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

Staying in a Hotel Within A Football Stadium, On An Island: Noclegi Rekord Hotel by Stadion Miejski in Starogard Gdański

Imagine sleeping in a hotel room on an island in a city, and overlooking a football stadium!? Crazy and amazing!! 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 Read more about Staying in a Hotel Within A Football Stadium, On An Island: 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 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[…]

Dzienna Dawka Kawiarnia

Piątkowe Picie: Best Cafes in Starogard Gdański, Kociewie

“Take me in your arms again, leave me in my dreams again” – Tim Wheeler. 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 15 years, averaging out. Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Best Cafes in Starogard Gdański, Kociewie[…]