My Tranquil Stay at Folwark Żuławski near Elbląg in Polish Countryside

My Tranquil Stay at Folwark Żuławski near Elbląg in Polish Countryside

On my travels, I always look for quirky and unique places away from the wateric floods of tourist crowds. This was an epitome of my long term global backpacking venture of days gone nonchalantly by. In those times, my backpack preferred to swallow an Afghanistan to an India or a Pelplin to a Berlin. Move Read more about My Tranquil Stay at Folwark Żuławski near Elbląg in Polish Countryside[…]

Staying in Warszawa’s Quirky Praga District at the Hit Hotel

“I gotta take it on the other side” – Red Hot Chili Peppers. Most tourists visiting Warszawa tend to stay on the west side of the Wisła River. I was ‘most tourists’ on my first 5 visits to this city, dating back to my first adventure into Poland in 2005, still largely uncovered blogwise. This Read more about Staying in Warszawa’s Quirky Praga District at the Hit Hotel[…]

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[…]

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 Świętokrzyskie Debut: Staying at Agroturystyka "Przy Szlaku"

My Świętokrzyskie Debut: Staying at Agroturystyka “Przy Szlaku” “Dude Ranch” in Tranquil Trzcianka

After the dreamy days backpacking towns and villages nobody heard of, it was time for another one, and this time a more special occasion. My May reader vote sent me to the Świętokrzyskie province of Poland in my quest to visit every province of Poland by the end of 2017. 6 months left, 6 Provinces left Read more about My Świętokrzyskie Debut: Staying at Agroturystyka “Przy Szlaku” “Dude Ranch” in Tranquil Trzcianka[…]

My Stay at the Hotel Nad Wierzycą, Only Hotel in Holy Pelplin, Kociewie

On my journey through Poland’s Pomerania region, next on the hit list fell to the charming town of Pelplin in Kociewie. This is so off the wall, I felt like I had climbed over it and landed in an alien garden. This town is tiny and perfect for a long term Northern Irish backpacker keen Read more about My Stay at the Hotel Nad Wierzycą, Only Hotel in Holy Pelplin, Kociewie[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Touring Poland’s Quirky Kashubia Region, My Wedding Stay at Hotel Kozi Grod, Pomlewo

When I first heard about the Kashubia region of Poland, I was very much intrigued! Kashubia is part of the Pomorskie region but is in itself, almost like a country within a country. Its boundaries are not clear or set in stone, but certainly my first visit to any kind of Kashubian territory was when Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Touring Poland’s Quirky Kashubia Region, My Wedding Stay at Hotel Kozi Grod, Pomlewo[…]

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[…]

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

  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[…]