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Hiking + majówka. Two beautiful Polish traditions. 

I wasn’t particularly sporty when I moved to Poland but my husband is extremely sporty and therefore I have no choice. I have to do sports if I want to see him on weekends. But. but. I actually really enjoy hiking. It’s an incredible cardio exercise and after spending a whole week indoors, it’s really refreshing to spend a whole day outside in the fresh air moving your tyłek a bit.
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A tour of the Guido Coal Mine – Kopalnia Guido

Zabrze might not bring about associations with great sightseeing for most people, but in fact, it has at least one gem — the Guido coal mine —worth visiting on a afternoon when the weather is drab like it was most of the winter. In addition to the Wieliczka salt mine and Szyb Maciej in Zabrze, Guido is another point in my mine experiences here in Poland – something I could never experience where I’m from.  Continue Reading

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Reverse culture shock – from Poland to Florida

There’s always a few things which require a little readjustment whenever I go back to Florida for a visit. When you live in a place, you don’t notice some things about your culture because they’re just normal. But when you go back after being away, those differences become loud and clear.

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Florida in February – My first trip home in 1.5 years

I haven’t been to Florida in 1.5 years. Going back home is a little bit like ripping off a band aid before the wound is healed. You’ve just stopped thinking about it and then again all those feels come rushing back again. My trips are becoming fewer and far between as my life in Poland becomes more and more stable. Either way, I’m looking forward to two weeks in Florida + a second wedding party. The best remedy for my seasonal depression.

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6 questions to ask yourself before moving abroad

More moolah. A lover. A new outlook on life. Whatever the reason, moving abroad is a titillating thought for many of us. Other countries are mysterious, fascinating and f-ing terrifying all at the same time. It’s almost the new year! Here’s 6 things for you to keep in mind before hopping a border for good in 2016.

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5 reasons why traveling in Europe is better than in America

I have a confession to make. I’ve been to more European countries than States. That kinda makes me feel like a bad American but I think it’s a proximity thing. You know, like when you live near something cool, the chances of going are often smaller than if you’re visiting a place for the first time. For instance, I’d never been to Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral until last year when my boyfriend urged me to take him there. And it’s 40 minutes away from my house in Orlando.

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