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Is it my destiny?

Friends keep asking me questions I should answer a long time ago. Some of them were watching my travels step by step. Who am I? Am I traditionalist, Native Nation Friend or just adventure lover? I can't answer any of these questions....

I got BA at University of Economics and Master degree in journalism at Jagiellonski University in Poland. Travels are part of my life since I was 12. I have been to: Turkey, France, UK, Holland, Spain, Germany, Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech, Austria, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Bahamas, Caribbean and Caymans islands and I visited about 9 US states so far... and probably I lost some on the way. Currently I live in Blackpool, UK which I found quite strange (see Blackpool page)

10 years of my life I was a polish folklore dancer. This experience gave me a chance to travel and learn about other cultures. As you see, not only Native People had a great impact on my life.
How did it start? 6 years ago, my friend gave me Marek Maciolek - Tawacin redactor address. I learnt about Native Americans Friends Movement in Poland, but I haven't joined them until I had gone to USA. Firstly, I took a part in Au Pair programme, working as baby sitter in Miami. It wasn't the best experience, but that's other story... After three months I gave up on it and got a new job on the ship. I was working 14 hours a day, during next 8 months. It was a hard time but also very good lesson of life. (See Sailing House)

During my breaks between contracts I had a time to do some research about Native Americans. Firstly, I visited St. Augustine Fort and Seminoles reservations in Florida. Unfortunately, these places disappointed me a lot. Seminoles are famous for tourist's attractions and I was looking for a real life in tradition.

Before joining a ship I got email address to James Robideau- Lakota Activist- from Elsie (KOLA organization). I asked him for an interview to Tawacin (polish magazine about NA). With my first step to his house I found my Teacher, Friend and Family.

Since this day I was trying to see James and Terry as often as I could. We were laughing, talking and praying together. They showed me a lot about Natives life. That time I didn't supposed that one day James will ask me to see a real life in Lakota reservations. After one year in USA, hard work on the ship, finally my dream came true. I visited Seminoles, Mayan, Crow, Cheyenne places to find myself in Lakota Nation.

Now, I am writing to different magazines and keep travelling as much as I can.
Together with friends from Movement we organize toys or clothes collection for native children. We are trying to break a stereotype of cruel Indians with feathers on their head in Poland. Many people need a support today, Natives are one of them.

It's already one year I am still in UK working in international recruitment sector. My growing Home Sick will not allow me to stay here much longer (I hope). I am still looking for my place in the world. So who knows, maybe I will see you in country next time!

Life is so strange sometimes. It brings me so many suprises. Two years ago I decided to settle down in Poland. I bought an apartment which I love and found a permament job. Everything was great except a polish reality. I lost a job and got another one... in England. This is a country I have never wanted to live in. The weather just scares me. I love the sun and ocean. Now I moved to UK and started new life...
I was terribly betrayed, went through a hard time but now finally found a new love and new ME!
I am sorry my Friends if I keep quiet but my access to internet is very poor at this moment. Please, remember me...Its so hard to leave everything I love.. It looks my destiny is travel. Let my spirits guide me...

My Family and Christmas

There is nothing more important
than my family.*

Love

Life is so strange.. After many years being treated badly and cheated, finally found a real love. Somebody who will enjoy a world as much as me. He passed his first test 60 km walk in Havana :-)

My Marmolade the Cat

From Natives I have learnt respect to nature and love to all animals. I let their Spirits to guide me*

New Arrival

The only one who doesnt complain about wrinkles.

My home

When I am far away i thinking about my home... thats my own island, full of dreams and good spirits. I think it shows who I really am.*

Spiritual

Many people had asked me questions I should answer long time ago. They knew my name and they watched each of my steps in USA. Who am I? Am I traditionalist, Native Nation Friend or just adventure lover? I can't answer any of these questions....
I got BA at University of Economics (Marketing and Management) and Master at Jagiellonski University in journalism. All my life I used to travel a lot. I have been to: Turkey, France, Holland, Spain, Germany, Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech, Austria, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Bahamas, Caribbean and Caymans islands and I visited about 9 US states so far... and probably I lost some on the way

During 10 years I was a folklore dancer what gave me a chance to travel and learn more about other cultures. So, there were not only Native Americans in my life. One day, my friend gave me Tawacin Magazine . That's how it started. I found out about Native Americans Friends Movement in Poland, I became one of them . My life was boring so I decided to work as a baby sitter in Miami in student?s Au-Pair program. It was not the best decision, but that's other story... After three months I left the host family and got a new job on the ship. I was living on the ocean, working 14 hours a day, during next 8 months. It was a hard time but also very good lesson of life. Just after coming back to USA I started my Native Americans studies. Firstly, I visited St. Augustan Fort and Seminoles reservations in Florida. These places disappointed me. Then I met James Robideau from Elsie (KOLA organization). He was Lakota medicine man. I went to visit him and write an interview to Tawacin . With my first step to his house I found my Teacher, Friend and Family.

