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Flooded Bibiela Mine | Poland
Catch The PLANE & get INSANE Have you ever heard of Flooded Bibiela Mine in Poland? I haven't! I was looking for any kind of ruins around my location, and I accidentally found Bibiela on google maps . I am so glad I did! History According to the records of the local chronicler Jan Nowak from 1927, the extracted ore had up to 48% iron, which made it one of the richest iron ore in Europe . Photos by mindat.org MOMENT OF THE DISASTER The main was exploitated for 28 years during which it was flooded 4 times . 8 steam pumps were always able to pump the water out, so 700 employees could do their job without worries. Unexpectedly on June 17, 1917 the disaster came. At 11:00 a.m . a larger influx of water was noticed in one of the adits, which was pumped out, but around 2:00 p.m . there was a bang and the mine began to be flooded with a torrent of water. The water tore fragments of walls, collapsed ceilings, and soon began to reach the miners' knees. Thanks God all the miners working below managed to escape . Within two hours , the entire mine – including machinery and equipment – was flooded . ATTEMPT OF RESTARTING THE MINE In the interwar period there was an attempt of restarting of the mine. However, suspicion about an underground lake in the vicinity of the mine was real, so it turns out impossible to do, as the water was drawn from this reservoir to supply Tarnowskie Góry and part of the GOP ("Górnośląski Okręg Przemysłowy" - Upper Silesian Industrial District). Unlucky the mine was launched in the vicinity of an underground water reservoir , called the " Main Underground Water Reservoir Lubliniec-Myszków ". Let me just say, that I felt like Indiana Jones when we've got there. It is hidden deep in the forest in Tarnowskie Góry region. Once you get there, you need to climb down a little bit to enter the ruins. Amazing way to spend a day! Around it you can have a nice walk in the forest, you can go mushroom picking , you can come with a bike and enjoy the yellow bike trail called „Leśno Rajza” or you can take the dogs for a walk . Let me know in the comment - have you ever heared of this place?
Ruins Of The Danków Fortress | Poland
Catch The PLANE & get INSANE Ruins Of The Danków Fortress is the only structure of this type in Poland ! Once in Danków there was a Gothic-Renaissance knight's castle. Although the castle no longer exists, we can still visit the ruins of a 17th-century bastion fortress. DANKÓW IS A PLACE COVERED WITH MISTERY There is a lot of aspects that aren't clear in the historical records, e.g: ➡️ Until now, it was believed that in the 13th century there was a defensive stronghold in Danków, but recent research indicates that there is no mention of the existence of the stronghold in historical records. ➡️ Encyclopedias and diaries from the 19th century state that the castle in Danków has existed since the Middle Ages, however there's no evidence for that . ➡️ In 1655, the castle probably wasn't attacked by the Swedes and was one of the few places in Poland that were not occupied by them during the Deluge. CASTLE LAYOUT ↪️ From the east, the castle was completely inaccessible - it was protected by a large artificial lake. ↪️ There was no brick residence in the castle, and the main residential building of the owners was built of wood. ↪️ There was a brick shed in the castle, which may have used the walls of an older building, and a kitchen. ↪️ There was a brick church of St. Stanisław, rather larger size. Let me know in the comment - would you visit Danków?
Playa Del Jablillo - Costa Teguise | Lanzarote
Catch The PLANE & get INSANE The best beach for snorkeling in Costa Teguise on Lanzarote? Of course Playa Del Jablillo ! It is a rocky beach with a bit of sand as well, which is a perfect place for those who want to admire the marine life . Its clean water makes it super easy to observe fishes , there's a lot! Awesome is that the fishes are not scared at all, you can even touch them! Close by you'll find bars and restaurants, SPAR if you'll need snacks or water, restrooms, shops etc... Great thing about the beach is that if you'll get bored (which is impossible) or you'd like to lay down on the sand instead of tiny rocks, right next to Playa Jablillo you have another beach - Playa Bastian . It is usually crowded because it is right in front of the hotel, but hey, most of the beaches are like that! Don't forget your snorkeling mask ! Check it out yourself and let me know in the comment - how did you like it ?
