I welcomed the new year from atop a mountain in Miedzybrodzie, not too far from Bielsko-Biala, where I was born. Growing up, I heard numerous stories from my parents of the carefree days they spent in the region with their friends as young adults.
Iga Motylska is a Johannesburg-based freelance writer, photojournalist, sub-editor and blogger. She is published in numerous local and international publications, including: Forbes Africa, Forbes Woman Africa, Forbes Life Africa, CNBC Africa, Ventures Africa, Marie Claire, Sawubona, AA Traveller, Fastjet inflight magazine and Seoul Magazine among numerous others. Her editorial interests range from documenting the entrepreneurial spirit to women's and human rights issues, environmental affairs and of course travel writing.