Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Intensive Polish Course at Learn Polish in Gdańsk

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Intensive Polish Course at Learn Polish in Gdańsk

“In the beginning, when we were winning, when the smiles were genuine” – Manic Street Preachers. It’s been ages since I moved to Poland, (10 months!!) and I still believe that we are all perpetual students until the day we die. We are always learning, always studying. We are forever on a learning cycle on Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Intensive Polish Course at Learn Polish in Gdańsk[…]

Pracujące Poniedziałki: Starting Again - Studying Polish at Klub Dialogu, Nowy Świat, Warszawa

Pracujące Poniedziałki: Starting Again – Studying Polish at Klub Dialogu, Nowy Świat, Warszawa

“It’s never too late to make a brand new start” – Paul Weller. The first news is that I am back studying, my website is back working and I am learning Polish again!!! Depression dominated my life in the last year in the wake of meeting travel friends who were nasty and lied to me Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: Starting Again – Studying Polish at Klub Dialogu, Nowy Świat, Warszawa[…]

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[…]

Piłka Nożna Banter: On the Kazimierz Deyna Pilgrimage Tour in Starogard Gdański

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: On the Kazimierz Deyna Pilgrimage Tour in Starogard Gdański, Poland’s “George Best”

Wacaday republics on the brain, a flair for backpacking to countries that don’t exist and a pure fire passion for Northern Irish football were the golden love affairs that I cannon-balled my tourist journey with. I interwined travel with football with as many references to being Northern Irish as the Ulster Fry could come up Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: On the Kazimierz Deyna Pilgrimage Tour in Starogard Gdański, Poland’s “George Best”[…]

Praca in Poland: My Tours on GPS MyCity, Starogard Gdanski, Pelplin

Pracujące Poniedziałki: My Tours on GPS MyCity, Starogard Gdański, Pelplin

Since I relocated to Poland in July 2016, I have been working on a load of cool projects inside the country as a way of promoting it as a travel writer. This new series is all about my working adventures in Poland. I have named it Pracujące Poniedziałki, literally “Working Mondays”, in keeping with my Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: My Tours on GPS MyCity, Starogard Gdański, Pelplin[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My First Polish Newspaper Appearance, A Feature in Gazeta Kociewska, Starogard Gdański

Before I renamed myself and started this new life as Northern Irishman in Poland, there was a sad period of time where depression kicked in and I got a bit public about it. During that time, in August 2016, I announced that my backpacking journey around the world had finally come to an end, at Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My First Polish Newspaper Appearance, A Feature in Gazeta Kociewska, Starogard Gdański[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Best 10 Bars in Starogard Gdański

Piątkowe Picie: Best 10 Bars on a Thirsty Friday in Starogard Gdański

On my previous backpacker blog and before I got depressed, I did a good old Thirsty Thursdays on a town I enjoyed, I whackpacked to the remote town of Starogard Gdański in northern Poland – Pomerania Region. But I didn’t quite capture the full picture (and even this post won’t) so today finally, on Piątkowe Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Best 10 Bars on a Thirsty Friday in Starogard Gdański[…]

Hotel Review: Staying at Noclegi Rekord Hotel by Stadion Miejski in Starogard Gdański

Staying in a Hotel Within A Football Stadium, On An Island: Noclegi Rekord Hotel by Stadion Miejski in Starogard Gdański

Imagine sleeping in a hotel room on an island in a city, and overlooking a football stadium!? Crazy and amazing!! When you travel to the more obscure places, finding budget accommodation can be a problem sometimes and part of my backpacker’s dream is to end up every so often in cities or towns that don’t Read more about Staying in a Hotel Within A Football Stadium, On An Island: Noclegi Rekord Hotel by Stadion Miejski in Starogard Gdański[…]

Backpacking in Poznan in 2015, trying Grzane Piwo with Ola Mueller and another friend.

Piątkowe Picie: My First Time Trying Polish Hot Beer (Grzane Piwo) in Poznań

On my third visit to Poland in 2015, I finally got round to trying the famous Grzane Piwo, hot beer, or as my travel friend (her opinion) Ola Mueller described it “grzaniec z piwa” or simply “graniec”. On my travels before that, I had visited Sweden, Germany and Estonia in winter and sampled their local Read more about Piątkowe Picie: My First Time Trying Polish Hot Beer (Grzane Piwo) in Poznań[…]

Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański

Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański

On selected Fridays, I will be running a feature called “Piątkowe Picie” which means “Drinking/Thirsty Fridays”. The first installment on this series, I thought should fall upon the incredible Browar Kociewski in Starogard Gdański. I headed here in November 2016 finally, although I initially was expecting I would visit in July or August but I ended up Read more about Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański[…]