Siewierz Castle | Poland
Catch The PLANE & get INSANE Recently we went to visit a Siewierz Castle, built in the first half of the thirteenth century, located 31 km northeast of Katowice in Poland. My expectations weren't high because I knew these were ruins of a small castle, not a museum as in Bedzin Castle for example. But...I loved it! WHO LIVED IN THE CASTLE? In the years 1337-1359 it belonged to prince Kazimierz I , then prince Przemyslaw Noszak sold it to the prince Bolek II . In 1443 Duke Waclaw I sold the town and the castle to bishop Zbigniew Olesnicki . The last resident of the castle, Feliks Pawel Turski , left the residence in 1800. WHEN DID THE CASTLE CRUMBLE? The castle began to crumble in the seventeenth century , After The Deluge the castle was rebuilt just to turn into a ruin again. The only reason the building did not diminish is due to reconstruction and renovation works in the 1950s, 1970s, and 1990s. ARCHITECTURE Wood and earth stronghold, surrounded by sandy rampart with wood-reinforced edges. Inside , we could find timber buildings. A cylindrical tower with a diameter of 9 meters was the old stone building that was inside. Later on surrounded by a perimeter wall. The entrance until the mid-15th century was just a simple portal in the wall then it was reinforced with a gatehouse. In the western part of the courtyard we could find the oldest brick residential building. CURRENT STATE Siewierz Castle in Poland is in ruins. At the entrance there is a Tourist Information Point , however when we've got there, the gate to the castle was open and there was nobody there. What survived from the castle to this day, is the tower of the main gate , the fragments of the original stonework , 16th-century defensive walls , the exterior walls of the living wings ... Let me know if you had the chance to visit Poland and Siewierz Castle !
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Sardinia Pays 15,000€ To Live On The Island!
Catch The PLANE & get INSANE Did you know that the Italian island - Sardinia - is ready to pay over €15,000 to those who want to move in?! WHY DOES SARDINIA PAYS 15,000€ TO LIVE ON THE ISLAND? Sardinia's population is aging and young people are leaving the island. To prevent depopulation, the government allocated 45 million euros for a relocation subsidy, that is why Sardinia pays 15,000€ to live on the island. CONDITIONS: The municipality of Sardinia where we would like to move should have less than 3,000 inhabitants. Granted money should be used to buy or renovate a house. Granted money cannot exceed half of the total cost of the house/renovation. Full-time living in the property is required. Registration for permanent residence in Sardinia within 18 months of arrival is required. However, the government warns that transfer of the entire sum of 15,000 euros is not guaranteed. IS IT WORTH IT? • Sardinia has one of the biggest agglomeration of centenarians in the world! If you want to live happily ever after , it's definitely worth it. • The cost of living in Sardinia is 1.02 times less expensive than the average in Italy. • The prices of flats range from 80,000 € , although for let's say 15,000 € you can also find something to a general renovation. • You can enjoy the weather all year round! ☀️ Fabulous beaches and paradise landscapes within your reach! 🌴 You tell me, is it worth it? Are you tempted? Let me know in the comment! 🔽🔽🔽🔽🔽
Blue Springs - Is It Worth Seeing? | Poland
Catch the PLANE & get INSANE On Easter I decided to go from Czestochowa to Tomaszow Mazowiecki in Poland, to see the Blue Springs that I saw on the Podróże Po Kulturze blog (photo below) and it looked quite interesting as a place to visit "by the way". Photo by Podróże Po Kulturze WHAT BLUE SPRINGS ARE? Blue springs is an inanimate nature reserve located in the Pilica valley, near Lodz in Poland. These are karst springs, one of the most interesting karst phenomena in Europe. WHY ARE THE SPRINGS BLUE? The water in the springs knocks out sand from the Jurassic limestones, which makes the water surface look blue. This combination with the diffused sunlight gives the blue color. WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT BLUE SPRINGS? IMPORTANT! Before going to Tomaszow Mazowiecki check the weather! The color of the springs is strongly dependent on the weather, brighter the sun shines, better it looks. Unfortunately I went there in a cloudy day and I haven't seen any blue... It looked like a regular lake. Nothing special... The