Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Polish Lesson Studying Sąd Ostateczny at Muzeum Narodowy, Gdańsk

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Polish Lesson Studying Sąd Ostateczny at Muzeum Narodowy, Gdańsk

“Oh heaven is a place on earth” – Belinda Carlisle. In July 2016, I started studying Polish for the first time when life spontaneously and ridiculously took me to the Pomerania Province. I chose to study in the outrageously gorgeous city of Gdańsk and the best Polish school there Learn Polish in Gdańsk  – and Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Polish Lesson Studying Sąd Ostateczny at Muzeum Narodowy, Gdańsk[…]

Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk

Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk

“Baby, this is what you came for. Lightning strikes every time she moves” – Calvin Harris featuring Rhianna. On my Piątkowe Picie series, I could write a lot about my time touring the bars and cafes of Gdańsk, the first Polish city I lived in. Before moving to Poland, pub crawls had become one of Read more about Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk[…]

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Westerplatte, Where World War 2 Began

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Westerplatte, Where World War 2 Began

“Nigdy więcej wojny / Never More War” – Westerplatte, Poland. It was another poignant journey for me as I headed to Westerplatte – the peninsula in Gdańsk, Poland where World War II began. On this tainted journey of ups and downs, Poland has been through a lot. The Germans, the Russians, even Napoleon was here Read more about Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Westerplatte, Where World War 2 Began[…]

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[…]

Quirky Encounters: Irish Dancing in Gdańsk, Poland with Animus Saltandi and Dziewczyna w żółtych Spodniach

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Irish Dancing in Gdańsk, Poland with Animus Saltandi and Dziewczyna w żółtych Spodniach

“Tell me ma when I go home, the boys won’t leave the girls alone” – my favourite Irish Folk Song. Welcome to my Quirky Encounters series, Dziwaczne Odkrycia and this time believe it or not, I went Irish Dancing in Gdańsk, Poland with Animus Saltandi and Dziewczyna w żółtych Spodniach. The series will cover my Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Irish Dancing in Gdańsk, Poland with Animus Saltandi and Dziewczyna w żółtych Spodniach[…]

Hostel Review: Hostel Cycle On in Gdańsk

Hostel Review: 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. This was a city that interested me through the years for many reasons. Firstly, back at Ards Tech. as a student I studied the history of it all, secondly my love for Micronations and Read more about Hostel Review: Hostel Cycle On in Gdańsk[…]

Quirky Encounters: Artistic Wall Murals in the District of Zaspa, Gdańsk

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Artistic Wall Murals in the District of Zaspa, Gdańsk

“Museums are dead, take a new art stance; Paint mass suicide on the aspiration diktat” – Manic Street Preachers. When you live in a city, you procrastinate a lot about seeing parts of that city, as you can do it anytime since it is on your doorstep. Gdańsk became my base in July 2016. In Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Artistic Wall Murals in the District of Zaspa, Gdańsk[…]

Smaczne Środy: Food Tour in Gdynia with Eat Polska

Smaczne Środy: Food Tour in Gdynia with Eat Polska

In the series called “Smaczne Środy” (Delicious/Tasty Wednesdays), I deliver stories on my food experiences in Poland alongside my “Piatkowe Picie” (Thirsty Fridays) series. My fourth visit to Poland took me on an exciting new adventure that I concocted in my mind during a history lesson at Ards Tech in Northern Ireland. You see, I Read more about Smaczne Środy: Food Tour in Gdynia with Eat Polska[…]

Northern Irishman Tries to Speak Polish: My First Ever Video in Polish

Northern Irishman Tries to Speak Polish: My First Ever Video in Polish

When I started studying Polish in July 2016 with Learn Polish in Gdańsk, I was so enthusiastic about learning the language and within a few months, I was able to say quite a few phrases and had built up a strong vocabulary. Thanks to my teacher Pani Alina, I have continued to learn Polish and everytime Read more about Northern Irishman Tries to Speak Polish: My First Ever Video in Polish[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Cycling in Gdańsk with the Sexy Mika on The Road

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Cycling in Gdańsk with the Sexy Mika on The Road

When I arrived in Gdańsk in Poland in July 2016, I booked into the hostel Cycle On. Immediately from the title you get the idea that the guys that run the hostel, Piotr and Pawel are big cyclists. In my dorm room, by chance I met the lovely and damn sexy, Mika. Mika is a Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Cycling in Gdańsk with the Sexy Mika on The Road[…]