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Magiczne Miasta: Ten Of The Best Places in Poland You Never Heard Of

“You’re upside down; I’m in the air” – Rapid Eye Movement. Travel blogs blur into one eventually and we get bored of the same old places being hyped and written about. You know how it goes – it’s the 80-20 rule as always. 20% of Poland’s cities attract 80% of travel blog articles – we Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Ten Of The Best Places in Poland You Never Heard Of[…]

Magiczne Miasto: Top 14 Sights in Wonderful Włocławek

Magiczne Miasta: Top 14 Sights in Wonderful Włocławek

“Ooh baby baby it’s a wild world. It’s hard to get by, just upon a smile; girl” – Cat Stevens. After my 165 country bandwagon tour rolled to a halt in pretty Poland, it has become an obsession to visit the less touristic parts of the country. What does that mean? I get really fed Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Top 14 Sights in Wonderful Włocławek[…]

Magiczne Miasta: 70 Not Out - Cities, Towns, Villages, Settlements, UNESCO Sites, Parks

Magiczne Miasta: Włocławek Was 70 Not Out – I Have Visited 70 Places in Poland

“Someday you will find me, caught beneath the landslide; in a champagne supernova in the sky” – Noel Gallagher. When I first arrived in Warszawa in 2005, I was on a train from Berlin, it didn’t feel like anything special that day. It wasn’t going to change my life….I was wrong. I was holding a Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Włocławek Was 70 Not Out – I Have Visited 70 Places in Poland[…]

Magiczne Miasto: Touring The Historic UNESCO City of Toruń

“Stare miasto and we star at that girl” – Jonny Blair poet. I’m not going to be over the top anymore. I’ve done my time as a travel writer that it bore myself into effortless droll. Anyone and their idiot’s backpack can whack out a “top 5 sights in a generic city” and get fake Read more about Magiczne Miasto: Touring The Historic UNESCO City of Toruń[…]

Magiczne Miasta: Backpacking in Kościan by Night

It was an absolute delight to be invited to the town of Koscian for a charity football tournament in December 2017. Sometimes I pinched myself to check if this was really happening. But it was, it was game on, perhaps my series “Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce” had some kind of purpose in Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Backpacking in Kościan by Night[…]

Magiczne Miasto: Touring the Beautiful Flower Covered Village of Zalipie

Magiczne Miasta: Touring the Beautiful Flower Covered Village of Zalipie

“It’s all too beautiful” – The Small Faces. “Where is Zalipie?” Was a common question from even my Polish friends. Nobody knew what or where it was, but thanks to two travel blog articles I had read, I included this place in my Reader Vote for October 2017, unaware it would actually win the vote Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Touring the Beautiful Flower Covered Village of Zalipie[…]

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[…]

Magiczne Miasta: A Quick Tour of Rzeszów

Magiczne Miasta: A Quick Tour of Rzeszów and my Podkarpackie Debut

“You’re making me question my heart and my soul if I think that it’s not quite right” – Noel Gallagher. As I aim to fulfill my quest of visiting every Polish Province by the end of 2017 (and subsequently to continue to visit more and more remote Polish towns and cities), next up in April Read more about Magiczne Miasta: A Quick Tour of Rzeszów and my Podkarpackie Debut[…]

Magiczne Miasta: Top 6 Backpacking Sights in Little Kokoszkowy, Rural Charm of Kociewie

Magiczne Miasta: Top 10 Backpacking Sights in Little Kokoszkowy, Rural Charm of Kociewie

“Oh, it’s like an animal farm, lots of rural charm in the country. He’s got morning glory and life’s a different story” – Damon Albarn (1995, Blur’s “Country House”). When you wander through nonchalant, unknown, yellow, rapeseed oil fields on a hot and gorgeous day in a Poland spring, you can feel the joys of life Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Top 10 Backpacking Sights in Little Kokoszkowy, Rural Charm of Kociewie[…]

Magiczne Miasta: Backpacking Beautiful Biskupiec

Magiczne Miasta: Backpacking Beautiful Biskupiec in Warmia-Masuria Province

“I’m back. Live Forever” – Liam Gallagher. Undoubtedly my reasons for making Biskupiec my first travel adventure of 2017 and my first ever live blog on Northern Irishman in Poland were selfish, passionate and grown out of depression. I wanted to see if I could still do it. Do what? Be a cool tourist, be Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Backpacking Beautiful Biskupiec in Warmia-Masuria Province[…]