Reminiscing: My First Ever Visit to Poland, 12 Years Ago

Reminiscing My Birthday: My First Ever Visit to Poland, 15 Years Ago Today

“Is this the way to Legia Warsaw? Every night I’ve been eating my coleslaw” – Northern Ireland fans (2005). First of all today is my birthday! Sto lat, happy birthday to me! Ask me fifteen years ago today as my train rolled into the Polish capital city of Warszawa if I expected to live here Read more about Reminiscing My Birthday: My First Ever Visit to Poland, 15 Years Ago Today[…]

Northern Irish Rock Band Ash Thrill the Crowd on Their Polish Debut at Hydrozagadka, Warszawa

Northern Irish Rock Band Ash Thrill the Crowd on Their Polish Debut at Hydrozagadka, Warszawa

“A constellation once seen over Royal David’s City. An epiphany you burn so pretty, yeah you are a shining light ” (Shining Light). Superlatives cannot really do any justice here. I’m stuck to writing emotional wordbooms from my Ulster inspired heart today. This is a high in life. Here goes. If your life gets any Read more about Northern Irish Rock Band Ash Thrill the Crowd on Their Polish Debut at Hydrozagadka, Warszawa[…]

Pracujące Poniedziałki: My Travel Interview With Global Weby in Warszawa

As the new decade began, I headed to Cafe Charlie in Warszawa to do an interview for Global Weby. Rather than focusing on my life in Poland, this was more of an insight of my global travels. “We met travel blogger Jonny Blair and asked him how did he travel over 150 countries without working Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: My Travel Interview With Global Weby in Warszawa[…]

Poland Poll!! Welcome to 2020 - What Do YOU Want To See More Of on Northern Irishman in Poland in 2020?

Poland Poll!! Welcome to 2020 – What Do YOU Want To See More Of On Northern Irishman In Poland In 2020?

Happy New Year! Happy New Decade! Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku! I will keep this short and simple. It is now January 2020, the fifth calendar year of this blog’s existence (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). At times, I was too busy to write blog posts, go on tours and complete all my previous missions and polls. I’m Read more about Poland Poll!! Welcome to 2020 – What Do YOU Want To See More Of On Northern Irishman In Poland In 2020?[…]

Fry Up, Northern Irish national dish.

The Best Northern Irish Slang Words and Phrases Translated “Intill” English and Polish

“So it is” – Northern Irish people, daily. So it is. Yes, we really do say that too often, so we do. Growing up in Northern Ireland, we always had our own slang. At the time, I didn’t know another world. I remember ordering “a chip” in England for the first time, only to be Read more about The Best Northern Irish Slang Words and Phrases Translated “Intill” English and Polish[…]

Mieszkam w Polsce: Differences Between Northern Irish and Polish culture

Mieszka w Polsce: Most Amusing Differences Between Polish and Northern Irish Culture

“Kocham cię jak Irlandię” – Kobranocka. (“I love you like Ireland”) In my series Mieszkam w Polsce, I try to write about situations that arise in my normal life as an immigrant living in Poland. I have a plethora of posts still unwritten in this series, as I will simply never get the time to Read more about Mieszka w Polsce: Most Amusing Differences Between Polish and Northern Irish Culture[…]

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Book Review of Jan by Peter Haden

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Book Review of Jan by Peter Haden

It was only when I unexpectedly, and somewhat inadvertently moved to Poland in 2016,that I started really getting into the history and culture of this huge country, this sleeping giant, this world superpower. Poland, in its self deserved selfish world, is absolutely fascinating. It is a gift from God that I ended up living here. Read more about Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Book Review of Jan by Peter Haden[…]

Touring UNESCO World Heritage Sites: A Guide to Poland’s Białowieża Primeval Forest

Spanning an area of 152.5 square kilometres, Białowieża is often described as Europe’s last primeval forest. The forest spans the border between two countries – Poland and Belarus and makes for an intense and epic wilderness experience for those intrepid tourists keen to explore Mother Nature at her most beautiful. In 2018, I aimed to Read more about Touring UNESCO World Heritage Sites: A Guide to Poland’s Białowieża Primeval Forest[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Sparta Marki 1-7 Victoria Warszawa in Białołęka

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Sparta Marki 1-7 Victoria Warszawa in Białołęka

Groundhopping began in earnest again as I clocked up my 6th and 7th football stadiums in Warszawa on the same day, pumping my Polish stadium visits to over 20, 15 of which I’ve now watched a match in. Just for fun, just for groundhopping and often another entry for this series, Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Sparta Marki 1-7 Victoria Warszawa in Białołęka[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Jaguar II Gdańsk 9-0 UKS Klukowo, Watching The Airport Derby in Gdańsk

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Jaguar II Gdańsk 9-0 UKS Klukowo, Watching The Airport Derby in Gdańsk

“As the day was dawning, my plane flew away” – Noel Gallagher.  As a groundhopping football geek, I am always up for a new and exciting match, the crazier and more random the better. On Sunday morning, at 11 a.m. on 25th August 2019, it was time for another cool football experience in Poland, in Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Jaguar II Gdańsk 9-0 UKS Klukowo, Watching The Airport Derby in Gdańsk[…]