Poland 101: places to visit, dishes to try, survival tips!

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Along the Vistula river, where the wind still sings old songs, and poppies bloom in the brightest shade of red, there’s a country called Poland. It is full of majestic mountains, mysterious valleys, medieval cities and magical lakes. It’s the country I was born in, and the country that’s worth visiting any time of the year! While there are no exotic beaches, ancient temples or famous holiday resorts here, Poland allures with a different kind of charm. It is the charm of old forests, colorful folk dresses, the stormy sea, and filling potato-based dishes. Since this is the place I have been living in the longest, let me guide you through Poland! We will visit several different places, indulge in too many dishes, and learn how to survive and thrive in Poland. Let’s explore Poland in the Blumil style together!

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The Winter Paralympics 2018 in a nutshell!

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When The Bandabi Bear says goodbye and Korean slopes don’t greet thousands of Olympics fans anymore, it’s high time for me to summarize The Winter Paralympics 2018!  The event, which began on 7th March 2018 and ended on 18th March 2018, featured para-athletes from all around the world. It was a wonderful evidence of human strength and determination, and I was impressed by contestants’ restless drive to do better, to be faster, to go beyond limits. Since defying limits is also my personal mission, keeping up with The Paralympics was a pleasure! What did The Winter Paralympics 2018 look like? Find out below!  Continue reading “The Winter Paralympics 2018 in a nutshell!”

How to Make Your Home More Accessible and Functional

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You know what’s beautiful about living in the 21st century? It’s the unhindered ability to make our living environment, both indoors and out, friendlier and more accessible to individuals struggling with some form of physical disadvantage. Think about it, it used to be that the university campus only had stairs, now, you have ramps and rails, special parking spots, elevators, adapted facilities, and much more.

What a time to be alive. To be able to help your fellow earthlings reach their full potential and lead a happier life. No matter if you are living with a disability yourself, or if you simply want to make your home more functional and accessible to those that are, here are the five ways you can transform your home for the new, compassionate world.

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Everything you need to know about The Winter Paralympics

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Once every four years, the ancient spirit of sports comes back to take over the news, the internet and ultimately our heads.  In the Olympic race towards the excellence and triumph, numerous athletes from all over the world go beyond their limits to experience the ultimate freedom. They challenge their bodies to redefine the impossible and push boundaries.  That’s the magic of sport: it makes every cell of your body buzz with excitement, and desire to become stronger and faster. Contestants of The Paralympics are the living proof of how capable and strong human bodies and minds actually are. Why? All of them are athletes with physical disabilities, who undeniably go beyond any limits. The Winter Paralympics in Korea came to an end, but it’s never too late to explore the world of Paralympics.  Below you can read everything you need to know about The Winter Paralympics!

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The 5 best places for beginner wheelchair travelers!

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Every master was once a beginner and mastering the art of accessible traveling is not an easy task.  It requires patience, a fair amount of planning and… time! Think about it as if it was a game: each level teaches you new skills necessary for survival. Starting the game from level 99 could lead to great disappointment and even bigger discouragement because you don’t have enough experience yet. The same rule applies to accessible traveling: it’s simply a safe bet to visit accessible cities first and as your traveling experience grows, move onto more challenging places. Since the accessible world is the future, but still not reality, I decided to create a list of the 5 best places for beginner wheelchair travelers! More about it below…

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The 9 best dishes I’ve ever had on the road

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Once upon a time, when the Earth just came into shape, somebody decided that some things always go together. Bread and butter, fun and games, salt and pepper all seem to be perfect matches, but the ultimate pairing is obviously… food and travel! There is no better chance to broaden your culinary horizons and exercise your taste buds than when you are out of your safe zone and thrown into the unknown.  My number one mission during each of my trips is to always try something new. I tend to go for seafood or a local cuisine, and I never regret it. After all, experience is the best teacher!  Below, let me present you with the 9 best dishes I’ve had on the road! 

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7 days in Poland: where to go, what to know, how to survive?

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In the heart of Europe, where forests are lavishly green, lakes sing of old water nymphs and city walls whisper tales of the past, there’ s beautiful country of Poland. Mountains guard the South,  while the Baltic Sea guards the north of the country. Numerous lakes and hills scattered across the entire Poland allure with the promise of wonderful weekend adventures. In numerous Polish cities, history lives in every corner. Medieval squares, modern buildings, baroque palaces, gloomy castles – you can find it all in Poland! While exploring the entire country in 7 days is hardly possible, you can easily have your taste of Poland in a week and savor everything it has to offer! Let’s start with basic questions… where to go, what to know, how to survive? More about it below!

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5 travel gadgets, which can save the day (and your budget!)

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Once upon a time, a few traveling mistakes ago, I discovered that good preparation can save you from almost any trouble. They say: a stitch in time saves nine, and that’s a rule I live by! After all, planning an accessible trip from your sofa is easier and more comfortable,  than discovering your dream city and accessibility don’t belong in the same sentence.  Since plans and knowledge can get you very far, but sometimes they need a little help, travel gadgets come to rescue!  There are hundreds of them on the market, but since more is less, I’ll focus on 5 of them.  Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you 5 travel gadgets which can save the day and your budget! 

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Discover Warsaw in 24 hours

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Once upon a time, in the times when legends were very alive, the mermaid told people “here you will build a marvelous city” and indeed, they did. The capital city of Poland is vibrant and modern and it has mastered the art of reinvention. It rose up from ashes like a phoenix and learned to combine modernity with history. Tall skyscrapers and old buildings, the few which survived the war, stand proudly next to each other. In Warsaw, you can learn a lot about reinvention and enjoy yourself like there is no tomorrow. Below we will get to know Warsaw inside out (touristically!)…

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In The City of Kings: Kraków, Poland

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In the city of kings, you can stumble upon traces of old times in every corner. Old kings and queens seem to sing their stories from the pebbles, and Vistula river guards the city along with its dragon. Welcome to Kraków! Since it is a rich historical site and a former Polish capital city,  Kraków has always been greatly important for Polish history and culture. If you are visiting Poland, it’s one of the must-visit places to put on your travel map. After all, here they outwitted a dragon and crowned more kings than anywhere else in Poland.  What to see? What to do? How to navigate Kraków? More about it below!

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