Trojmiasto Charm: My Stay at the 4Friends Hostel in Gdańsk

2016 saw my first ever visit to Gdańsk and I ended up spending 5 blissful months in the coastal city, staying in three hostels, 1 hotel, 1 homestay and 2 flats in that time. So far I reviewed the excellent Ibis Hotel and the Hostel Cycle On, where I famously cycled with Taiwnese travel writer Read more about Trojmiasto Charm: My Stay at the 4Friends Hostel in Gdańsk[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My 5 Craziest Moments From My First Year in Poland

“Stepped off a train all alone at dawn, back into the hole where I was born” – Oasis. Let’s get to the facts – I didn’t expect to be living in Poland right now, most people know that. I lived around the world in days gone relentlessly by, I travelled far and wide, sailed the Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My 5 Craziest Moments From My First Year in Poland[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Speed Dating at the Hard Rock Cafe, Warszawa

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Speed Dating at the Hard Rock Cafe, Warszawa

“You’ll never forget my name” – Noel Gallagher. Back in 2004 as a student at Bournemouth University, in England, I went to a “Speed Dating night” with my friends Lock in Lee, Mad Mike and Jody. At the time, reality events and TV shows were all the rage, I appeared in two mini versions of Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Speed Dating at the Hard Rock Cafe, Warszawa[…]

Dlaczego Kochamy Polskę: Juan From A Little Light Blogging

My Latest travel interview from those of us who are clever enough to kochamy polskę (love Poland) is with Juan From A Little Light Blogging. Juan lives in Poland and like me has a history of coming back time and again to this country to enjoy its charms. Juan blogs about music, Polish weddings and all Read more about Dlaczego Kochamy Polskę: Juan From A Little Light Blogging[…]

Pracujące Poniedziałki: My Top 5 Reasons Why Learning Polish Is Difficult

Is it hard to learn Polish? Is it really a hard language? Or is this just another myth concocted by unintelligent wannabes in the quest for global superiority? I don’t really care, but at least today I can give you my personal view on it – again and as ever – only my opinion. Nothing Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: My Top 5 Reasons Why Learning Polish Is Difficult[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Incredible Experience at the Blues Express Music Festival, Zakrzewo

“It’s a music festival involving beer, trains and travel” – Kowalczyk to Blair. “Count me in, when is it?” – Blair to Kowalczyk. When my friend of twelve years Rafał Kowalczyk invited me to the annual “Blues Express Festival in Poznań“, I had no idea what to expect. But the above quote confirmed it – Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Incredible Experience at the Blues Express Music Festival, Zakrzewo[…]

Golden Crown: My Tranquil Stay at the Gospoda Pod Złotą Koroną Hotel in Grotowice, Opole

As part of my personal, selfish quest to visit every Polish Voivodeship (there are 16) and 20 “parts” of Poland (self listed), I decided on a spontaneous trip to Opole, it was 17/20 as I honed in on the 18/20 mark. Opole is the capital city of the Opole Voivedeship Province and doesn’t get the Read more about Golden Crown: My Tranquil Stay at the Gospoda Pod Złotą Koroną Hotel in Grotowice, Opole[…]

My Travel Target For 2017: Visit and Write About Every Polish Province

In January 2017, I set myself a target to have visited and written about every Polish Province and all 20 of my personal Polish list by 31/12/2017. I am well on target now, though some provinces I only spent a few days in, so I will probably return to them. Thanks for following the journey Read more about My Travel Target For 2017: Visit and Write About Every Polish Province[…]

Sunday Morning Mass at Częstochowa, Śląsk Province

August 2017 Poll: What Should Jonny Do in September 2017?

Well it is August already and I have now finished all my reader challenges up to date, including bringing back my once popular travel blog, Don’t Stop Living, getting naked at the nudist beach at Międyzydroje, the holy pilgrimage to Cyęstochowa and more writing on them all still to come. Now you have a chance Read more about August 2017 Poll: What Should Jonny Do in September 2017?[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Top 40 Debated Countries or Regions I Have Backpacked Through

“Here’s a little agit for the never believer, yeah yeah yeah yeah” – Michael Stipe. Since I wrote this, I have added two more “crazy countries to my list – The Sovereign Military Order of Malta and the Kingdom of Romkerhall. On my travels around the world where I have so far swallowed 1.5 centuries Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Top 40 Debated Countries or Regions I Have Backpacked Through[…]