Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Dating Ideas in Gdańsk, Poland

You might have read how I first lived in Gdańsk when life took me to relocate to Poland. I have been almost exclusively single since splitting up with my longer term girlfriend Panny Yu in late 2015. Panny and I parted ways, and since then I have dated three ladies, who were all Polish. These Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Dating Ideas in Gdańsk, Poland[…]

Mieszka W Polsce: Living in Poland – How to Find a Flat in Gdańsk

Living in Poland: How to Find a Flat in Gdańsk In my series living in Poland (Mieszka W Polsce), I share my personal tips on how to adapt to Polish life as a foreigner, tourist and non resident. I’ll try to cover as many aspects as I can for foreigners to help out and I Read more about Mieszka W Polsce: Living in Poland – How to Find a Flat in Gdańsk[…]

Mieszka W Polsce: Living in Poland – How to Buy tickets for Lechia Gdańsk as a Foreigner

In my series Mieszka W Polsce (Living in Poland), I give detailed and personal experiences from things I do in Poland as a foreigner or immigrant to become part of the culture. I’m not here to change Poland – I love it how it is – I’m here because life took me here and it Read more about Mieszka W Polsce: Living in Poland – How to Buy tickets for Lechia Gdańsk as a Foreigner[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Attending the 5th Festival Piwa at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański

My Piątkowe Picie series and my Smaczne Środy series have suffered a lot on m y blog, I know. I have only a handful of these posts finished even though they are my favourite ones to write. As a veteran travel writer of over 10 years now, other projects took over and I got busy Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Attending the 5th Festival Piwa at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Klub Piłkarski Starogard (Gdański) 2-0 Unia Solec Kujawski at the Deyna Stadium

I had been to the Stadion Miejski im. Kazimierza Deyny a few times in life before this recent Klub Piłkarski Starogard (Gdański) league match, which was my debut in the Polish fourth tier. Firstly, this is a quirky place! The stadium itself is on an island, in the charming town of Starogard Gdański in Poland’s Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Klub Piłkarski Starogard (Gdański) 2-0 Unia Solec Kujawski at the Deyna Stadium[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching SKS Polonia Gdańsk 2-1 Orlęta Reda by Gdańsk Shipyard

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching SKS Polonia Gdańsk 2-1 Orlęta Reda by Gdańsk Shipyard

Football is an art and a culture. It’s more than a 90 minute match. These are days out encapsulating emotion and sentiment. This latest football story is as equally random, brilliant and obscure as my previous trips. Despite having now attended over 500 real life football matches (I cracked the golden moment at the Legia Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching SKS Polonia Gdańsk 2-1 Orlęta Reda by Gdańsk Shipyard[…]

Magiczne Miasta: Backpacking in Gdynia, Textbook Top 6 Sights

“We got stars directing our fate, and we’re praying it’s not too late, because we know we’re falling from grace, Gdynia” – Robbiego Williamowski. Well my friends, it was a long and emotional return to the city of Gdynia in July 2017. You’ll hear it again, but Gdynia changed my life. I still cannot quite Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Backpacking in Gdynia, Textbook Top 6 Sights[…]

Trojmiasto Charm: My Stay at the 4Friends Hostel in Gdańsk

2016 saw my first ever visit to Gdańsk and I ended up spending 5 blissful months in the coastal city, staying in three hostels, 1 hotel, 1 homestay and 2 flats in that time. So far I reviewed the excellent Ibis Hotel and the Hostel Cycle On, where I famously cycled with Taiwnese travel writer Read more about Trojmiasto Charm: My Stay at the 4Friends Hostel in Gdańsk[…]

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[…]