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Dziwaczne Odkrycia: 2018 Travel Target – To Have Visited All of Poland’s 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Travel and visiting new places NEVER has to end. In 2017, after starting this blog (well it started in December 2016 in reality), I decided I would TRY and visit EVERY Province of Poland as well as Polish Antarctica, Kashubia and some Micronations by the end of the year. With two months to go, I’m Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: 2018 Travel Target – To Have Visited All of Poland’s 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites[…]

Piątkowe Picie: The Best Bars and Cafes in Kętrzyn, Mazury Province

When my reader vote for September 2017 sent me back to Poland’s Mazury Province, I wasn’t prepared for the madness that ensued. It meant touring the city of Olsztyn in more detail than before, a solemn trip to Wilczy Szaniec (Wolf’s Lair) and two nights in the town of Kętrzyn, where I stayed in the Read more about Piątkowe Picie: The Best Bars and Cafes in Kętrzyn, Mazury Province[…]

17 Concrete Brick Reasons Why Northern Ireland will beat Switzerland and qualify for Russia 2018

“What about our wee country” – Barry Hunter. Northern Ireland and Switzerland meet each other in a two legged play off in November 2017 to qualify for the World Cup in Russia 2018. So this buck eejit right here, Northern Irishman In Poland had a look at 17 concrete brick reasons why the Swiss are Read more about 17 Concrete Brick Reasons Why Northern Ireland will beat Switzerland and qualify for Russia 2018[…]

Sixteen Cool Facts About Poland That The Polish Might Not Even Know

I’m a bit of a fact freak and I always love learning new facts about countries I backpack to, Poland opened up a new ball game when I (completely unexpectedly) relocated to this beautiful country in 2016 – are there any secrets hiding here? You see Poland has a huge amount of history to it, Read more about Sixteen Cool Facts About Poland That The Polish Might Not Even Know[…]

Sombreness in Mazury: My Calm Stay at Hotel Wanda, Kętrzyn

When my reader vote for September 2017 sent me back to Poland’s Mazury Province, it was time for another sad bit of historic travel as I headed to the infamous and notorious Wilczy Szaniec (Wolf’s Lair near Kętrzyn – where Adolf Hitler spent over 800 days during World War II). These days Kętrzyn does attract Read more about Sombreness in Mazury: My Calm Stay at Hotel Wanda, Kętrzyn[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Best Bars in Gliwice, Śląsk Province

When I arrived in Gliwice in October 2017 to watch the Germany v. Northern Ireland under 19 football match, I didn’t really expect to love the city that much. Nor would I expect to decide to prolong my stay or even to tour the bars and make a “Drinking Friday/Piątkowe Picie” feature on it but Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Best Bars in Gliwice, Śląsk Province[…]

My Five Favourite Facts About Poland

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Five Favourite Facts About Poland

Now into my second year living in Poland (and indeed my first ever year living in Eastern Europe) and I get emotional, sentimental and very spiritual these days. Before I had shared my craziest moments from my first year, my top 5 things to respect about Polish culture, my top 9 reasons why I love Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Five Favourite Facts About Poland[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Watching Northern Ireland in Poland Again!! The Only Northern Irishman attending the Under 19 Match v. Germany in Gliwice!!

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching Northern Ireland in Poland Again!! The Only Northern Irishman attending the Under 19 Match v. Germany in Gliwice!!

“Robert Burns, burns, burns, that ring of fire, GAWA desire” – Jonny Blair (ONLY NI fan in Gliwice). As I wrote that morning on social media it was “Dzień dobry szalony! Good morning crazy!” Having lived in Poland for 16 months and been the most settled I have ever been in my adult life (believe Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching Northern Ireland in Poland Again!! The Only Northern Irishman attending the Under 19 Match v. Germany in Gliwice!![…]

October 2017 Poll: What Should Jonny Do in November 2017?

So it’s now time for my October 2017 vote which will dictate what I do or where I go in November 2017. I run this Poland Poll every month. So far it has led to me going Speed Dating in Warszawa, backpacking in Biskupiec, sky diving indoors, getting naked on a beach, doing a holy pilgrimage to Częstochowa (sorry I Read more about October 2017 Poll: What Should Jonny Do in November 2017?[…]