Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Gdańsk to Host 2020 Europa League Final!!

Now for some great news for Poland!! Gdańsk will Host the 2020 Europa League Final!! This was announced yesterday on the official UEFA website. I’m buzzing about that and also want to get back into football writing more. I did some football stories for other sites recently, about Iceland and the Russia World Cup. But Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Gdańsk to Host 2020 Europa League Final!![…]

Smigus Dyngus: Wet Monday in Poland, What’s It All About?

So you might have read that Poland has a Fat Thursday (doughnut day) known as Tłusty Czwartek, which is held on the last Thursday before Lent every year. I wrote about it in February, and also stuffed my bake with Pączki that day. Now for another cool Polish tradition and festival…Wet Monday! Yes in Poland Read more about Smigus Dyngus: Wet Monday in Poland, What’s It All About?[…]

Poland Poll: No Poll This Month, But A Last Minute Reader Invite to Saint Patrick's Day in Warsaw (Dzień Świętego Patryka)

Poland Poll: No Poll This Month, But A Last Minute Reader Invite to Saint Patrick’s Day in Warsaw (Dzień Świętego Patryka) – TOMORROW!!

“Take me to the magic of the moment on a glory night” – Scorpions. I was little more than a Northern Irish 9 year old when the Berlin Wall waved its goodbyes to an unwanted border in 1989 and this world, my world, your world changed forever. As time progressed, I studied Soviet politics, Northern Read more about Poland Poll: No Poll This Month, But A Last Minute Reader Invite to Saint Patrick’s Day in Warsaw (Dzień Świętego Patryka) – TOMORROW!![…]

Tłusty Czwartek: Fat Thursday in Poland, What’s It All About?

The amount of festivals, holidays, celebrations, wacky days and events in Poland never ever ceases to amaze me. It is a country steeped in endless history and tradition. What is amazing is how all these traditions remain intact and continue to thrive in today’s modernic Polska. In fact, I’d say some of Poland’s festivals get Read more about Tłusty Czwartek: Fat Thursday in Poland, What’s It All About?[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Charity Tournament in Kościan – VIII Halowy Charytatywny Turniej Piłki Nożnej-Piłkarze Dzieciom

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Charity Tournament in Kościan – VIII Halowy Charytatywny Turniej Piłki Nożnej-Piłkarze Dzieciom

“So what’s it all about? Do ya really wanna know?” – John Power Last week, I played in a charity football tournament in the town of Kościan in Poland (not far from Poznań). Before the tournament, I wrote about it here – Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watch Me Play Football in Kościan Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Charity Tournament in Kościan – VIII Halowy Charytatywny Turniej Piłki Nożnej-Piłkarze Dzieciom[…]

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[…]

Pracujące Poniedziałki: A Northern Irish Evening At Klub Dialogu, Warszawa

“Nigdy nie widziałem Warszawy tak pięknej, jak dzisiejszego wieczoru” – King Zygmunt. (“I never saw Warszawa as beautiful as I saw her tonight”) When I was asked by my Polish language school (the excellent Klub Dialogu) to do a presentation about Northern Irish culture, I was delighted and honoured to be given such an opportunity. Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: A Northern Irish Evening At Klub Dialogu, Warszawa[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Incredible Experience at the Blues Express Music Festival, Zakrzewo

“It’s a music festival involving beer, trains and travel” – Kowalczyk to Blair. “Count me in, when is it?” – Blair to Kowalczyk. When my friend of twelve years Rafał Kowalczyk invited me to the annual “Blues Express Festival in Poznań“, I had no idea what to expect. But the above quote confirmed it – Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Incredible Experience at the Blues Express Music Festival, Zakrzewo[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Watching Wyspa (The Tempest), An Outdoor Musical Shakespeare Performance in Nowe Miasto, Warszawa

“Thought is free”― William Shakespeare, The Tempest (Wyspa). You might have read recently that I am back studying Polish (for the second time). Having spent 3 months learning Polish in Gdańsk in 2016, I recently got back into it after long periods of depression. I was so grateful to be at Klub Dialogu in Warszawa’s Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Watching Wyspa (The Tempest), An Outdoor Musical Shakespeare Performance in Nowe Miasto, Warszawa[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: A Night Out at the Orchestra with Sinfonia Iuventus At Wierzbno, Warszawa

“Man of the match” – Lee Adams. My adventures in Poland continue take on a crazy theme, with an endless list of invites to parties, events, shows etc. As my first year of living in Poland almost arrives (3rd July will be my year anniversary), I could easily concoct about 50 stories like this one, Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: A Night Out at the Orchestra with Sinfonia Iuventus At Wierzbno, Warszawa[…]