Reminiscing: My First Ever Visit to Poland, 12 Years Ago

Reminiscing My Birthday: My First Ever Visit to Poland, 15 Years Ago Today

“Is this the way to Legia Warsaw? Every night I’ve been eating my coleslaw” – Northern Ireland fans (2005). First of all today is my birthday! Sto lat, happy birthday to me! Ask me fifteen years ago today as my train rolled into the Polish capital city of Warszawa if I expected to live here Read more about Reminiscing My Birthday: My First Ever Visit to Poland, 15 Years Ago Today[…]

Northern Irish Rock Band Ash Thrill the Crowd on Their Polish Debut at Hydrozagadka, Warszawa

Northern Irish Rock Band Ash Thrill the Crowd on Their Polish Debut at Hydrozagadka, Warszawa

“A constellation once seen over Royal David’s City. An epiphany you burn so pretty, yeah you are a shining light ” (Shining Light). Superlatives cannot really do any justice here. I’m stuck to writing emotional wordbooms from my Ulster inspired heart today. This is a high in life. Here goes. If your life gets any Read more about Northern Irish Rock Band Ash Thrill the Crowd on Their Polish Debut at Hydrozagadka, Warszawa[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Top 5 Irish Pubs in Warsaw (Warszawa)

“In Dublin’s fair city where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on Sweet Molly Malone” – Irish Folk Song. The British, Portuguese, French and Dutch all travelled the world invading other countries and cultures and trying to tell them how to run them, at times killing and enslaving locals. Truth hurts Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Top 5 Irish Pubs in Warsaw (Warszawa)[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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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[…]

Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk

Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk

“Baby, this is what you came for. Lightning strikes every time she moves” – Calvin Harris featuring Rhianna. On my Piątkowe Picie series, I could write a lot about my time touring the bars and cafes of Gdańsk, the first Polish city I lived in. Before moving to Poland, pub crawls had become one of Read more about Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk[…]