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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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Attending the 5th Festival Piwa at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański

My Piątkowe Picie series and my Smaczne Środy series have suffered a lot on m y blog, I know. I have only a handful of these posts finished even though they are my favourite ones to write. As a veteran travel writer of over 10 years now, other projects took over and I got busy Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Attending the 5th Festival Piwa at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Touring the Bars and Cafes in Tczew, Kociewie

“You’ve got a feeling lost inside. It just won’t let you go” – Noel Gallagher. Tczew in the Kociewie region of Poland’s Pomorskie Province is not a totally obvious tourist resort, nor even a top drinking town for my Piątkowe Picie, Drinking Friday adventures. But as most of you know, I prefer to visit towns, Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Touring the Bars and Cafes in Tczew, Kociewie[…]

Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite 20 Bars in Gdańsk Stare Miasto

Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite 20 Bars in Gdańsk Stare Miasto, Ultimate Drinking Guide

I am VERY VERY excited to finally release this travel article to you all!! It may have taken me 10 months to finally concoct, compile and release this party feature on Gdańsk, but better late than never as I reflect on my current favourite 20 bars in the Stare Miasto (Old Town) of Gdańsk. Of Read more about Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite 20 Bars in Gdańsk Stare Miasto, Ultimate Drinking Guide[…]

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[…]

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Piątkowe Picie: Drinking in Brush Barber Shop, Łódź, 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 Łódź and checked into the only hostel on Ulica Piotrkowska. From Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Drinking in Brush Barber Shop, Łódź, the Best Cocktail Bar In Poland[…]

Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite 12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Bydgoszcz

“Spend your nightlife table hopping; trying to keep your bag of bones in trim” – Noel Gallagher. When life took me to the beautiful canal city of Bydgoszcz, I was sure to pump out a textbook top 5 bars type post. This was originally scheduled for the defunct Don’t Stop Living blog. From DSL to Read more about Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite 12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Bydgoszcz[…]