• life in the UK,  relocation,  UK

    London by the local

    When I moved to live in the British capital in 2012, it was not the easiest time for me to adjust. Suffice to say, I had a love-hate relationship with this city, mostly hate to be honest. Everyone told me how amazing my life would be in one of the best metropolies of the world and all I could see were ridiculous prices, problems with finding job, crazy distances between places and thousands of people on the streets; definitely, I felt overwhelmed. It took some time to get used to London vibes and now I love where I live; I feel proud of being a Polish Londoner, something I have…

  • culture,  UK

    The British Museum – part 2 – Summer 2023 exhibitions

    The British Museum is one of the most renowned places for protecting cultural artifacts from all over the globe and professionalism of its curators and conservation specialists is beyond question. As mentioned in the previous post we are not here to focus on political and/or ethical issues. Not that these are not important, in contrary, the discussion should happen and sooner or later it will. However neither I feel qualified, nor this blog is the place for such discussion. Back to the museum – apart from permanent showings, there are always temporary exhibitions, though in this case, unless you’re a BM Friend (membership is available to purchase in different versions…

  • culture,  UK

    The British Museum – part 1

    Living in London has many advantages in comparison to living in any of the cities of the world. Of course, for some people those would be disadvantages and they would do anything just to move out to the countryside, I am not one of them, though. Once a capital of the empire on which the sun never sets, now still one of the capitals of the world – London, living here suits me well enough. One of the things I love doing in my spare time is going to the museums. Ruling the huge piece of the Earth once, meant getting access to its treasures, of both natural and human origin.…

  • coaching,  life in the UK,  relocation

    questions my clients ask – part 1

    I have been working with expats relocating to other countries for many years and even though they come from different cultures, they actually ask very similar questions. They check my website, so this post is written to answer some of their questions beforehand, maybe even give you and them some insights about my work too, and will be one of many. It’s not possible to cover such a vast subject in only few minutes read, it would simply be too much for you to digest in one go. Trust me, you do not want to feel overwhelmed. If you have questions which are not answered here, let me know in…

  • business,  life,  Poland,  world

    My intercultural journey

    Hello, My name is Konrad Wdowiak and I was born in Poland in 1976, when the communist regime realised that it is supported by less and less Polish citizens. 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:…