When I arrived in Canggu, Bali, I was stunned by the street art covering some of the walls. A lot has changed since then, and it seems that no walls are blank anymore. However, before that happened, I had a chance to talk to Konfucius, one the founders of Choose Life (CL), a crew that… Read More Choose Life in Canggu
Since the hunt for the Balinese jewellery, I’ve had an inclination of doing the same with the expat bling. Most foreigners that I meet in Bali are making bags, swimming suits or jewellery, so there’s a fertile ground ready for exploration.
Bali is known for its silver. All Balinese silver products are handmade and some of the techniques are over 400 years old. In the olden days, silver was utilised for detailed ceremonial bowls and ornate boxes, but never jewellery.
Travelling around Georgia was exciting and when the day to leave Tbilisi dawned upon us, I was disappointed. The time we spent there was so intensive that we didn’t have many opportunities to support the Georgian economy with shopping sprees. However, when it was time to leave, I had one thing on my mind: panduri,… Read More The True Heart Of Georgia
When I got my ticket to Taipei, I wasn’t aware that I’d have the most amazing guide to take me around the city. My friend, Pengshian, lives there and she’s a real, 100% Taipei lady. When she said that she’d take me around the place, I was happy. But when she added I could stay… Read More Pray at the Longshan Temple, Taipei
A village in Bali Canggu? Okay, there’s lots of tourists here alright (yes, “digital nomad” is just a fancy word used nowadays instead). Our presence changed the face of many places forever and Canggu is one of such destinations. From a quiet, agricultural village to a hip surfer town. Well, maybe not a town just… Read More Living In An Art Gallery: The Street Art Of Canggu, Bali
Writing about travelling to Crimea to work at an excavation site and not mentioning anything about the excavations per se would be a terrible injustice as the dig was historically interesting, archaeologically exciting and simple fun. Why Crimea? It was 2011 and I just moved to Poland after a decade of travelling & living around… Read More Diggin’ Up The Past – Roman Fort In Crimea
Destination: Georgia For a few years, I travelled to Crimea with the University of Warsaw’s archaeological department but when Russia annexed the peninsula, our expedition had to change the excavation site to explore.
Welcoming opportunities as they come About a year ago, a film director and producer, Artur Guza, asked me to translate a documentary he had made. The film is about Fish, a Scottish singer who sang in Marillion in the 1980s. One of the things I love about translating between languages is the fact that the… Read More Number One Thing To Do In Edinburgh