I was born in Warsaw and I was associated with it all my life. I am a graduate of sociology departments at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University and of Tourism at the Academy of Physical Education. It is probably related to my love of learning about different cultures and the world around me. I spent my childhood in Muranów neighborhood, but for many years I have been living in Włochy district. For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by my city, its history, legends and monuments. Walking among historic tenement houses and churches, traversing the city by bike, along and across I got to know it better and better over the years. I have always had places in Warsaw that are especially dear to me, and in our capital. I am captivated not only by the richness of monuments and the variety of architectural styles, but also by the rich history. Warsaw is a very specific city because of its history. Here, too, at the turn of the century, different cultures intertwined. Italy is an example of this. For years, Poles, Germans, Dutch and Jews lived here next to each other. To this day, we can see the palace of the dutch Koelichen family or the pre-war Protestant church. It was Koelichen from the Netherlands, as the owners of Włochy, who developed the industry here and gave it a modern character. Warsaw is a city of many secrets that must be loved to understand. Warsaw is about old tenement houses and their stories. Before the war, Mieczysław Weinberg, an outstanding composer of Jewish origin, was born in one of them. Warsaw is also the Różycki Bazaar, where you can buy the famous tripe with olive oil for years, or the confectionery in Zagoździński, where residents have been queuing for generations for donuts on Fat Thursday. Every monument, every avenue has its own history.