The Troubles Of Relocating to Poland

The Troubles Of Relocating to Poland

“Winter leaves still make me believe; no vendettas, just a cherry blossom tree” – Nicky Wire. I first visited Poland in March 2005 as a shy and daunted 24 year old watching my country, Northern Ireland play against Poland in a World Cup qualifier. At the time I had been living in England for around Read more about The Troubles Of Relocating to Poland[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: 17 Things You Didn’t Know About Saint Patrick (Święty Patryk)

“I’ll be misunderstood by the beautiful and good in this city” – Robbiego Williamowski. Every year on the 17th March, people all over the world come together to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Here in Poland it is known as Dzien Świętego Patryka and I have celebrated this day Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: 17 Things You Didn’t Know About Saint Patrick (Święty Patryk)[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Kraków’s City Symbol, the Dragon

I don’t write about Kraków often, I admit it. It’s never been my favourite Polish city, nor even in my top 10, but it does grow on me with each visit and I plan to return again a few times in 2019. In fact, last year I visited Kraków about 8 or 9 times, sometimes for Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Kraków’s City Symbol, the Dragon[…]

Belfast Beer: Made in Poland

Poland Poll: Send Jonny To One Of These Polish Breweries

Since early 2017, I have been running several ‘Poland Poll‘s where YOU voted to control my destiny. In the past it took me to places like Hitler’s Hideout (Wilczy Szaniec), the nudist beach at Lubiewo and the holy city of Częstochowa. This is my first such poll of 2019 and the first since November 2018. As Read more about Poland Poll: Send Jonny To One Of These Polish Breweries[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Exploring The Bars and Cafes of Nowa Praga, Warsaw’s Coolest District

“Baby I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight” – Sia – Cheap Thrills. With a zest and wonderlustification for quirky districts which scream “less tourists here” than most parts of cities as vibrant as Warszawa, I headed as that very tourist across the Wisła River to Warszawa’s “Nowa Praga” district. It literally means “New Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Exploring The Bars and Cafes of Nowa Praga, Warsaw’s Coolest District[…]

Mieszka W Polsce: Annoying Questions, 5 Fake Reasons Why I Live in Poland

Mieszka W Polsce: Annoying Questions, 5 Fake Reasons Why I Live in Poland

“Because we want to, because we want to” – Billie Piper. Almost everyday for the last 16 years or so of my life (in countries I lived in such as Australia, England, Hong Kong before Poland) I have had to put up with the same question from other people, mostly locals. This nosey question that Read more about Mieszka W Polsce: Annoying Questions, 5 Fake Reasons Why I Live in Poland[…]

Magiczne Miasta: Randomly in Radymno, The Best Sights

Magiczne Miasta: Randomly in Radymno, The Best Sights

“These sacred moments of silliness are where I find my heaven” – Gigolo Aunts. The fact that the unknown (to me, at least) town of Radymno was almost an anagram of the English word “random” was a perfect fit, in fact it exactly rhymes with ‘randomy’ if we use the word as an adjective! This Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Randomly in Radymno, The Best Sights[…]

Smaczne Środy: Finding the Best Mexican Restaurant in Warsaw, El Popo

Smaczne Środy: Finding the Best Mexican Restaurant in Warszawa, El Popo

Once you settle in a country, you start to love the local food – it’s happened everywhere I’ve gone, yes even in Hong Kong and China, I at least tried and liked the food (for a short while, Kongy). But once you’ve tried most of the local recipes and dishes, you often need to delve Read more about Smaczne Środy: Finding the Best Mexican Restaurant in Warszawa, El Popo[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: UKS Siekierki Warszawa 2-1 MKS Piaseczno II in Targowek, Warszawa

As I hit my 501st football match in August 2017, there was no need to stop the football adventures or the groundhopping. On 23rd September 2017, I headed to the football stadium in the Warszawa district of Targówek for a match in one of the lower divisions in Warsaw local football. This was a cut below Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: UKS Siekierki Warszawa 2-1 MKS Piaseczno II in Targowek, Warszawa[…]

Two Years of Northern Irishman in Poland, Onto the Next Challenge(s)!

“Another turning point, a fork stuck in thon road. Times grabs ye by them wrists, directs ye where till go. Make the best of this test unquestioned why. For what it’s worth, it was worth all the whilst”. – Zielona dnia po język połnocnyirlandskiego. “Standing on the corner while you’re thinking of a different world” – Ocean Read more about Two Years of Northern Irishman in Poland, Onto the Next Challenge(s)![…]