18/08/2012

Città del Vaticano

Summer seems to be a season of pilgrimages. It's right time to connect something for soul (a prayer) and body (a recreation in more tourist places). One of my friends decided to do so and went for a pilgrimage to Italy. She spent time in cultural parts of Rome but also in religious Vatican City where she saw St. Peter's Basilica which you can see on the postcard below. It's a very important church for Roman Catholics because it's somehow connected with Pope's head office which is located in Vatican City.


Look below, even the stamp is Vatican. That postcard is quite special because it comes from the smallest country (in terms of size) in the world.


Cheerio,
Karolina xx

05/08/2012

Foodie in Poznań

I want to confess that I adore exploring new tastes, food. It also happened in Poznań where I tried loads of delicious food, some of them were even home made! :D But don't delight too quickly, I will introduce my "food star" later!

such pomps are in Poznań at every turn which is veeery helpful during sunny, hot days:

very refreshing water with a few pieces of watermelon and loads of ice

 we decided to bake such cookies from puff pasty and fresh raspberries:

those waffles are also our home made creation in one of the evenings :D

 it wasn't my first meal in Asian restaurant so I know something about
"eastern tastes" and I really think that the quality and taste of that dish was amazing!

we also bumped into a salads bar where I had really tasty and quite unusual
(because of combination of eggs, beetroots, sweetcorn and smoked chicken) salad

Ladies and gentlemen - rogal świętomarciński (Saint Martin's croissant). It's a local, traditional croissant made of white poppy, baked on 11 November, on St. Martin's Day. However, the croissants are probably only eaten by local people in November, they're available in some bakeries. There are a lot of tourists who come to Poznań during entire year and want to try them (even me).


Now it's time to move on. I'm taking you on a market square in Poznań. I've already showed you the town hall here. Now it's time to present lovely, charming tenement houses around:


there were always some people playing with that splashing water or chilling themselves: 





Those very colourful tenement houses on the left are as narrow as one-colour-area. They were built in 16th century and were possessed by poorer merchants. In those arcades, they had their stalls where fish, candles, torches and salt were being sold. Unfortunately, they were destroyed during II World War but rebuilt in Renaissance style.


So, that's all about my trip to Poznań! I hope you enjoyed the views and  maybe will visit this city one day :) it's totally worth-seeing :)
Cheerio,
Karolina xx