Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina Warsaw Chopin Airport in COVID Times

A Year Without Leaving Poland: Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina Warsaw Chopin Airport in COVID Times

This week by chance I ended up at Waszawa Lotnisko Chopina – Warsaw Chopin Airport. And today, it is exactly a year since I got my last passport stamp and a year since I arrived back in Poland in the middle of the pandemic. I got that passport stamp in Cape Town in South Africa… Read more about A Year Without Leaving Poland: Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina Warsaw Chopin Airport in COVID Times[…]

Piątkowe Picie: The Best Craft Beer Bars in Warszawa

Piątkowe Picie: The Best Craft Beer Bars in Warszawa

“Maybe it’s the times we’ve had, the lazy days and the crazes and the fads” – Suede. As a teenager, it was Harp Lager in Bangor, Northern Ireland. In my twenties, I started off drinking continental lagers while based in Bournemouth, England. Late twenties my tipple was always a Guinness. These days, amalgamate the shebang Read more about Piątkowe Picie: The Best Craft Beer Bars in Warszawa[…]

Mieszka W Polsce: How To Get A 90 Day Warszawiaka Card

Mieszka W Polsce: How To Get A 90 Day Warszawiaka Card

In my ongoing series, Living in Poland (Mieszka W Polsce), I write about everyday experiences and situations living here. Despite the fact that I love living in Poland, not everything is easy here. I have personally had a lot of mishaps and problem situations to go alongside the many advantages of life as an immigrant Read more about Mieszka W Polsce: How To Get A 90 Day Warszawiaka Card[…]

Smaczne Środy: Indulging in the Tasty Menus of Kebab King, Warszawa

Smaczne Środy: The Best Kebab Joints in Warszawa

Poland is a surprisingly good country for finding tasty and meaty kebabs, and not just good kebabs, but great value kebabs packed with a range of meat and freshly sourced vegetables. With over one hundred kebab joints in the city, Warsaw has no shortage of venues to sample the famous Middle Eastern fast food speciality. Read more about Smaczne Środy: The Best Kebab Joints in Warszawa[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Attending the "Otwock Train Line Derby", Józefovia Seconds 1-3 PKS Radość

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Attending the “Otwock Train Line Derby”, Józefovia Seconds 1-3 PKS Radość

“It’s like being a grasshopper but you jump between football stadiums instead” – Definition of “Groundhopper”. Football continues and thankfully in Poland, it has continued with supporters in the stadiums. In fact, since the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis hit Poland, there was only ONE Legia Warszawa home match without supporters, a 6-1 Legia win over Arka Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Attending the “Otwock Train Line Derby”, Józefovia Seconds 1-3 PKS Radość[…]

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[…]

Northern Irish Rock Band Ash to Play In Poland for the First Time at Hydrozagadka, Warszawa

Northern Irish Rock Band Ash to Play In Poland for the First Time – at Hydrozagadka, Warszawa

“We made a connection, a full on chemical reaction” – Tim Wheeler (Shining Light). Growing up in Northern Ireland, there were always local heroes to cling to. Our wee country boasts writers such as CS Lewis (of Narnia fame) and Seamus Heaney. Musicians such as The Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers, Van Morrison, Snow Patrol, The Read more about Northern Irish Rock Band Ash to Play In Poland for the First Time – at Hydrozagadka, Warszawa[…]

Why Are There Five Central Train Stations in Warszawa?

“I woke up sleeping on a train that was bound for nowhere” – Noel Gallagher. I first arrived into wondrous Warszawa back in March 2005. I was here on tour with the GAWA (Northern Ireland football fans, “Green and White Army”). On that trip, I arrived into Warszawa by train from Berlin in Germany. It Read more about Why Are There Five Central Train Stations in Warszawa?[…]

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[…]