Dzień dobry! Hello!
My name is Agnieszka, I am a Varsovian born and bread. I am not only a proud resident of Warsaw (Poland) but I turned a genuine pride and passion for my home city into a profession. I full time guide, interpreter and a temporary academic lecturer.
I have graduated from Warsaw University with a degree in history and Italian philology. Then, I studied Polish – Jewish relations at the Polish Academy of Science. Now, I am attending Food Studies at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. My home away from home is in Venice as I was given a scholarship at Ca Foscari Univeristy and I have lived there for a year. As far as guiding and tourism, I am a professional trainer certified by the World Federation of Tourist Guide Association.
In my professional life I combine my academic background with wide-ranging interests comprising history, modern art and classical music. I had a temporary teaching position at the College of Communication, Political Science and International Relations (also in Warsaw), I had lectures on tourism. At the the University of Warsaw I had lectures on the methodology of historical research (2015 – 2019).
I have been working as a guide and a tour leader since 2001 and I have an extensive experience in collaborating with tour agencies and state and local administration institutions such as Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Warsaw City Promotion Bureau. During numerous study tours I have been in charge of interpreting, scheduling and providing visitors with a general overview of contemporary Poland as much as acquainting them with Polish art, history and culinary traditions.
All in all, if you think of visiting Warsaw, I am the right person to ask about Frederick Chopin, Witold Lutosławski and Władysław Szpilman or to have a walk following the traces of WWII. I am a big foody… and, currently, I am working on culinary history of major Polish towns and cities for Makro Cash and Carry Polska. Of course, I began with Warsaw
Well, check my Facebook fun page or Instagram and you will discover what I am up to at the moment or go to the Warsaw local guide section. And I have an English language blog called: Tailored tours in Poland.