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: 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[…]

Magiczne Miasta: Backpacking Beautiful Bydgoszcz, the "Venice of Poland"

Magiczne Miasta: Backpacking Beautiful Bydgoszcz, the “Venice of Poland”

“But now unforgiven, the everlasting, everlasting” – Nicky Wire. An Autumnal air greeted my spontaneous arrival into the city of Bydgoszcz. I saw this as a place to relax by the tranquil canals and a city without the obvious tourism boom of Krakow, Gdańsk and Warsaw. The generic hat-trick – the usual suspects. Game’s over Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Backpacking Beautiful Bydgoszcz, the “Venice of Poland”[…]

Hotel Review: Hotel Zawisza in Bydgoszcz

Hotel Review: My Stay in the “Venice of Poland”, Hotel Zawisza in Bydgoszcz

In October 2016, I made my first visit to Bydgoszcz and I loved my time here in a city often dubbed “The Venice of Poland”, sitting in Poland’s Kuyavian Pomorskie province. Anyone that visits Poland, I defy you not to love this place. I’ve been to lots of parts of Poland now and after a Read more about Hotel Review: My Stay in the “Venice of Poland”, Hotel Zawisza in Bydgoszcz[…]