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[…]

Hostel Review: My Inspiring Stay at Hostel Cycle On in Gdańsk

My return to Poland for my fourth visit meant a first time arrival in Gdańsk and a new place to live. It was unexpected to many including myself. I honestly never meant to move to Poland, nor Gdansk! However perhaps it was fate, this was a city that interested me through the years for many Read more about Hostel Review: My Inspiring Stay at Hostel Cycle On in Gdańsk[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Touring the Bars and Cafes in Tczew, Kociewie

“You’ve got a feeling lost inside. It just won’t let you go” – Noel Gallagher. Tczew in the Kociewie region of Poland’s Pomorskie Province is not a totally obvious tourist resort, nor even a top drinking town for my Piątkowe Picie, Drinking Friday adventures. But as most of you know, I prefer to visit towns, Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Touring the Bars and Cafes in Tczew, Kociewie[…]

My Stay at the Hotel Nad Wierzycą, Only Hotel in Holy Pelplin, Kociewie

On my journey through Poland’s Pomerania region, next on the hit list fell to the charming town of Pelplin in Kociewie. This is so off the wall, I felt like I had climbed over it and landed in an alien garden. This town is tiny and perfect for a long term Northern Irish backpacker keen Read more about My Stay at the Hotel Nad Wierzycą, Only Hotel in Holy Pelplin, Kociewie[…]

Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite 20 Bars in Gdańsk Stare Miasto

Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite 20 Bars in Gdańsk Stare Miasto, Ultimate Drinking Guide

I am VERY VERY excited to finally release this travel article to you all!! It may have taken me 10 months to finally concoct, compile and release this party feature on Gdańsk, but better late than never as I reflect on my current favourite 20 bars in the Stare Miasto (Old Town) of Gdańsk. Of Read more about Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite 20 Bars in Gdańsk Stare Miasto, Ultimate Drinking Guide[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Touring Poland’s Quirky Kashubia Region, My Wedding Stay at Hotel Kozi Grod, Pomlewo

When I first heard about the Kashubia region of Poland, I was very much intrigued! Kashubia is part of the Pomorskie region but is in itself, almost like a country within a country. Its boundaries are not clear or set in stone, but certainly my first visit to any kind of Kashubian territory was when Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Touring Poland’s Quirky Kashubia Region, My Wedding Stay at Hotel Kozi Grod, Pomlewo[…]