• South Korea,  travel

    our big fat Korean wedding – part 2

    As I mentioned in a previous post, we flew with Asiana and it was a great choice. Because it’s a Korean carrier I was a bit stressed about the food or the amount of space aboard the plane but it was way better than my British Airways experiences so far. I’m a rather tall person and I could easily stretch my legs, which is of the utmost importance if you’re forced to sit in one spot for 11 hours. The food was very tasty, you could choose either Western or Korean style meals and even though we went with the latter it was absolutely bearable for our palates; you decided…

  • South Korea,  travel

    our big fat Korean wedding – part 1

    A trip to South Korea was not really on my bucket list. I didn’t know much about this country, although Daewoo, a Korean corporation invested in my home town to make cars right after the fall of communism, unfortunately, it bankrupted early enough neither make it memorable nor important. If I’d ever decided to go to the Far East, which was highly unlikely since I was never drawn into this part of the world, I would probably choose Japan, like everybody else. And then I moved to London… I came back home one day and saw few pairs of shoes placed right outside the doors of the next door flat.…

  • business

    My intercultural journey

    My name is Konrad Wdowiak and I was born in Poland in 1976, when the communist regime realised that less and less people support them. At one point they decided to introduce Martial Law, blocked the borders so no one could leave the country; not too many people could come in neither. And Lublin, my hometown, is the place where people of different religions and nationalities used to live together for hundreds of years. The remnants of its former burghers’ cultures are still there. During communist rule they were kept timidly hidden and never praised like those people have never existed. But they were still there: one of my friends…