Anna Kucewicz

July 14, 2017
Europe wades into battle for primeval Białowieża Forest

by Marcin Onufryjuk, licenced under CC by 2.0 The European Commission has waded into the battle for the Puszcza Białowieska after the Polish Government has been massively increasing logging in...

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July 9, 2017
Joining the Crocodile – why do the English so like to queue?

The Wimbledon Championship queue is the queue of the moment, but this weekend for the nth time we visited the Chatsworth Summer Garden Party, hosted by the Duke and Duchess...

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June 30, 2017
Poles love their music festivals – so what’s going on this summer?

In the 1960s the most popular music events in PRL (the People’s Republic of Poland) were the National Festival of Polish Song in Pole and the Sopot International Song Festival. ...

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June 28, 2017
For Polish Navy Day Today – a bit of Morse Code …./.-/…./.-

Since 1928, the 28 June has been known as the Święto Marynarki Wojennej (Polish Navy Day). Although Morse Code is no longer used as an international standard for maritime distress,...

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June 21, 2017
Five reasons to celebrate Midsummer’s Night

Although the longest day of the year (the solstice) is today, 21 June, the tradition in medieval England and ongoing in Poland is for midsummer celebrations on Noc Świętojańska (St...

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June 13, 2017
Kraków: streets to beat the stress

While Kraków is overflowing with beautiful, historic buildings to visit, on my latest trip (in between renewing insurances, resolving bank card problems and finding a new bin for the bathroom),...

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June 9, 2017
9 June – a day to be young and nothing more

Today is the day when young people in the UK took to politics with 50% more voting than in the last three General Elections. It brings to my mind the Culture.pl...

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June 1, 2017
Polish mothers refuse to be stumped

Many years ago I visited the UNESCO-protected Puszcza Białowieska (Białowieża Forest) in eastern Poland with a group of scouts.  It was the most serene experience: the raw beauty and hush of...

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May 25, 2017
Plumbing problems abroad resolved – or are they?

So. Following a 'plumbing impasse' at my little flat in Krakow, it all went quiet for a while. As you will remember there were a million and one issues that had...

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May 23, 2017
And my poppies have bloomed – on such a day of sadness

May 23rd, and my poppies have finally started to bloom. Not too late to remember those fallen at Monte Cassino, and yet right on the day after the worst tragedy...

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