Hotel Review: My Stay in The Swanky Hotel Ren in Starogard Gdański

Hotel Review: My Stay in The Swanky Hotel Ren in Starogard Gdański

  The enchanting Kociewian town of Starogard Gdański was a trip that kind of sowed my seeds for staying in Poland. I realised how cool it was to tour unusual and untouristic towns and feel passionate about them. My first visit to Starogard Gdański was in July 2016. It was a town that I wrote Read more about Hotel Review: My Stay in The Swanky Hotel Ren in Starogard Gdański[…]

Piłka Nożna Banter: On the Kazimierz Deyna Pilgrimage Tour in Starogard Gdański

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: On the Kazimierz Deyna Pilgrimage Tour in Starogard Gdański, Poland’s “George Best”

Wacaday republics on the brain, a flair for backpacking to countries that don’t exist and a pure fire passion for Northern Irish football were the golden love affairs that I cannon-balled my tourist journey with. I interwined travel with football with as many references to being Northern Irish as the Ulster Fry could come up Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: On the Kazimierz Deyna Pilgrimage Tour in Starogard Gdański, Poland’s “George Best”[…]

Praca in Poland: My Tours on GPS MyCity, Starogard Gdanski, Pelplin

Pracujące Poniedziałki: My Tours on GPS MyCity, Starogard Gdański, Pelplin

Since I relocated to Poland in July 2016, I have been working on a load of cool projects inside the country as a way of promoting it as a travel writer. This new series is all about my working adventures in Poland. I have named it Pracujące Poniedziałki, literally “Working Mondays”, in keeping with my Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: My Tours on GPS MyCity, Starogard Gdański, Pelplin[…]

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

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 my backpacking journey around the world had finally come to an end, at Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My First Polish Newspaper Appearance, A Feature in Gazeta Kociewska, Starogard Gdański[…]

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[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Best 10 Bars in Starogard Gdański

Piątkowe Picie: Best 10 Bars on a Thirsty Friday in Starogard Gdański

On my previous backpacker blog and before I got depressed, I did a good old Thirsty Thursdays on a town I enjoyed, 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 Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Best 10 Bars on a Thirsty Friday in Starogard Gdański[…]

Hotel Review: Staying at Noclegi Rekord Hotel by Stadion Miejski in Starogard Gdański

Hotel Review: Staying at Noclegi Rekord Hotel by Stadion Miejski in Starogard Gdański

“Thanks for so many positive words about my town” – Ola Mueller. When you travel to the more obscure places, finding budget accommodation can be a problem sometimes and part of my backpacker’s dream is to end up every so often in cities or towns that don’t have a hostel. Starogard Gdański is one such Read more about Hotel Review: Staying at Noclegi Rekord Hotel by Stadion Miejski 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 my so-called travel Read more about Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański[…]

Magic Miasto: Top 25 Charms in Starogard Gdański

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[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Best Cafes in Starogard Gdański

Piątkowe Picie: Best Cafes in Starogard Gdański

On my travels, part of the diversity of it has always been – different day, different town, different cafe, different coffee experience. I reckon I have had at least one coffee a day for the last 10 years, averaging out. Of those, maybe 20% of them have been in cafes around the world on my Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Best Cafes in Starogard Gdański[…]