Comfort at Hostel Famil: My Stay in The First and Only Hostel in Starogard Gdański

Comfort at Hostel Famil: My Stay in The First and Only Hostel in Starogard Gdański

I recently stayed in the Hostel Famil in the Kociewien capital city of Starogard Gdański. Hostel Famil opened in 2017 and is the first hostel in the city, and as of 2018 it’s the only hostel. It’s a beautiful city ranked with Włocławek and Zamość as one of three Polish lesser known cities you need Read more about Comfort at Hostel Famil: My Stay in The First and Only Hostel in Starogard Gdański[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching Klub Piłkarski Starogard Gdański v GKS Przodkowo in The Pomorskie Cup Final

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching Klub Piłkarski Starogard Gdański v GKS Przodkowo in The Pomorskie Cup Final

“Will Grigg’s on fire; your defence is terrified” – Wigan Athletic and Northern Ireland fans. *and Klub Piłkarski Starogard Gdański players. It was a truly crazy day yesterday as i headed back to the medieval Teutonic city of Malbork. This time, the reason was not to backpack the world’s largest brick castle but for a football Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching Klub Piłkarski Starogard Gdański v GKS Przodkowo in The Pomorskie Cup Final[…]

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[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My First Polish Newspaper Appearance, A Feature in Gazeta Kociewska, Starogard Gdański

“Wow, congratulations on your article, I am proud of you!” – Karolina Kokosz. Before I renamed myself and started this new life as Northern Irishman in Poland, there was a sad period of time where depression kicked in and I got a bit public about it. During that time, in August 2016, I announced that Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My First Polish Newspaper Appearance, A Feature in Gazeta Kociewska, Starogard Gdański[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Best 10 Bars in Starogard Gdański

Piątkowe Picie: Best Bars on a Thirsty Friday in Starogard Gdański

On my previous backpacker blog, I did a good old Thirsty Thursdays on a town I enjoyed, when I whackpacked to the remote town of Starogard Gdański in northern Poland – Pomerania Region. But I didn’t quite capture the full picture (and even this post won’t) so today finally, on Piątkowe Picie, I bring you Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Best Bars on a Thirsty Friday in Starogard Gdański[…]

Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański

Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański

On selected Fridays, I will be running a feature called “Piątkowe Picie” which means “Drinking/Thirsty Fridays”. The first installment on this series, I thought should fall upon the incredible Browar Kociewski in Starogard Gdański. I headed here in November 2016 finally, although I initially was expecting I would visit in July or August but I ended up Read more about Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański[…]

Northern Irishman in Poland back in Starogard Gdanski

Magiczne Miasta: Top 25 Charms in Starogard Gdański

Magiczne Miasta/Magic Towns is my series that brings you a genuine real life foreign tourist backpackers account of Polish town, village and city life. This place, Starogard Gdański in Pomerania Province, left quite the impression on me. Just look at its pretty square! Starogard Gdański – I headed here after my time in the beautiful Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Top 25 Charms in Starogard Gdański[…]