Dziwaczne Odkrycia: 17 Things You Didn’t Know About Saint Patrick (Święty Patryk)

“I’ll be misunderstood by the beautiful and good in this city” – Robbiego Williamowski. Every year on the 17th March, people all over the world come together to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Here in Poland it is known as Dzien Świętego Patryka and I have celebrated this day Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: 17 Things You Didn’t Know About Saint Patrick (Święty Patryk)[…]

Belfast Beer: Made in Poland

10 Things in Poland That Are Actually Northern Irish

“All these places feel like home” – Snow Patrol (Northern Irish rock band). I recently wrote about things in Northern Ireland which are actually Polish. But does it work the opposite? What is there here in Poland that is exclusively Northern Irish? And I don’t mean British, UK-ish, Great Britain-ish or Irish. I mean strictly Read more about 10 Things in Poland That Are Actually Northern Irish[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Kraków’s City Symbol, the Dragon

I don’t write about Kraków often, I admit it. It’s never been my favourite Polish city, nor even in my top 10, but it does grow on me with each visit and I plan to return again a few times in 2019. In fact, last year I visited Kraków about 8 or 9 times, sometimes for Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Kraków’s City Symbol, the Dragon[…]

Belfast Beer: Made in Poland

Poland Poll: Send Jonny To One Of These Polish Breweries

Since early 2017, I have been running several ‘Poland Poll‘s where YOU voted to control my destiny. In the past it took me to places like Hitler’s Hideout (Wilczy Szaniec), the nudist beach at Lubiewo and the holy city of Częstochowa. This is my first such poll of 2019 and the first since November 2018. As Read more about Poland Poll: Send Jonny To One Of These Polish Breweries[…]

Northern Irishman in Poland / Połnocny Irlandczyk w Polsce

17 Things in Northern Ireland Which Are Actually Polish

As a child growing up in Northern Ireland in the 1980s, my exposure to the big world came via my 1986 Panini World Cup Sticker book. It was the first time I had heard of Poland, or Algeria, or Soviet Union, or Iraq. That book along with 2 Christmas presents from my parents inspired a Read more about 17 Things in Northern Ireland Which Are Actually Polish[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Exploring The Bars and Cafes of Nowa Praga, Warsaw’s Coolest District

“Baby I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight” – Sia – Cheap Thrills. With a zest and wonderlustification for quirky districts which scream “less tourists here” than most parts of cities as vibrant as Warszawa, I headed as that very tourist across the Wisła River to Warszawa’s “Nowa Praga” district. It literally means “New Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Exploring The Bars and Cafes of Nowa Praga, Warsaw’s Coolest District[…]

Mieszka W Polsce: Annoying Questions, 5 Fake Reasons Why I Live in Poland

Mieszka W Polsce: Annoying Questions, 5 Fake Reasons Why I Live in Poland

“Because we want to, because we want to” – Billie Piper. Almost everyday for the last 16 years or so of my life (in countries I lived in such as Australia, England, Hong Kong before Poland) I have had to put up with the same question from other people, mostly locals. This nosey question that Read more about Mieszka W Polsce: Annoying Questions, 5 Fake Reasons Why I Live in Poland[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: UKS Siekierki Warszawa 2-1 MKS Piaseczno II in Targowek, Warszawa

As I hit my 501st football match in August 2017, there was no need to stop the football adventures or the groundhopping. On 23rd September 2017, I headed to the football stadium in the Warszawa district of Targówek for a match in one of the lower divisions in Warsaw local football. This was a cut below Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: UKS Siekierki Warszawa 2-1 MKS Piaseczno II in Targowek, Warszawa[…]

Two Years of Northern Irishman in Poland, Onto the Next Challenge(s)!

“Another turning point, a fork stuck in thon road. Times grabs ye by them wrists, directs ye where till go. Make the best of this test unquestioned why. For what it’s worth, it was worth all the whilst”. – Zielona dnia po język połnocnyirlandskiego. “Standing on the corner while you’re thinking of a different world” – Ocean Read more about Two Years of Northern Irishman in Poland, Onto the Next Challenge(s)![…]