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Dar es Salaam means the Place of Peace. I got there by boat from Zanzibar with the thought of heading west towards Lake Tanganyika as quickly as possible.…

It was my lucky day: German Lufthansa lost my checked-in luggage somewhere between Frankfurt and Warsaw. In those good old times (2002), a generous travel…

1. I love cycling. If I had more time, I would cycle the world. I also like jogging, although it is a bit of a necessity: a 10-mile jog every second day allows…

1. One does not need much stuff for an Easter break in Central America: a camera, passport, iPad and other essentials fit into my light travel bag. A stash of…

As a guy born in Poland, I approach every communist or overtly leftist invention with caution. However, this would not apply to the International Women's Day. 8…

It was "the Monday": I came home from work after a heated discussion with my boss. I wrote a resignation letter, had a glass of wine, had a second glass of wine…

The border official at San Salvador airport was excited to see a tourist from a non-Spanish speaking world. With a smile on his face he asked if I was going to…

Psalms, novels, poems, birds-and-bees stories... everything was said about love. Fasten your seat belt, take a glass of champagne and let's go on Saint…

As a serious chemical engineer that builds plants in Europe and Africa, I am not supposed to fool around with teddy bears. Yet, Sapuś (or Sapush) is my travel…

"We are leaving in fourteen minutes", the bus driver says. Yeah, right, and Queen Elizabeth II will serve us tea. I come back to the station twenty minutes…

Lomé is peaceful and quiet in comparison to any sizeable city in neighbouring Nigeria. What a nice introduction to a fascinating, yet not well known mosaic of…

The Togolese Republic or Togo for short is a narrow strip of land sandwiched between Ghana and Benin. At 57,000 sq.km (22,000 sq.mi.) it is one of the smallest…

In his "Lost Horizon", James Hilton placed Shangri-La, an earthly paradise in Tibet. I discovered my paradise between Cologne Airport and teeny-weeny Grand…

Adam is a typical Pole: hardworking, trustworthy and irresistibly loveable. His passion for cooking and keeping fit combined with my passion for eating and…

It is more than 1400 kilometers (870 miles) from Ibadan in the south of Nigeria to its north-eastern border. As we drive towards the north, lush tropical green…

Over the last years, I enjoyed bi-weekly flights from Frankfurt to Addis Ababa and on to Lagos. As we flew between Ethiopia and Nigeria, breathtaking views from…

Back in the nineties, I came across an old issue of the National Geographic magazine with a picture of an incredibly crowded tram. The picture was taken in…
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