December 22, 2016

Where I’ve Been in Poland – Moje Podróże W Polsce

“You can tell the sun in his jealous sky that we walked in fields of gold” – Sting.

Where I’ve Been - Moje Podróże W Polsce

Where I’ve Been in Poland – Moje Podróże W Polsce

I had travelled to quite a few different parts of Poland already, having first visited the country in 2005 and returned many times since, before I decided to live here permanently from July 2016. As a long term travel writer for 18 years, I also visited Polish Antarctica in 2010 on an insane journey through 165+ countries, which resulted in the release of my hat-trick of books, Backpacking Centurion.

Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back In Bangor
Backpacking Centruion Volume 2 – Lands Down Under
Backpacking Centurion Volume 3 – Taints And Honours

Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 - Don't Look Back in Bangor by Jonny Blair

Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back in Bangor by Jonny Blair

This page will show where I have been in Poland so far and places I continue to travel to, you can stay tuned on my Facebook Page and Instagram Feed too! As often as I can, I also sometimes run a reader poll where you control my destiny!

Jonny Blair Poland Tourist Website Where Ive Been Map

Jonny Blair’s Where Ive Been Map in Poland (by province)

Full List of my visited Polish Provinces, Voivodeships (20/20)

1. Dolnośląskie – Lower Silesia (2017)
2. Kaszuby – Kashubian Region (2016)
3. Kujawsko-pomorskie – Kuyavian Pomeranian (2016)

4. Lubelskie – Lublin (2017)
5
. Lubuskie – Lubusz (2017)
6. Lódzkie
Lódz (2005)
7. Małopolskie – Smaller/Lesser/Lower Poland (2015)
8. Mazowieckie – Masovia (2005)
9. Opolskie – Opole (2017)
10. Podkarpackie – Podkarpackie (2017)
11. Podlaskie – Podlaskie (2017)
12. Polish Antarctica (2010)
13. Polish Micronations (2017)
14. Pomorskie – Pomerania (2016)
15. Sląskie – Silesia (2015)
16. Swiętokrzyskie – świętokrzyskie (2017)
17. Warmińsko-mazurskie – Warmian-Masurian (2016)
18. Warszawa – Warsaw (2005)
19. Wielkopolskie – Greater Poland (2005)
20. Zachodniopomorskie – West Pomerania (2005)

*Dates completed listed in brackets. I completed this list in December 2017 after I visited Białystok and completed Podlaskie Voivodeship.

The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres (120,726 sq mi), making it the 69th largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe. With a population of over 38.5 million people, Poland is the 34th most populous country in the world, the 8th most populous country in Europe and the sixth most populous member of the European Union, as well as the most populous post-communist member of the European Union. As well as this 38.5 million population, it is believed that double this quantity of Polish people live around the world, with high populations in Chicago, Boston, New York, Curitiba, London and Dublin. Poland is a unitary state divided into 16 administrative subdivisions, known officially as Vovoideships and its capital and largest city is Warszawa. Other metropolises include Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk (City Hat-trick with Sopot and Gdynia) and Szczecin, the country’s largest urban agglomeration is the Silesian Metropolis. There is a lot of Poland to discover still, but so far I have made it to these places. I had toured all 20 of the list above by the end of December 2017.

Jonny Blair's Where Ive Been Map in Poland (by flag)

Jonny Blair’s Where I’ve Been Map in Poland (by flag)

Dolnośląskie – Lower Silesia
Wrocław
Swidnica

Greater Poland – Wielkopolska
Kościan
Krajenka
Krzyz
Leszno
Piła
Poznań
Trzcianka
Zakrzewo

Złotów

Kaszuby – Kashubian Region
Gdunsk (Kashubian for Gdańsk)
Gdynia
Pomlewo
Sopot

Kuyavian Pomerania – Kujawsko Pomorskie
Bydgoszcz
Nowy Wies
Toruń
Włocławek

Lower Poland- Małopolska
Auschwitz
Birkenau
Bochnia
Chorzów
Gliwice
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
Kraków
Lanckorona
Lipnica Murowana
Nieciecza
Ojców
Skała
Tarnów
Tarnówskie Góry
Zalipie

Łódzkie
Łódz

Lubelskie
Lublin
Majdanek
Zamość

Lubuskie
Zielona Gora

Masovia
Kuklówka-Zarczeczna
Mory
Piaseczno
Płock
Radom
Złotokłos

Opolskie
Opole
Grotowice

Podkarpackie
Chotyniec
Jarosław
Radynmo
Rzeszow

Podlaskie
Białowieża
Białystok

Polish Antarctica – Polska Antarktyda
King George Island – Henryk Arctowski Base

Polish Micronations
Krolestwo Dreamlandu
Królestwo Kabuto
Leblandia
San Escobar

Pomerania – Pomorskie
Elbląg
Gdańsk (lived)
– Aniołki (lived)
– Brzezno (lived)
– Dolne Miasto
– Nowy Port
– Oliwa
– Przyzmore
– Srodmiescie
– Stare Miasto (lived)
– Wrzeszcz
– Zabianka
Zaspa
Gdynia
Kokoszkowy
Łeba
Malbork
Pelplin
Rywałd
Pruszcz Gdański
Słowinski National Park
Sopot
Starogard Gdański
Stutthof
Tczew

Sląskie – Silesia
Częstochowa
Gliwice
Katowice

Swiętokrzyskie
Kielce
Nowa Słupia
Pawłowice
Radom
Trzcianka
Wólka Milanowska

Warmia – Masuria
Biskupiec
Olsztyn
Kętrzyn
Wilczy Szaniec (Wolfschanze / Wolf’s Lair)

Warsaw – Warszawa (lived)
Bemowo
Bielany (lived)
Centrum (lived)
Chomiczówka
Conrada
Imielin (lived)
Łomianki
Marymont
Mory
Mokotow
Nowa Praga (lived)
Nowe Miasto
Nowy Swiat
Ochota (lived)
Powisle (lived)
Stare Miasto
Stara Praga
Stara Ochota
Swiętokrzystka (lived)
Targówek
Włochy
Zoliborz

West Pomerania – Zachodniopomorskie
Szczecin
Międzyzdroje
Lubiewo

*This list is incomplete.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Poland (those in bold I have been to)

The year I visited the UNESCO site is listed in brackets.

“Someday you will find me, caught beneath a landslide; in a champagne supernova in the sky” – Noel Gallagher.

Visited 132 UN countries (70.1%) out of 193.
Make your own visited countries map.

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