Piątkowe Picie: My Visit to the Cat Cafe in Gdynia, Biały Kot Kocia Kawiarnia, Kashubia!

“Curiosity killed the cat” – Anonymous. On my return to the gorgeous Baltic Coast city of Gdynia, there was time for a few new adventures and those that could equally have appeared on either Dziwaczne Odkrycia or indeed here at Piątkowe Picie. I headed to the Cat Cafe in Gdynia!! Despite having backpacked the world for Read more about Piątkowe Picie: My Visit to the Cat Cafe in Gdynia, Biały Kot Kocia Kawiarnia, Kashubia![…]

My Depression Began One Year Ago Today

My Story Goes On But My Depression Began One Year Ago Today

“Happiness lies in your own hands” – Madonna (lest, she was wrong). Dzien dobry! This is a happy blog, my real life story and I try to tell it like that, I am so grateful for you all and for your support, but as I am so honest and open, here is today’s truth. A Read more about My Story Goes On But My Depression Began One Year Ago Today[…]

Hostel Review: My Glorious Return to Gdynia and My Charming Stay in the Green House Hostel

When I first backpacked to the port city of Gdynia in July 2016, I had no idea that exactly a year later, I would still be living in Poland, back in Gdynia and ready for more fun on Poland’s gorgeous Baltic Coast. On that trip, I was working with Eat Polska on a smashing food Read more about Hostel Review: My Glorious Return to Gdynia and My Charming Stay in the Green House Hostel[…]

Dlaczego Kochamy Polskę? Why Do We Love Poland? With Agness and Cez From Etramping

Dlaczego Kochamy Polskę? Why Do We Love Poland? With Agness and Cez From Etramping

Another exciting post in my new series sharing YOUR love about Poland. The series will be as regular as I can make it, and will feature other writers and travel bloggers who are as lunatical about Poland as me. You don’t have to be Polish to be in the series, but you do have to “Kocham Read more about Dlaczego Kochamy Polskę? Why Do We Love Poland? With Agness and Cez From Etramping[…]

One Year in Poland: Leaving the Past Behind, Heading to Częstochowa, Getting Naked at Międzyzdroje and My Return to Gdańsk, Gdynia and Poznań

“You’ll never change what’s been and gone” – Noel Gallagher. Dzien dobry! Czesc! Hello! Bout ye! This is a sincere 6 month update, halfway through my toughest year in life so far. July and August are going to be VERY busy months in my new life in Poland so I thought I’d give you all Read more about One Year in Poland: Leaving the Past Behind, Heading to Częstochowa, Getting Naked at Międzyzdroje and My Return to Gdańsk, Gdynia and Poznań[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Incredible Kazimierz Deyna 70th Birthday Match and Watching Jan Tomaszewski Live in Starogard Gdański!

“They can come true yeah, they can come true” – Gabrielle. Wow, just wow! Is all I can really say. But I was really there, at the special match to celebrate the 70th birthday of Kazimierz Deyna. If you followed my journeys around the world for 10+ years, you will be aware of my huge Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Incredible Kazimierz Deyna 70th Birthday Match and Watching Jan Tomaszewski Live in Starogard Gdański![…]

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Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Touring the Obscure Polish Micronation Królestwo Dreamlandu

So for those of you reading who are new to my life, my world, my blog and my long standing travel blogging “career”, which was born and died on http://dontstopliving.net/ you may not be aware that I don’t really enjoy backpacking the popular tourist resorts. I prefer off the wall stuff – wacky republics like Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Touring the Obscure Polish Micronation Królestwo Dreamlandu[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching Football in a Speedway Stadium in Gdańsk!! GKP Wybrzeze 2-1 Gryf Goręczyno

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching Football in a Speedway Stadium in Gdańsk!! GKP Wybrzeze 2-1 Gryf Goręczyno

In my ongoing football series, in Polish known as Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce, I aim to write about as many cool and crazy football experiences as I can in Poland. My link to Polish football stems from the fact that my first ever Northern Ireland home win was against Poland in 1991 and Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching Football in a Speedway Stadium in Gdańsk!! GKP Wybrzeze 2-1 Gryf Goręczyno[…]

Magiczne Miasta: Top 6 Backpacking Sights in Little Kokoszkowy, Rural Charm of Kociewie

Magiczne Miasta: Top 10 Backpacking Sights in Little Kokoszkowy, Rural Charm of Kociewie

“Oh, it’s like an animal farm, lots of rural charm in the country. He’s got morning glory and life’s a different story” – Damon Albarn (1995, Blur’s “Country House”). When you wander through nonchalant, unknown, yellow, rapeseed oil fields on a hot and gorgeous day in a Poland spring, you can feel the joys of life Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Top 10 Backpacking Sights in Little Kokoszkowy, Rural Charm of Kociewie[…]

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[…]