Staying in Warszawa’s Quirky Praga District at the Hit Hotel

“I gotta take it on the other side” – Red Hot Chili Peppers. Most tourists visiting Warszawa tend to stay on the west side of the Wisła River. I was ‘most tourists’ on my first 5 visits to this city, dating back to my first adventure into Poland in 2005, still largely uncovered blogwise. This Read more about Staying in Warszawa’s Quirky Praga District at the Hit Hotel[…]

Big Bird, Hot Dogs, Football and A Lying “Friend”: The Story of How I Ended Up Living In Poland

“I always thought that you’d get married. I’d be living in Warsaw on my own. On that damp and lonely, Thursday years ago” – Jarvis Cockerowski. I didn’t in so many words (as I write loads) really get into detail about why I live in Poland. Because it is a complicated story which had so Read more about Big Bird, Hot Dogs, Football and A Lying “Friend”: The Story of How I Ended Up Living In Poland[…]

Mieszka W Polsce: Living in Poland – How to Buy a Legia Warszawa Match Ticket

“Mistrzem Polski jest Legia. Legia najlepsza jest” – Legia Warszawa fans. As a long term football geek, veteran of over 500 live matches and a football writer, I love going to watch football in Poland. Don’t believe the myths and rumours that foreigners don’t go to football matches in Poland. We do and we love Read more about Mieszka W Polsce: Living in Poland – How to Buy a Legia Warszawa Match Ticket[…]

Smaczne Środy: Learning How to Cook Polish Food With Polish Your Cooking in Warszawa

“Smacznego” – Polish people advising you to enjoy your food. You have probably read before about my love for Polish food. I have written many articles on my favourite Polish food, my favourite pierogi, my favourite soups etc. Ever since my early visits to Poland I developed a surprising tongue for Polish cuisine. This is Read more about Smaczne Środy: Learning How to Cook Polish Food With Polish Your Cooking in Warszawa[…]

Mieszka W Polsce: Living in Poland - How to Find a Flat in Warsaw

Mieszka W Polsce: Living in Poland – How to Find a Flat in Warsaw

“How you got me blind is still a mystery, I can’t get you out of my head” – Backstreet Boys. In my series called living in Poland (Mieszka W Polsce), I share my personal tips on how to adapt to Polish life as a foreigner, tourist and non resident (but never as an expat, Ex-Pat Read more about Mieszka W Polsce: Living in Poland – How to Find a Flat in Warsaw[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Speed Dating at the Hard Rock Cafe, Warszawa

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Dating Ideas in Warsaw

You might have read how I first lived in Gdańsk when life took me to relocate to Poland. I have been almost exclusively single since splitting up with my longer term girlfriend Panny Yu in late 2015, and now I live in Europe and am lonely again, I look for love. Panny and I parted ways, and Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Dating Ideas in Warsaw[…]

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[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: My Polish Cup Debut, Watching Kartofliska Warszawa v Bar Ulubiona ETV in Marymont, Warszawa

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: My Polish Cup Debut, Watching Kartofliska Warszawa v Bar Ulubiona ETV in Marymont, Warszawa

“Nie ma footballu bez alkoholu” – famous Polish groundhopping blogger Radosław Rzeźnikiewicz (There is no football, without alcohol) The magic of the FA Cup in England, the glory of the Irish Cup in Northern Ireland, both glaringly obvious football tournaments from my travel back catalogue. Indeed, I attended the Irish Cup Final 4 times (seeing Glentoran win Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: My Polish Cup Debut, Watching Kartofliska Warszawa v Bar Ulubiona ETV in Marymont, Warszawa[…]

Pracujące Poniedziałki: A Northern Irish Evening At Klub Dialogu, Warszawa

“Nigdy nie widziałem Warszawy tak pięknej, jak dzisiejszego wieczoru” – King Zygmunt. (“I never saw Warszawa as beautiful as I saw her tonight”) When I was asked by my Polish language school (the excellent Klub Dialogu) to do a presentation about Northern Irish culture, I was delighted and honoured to be given such an opportunity. Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: A Northern Irish Evening At Klub Dialogu, Warszawa[…]

Dlaczego Kochamy Polskę: Lauren Colgan from Klub Dialogu

The latest lady to feature in my Dlaczego Kochamy Polskę (Why Do We Love Poland?) series is a personal friend and fellow student of the Polish Language School Klub Dialogu, as I introduce the lovely Lauren to you all. Lauren hails from England, lives in Poland and has attended a few events with me the Read more about Dlaczego Kochamy Polskę: Lauren Colgan from Klub Dialogu[…]