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[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Top 5 Irish Pubs in Warsaw (Warszawa)

“In Dublin’s fair city where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on Sweet Molly Malone” – Irish Folk Song. The British, Portuguese, French and Dutch all travelled the world invading other countries and cultures and trying to tell them how to run them, at times killing and enslaving locals. Truth hurts Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Top 5 Irish Pubs in Warsaw (Warszawa)[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Exploring The Bars and Cafes of Nowa Praga, Warsaw’s Coolest District

“Baby I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight” – Sia – Cheap Thrills. With a zest and wonderlustification for quirky districts which scream “less tourists here” than most parts of cities as vibrant as Warszawa, I headed as that very tourist across the Wisła River to Warszawa’s “Nowa Praga” district. It literally means “New Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Exploring The Bars and Cafes of Nowa Praga, Warsaw’s Coolest District[…]

Smaczne Środy: Finding the Best Mexican Restaurant in Warsaw, El Popo

Smaczne Środy: Finding the Best Mexican Restaurant in Warszawa, El Popo

Once you settle in a country, you start to love the local food – it’s happened everywhere I’ve gone, yes even in Hong Kong and China, I at least tried and liked the food (for a short while, Kongy). But once you’ve tried most of the local recipes and dishes, you often need to delve Read more about Smaczne Środy: Finding the Best Mexican Restaurant in Warszawa, El Popo[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: UKS Siekierki Warszawa 2-1 MKS Piaseczno II in Targowek, Warszawa

As I hit my 501st football match in August 2017, there was no need to stop the football adventures or the groundhopping. On 23rd September 2017, I headed to the football stadium in the Warszawa district of Targówek for a match in one of the lower divisions in Warsaw local football. This was a cut below Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: UKS Siekierki Warszawa 2-1 MKS Piaseczno II in Targowek, Warszawa[…]

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[…]