Since this day I was trying to see James and Terry as often as I could. We were laughing, talking and praying together. They tough me a lot about Natives life. That time I didn't supposed that one day James would tell me, that I was ready to see a real life in Indians reservations. After a year in USA, hard work on the ship, my the biggest dream came true. I visited Seminoles, Mayan, Crow, Cheyenne to find myself in Lakota Nation.

I am writing to different magazines and trying to help Native people as much as I can. Together with friends from Movement we organize toys or clothes collection for native children. We are trying to brake a stereotype of the cruel Indians with feathers on their head . Many people need a support today, Natives are one of them.

I am looking forward to meeting all wonderful people and friends.*

I have been there...

1991 Turkey: Bergama, Izmir...
Jugoslavia,
Hungary,
Czech...
1992 Holland: Nijverdal, Utrecht,
Amsterdam, Almelo

Ukraine: Cherson...

Holland: Nijverdal, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Almelo...

1993 France: Bannalec, Paris...

1996 Holland: Nijverdal, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Almelo...

1997 Austria: Vienna

1998 Germany: Berlin

USA: Florida, Miami, Sarasota, Tampa, St. Augustine...

1999 Spain: Lloret de Mar, Barcelona
Germany
France

Holland: Utrecht, Nijverdal

2000-2001 USA: Florida- Miami, Sarasota, Tampa, Cape Canaveral...
New York, New Jersey, New Orleans

Bahamas: Nassau, FreePort

Mexico: Conzumel, Playa de Carmen, Tulum

Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman

2002 USA: Florida- Miami, Sarasota, Tampa, Cape Canaveral...
South Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Atlanta,

Jamajka: Ocho Rios

Mexico: Conzumel

Puerto Rico: San Juan

Virgin Island: St. Thomas

Bahamas: Nassau

Cayman Islands

Finland: Helsinki

England: Harwich, London

2003 Slovakia

2004 Germany: Nuremberg

Czech: Prague

England: Manchester, Blackpool, Lake District, Chester, Preston, Liverpool

2006 permamently moved to UK

Cuba: Varadero, Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Matanzas

Scotland: Edinburgh

Poland : HOME!!!

2007:

June/July Trip all around the world to get married!!!!!!

Manchester- Londyn- Los Angeles- Sydney- Fiji- Singapore- Manchester

2008/2009

Venezuela- delta Orinoco, Lost World
Aya Napa - Cyprus
2011
USA - Florida
2012
Egypt
2013
Back to Florida, Mexico and Grand Cayman

Well, and of course will come back toPoland as many times as I can

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    Jun 12, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Happy Birthday Alicja! I hope you enjoy your special day.

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    Jun 11, 2011 at 11:35 PM

    Happy Birthday Alicja! Have a great day!

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    Nov 9, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Hi, it's been a pleasure reading your Cuba pages and love the pictures. Thank you for sharing the tips! Greetings, Valerie

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    Jun 12, 2009 at 3:15 PM

    Happy birthday Alicja and all the best wishes from Bucharest, Romania :)

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    Jun 9, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    How are you? Congratulations on getting married.

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:38 PM

    hello Alicja1! Thank you for your birthday greeting1 I Hope you had a great birthday ^___^ Come back to Singapore again in the future!

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    Jun 14, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Thanks for your birthday message, and I hope you had a happy one as well. Take care...

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    Jun 13, 2008 at 12:12 AM

    Thanks for the Birthday greetings...Oh, Happy belated Birthday to you too!!!

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    Jun 12, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Happy birthday!! Greetings and best wishes all the way from Mexico to your beautiful city, cheers!

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    Jun 12, 2008 at 10:00 AM

    Happy Birthday from sunny California! Here's to many more wonderful years!

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