I am back with several longer stories in a day or two! It’s been a while since my last post ( work work work) so I miss you…
March is going to the end and spring has been here for a few days, as well. However, in an early springtime the weather conditions are very bothering, sometimes even miserable, because we experience a huge daily differences of temperatures and often is very windy. That chilly wind in March! I find it quite romantic ( good for reading a book under a blanket ), but from the other side I have to keep my wintercoat in the corridor, is very usual for evening stroll with my dog. But some flowers are already in bloom, a trees are covered with lovely green leaves ( looks so fresh) ,and birds are about to start their nesting season. My dog found a bone outside and has eaten it. She was also into the pond, she did it a few times, although she’s not in the habit of swimming there. She only uses to stand and drink this water with great pleasure. I respect that wild custom, nevertheless I have purchased for her the filter, which is making water free from heavy metals, detergents etc. so I think is better for her to drink at home… Anyhow I must admit in this pond water seems to be quite clear.
My dog is one of the reasons I cannot travel. I have been not travelling lately due to many reasons, also my mother is retired and I want to be in touch with her everyday. Thus, I rather read your travel blogs than I travel by myself. And while you cannot travel, you always can dream about it… Planning new trips! Being in Poland, I often dream of a voyage in February or in March. As I mentioned in the post last month, these seasons here are dull, awful, and very windy! Every year I have been thinking : ” Right now it is been a perfect time for my vacation!”. And I cannot go. India! Southern Portugal! Sunshine, warmth and amazing, exotic flavours and colours!
I think Portugal is much more safe than India, especially for a budget trip. To be frank, I cannot imagine myself in India on a budget trip. This is very dangerous for women, and I am sure that the only one way is to get a luxury trip there. A luxury trip… I mean to say, I will again buy a couple of books about India, along with some Bolly movies. End of the story – especially if you earn your money in Poland. Well, maybe I am grumpy at the moment, but if I have not enough money for rent a room in a five-stars hotel in Goa ( for a month, because flying is expensive), I not travel at all. ( It looks like I never will ).
So, Southern Portugal is closer, and it seems is much easier to reach this destination. I am not sure I am a massive lover of the cousine in Portugal, but despite of it, I think it’s absolutely worthwhile. Southern Portugal is the most warm place in Europe, during all winter. Only there you can wear sandals and summer dresses all a winter season long… I know about lovely rural houses in Portugal you can rent for Christmas, when the orange trees are in fruit in Portugal, or you could spend some time there in winter, with both swimming pool and central heating.
From the other side, today is 20 C here in Warsaw, so it must be the turn of the tide, don’t you…
Poland has taken the first place in the medal standing at European Athletic Indoor Championships in Belgrade this year. We have seven gold medals, one silver and four bronze, and we are the winners, while lot of people was expecting, that Great Britain will remain at the top. This is amazing to beat GB, because they are considered as great power in athletics… Thus, right now Poland is also a great power, you cannot deny. This is Polish relay women team: Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz, Małgorzata Hołub, Ida Baumgart and Justyna Święty. They are the golden medalists, and Justyna Święty has her individual bronze medal, too.
The other Polish medalists are: Polish relay men’s team: Kacper Kozłowski, Łukasz Krawczuk, Przemysław Waściński, Rafał Omelko ( gold medal), Marcin Lewandowski ( gold medal 1500 m run), Adam Kszczot ( gold medal 800 m run), Piotr Lisek ( gold medal pole vault), Konrad Bukowiecki( gold medal shot put), Sylwester Bednarek( gold medal high jump), Rafał Omelko ( silver medal 400 m run), Ewa Swoboda ( bronze medal 60 m run), Sofia Ennaoui ( bronze medal 1500 run) and Paweł Wojciechowski ( bronze medal pole vault).