit this virtual museum: www.WMWM.pl It's a very interesting project by the Warmian-Masurian Museum from Olsztyn. We like especially their collection of old coins. Our Roman recommended this. He is not a coin collector but a very happy possessor of a couple of unique coins, including the famous no-date 20p coin from 2008.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Nude Masurian Trees

Have a look at a beautiful winter gallery of the - literally - nude Masurian trees by our friend, Mrs. Maria Olszowska from Mragowo in Masuria: MojeMazury.pl She says she's been keen on trees since her childchood. She describes her perception very artisticly, comparing trees deprived of their green clothes in late winter to some posing entities of life returning to the world with the leaves' buds.