only blue I saw was the reflection of the sky. I couldn't enjoy the views that the internet had shown me earlier. Opposite to our trip to Turquoise Lake near Konin, where the weather was perfect and the effect was WOW ! MY ADVICE No need to worry about a parking space. There is a large, paid parking lot right in front of the Blue Springs. Next to the parking lot there is the Pilica River Museum (unfortunately it was closed on Easter, so I couldn't visit it, but you can find out more by CLICKING HERE ). When in the area, it is also worth seeing The Bison Breeding Center and The Sulejowski Reservoir . To answer the question: "Is it worth seeing Blue Springs?" In my case, I drove for almost two hours and unfortunately I did not manage to see a single drop of a blue color... so... from what I saw on the internet it looks beautiful in a good weather but I will not recommend driving only to see it. If you are passing by, then sure. ⏬ ⏬ ⏬ If you have already been to Blue Springs, let me know what your impressions were? 👆 👆 👆
Malaga - 10 Places To Visit | Spain
Catch The PLANE & get INSANE Malaga was a hit! If you are going to this enchanted part of Andalucia, be sure to visit the following 10 places in Malaga: 🔽 🔽 🔽 ① A CRUISE BY THE COAST OF MALAGA I recommend this adventure somewhere in the middle of your stay in Malaga because it is a wonderful moment to relax. The view of the city in the background, the mountains, the water... oh, it looks beautiful! Tickets can be purchased on the promenade or on the website HERE . 12,00 € 60´min 15,00 € 90´min I had a cruise included in the hop-on hop-off package , which I bought on the second day of my stay, for 48 hours . What was included: ✅ 48-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing ✅ Bus stops by all the major attractions ✅ Audioguide in 8 languages ✅ Free walking tour ✅ Entry to MIMMA (Interactive Music Museum) ✅ Entrance to the Automotive and Fashion Museum ✅ 10 attractions to choose from: museums, boat trip, flamenco and more... ② ALCAZABA One of the most characteristic places of Málaga. The name comes from the Arabic "al.-qasbah", meaning the citadel. It was build in the years 756-780, it had a defensive function against pirates. Inside the Alcazaba you will find courtyards, patios and gardens. Entrance costs only 3.50€ ! ③ ROMAN THEATRE Entrance to the theater is FREE . Its poor condition is the result of the fact that the Moors used the Roman Theater as a quarry during the construction of the Alcazaba. ④ PICASSO MUSEUM Pablo Picasso was born in this city, maybe that's why this museum made such a huge impression on me. In the museum we can find over 230 work arts of his , which he created in the years 1892-1972. The entrance ticket costs 9.50€ . ⑤ PROMENADE Malaga's promenade has an amazing atmosphere. I definitely recommend a walk, a coffee break and just to give yourself a moment to enjoy the atmosphere created by the street musicians. PLUS it is decorated with the interesting architectural designs. ⑥ PLAZA DE LA CONSTITUCION Constitution Square, originally called the Old Market Square and later called Plaza De Las Cuatro Calles (Four Streets Square, today is a tightly built-up square with occasional attractions. ⑦ JARDINES DE PEDRO LUIS ALONSO If you feel the floral aroma in the air, it means that you are close! The gardens are located next to the town hall building. You can find here mainly tangerine and orange trees and various species of roses . ⑧ MIMMA (INTERACTIVE MUSIC MUSEUM) A great attraction not only for children but adults aswell! A big collection of musical instruments from all corners of the world. Divided into string instruments, wind instruments, etc . However, the greatest fun is the part of the museum where you can try it yourself ! The ticket costs 5€ per adult, unless you have purchased the ticket mentioned above - Hop-on hop-off - in which it is included. ⑨ LA MALAGUETA BEACH The artificial Costa del Sol beach, located by the Muelle Uno, attracts tourists with its characteristic sand sculpture "Malagueta". For me, apart from taking a photo in front of the "Malagueta" it was the perfect place for lunch and relaxation (Yes, I like to relax! 😂 ) You will find many bars and restaurants here. ⑩ THE LIGHTHOUSE "La Farola" beautifully decorates the coast of Malaga. For me, lighthouses themselves are extraordinary and whenever I have the opportunity to see one while traveling, I use this opportunity! You can see it up close while walking along the promenade.
