Magiczne Miasta: Backpacking in Kościan by Night

It was an absolute delight to be invited to the town of Koscian for a charity football tournament in December 2017. Sometimes I pinched myself to check if this was really happening. But it was, it was game on, perhaps my series “Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce” had some kind of purpose in Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Backpacking in Kościan by Night[…]

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[…]