I‚m Isabella. Warsaw-based travel blogger & international relations analyst, who cherishes life, people & eating in bed (but not people). In love with Irish cèilidh, folkore, and Japanese country living (my recent biggest fascination!) 😉 Great believer in the ecumenism among Christians. Addicted to haribo jellies, miso soup & …red lipstick.
I spend all my days off and most of the weekends traveling. But am I the Traveler? Well, that would sound great, and probably much better than being a tourist, but the truth is that most of us are tourist. And I really like to consider myself as an advanced cultural tourist:
Advanced Cultural Tourist – A tourist or traveler who is already experienced in cultural trips. The person has specified interests in traveling and chooses destinations accordingly to ones goals – often off the beaten track. An advanced cultural tourist organizes trips on his own, travels alone or in a small, seasoned group. The ACT is focused on widening his intellectual horizons; trips provide further knowledge, entertainment and enrich the travel experience (the 3xE rule: Entertainment, Excitement, Education). An Advanced Cultural Tourist cannot imagine a life without traveling.
I t’s not surprising that one of my favorite form of traveling is a cultural city break. I love discovering cultural and historic sites, museums, art galleries, temples as well as sacred natural sites and heritage sites that are less known. On the other hand, I was born and raised in the mountains, so I can’t imagine not keeping in touch with the nature. On my blog you will find information about:
- CULTURAL TRAVELS on a budget
- URBAN TOURISM (check also the Museum Madness section)
- RURAL TOURISM with a strong focus on FOLKLORE (ethnic and folk museums, folk art, folk music and traditions)
- HERITAGE STIES TOURISM (UNESCO sites, cultural landscapes, parks and gardens; post-industrial and military sites)
- RELIGIOUS TOURISM (places of worship, sacred natural sites)
- REGIONAL TOURISM
- LIVING HISTORY TOURISM and sustainable archeotourism
- CULTURAL EVENTS TOURISM (high culture, folk culture)
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I‚m not a full-time traveler, because quitting my job would simply break my heart (and source of funding as you suppose). But hey, there are still 26 days off, all the weekends and 13 days of National Holidays, so believe me there are plenty of options. Just don’t listen to naysayers and believe in the power of your dreams!
Countries I have visited since 2011: Belgium, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain (Canary Islands), Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City.
For detailed travel goals please visit My Bucket List 🙂
Postscriptum: As you’ve probably noticed English is not my mother tongue, so I don’t find blogging in Twain’s language so easy to do. Sometimes I can’t express myself the way I want to, and it’s nightmarish! Anyway, in case of particularly blatant errors – feel free to correct me 🙂