Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański

Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański

On selected Fridays, I will be running a feature called “Piątkowe Picie” which means “Drinking/Thirsty Fridays”. The first installment on this series, I thought should fall upon the incredible Browar Kociewski in Starogard Gdański. I headed here in November 2016 finally, although I initially was expecting I would visit in July or August but I ended up Read more about Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański[…]

Magiczne Miasta: One Night in Tiny Rywałd in Pomerania

Magiczne Miasta: One Night in Tiny Rywałd in Pomerania

When I was touring Pomerania in Summer 2016, I ended up in some truly obscure spots that other tourists simply were not going to. Life was up and down and I was settling into Poland with some confusion. I was let down by some friends initially in this region but it didn’t really affect my normal Read more about Magiczne Miasta: One Night in Tiny Rywałd in Pomerania[…]

Smaczna Sroda: Dining Out at Kubicki, Oldest Restaurant in Gdańsk

Smaczne Środy: Dining Out at Kubicki, Oldest Restaurant in Gdańsk

In the series called “Smaczne Środy” (Delicious/Tasty Wednesdays), I deliver stories on my food experiences in Poland alongside my Thirsty Fridays series. Today I take you to the Oldest Restaurant in Gdańsk in Poland – Kubicki. After whackpacking the world, I decided to settle in Gdańsk for a few months in 2016 in times of depression. Read more about Smaczne Środy: Dining Out at Kubicki, Oldest Restaurant in Gdańsk[…]

Northern Irishman in Poland back in Starogard Gdanski

Magiczne Miasta: Top 25 Charms in Starogard Gdański

Magiczne Miasta/Magic Towns is my series that brings you a genuine real life foreign tourist backpackers account of Polish town, village and city life. This place, Starogard Gdański in Pomerania Province, left quite the impression on me. Just look at its pretty square! Starogard Gdański – I headed here after my time in the beautiful Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Top 25 Charms in Starogard Gdański[…]

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring the Horrific Nazi German Concentration Camp at Stutthof

“It’s written in the starlight and every line on your palm. We’re fools to wage war on our brothers in arms” – Mark Knopfler. As a Northern Irishman living in Poland, it is essential to read up on the history of my new home and to understand the horrors of the past. Poland, sadly has Read more about Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring the Horrific Nazi German Concentration Camp at Stutthof[…]

Hostel Review: Oki Doki Hostel, Warsaw

Hostel Review: Oki Doki Hostel, Warsaw

As I backpacked through Polish cities down the years, I enjoyed staying in hostels, normally sharing dorm rooms and enjoying the overall lifestyle of it. I have been to Warsaw about 6 times now and my favourite hostel in the city is the Oki Doki Hostel. The Oki Doki Hostel is named among the “Europe’s Famous Read more about Hostel Review: Oki Doki Hostel, Warsaw[…]

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Visiting the Polish Post Office in Gdańsk

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Visiting the Polish Post Office in Gdańsk

“Close your eyes. Clear your heart. Cut the cord” – The Killers. Life continues to provide us with ups and downs on the journey and Poland has been through a lot so this series aims to highlight the history and the torn past and attempt to find a peace and a bit of freedom for the future. Read more about Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Visiting the Polish Post Office in Gdańsk[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Best Cafes in Starogard Gdański

Piątkowe Picie: Best Cafes in Starogard Gdański

On my travels, part of the diversity of it has always been – different day, different town, different cafe, different coffee experience. I reckon I have had at least one coffee a day for the last 10 years, averaging out. Of those, maybe 20% of them have been in cafes around the world on my Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Best Cafes in Starogard Gdański[…]

Hostel Review: Poco Loco, Poznań

Hostel Review: Poco Loco Hostel, Poznań

Poznań is pretty, let’s get that one out of the way to begin with. I like Poznań, I nicknamed it “Pozzie” such was its endearment to me in 2015, my first real visit to the city. It did feel hard to believe that it had taken so long, to tour Poznań finally. I had actually passed Read more about Hostel Review: Poco Loco Hostel, Poznań[…]

Jonny Blair - Northern Irishman in Poland

Dzień Dobry! Witam! Hello Everybody!

Dzień Dobry! Witam! Hello Everybody! Welcome to Northern Irishman in Poland! My name is Jonny Blair and I am a Northern Irishman living in Poland. Jestem Jonny. Jestem Północno Irlandczyk w Polsce, jestem pisarzem podroznikiem. I relocated to Poland in July 2016, planning just to stay a few weeks yet I ended up decided to Read more about Dzień Dobry! Witam! Hello Everybody![…]