The author attempts to show Ryszard Kapuściński returning to Pinsk, the country of his childhood. Based on Barbara Hołub’s interview with the author of reportages for the Przekrój weekly he analyzes and interprets the writer’s words. Kapuściński’s memories make it possible to show his literary work in a broader context – from the perspective of his birthplace and his roots. Growing up in the “Polesia poverty” made an enormous impact on the reporter’s worldview. He shares his memories of the earliest childhood and the early phase of his work. The article presents the author of The Polish Bush as someone constantly on the way – a homo viator, which has helped to examine and illustrate Kapuściński’s work process and his maturation as an artist. The author of the article attempts to draw the readers’ attention to a significant role played in the reporter’s life by an original, though culture-related, way of perceiving time.