Fuerteventura - TOP 5 Most Beautiful Beaches
Catch The PLANE & get INSANE In my opinion each one of the beaches on Fuertaventura is beautiful, however there are 5 most beautiful beaches that I would include as MUST SEE on Fuertaventura. 1. Playa de Sotavento If you want to try wind surfing , this is the perfect place! 2. Playa de Jandia Whale watching cruise ? that's the place! 3. Grandes Playas de Corralejo If you want to surf , that's the place! One of the most beautiful beaches on Fuerteventura because of it's white sand. 4. Playa de La Concha All beaches on Fuerteventura soothe our souls with clear waters, but La Concha beach is exceptionally transparent - real lagoon. The beach itself is small compared to the others, but it is worth spending at least 2 hours here. 5. Playa de Cofete Considered one of the most beautiful places on Fuerteventura. Let me know which one is your favourite ❗ 😉
Renting A Car On Fuertaventura | Canary Islands
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The most important information about renting a car on Fuertaventura: IT IS NECESSARY TO HAVE A DRIVING LICENSE SINCE AT LEAST 2 YEARS , to be able to rent a car. You can drive anyway, it doesn't matter how long you have a driving livense, but to rent a car you need to have a document for at least 2 years. If you intend to rent a car, you need to be aware of additional costs to the basic price of the rental itself: VAT Insurance Deposit We return the car with a full tank, so you also need to consider the cost of fuel. I recommend you to tank over 20 liters, you will get a discount of a few euros. 👌 For 50€, depending on the car, you can have a full tank. (Fuel prices for January 2023) Before departure: Remember to make sure that the car locks itself , including the trunk , the handbrake works , the roof is opening (if equipped), the lights work . Be sure to have the phone number of a rental agent. Many people book a car before arriving on the island, which is a good idea, especially during the holiday season, but if you do it in the off-season, it will also be fine and there will be plenty of cars. It is only worth going to the car rental company in person, because it can be harder to choose dates on the Internet. In the evenings and at night, when driving through the island you need to strain your eye tremendously due to the fact that that there is no road lighting, so the roads are very dark outside the towns. During the daytime, lights are not required to be on. Important is to turn the lights on when it gets dark. If you want to rent a car in Fuertaventura, you do not need an international driving license, as in some cases when to issue an international driving license you need to submit an application to the county office, pay and wait a few days... | Is it all clear now❓ So Catch The PLANE & Get INSANE❗
Must Do 2023
Catch The PLANE & get INSANE Another year is coming to an end, so it's time to set goals and new Must do list for 2023! 🎆 I made a similar list for 2018 and I need to admit that it was pretty motivating for me to achieve these goals! I've managed to do 60% of the things on my list, pretty awesome! For the upcoming year, I would like to focus more on Poland and the surrounding area, to see places that I have not yet had the opportunity to see. 👇 1. Start of the year in a place I love 2. Eye of the Sea (Morskie Oko) 3. Balloon ride 4. Travel to Croatia 5. Snowboard 6. Valley of Five Ponds (Dolina Pięciu Stawów) 7. Visit at least one castle 8. Kayaking 9. Gdansk and Gdynia 10. Organised excursion This time I hope to realize it in 100%! 🔥
Top 10 Gift Ideas For A Traveler In 2022
