Europe, here I am!

Just a photo of me and my bike during training in the countryside
Just a photo of me and my bike during training in the countryside

After covered 1600km by bike in Poland last August, it is time to get back on track and to have a new challenge. The European borders of the Schengen area should (I hope) open around mid-June, which would mean for me the possibility of doing another bike trip in July, this time in Europe.

Czytaj dalej Europe, here I am!

Is the battle for abortion behind us or still ahead of us?

November 26, 1974, Simone Veil speaks at the National Assembly of France
November 26, 1974, Simone Veil speaks at the National Assembly of France

Article in English and French.

April 1971, France, Le Nouvel Observateur published „le manifeste des 343 salopes”, written by Simone de Beauvoir, in which 343 women asked for the legalization of abortion. It was signed by Gisèle Halimi, Catherine Deneuve and Jeanne Moreau.

October-November 1972, the Bobigny trial made a lot of noise. Marie-Claire, who aborted at 16 after being raped, was being sued, along with her mother and three women who helped her. Defended by lawyer Gisèle Halimi, the girl was acquitted.

January 17, 1975, The French National Assembly adopted the so-called Veil law, after heated debates. This law legalized and regulated abortion (In 1810, Napoleon introduced the crime of abortion). Abortion could be performed by a doctor at the request of the pregnant woman, before the end of the 10th week of pregnancy.

France must now constantly claim and protect this right. However, this right is not automatic depending on the country. Even though it exists, it is constantly attacked and authorized under strict conditions (even in Europe).

Czytaj dalej Is the battle for abortion behind us or still ahead of us?

Top 10 museums you can visit virtually, to travel around the world

Musée du Louvre
Musée du Louvre

No doubt, I’m not the first one to publish this kind of post. I have noticed a lot of trashy articles. So, I would like to guide you to some of the best museums using virtual tour techniques (to every corner… even to the toilet). Let’s start the visit right now. Follow me!

Czytaj dalej Top 10 museums you can visit virtually, to travel around the world

Why you should stop calling fries “French Fries”

l'baraque à frites - a place to get fries in the north of France
L’baraque à frites – a place to get fries in the north of France

I am the first to say when something is French, but also when something is not. Today I’m going to speak about food, about something you probably like: the Fries. They take origins from Belgium, this is not news, except that the English and the Americans called them „French Fries”. Why this name? After reading this post, you will stop calling this dish “French fries”. Let’s check where comes from this word.

Czytaj dalej Why you should stop calling fries “French Fries”

HOPE IN SURRENDER

The Joshua Tree, tree of hope
The Joshua Tree, tree of hope

All is quiet today, still
Rainy and gray morning, rotten weather
Your soul also is gray
Nothing changes
Hangover, you wake up, cigarette in your mouth
Headache, you drag yourself out of bed
Like every day, nothing changes

Czytaj dalej HOPE IN SURRENDER