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[…]

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[…]

Hotel Review: My Stay in The Swanky Hotel Ren in Starogard Gdański

Hotel Review: My Stay in The Swanky Hotel Ren in Starogard Gdański

  The enchanting Kociewian town of Starogard Gdański was a trip that kind of sowed my seeds for staying in Poland. I realised how cool it was to tour unusual and untouristic towns and feel passionate about them. My first visit to Starogard Gdański was in July 2016. It was a town that I wrote Read more about Hotel Review: My Stay in The Swanky Hotel Ren in Starogard Gdański[…]

Piłka Nożna Banter: On the Kazimierz Deyna Pilgrimage Tour in Starogard Gdański

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: On the Kazimierz Deyna Pilgrimage Tour in Starogard Gdański, Poland’s “George Best”

Wacaday republics on the brain, a flair for backpacking to countries that don’t exist and a pure fire passion for Northern Irish football were the golden love affairs that I cannon-balled my tourist journey with. I interwined travel with football with as many references to being Northern Irish as the Ulster Fry could come up Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: On the Kazimierz Deyna Pilgrimage Tour in Starogard Gdański, Poland’s “George Best”[…]

Praca in Poland: My Tours on GPS MyCity, Starogard Gdanski, Pelplin

Pracujące Poniedziałki: My Tours on GPS MyCity, Starogard Gdański, Pelplin

Since I relocated to Poland in July 2016, I have been working on a load of cool projects inside the country as a way of promoting it as a travel writer. This new series is all about my working adventures in Poland. I have named it Pracujące Poniedziałki, literally “Working Mondays”, in keeping with my Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: My Tours on GPS MyCity, Starogard Gdański, Pelplin[…]

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[…]