Catch The PLANE & get INSANE 🎄 🎅🏽 ❗️ Christmas time is almost here ❗️ 🎅🏽 🎄 I've created a similar post for you in 2019 with a 40 IDEAS for a gift for a traveler . Now after the pandemic, with the war situation, it's time to update it! I have prepared an updated list with 10 RELIABLE and best gift ideas, you will find it below! 🎁 If the previous 40 ideas aren't enough, check these out ⤵️ 1. TRAVEL VOUCHER You can personalize a voucher, below are examples: - Airlines - Skydiving - H otel room - Balloon ride - Course/training - Shopping gift card in an outdoor store 2. AEROPRESS - A PORTABLE COFFEE BREWER A brilliant gift, not only for travelers but even for work and a daily life. 3. WATERPROOF CASE FOR DOCUMENTS OR PHONE Of course, the most important things when traveling are documents and electronics, which is why waterproof cases are a brilliant gift! 4. MULTIFUNCIONAL SCARF You can read about the advantages of multifuncional scarfs in my post by CLICKING HERE . Also a useful thing not only for travelers. 5. COTTON SHOPPING BAGS Most travelers, if not all, pay great attention to taking care of the environment, so cotton shopping bags will be the perfect gift. 6. PORTABLE CUTLERY Always practical and always in the backpack, it will find it's place right next to the water bottle and food jars! 7. FOOD JAR Before the pandemic, on-budget travelers traveled with snacks so as not to spend money in restaurants. After the pandemic and with inflation, it seems to me that even all-inclusive travelers reach for food thermoses, if not for financial reasons, then for fitness reasons. 8. TOURIST SHOWER Not only a gift for off-roaders. Travelers of all kinds will definitely happy to get such a useful tourist shower. 9. BRACELET Not gold or silver with diamonds, just a bracelet with a meaning. As you can often see, travelers have lots of bracelets on their wrists. Each of them is a souvenir, a memory, a symbol. Therefore, when choosing a bracelet, it is worth personalizing it, e.g. with engraver "Always land safely", "I am with you", etc... 10. GPS LOCATOR The sense of security is one of the most important of humans needs. Therefore, when traveling, especially solo travelers, they should protect themselves and always share their location with someone. The GPS locator will allow you to check where the person with the transmitter is located. A GPS locator can be in the form of a watch, bracelet, wristband, keychain. Will you choose anything from those 50 ideas? 😏
5 Ways To Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling
Catch The PLANE & get INSANE Too many of solo travelers run the risk of falling victim to pickpockets. Have you ever wondered how to travel safely? Where to keep your money safe while traveling so that no one steals it? There are a few basic rules to start with: Rule #1 Never keep important things together. Money separate from cash - ID separate from passport. In this way, we give ourselves a chance that even if, for example, a backpack with a passport and a card was stolen, we still have cash and an ID that were somewhere else. Rule #2 We always keep money and documents at the front, never at the back. Front pocket, waist bag, chest bag or backpack. This way we always have more control over what's going on. Rule #3 At all costs, we try not to keep money in a backpack or bag . This is the first target of pickpockets. Rule #4 The closer to the body, the better. It will be much harder to steal something that is under the clothes than something that is on the clothes. _____________________________________________________________ Here are 5 proven ways to keep your money safe while traveling ! 💲 1. In The Shoe Some of the cash that we will not need on a given day can be wrapped in a bag or aluminum foil and hidden under the insoles. 2. In A Travel Money Belt A brilliantly thought-out gadget, practical and not expensive! 3. Iside The Lipstick If we have any old lipstick, we can clean it up, roll up the money and hide it inside. 4. Iside The Deodorant As above, we empty the container, we clean it up and we put the cash inside. Extremely useful for people staying in hostels or tents. 5. In The Bra As we Ladies know, it is a very useful piece of clothing, which can also be used as a safe place to keep the cash. Do you have your own proven methods ? Or maybe you will try one of mine ? Let me know in the comments!