Hotel Review: My Emotional Return to Kraków and My Cosy Stay at the Ibis Kraków Centrum

Hotel Review: My Emotional Return to Kraków and My Cosy Stay at the Ibis Kraków Centrum

“Dry your eyes mate” – Mike Skinner. It is always an emotional return for me to cities I backpacked through before I started my new life in Poland. As a tourist, I visited Poland 4 times before moving here. One of those trips saw a train journey to the popular city of Kraków. At the Read more about Hotel Review: My Emotional Return to Kraków and My Cosy Stay at the Ibis Kraków Centrum[…]

Smaczne Środy: Indulging in the Tasty Menus of Kebab King, Warszawa

Smaczne Środy: Indulging in the Tasty Menus of Kebab King, Warszawa

“I want a kebab” – Adam Topolski. Come to Warsaw and eat kebabs? Yes please! A city for sure to give you some of the tastiest kebabs you will ever try. Really really really! A flashback to my twenties recently as Rafal Kowalczyk took me to a “kebab house to cure our hangovers” and suddenly Read more about Smaczne Środy: Indulging in the Tasty Menus of Kebab King, Warszawa[…]

April 2017 Poll: Control My Destiny – Where Should Jonny (NI Man in Poland) Go Next?

“We’re the builders of their destiny” – Noel Gallagher. Since this website’s inception in December 2016, I decided that each month for the first year, I will allow my readers to control my destiny. If you have seen my page on parts of Poland visited, you will know it is very bare – my dream Read more about April 2017 Poll: Control My Destiny – Where Should Jonny (NI Man in Poland) Go Next?[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Celebrating Dzień Świętego Patryka, St. Patrick's Day at Irlandzki Pub, Warsaw

Piątkowe Picie: Celebrating Dzień Świętego Patryka, St. Patrick’s Day at Irlandzki Pub, Warsaw

  “I’ll tell me ma when I go home, the boys won’t leave the girls alone” – Irish Folk Song (Belle of Belfast City). “Work is the curse of the drinking classes” – Oscar Wilde. So 2017 saw me witness my first ever St. Patrick’s Day in Poland. Yes, it may be hard to believe Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Celebrating Dzień Świętego Patryka, St. Patrick’s Day at Irlandzki Pub, Warsaw[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Polish Lesson Studying Sąd Ostateczny at Muzeum Narodowy, Gdańsk

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Polish Lesson Studying Sąd Ostateczny at Muzeum Narodowe, Gdańsk

“Oh heaven is a place on earth” – Belinda Carlisle. In July 2016, I started studying Polish for the first time when life spontaneously and ridiculously took me to the Pomerania Province. I chose to study in the outrageously gorgeous city of Gdańsk and the best Polish school there Learn Polish in Gdańsk  – and Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Polish Lesson Studying Sąd Ostateczny at Muzeum Narodowe, Gdańsk[…]

Hotel Review: My Weekend at Kuklówka Conference Hotel in Masovian Countryside

My first adventure to the Masovian Province of Poland was to the obscure village of Kuklówka. I was working here as a volunteer for three days with Angloville on an adventure out of Warsaw. I was based the the Kuklówka Conference Centre for the weekend. It was right up my street/ulica and could easily have Read more about Hotel Review: My Weekend at Kuklówka Conference Hotel in Masovian Countryside[…]

Hotel Review: My Stay in The Swanky Hotel Ren in Starogard Gdański

Hotel Review: My Stay in The Swanky Hotel Ren in Starogard Gdański

  The enchanting Kociewian town of Starogard Gdański was a trip that kind of sowed my seeds for staying in Poland. I realised how cool it was to tour unusual and untouristic towns and feel passionate about them. My first visit to Starogard Gdański was in July 2016. It was a town that I wrote Read more about Hotel Review: My Stay in The Swanky Hotel Ren in Starogard Gdański[…]

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Piątkowe Picie: Drinking in Brush Barber Shop, Łodz, the Best Cocktail Bar In Poland

“Got a devil’s haircut in my mind” – Beck. Wacaday republics on the brain, lied to by fake local friends and with a pure zest for adventure, I went whackpacking on the longest street in Europe, Ulica Piotrkowska. I got a train from Warszawa to Łodz and checked into the only hostel on Ulica Piotrkowska. Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Drinking in Brush Barber Shop, Łodz, the Best Cocktail Bar In Poland[…]

Top 5 Northern Irish Travel Blogs 2017

Top 5 Northern Irish Travel Blogs 2017

“Yer man’s a buck eejit so he is” – My mate from Belfast (and his Da) Back in the day, I used to run a “best Northern Irish travel blogs” series on a previous incarnation of my travels. When I quit that travel blog in 2016, the ill-fated “Don’t Stop Living”, I was 100% sure Read more about Top 5 Northern Irish Travel Blogs 2017[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: The Polish Micronation, the Empire of Leblandia

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: The Polish Micronation, the Empire of Leblandia

Yes, formed by Emperor Marcus Lebenciusz, welcome to the Polish micronation, the “wacaday republic” of the Empire of Leblandia. It’s a real country, they have their own money, their own government, they even have a website…and it borders Poland! http://leblandia.republika.pl So where does this all fit into my travel plans? Where is Leblandia? Am I Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: The Polish Micronation, the Empire of Leblandia[…]