Who am I?

My name is Monika. I’m a Polish journalist with longstanding experience in media, communication and tourism. I love travelling, radio, music and the ocean. In 2010, I moved to Santiago de Chile, my headquarters to further explore the Latin-American continent. While there, I coursed diploma program in Social History of Popular Latin American Music where I enhanced my knowledge about the culture, their traditions and their lifestyle through arts and history. 

From each new country I visit, I bring a local newspaper (for my collection) and few recipes (to prepare them myself at home).

What do I do?

For many years I worked as a foreign correspondent to the National Polish Radio in South America. I’ve been also contributing with culture and travel-based content in mass-media whilst working on my own travel blog project. 

On the other hand, I have also developed myself as the owner of a multilingual tour operator business and as travel guide in South America. I hold experience with different types of customers and trips, from budget to luxurious, from city tours to Amazon expeditions. I organize as well tailor-made trips around Chile and South America, arrange individual and group programs, and work with selected travel agencies.

I speak Polish, English and Spanish.

Why the name TRESVODKA?

TRESVODKA is how I was hilariously nicknamed by Chileans as my real surname is Trętowska because I’m from Poland. (I personally prefer wine though, so it has nothing to do with vodka really 🙂 )  The nickname sticked to me so much that even staff in the Polish Embassy in Chile call me as such!

Sources where you can listen to me:

Sources where you can read my articles or about me:

Selected link in Polish media:


  • Interview with me about the work as a correspondent – HERE
  • Interview with me about my work as a journalist – HERE
  • Live broadcast about Chilean earthquakesHERE
  • Interview with me about Christmas in Chile – HERE
  • Interview with me about daily life and customs in Chile – HERE


  • Interview with me about the amazing chilean nature and touristic attractions in Onet.pl –  HERE
  • Interview with me about Chilean culture in Natemat.pl  – HERE
  • Interview with me about Chilean cuisine in Natemat.pl – HERE 
  • Interview with me about my travels and useful travel tips in Natemat.pl – HERE
  • I recommend 5 places in Chile in a travel magazine”Podróże” – TUTAJ
  • About interesting travel sourvenirs in National Traveller Poland – HERE, online HERE
  • A recipe for a Chilean “Pastel de choclo” in Poznaj Świat – HERE
  • I recommend places in South America in Onet.PodróżeHERE
  • As a quest in Onet Podróże, Top 10 Santiago landmarks – HERE
  • My travel discoveries of the year 2013 in TanielotyHERE
  • As a guest in the Chilean newspaper La Segunda in the column “Foreigners that change Chile”HERE,  online HERE
  • As a guest in the Chilean newspaper “Las Ultimas Noticias”HERE


  • Historia muzyki chilijskiej  HERE
  • Muzyka chilijska: współcześni artyści HERE
  • Kobiety mają głos: latynoamerykańksie wokalistki HERE
  • Gdzie kupować muzykę w Santiago HERE
  • Santiago Paranormalne THERE
  • Chilijska enigma, czyli o zwyczajach w Chile HERE
  • Chile w cieniu sławy – słynni Chilijczycy HERE
  • Chilenismos HERE
  • Zaskakujące nazwy chilijskich miast HERE
  • Chile w 10 słowach HERE
  • Boże Narodzenie w Chile vs w Polsce – HERE
  • WYWIAD: Luciano Kulczewski – Gaudi Santiago o polskich korzeniach HERE
  • WYWIAD: Bob Borowicz -polski fotografik, który zmienił Chile HERE
  • WYWIAD: Bogdan Piotraszewski – o peruwiańskiej, chilijskiej i polskiej kuchni HERE
  • WYWIAD: Rodrigo Pinto – chilijski krytyk literacki o polskiej literaturze  HERE
  • WYWIAD: Claudia Barattini – chilijska minister kultury i “jej Polska” HERE 
  • WYWIAD: Z Aleksandrą Piątkowską, ambasadorką RP w Chile – cz. 1 (o kulturze) HERE
  • Z Aleksandrą Piątkowską, ambasadorką RP w Chile – cz. 2 (o ekonomii) TUTAJ

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