Piątkowe Picie: Celebrating Dzień Świętego Patryka, St. Patrick's Day at Irlandzki Pub, Warsaw

Piątkowe Picie: Celebrating Dzień Świętego Patryka, St. Patrick’s Day at Irlandzki Pub, Warsaw

  “I’ll tell me ma when I go home, the boys won’t leave the girls alone” – Irish Folk Song (Belle of Belfast City). “Work is the curse of the drinking classes” – Oscar Wilde. So 2017 saw me witness my first ever St. Patrick’s Day in Poland. Yes, it may be hard to believe Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Celebrating Dzień Świętego Patryka, St. Patrick’s Day at Irlandzki Pub, Warsaw[…]

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”[…]

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

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

“You’ll never forget my name” – Noel Gallagher. Back in 2004 as a student at Bournemouth University, in England, I went to a “Speed Dating night” with my friends Lock in Lee, Mad Mike and Jody. At the time, reality events and TV shows were all the rage, I appeared in two mini versions of Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Speed Dating at the Hard Rock Cafe, Warszawa[…]

Read about Jonny's love for the capital city, Warszawa.

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Song, “You Have Your Life (Warszawa Skies)”

“This; a present from Stalin’s Reign, but you have your life again” – Jonny Blair. Most people reading this travel blog will know me as a travel writer who lives in Poland (or for longer term readers, possibly from the now “dead as a donut”, ill-fated Don’t Stop Living), or simply as someone who writes Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Song, “You Have Your Life (Warszawa Skies)”[…]

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[…]

Smaczne Środy: "Tygodnia - Burger of the Week" at Krowarzywa, Warszawa

Smaczne Środy: “Tygodnia – Burger of the Week” at Krowarzywa, Warszawa

My latest “tasty Wednesday” was a trip to the trendy Krowarzywa restaurant in Warszawa, Poland’s capital city. This restaurant was recommended to me by Magdalena from Oki Doki Hostel and off I went. As a meat eater, you might be surprised that I would decide to randomly try vegan food but I did. Krowarzywa is Read more about Smaczne Środy: “Tygodnia – Burger of the Week” at Krowarzywa, Warszawa[…]

Hotel Review: My Winter Stay at The Hotel Ibis Warszawa Centrum

Hotel Review: My Winter Stay at The Hotel Ibis Warszawa Centrum

My return to the gaping Polish capital city of Warsaw in December 2016 saw me reunited with one of my most visited cities (visit number 6 and counting) and with a stay in one of my favourite hotel brands from recent years – Ibis. I booked into the Ibis Warszawa Centrum. I know what to Read more about Hotel Review: My Winter Stay at The Hotel Ibis Warszawa Centrum[…]

Hostel Review: Oki Doki Hostel, Warsaw

Hostel Review: Oki Doki Hostel, Warsaw

As I backpacked through Polish cities down the years, I enjoyed staying in hostels, normally sharing dorm rooms and enjoying the overall lifestyle of it. I have been to Warsaw about 6 times now and my favourite hostel in the city is the Oki Doki Hostel. The Oki Doki Hostel is named among the “Europe’s Famous Read more about Hostel Review: Oki Doki Hostel, Warsaw[…]