A great part of Bohdan’s life, when not writing, was spent traveling to far away places, from which he drew many of his narrative and memoir threads.  His first trips were with his parents and later on, on his own, as a researcher, as a sailor, as an inspector of Polish emigration, as a tourist, as a Navy officer during the war or with his family at times of peace.

In typewritten pages he prepared for a CV and also in his memo book “Pro Memoriam”, which I found among his diaries and photo albums, he methodically annotated all the places he visited, the year and the ships he traveled on.


Croatia and Austria (with parents): Korwinów, Kraków, Vienna, Fiume, Abazzia, Lussinpiccolo, Lussingrande, Pola, Trieste, Vienna, Kraków, Korwinów


Germany (with his parents): Korwinów, Berlin, Korwinów.


Austria and Italy (with his parents): Warsaw, Kraków, Vienna, Innsbruck, Medjolan, Genova, Nervi, Florence, Venice, Vienna, Kraków, Warsaw.


Russia (with father)

Germany and France (with parents): Warsaw, Dresden, Nuremberg, Koln, Paris, Quimpvile, Pouldu, Concarneau, Lorient, St Malo, Mt St Michel, Jersey (Corbiere – Helier), Paris, Berlin, Warsaw.


On his way to Dr Rollier’s clinic in Switzerland (with parents):  Warsaw, Berlin, Basel, Lausanne, Geneva, Montreux, Aigle, Leysin.


Return to Poland after his 2 year stay in Switzerland:  Leysin, Aigle, Lausanne, Bern, Vienna, Kraków, Zakopane.


Ancient Yugoslavia, Croatia and Austria:  Warsaw, Vienna, Zagreb, Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrownik (Ragusa), Kotor, Split, Sibenik, Sutak, Zagreb, Vienna, Warsaw.


Former Czechoslovakia(now Slovakia) with his mother:  Warsaw, Piestany, Bratislava, Warsaw.


Trip to Brazil on Lwów (sailing/training ship): Gdánsk, Copenhagen, Malmo, Le Havre, Paris, Mindello (St Vincente – Cabo Verde), Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Paranaguá.
There he stopped, stayed in Brazil for almost a year, lived and got married in; Curitiba and visited Ponta Grossa and São Paulo.


Itaituba: Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Pernambuco.
Ozania: Las Palmas, Lisbon, Leixões, La Coruna, Amsterdam, Berlin, Warsaw

June 1928

Warsaw, Gdansk, Kanal Miłowski, Algiers, Blida, Cherchol, Bougie, Jijelli, Setif, Tunis, Sfax, Bone, Algiers, Nemours, Casablanca, Gdańsk, Warsaw.

October 1928

Former Czechoslovakia, France: Warsaw, Myslowice, Praga, Toul, Paris, Warsaw.

September 1930

Poland, former Czechoslovakia, France: Warsaw, Myslowice, Praga, Toul, Paris, Warsaw.

October 1930 to February 1931

France, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, Italy:
Warsaw, Paris, Bordeaux, Oporto, Lisbon, Dakar, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires/ Montevideo, Santos, São Paulo, Curitiba, Bananal, Blumenau, Sta Maria (Piaskowiec), Warnow, Itajahy, Jaraguá Tres Barras, Marechal Mallet, St Matheus, Rio Claro, Cruz Machado, Curitiba, Jaguariaíva, Cambará, Londrina, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro/Las Palmas, Barcelona, Genova, Warsaw. (ships: Kerguelen, Principessa Maria, Conte Verde)

In 1931 (March to August)

Warsaw, Paris, Marseille, Ameira, Barcelona, Dakar, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires/Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Las Palmas, Dakr, Barcelona, Genova, Trieste, Paris, Le Havre/Oporto, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro/Bahia, Funchal, Lisbon, Vigo, St Tiago de Compostela, Lisbon, St Vicente (Cabo Verde), Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Pernambuco, Las Palmas, Gibraltar, Algier, Napoli, Trieste, Warsaw. (ships: Florida, Giulio Cesare, Belle Yale)

In 1931- 1932 Warsaw, Paris, Marseille, Almeria, Barcelona, Dakar, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires/ Montevideo, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Pernambuco, Las Palmas, Lisbon, Vigo, La Coruna, Southampton/London, Montreal, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Quebec/Liverpool, London, Paris, Ostende, Warsaw (ships: Campana, Flandria Alaunia, Duchess of Richmond).

In 1932-33 – Warsaw, Berlin, Amsterdam, Southampton, Boulogne, Leixvis, Lisbon, Las Palmas, Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro/Las Palmas, Barcelona, Madrid, Vigo/ Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires/Montevideo, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Pernambuco, St Vicente (Cabo verde), Funchal, Lisbon, Cherbourg, Paris, Warsaw.

1932 (as a tourist) Ireland

1933 (until November) – Warsaw, Paris, Bordeaux, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Funchal, Lisbon, Vigo, Lisbon, St Vicente (Cabo Verde), Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro//Las Palmas, Barcelona, Genova, Paris, St Nazaire//Santander, La Coruna. Teotihuacan, Yodzimilco, Vera Cruz, Havana, La Coruna, Santander, St Nazaire, Paris, Warsaw. (ships: Massilia, Asturias, Arlanza, Conte Biancamano, Mexique).

1933 – (as a tourist) Norway, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Estonia

1934 (March) – Warsaw, Trieste, Monteleone, Gozinia, Venice, Warsaw.

1935 (February-March) – Warsaw, Lwow, Bucharest, Constanza, Constantinople, Yatta, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Pireus, Athens, Constantinople, Constanza, Lwow, Warsaw. (ship: Polonia)

1935 (August) – Warsaw, Vienna, Trieste, Venice, Palermo, Algiers, Blida, Malaga, Granada, Malaga, Lisbon, Antwerp, Malines, Brussels, Warsaw (ship: Pilsudski)

1936 (July-August) with his wife Wanda: Lodz, Gdynia, Ryga, Tallin, Helskinki, Copenhagen, Gdynia//Copenhagen, Bergen, Andalsnas, Ramsdal Fjord, Vlvik, Laardal, Kardanger Fjord, Odda,
Variseg Foss, Voss, Kallingdal, Copenhagen, Gdynia, Lodz (ships: Batory, Pilsudski).

1938 (September) – Torun, Gdynia, Kanal Kilonski, London, Le Havre, Paris, Le Havre, Kanal K., Gdynia, Torun (ship: Warsawa)

1939 (July –October) – Torun, Gdynia, Copenhagen, Boulogne, Dakar, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Lujan, La Plata, Tigre, Santos, Alto da Serra, Rio de Janeiro, Pernambuco// Sierra Leone (Freetown), Dakar, Casablanca, Brest, Paris (ships: Chroby, Fort de Troyon).

1940 (March) – Paris, Cassis, Compiegne, Marseilles, Paris.

1940 (April) – Paris, Niort, Portenay, Chateau Saurrais, Pompaire, Chateau Maurivet, Therezay, Nantes (Bressuire, St Laurent sur Sevres, La Chapelle), Paris.

1940 (May) – Paris, Lille, Latargette, Notre Dame de Lorette, Ostrincourt, Lens, Salaumines, Bruay, Noeux les Mines, Lilles, Paris.

1940 (June – fleeing France) – Paris, Orleans, Blois, Tours, Saumur, Angers, Niov, Partenay, Angouleme, Limbourg, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Agen, Barsac, Bordeaux/Falmouth, Glasgow. (ship: Chronow)

1940-41 (from June to January) – Glasgow, Douglas (Millbank)

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