Saturday, 29 April 2017

May Day in Warmian-Masurian



A good guide for people who are going to spent the May Day weekend in Warmian-Masurian. Go to the orientacja.pl for all details. First of all, you must know it's more than a bank holiday weekend in Poland. We've got a big celebration of the 3rd May each year. The first European constitution was ratified on 3rd May 1791 in Poland. So, alot of events will take place i.a. on the municipal beach in Olsztyn, the Warmian-Masurian capital city. Have a good time in Warmian-Masurian!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Frogs in Masuria



There's a lot of frogs in Masuria due to the fact we've got a lot of lakes and ponds in northeastern Poland. Between March and June they have breeding time. All we ought to know much more about them, because they do a very good job with flies and mosquitoes especially in summer. People understanding the role frogs carry out inside the nature never kill them.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Monday, 24 April 2017

New catamarans in Masuria



New passenger catamarans coming to Masurian lakes this summer. One of them was built locally, in Masuria. She has almost 60 passengers capacity and will link two beautiful towns Mikołajki and Ryn. More: www.podroze.onet.pl

Saturday, 22 April 2017

RIP, Biedrza [*]



One of the most popular footballers in Stomil Olsztyn history - Andrzej Biedrzycki, died yesterday in his 50s. He was the player who spent almost entire career in Olsztyn. There's no other Stomiler who played more Polish Premier League matches than he. RIP Biedrza [*] More about him: Radio Olsztyn

Friday, 21 April 2017

Masurian National Park



We've got a short report from the lecture of our friend - Mrs. Maria Olszowska from Masuria, who is a retired Biology teacher. She carried out that lecture at the University of Third Age in Mragowo last Wednesday. Maria Olszowska has informed the lecture made her happy. She said she had been talking about life of Masurian animals in their favourite environment, the EU network Natura 2000 in Masuria and future Masurian National Park. As a matter of fact, Masuria's looking forward to the Masurian National Park. Taking into account the number of birds coming to the pure nature of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship in summer (for their breeding of course), the national park idea is undoubtedly proper. People who attended the lecture seemed to be interested. Nothing unexpected, we have been finding Mrs. Olszowska as a leading professional in Masurian nature since a long time!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Masurian Nature: KINGDOM OF ANIMALS



We're happy again to inform about very interesting lecture by our friend and volunteering expert from Masuria, Mrs. Maria Olszowska, who's retired Biology teacher. She carried it out today for the Third Age University in Mragowo. All we know Masurian nature is a kingdom of animals, too. She knows about it a lot more! 🐰🐸🦊🐞🦆🦋🦉🦌🐿

Monday, 17 April 2017

Easter in Poland



We've been spending family time in Warsaw, Poland 🇵🇱 Easter mostly is a cultural experience in our country. We celebrate it year after year the same good way 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Easter breakfast ought to start in the early morning on Sunday but not this time. We had Easter brunch, in fact 🤗 There were just too many home-made cakes on our wishing list to keep up to traditional breakfast time 🍰 On the other hand, branch-solution makes Easter lunch impossible 👫 You are full enough to take into account staying at home in the afternoon'd be a poor idea. We went for a walk across Old Town streets 🏣 Warsaw has a specific beauty. It's always a nice pleasure to hang out with people you love 🌨 Even thoung the weather was bad, we enjoyed Easter walk much ❤️

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Easter time in Poland



Easter breakfast with your family is not less important than Christmas Eve supper we eat all together in Poland. Today we spend a lot of time in the kitchen to prepare special meals for tomorrow; meals we usually eat once a year, even though most of us live in Poland. So, have a look at boiling pot above. There are last year vegetables from Masurian garden. They make a very good base for the white, sour soup. We call it in Polish: "zurek". Another special meal is a sauce made of horseradish, boiled eggs and yogurt. We eat it with vegetable salad (also pictured above). There's also some kind of Easter cake we bake in Poland. It's called in Polish: "mazurek", which means literally a little inhabitant of our beautiful Masuria. Tulips are favourite Balbina's flowers. Cats seem to like Easter in Poland. Dogs mostly prefer Easter baskets, especially sausages they always try to find inside 🙂

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Anemones from Masuria



It was found in woodland last weekend, not far from the summer house. It's a real anemone nursery! 💁 WOW 🙆🏻 We believe in Poland these beautiful flowers keep bad luck off the home.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

White & Blue



What Manchester and Olsztyn have in common? Two things, first of all: White & Blue, as home colours of their leading football teams. Our Roman went from London to Manchester a day or two ago. He decided to go for a while to the Etihad Stadium over there, as well. He bought a few City's gadgets for young footballers from Stomil Olsztyn. He said Manchester City history is full of ups and downs. So is Stomil Olsztyn's one. City play now in the Premier League and they are one of the richest football clubs in the world. But in the past they spent many seasons in Championship. Probably the time for Stomil will come, too. And Olsztyn will have not less beautiful stadium than the Etihad. We cross our fingers for such a nice dream our Roman's talking about almost non-stop 🙂

Friday, 7 April 2017

Polish Purge



There's been a new law introduced in Poland for a while, we hope. If you watched "The Purge", this law is quite similar. The difference is people don't kill people; people can only cut and chop trees on their private properties. It's quite strange, taking into account the fact 6 out of 10 most polluted cities in the European Union are located in southern Poland. Obviously not everyone finds this law useful. We don't, we've been supporting tree planting. As you see, there'll be much more hazels and hazelnuts in pure northern Poland 🌳🌰 Not only our kids are in love with home made hazelnut chocolate! 😋

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Masuria by the CultureTrip



We are happy the CultureTrip finds Masuria as one of the 10 most beautiful spots in Poland: more... It's northeastern Poland, quite far away from not only Baltic waters but from Krakow first of all. However, let's say: Thx! We do appreciate the fact Masuria's been noted because of its unique beauty.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

V-formations in Masuria



Winter has gone, birds are returning to Masuria. They just find pure nature of northeastern Poland as the best place for their breeding and - obviously - summer holidays! Cranes, cormorants, lapwings and true geese've already arrived. We've been watching their V-formations in the sky. Also storks are coming home. They return with increasing tweets of skylarks.

Author: Maria Olszowska, Masuria 2017

Monday, 3 April 2017

Driving Warmian-Masurian



The post we published on the 1st April was obviously 'April Fool'. There's no 102 double-decker route to Kortowo and Olsztyn's University is not getting ready for EU students from Hogwarts 😂 Anyway, there's something regarding driving taking place in Olsztyn. Local newspaper started to look for unique restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs with some good drive in Warmian-Masurian. If you fell in love with any place you just return to, let them know until 30th June. Details: Gazetaolsztynska.pl

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Double-deckers in Olsztyn!



Another good news regarding public transport in Olsztyn, the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship's capital city. Looks like Transport for Olsztyn, the local TfL counterpart, may be going to implement more buses than it was announced on 21 March 2017. A double-decker spotted by us in Regent Street in London can be some kind of herald for a totally new stage in Olsztyn's public transport history. This bus does not only reveal some newly planned route 102 to Kortowo, the Warmian-Masurian University campus! It also informs about a new hall of residence DS 9 3/4 over there? Now we try to confirm the probability of a new faculties the Warmian-Masurian University could be going to offer soon. It seems they are getting ready for the EU students of Magic from Hogwarts, who are not supposed to get the permanent residence rights in the UK after Brexit. More details: to be continued...