Tour de Pologne 2017 starts tomorrow!

I highly recommend to watch this interesting video, unfortunately the speaker has been speaking only in Polish, but I think sometimes words are not very important. It’s very easy to watch it without understanding, because the sights and emotions have been strong enough… I really love sport and in particular I’m dead keen on cycling, as I have mentioned several times before.

The video is a short history of the Tour the Pologne, truly in a nutshell, you might see many unique, old tv recordings. This year it starts for the 74 time, so look how old it is! And Tour de Pologne is a member of UCI World Tour, in other words – Tour de Pologne is a part of 14 most prestigious tours in cycling.

Tommorow we will watch the first stage, in Cracow, and this time in general they will ride across Southern Poland, first Kraków, then Silesia, and finally in Polish Tatra Mountains. The tour lasts one week, although this year seems to be really difficult,  not to mention how beautiful parts of Poland we will see. Rafał Majka, Polish famous cyclist, who is the bronze medalist from Rio de Janeiro has taken the participation, so he is  already all right after that dreadful fall during Tour de France this season. Also Nibali, Peter Sagan and many others stars! So, while you have the possibility in your country to watch Tour de Pologne in tv or via YT, don’t miss it. I think it is truly wortwhile.

And I’ve seen the boar once again. It has happened a few days ago, so remains quite fresh story. As many of you might know, I am meeting a wild boar or a small herd, from time to time, here in Warsaw. Usually they are strolling in my neighbourhood in the nighttime. This time the same, it was after midnight. I noticed my dog is observing someting into the darkness very carefully, and I was following her look. The boar was quite close to us! Although we were not alone, a few young men had been spending their time on the bench, drinking beer ( I guess it was more than one beer) and eating potato snacks… Certainly they also noticed the boar, because they shouted ” Dzik! Dzik!” ( dzik is wild boar in Polish). Then they got the idiotic idea of running in the boar’s direction, with their cell phones and tablets ready to snap a photo. Fortunately, they made him run … He disappeared somewhere into the oak’s grove.

Pinch of news from Warsaw


Summer is here, I am very busy, believe me, I have been in a hurry literally everyday… I have a lot of work and also I have decided to paint my walls in the apartment. Actually I am somewhere in the middle, I did great job, but it is still not enough. The more I do, the more new things to do I see. My dog had some skin’s problems, so I went to the vet. Vets here in Poland it is a long story… I have known from some blogs from the US and the UK, that vets abroad are often a problem, so I want to tell you, that here in Warsaw the same. Fortunately, very young vet , who had been really tired ( I was there late in the evening), was not an completely idiot and was quite polite ( for me and for my dog). He forgot to check about the medicine he told me to use, and I had to ask him, whether this drug is to buy with no ” recepta” ( recipe)… Finally he gave me this recepta I must show in the drugstore! This medicine was Triderm, it is for humans, a treatment with very wide spectrum and it turned out to be very good. The effect I saw very soon. It is a cream you have to apply onto the skin ( Clotrimazolum, Gentamicinum, Betamethasoni dipropionas ). So I would recommend it as a very good for dogs, too.

I don’t know whether I want to live all my live in Poland or not. This is not about money, although many Poles decide to leave the country due to low payments here. Recently I heard ( in the mainstream media) we are becoming a regional power, blah blah, and I cannot tell you that I feel it in my live. From the other side, I am accustomed to save money, I can do many things by myself, for example I can paint my apartment, I can stick the wallpaper to the wall and I can cook, and much more… So, this is not for money and obviously I will not go where tons of people from Poland have been living actually ( Ireland, England, Germany, Netherlands). My problem is, that I heard severally in tv, how politcs want to arm us. I don’t want to live in a country, where people have guns! If the new law will exist I will go . And recently I have been spending my time wondering where to escape… Yesterday I “was” even in Peru, but I am not sure is there safe… Portugal… or New Zealand. Or Czechia. Czechia it is reasonable, don’t you… Very close to Poland and Prague is so brilliant town. And I understand the language, like everybody in Poland. I love also Lviv in Western Ukraine, but I think they will arm also people in Ukraine, if there will EU bordeline in the future. Or maybe to Ethiopia … I am joking, guys, I am aware, that Ethiopia is not very safe place. Most of all, I want to stay here, this is my motherland and I feel that I belong to the city. Trump is coming here to Warsaw. Tomorrow he will, but in the afternoon, so I should have done my shopping before ( closed streets). I want  Poland to be strong country, but I do not want to live here along with armed people. I wish it will never happen…