Piątkowe Picie: Best Bars in Gliwice, Śląsk Province

When I arrived in Gliwice in October 2017 to watch the Germany v. Northern Ireland under 19 football match, I didn’t really expect to love the city that much. Nor would I expect to decide to prolong my stay or even to tour the bars and make a “Drinking Friday/Piątkowe Picie” feature on it but Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Best Bars in Gliwice, Śląsk Province[…]

My Five Favourite Facts About Poland

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Five Favourite Facts About Poland

Now into my second year living in Poland (and indeed my first ever year living in Eastern Europe) and I get emotional, sentimental and very spiritual these days. Before I had shared my craziest moments from my first year, my top 5 things to respect about Polish culture, my top 9 reasons why I love Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Five Favourite Facts About Poland[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Watching Northern Ireland in Poland Again!! The Only Northern Irishman attending the Under 19 Match v. Germany in Gliwice!!

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching Northern Ireland in Poland Again!! The Only Northern Irishman attending the Under 19 Match v. Germany in Gliwice!!

“Robert Burns, burns, burns, that ring of fire, GAWA desire” – Jonny Blair (ONLY NI fan in Gliwice). As I wrote that morning on social media it was “Dzień dobry szalony! Good morning crazy!” Having lived in Poland for 16 months and been the most settled I have ever been in my adult life (believe Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching Northern Ireland in Poland Again!! The Only Northern Irishman attending the Under 19 Match v. Germany in Gliwice!![…]

October 2017 Poll: What Should Jonny Do in November 2017?

So it’s now time for my October 2017 vote which will dictate what I do or where I go in November 2017. I run this Poland Poll every month. So far it has led to me going Speed Dating in Warszawa, backpacking in Biskupiec, sky diving indoors, getting naked on a beach, doing a holy pilgrimage to Częstochowa (sorry I Read more about October 2017 Poll: What Should Jonny Do in November 2017?[…]

Top 9 Stonewall Reasons Why I Love Living in Poland

“Close your eyes so you don’t feel them. They don’t need to see you cry. I can’t promise I will heal you, but if you want to, I will try” – Robbie Williams. 16 months into my new life in Poland and I flabbergast myself each day. Poland is a beautiful country and I have Read more about Top 9 Stonewall Reasons Why I Love Living in Poland[…]

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[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching SKS Polonia Gdańsk 2-1 Orlęta Reda by Gdańsk Shipyard

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching SKS Polonia Gdańsk 2-1 Orlęta Reda by Gdańsk Shipyard

Football is an art and a culture. It’s more than a 90 minute match. These are days out encapsulating emotion and sentiment. This latest football story is as equally random, brilliant and obscure as my previous trips. Despite having now attended over 500 real life football matches (I cracked the golden moment at the Legia Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching SKS Polonia Gdańsk 2-1 Orlęta Reda by Gdańsk Shipyard[…]

September 2017 Poll: What Should Jonny Do in October 2017?

So it’s now time for my September 2017 vote which will dictate what I do or where I go in October 2017. I run this Poland Poll every month. So far it has led to me going Speed Dating, backpacking in Biskupiec, sky diving indoors, getting naked on a beach and doing a holy pilgrimage Read more about September 2017 Poll: What Should Jonny Do in October 2017?[…]

Magiczne Miasta: Backpacking in Gdynia, Textbook Top 6 Sights

“We got stars directing our fate, and we’re praying it’s not too late, because we know we’re falling from grace, Gdynia” – Robbiego Williamowski. Well my friends, it was a long and emotional return to the city of Gdynia in July 2017. You’ll hear it again, but Gdynia changed my life. I still cannot quite Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Backpacking in Gdynia, Textbook Top 6 Sights[…]