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[…]

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[…]

Piątkowe Picie: The First Eight Socialist Communist PRL Themed Bars I Drank in in Poland

Piątkowe Picie: The First Eight Socialist, Communist, PRL Themed Bars I Drank in in Poland

“Your joys are counterfeit; this happiness corrupt political shit” – Richey James Edwards. Today’s Piątkowe Picie (Thirsty/Drinking Fridays) is a glorious step back in time to the vintage era of communism. This is my latest craze in travel, it’s a fad, it’s a fashion, it’s a passion. Touring PRL and Communist/Socialist bars in Poland. “Maybe Read more about Piątkowe Picie: The First Eight Socialist, Communist, PRL Themed Bars I Drank in in Poland[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Polish Radio Debut with International Poznań

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Polish Radio Debut with International Poznań

When my border train rolled me through Poznań back in 2005, I could not have known that 10 years later, 2015, I’d be in the city writing about it – a hostel review of Poco Loco, drinking Grzane Piwo with two local girls and touring some quick sights. However, it was now January 2017 and Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Polish Radio Debut with International Poznań[…]

Magiczne Miasta: Poised for Pretty Poznań

You’ll probably know that when I travel to a city or town in a country, I like nothing better than banging out a top 5 hit parade on backpacking sights. In most cases, we only visit these cities once in our life, so make the most of it and enjoy the highlights as a tourist. Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Poised for Pretty Poznań[…]

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 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 equivalents of Read more about Piątkowe Picie: My First Time Trying Polish Hot Beer (Grzane Piwo) in Poznań[…]

Hostel Review: Poco Loco, Poznań

Hostel Review: Poco Loco Hostel, Poznań

Poznań is pretty, let’s get that one out of the way to begin with. I like Poznań, I nicknamed it “Pozzie” such was its endearment to me in 2015, my first real visit to the city. It did feel hard to believe that it had taken so long, to tour Poznań finally. I had actually passed Read more about Hostel Review: Poco Loco Hostel, Poznań[…]