REGULAR FEATURES/REGULARNE OPOWIEśCI
MAGICZNE MIASTA – MAGIC TOWNS
Check out Jonny’s Magical Towns, Cities and Villages. Jonny goes away from the obvious haunts to bring you some tales of sublime towns and villages you may not have heard of. Inspired by his travel friends down the years, Jonny ended up in Biskupiec, Kokoszkowy Zlotoklos and Starogard Gdański long before his backpack toured Lublin or Wrocław. #magicznemiasta
NIGDY WIęCEJ WOJNY – NO MORE WAR
In the “Nigdy Więcej Wojny/ No More War” Series, Jonny delves deep and peacefully into Poland’s horrific past, bringing a sense of new found freedom amongst a destructive history. You can read here about the horrible German Death Camps in Poland and the Communist eras. #germandeathcamps #nigdywięcejwojny
Smaczne Środy- TASTY WEDNESDAYS
Jonny’s Wednesday Series called “Smaczne Środy” features Jonny’s food experiences within Poland. While Pierogi, Zurek and Bigos do feature (and he loves the Polish cuisine), you may also see Jonny munching a Vegan Burger, a Turkish kebab or even an Ulster Fry in his latest country of residence. “Down your neck”, “Smacznego!” #SmaczneŚrody #smacznego
PIąTKOWE PICIE – THIRSTY FRIDAYS
Jonny tours Poland’s finest independently run cafes, bars, pubs, brewhouses and clubs to bring you an alternative collection of “wacaday” (lunatical) places to hang out when your backpack hits Poland. Think locally run real ale houses, dive bars, quirky cafes and PRL-based pubs and less of your capitalist trash. Good night Ratsbux, Dzien dobry Kraftodajnia! #piątkowepicie
Dziwaczne Odkrycia – Quirky Encounters
In Dziwaczne Odkrycia – Quirky Encounters, Jonny delves into the absurd, obscure and wacaday things to do in Poland. You’ll end up reading about things like indoor sky diving, nude beaches, countries that you’ve never heard of (which border Poland) and anything extraordinary that catches Jonny’s eye. #dziwaczneodkrycia #quirkyencounters
Regularly, Jonny gives you a “Poland Poll” where YOU can vote to control Jonny’s Destiny. For 2017 Jonny set a target to visit every Polish province, in 2018, it was UNESCO sites…tune into the Sidebar to register your vote! #polandpoll #controljonny
Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce – Football Stories
Jonny’s first trip to Poland was inspired by football. A keen supporter of Northern Ireland, Glentoran and AFC Bournemouth, Jonny chose Klub Piłkarski Starogard and Legia Warszawa as two Polish teams he follows, inspired by the legend that is Kazik Deyna. Jonny is a groundhopper and writes about his football trips inside Poland! #football #pilkanozna #ŚmieszneHistorieoPiłceNożnejwPolsce
Pracujące Poniedziałki – Working Mondays
As well as writing about Poland for himself, Jonny works tirelessly promoting Poland, working for various companies and also learns Polish while teaching English. Expect to read about hotels, tour companies, English teaching, volunteering and travel writing. #PracującePoniedziałki
German Death Camps
Transferring money abroad as an immigrant
Jonny, like other immigrants in his position, knows that transferring money from the UK overseas via banks will incur massive fees, for no good reason. To discover the best alternatives for high-street banks, Jonny uses Money Transfer Comparison, a review and comparison site focused on this space.
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Managing an online business in Poland
How to manage your business from abroad.
Jonny in the Polish Media
Jonny Blair is a popular Northern Irish travel writer who has appeared in the Sun, BBC, Ulster Television and the Belfast Telegraph in his homeland, Northern Ireland. Jonny has now appeared in Polish media too.
Jonny's Recent Stories
Piątkowe Picie: Celebrating Dzień Świętego Patryka, St. Patrick’s Day at Kicia Kocia Kawiarnia, Warsaw
“In Dublin’s Fair city where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone” – James Yorkston. For Saint Patrick’s Day parties in Poland, this year’s was my favourite yet and that’s my FIFTH time to celebrate it here. On 17th March 2023, I decided to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Celebrating Dzień Świętego Patryka, St. Patrick’s Day at Kicia Kocia Kawiarnia, Warsaw[…]
Mieszka W Polsce: Polish Words And Phrases That Confuse Me – Part 2
“Say what you see” – Roy Walker. Polish Words And Phrases That Confuse Me – Part 2 of a series where I already wrote the Part 1. This is a series I started in 2017 when I realised I was getting confused sometimes when reading Polish, when learning Polish and even with pronouncing a word Read more about Mieszka W Polsce: Polish Words And Phrases That Confuse Me – Part 2[…]
Travelling Around Ireland In A Campervan: Cool Places To Visit
“Low lie the fields of Athenry” – The Dubliners. Forget the normal backpackers dream on the Emerald isle when you instead hire (or buy) a campervan to get around. There are some truly remote little spots around the island that are not easily accessible on foot or public transport. So check out all the best Read more about Travelling Around Ireland In A Campervan: Cool Places To Visit[…]
Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Republic of Ireland 1-0 Northern Ireland in Swarzędz! Women’s Under 19 Match!
“Holding back the years” – Simply Red. I rolled the back the years recently in the wake of deep depression. Down in the doldrums, going nowhere in Warszawa, I took a 4 hour train to Swarzędz, about 30 minutes by train from Poland’s perky Pozzie, Poznań. Northern Ireland women’s football team would be playing three Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Republic of Ireland 1-0 Northern Ireland in Swarzędz! Women’s Under 19 Match![…]
Gaming the Polish Way
Polish people have a great appetite for seeking fun and entertainment in their free time. Perhaps it’s for this reason that the country punches well above its weight on the world stage when it comes to gaming. From traditional games to cutting edge console titles, the country is home to, and produces, some of the Read more about Gaming the Polish Way[…]
5 Amazingly Rare Benefits of Traveling For Mental Health
Most people travel when they’ve the time and means to do so. But smart travelers understand that going on a trip or vacation can provide tons of therapeutic benefits. This article highlights the top five benefits of travelling for your mental health. 1. Traveling Rejuvenates the Mind We all find ourselves trapped in a rat Read more about 5 Amazingly Rare Benefits of Traveling For Mental Health[…]
Why Online Dating Has Replaced Face To Face Dating
“Before my eyes, beyond the stars, beneath the sun” – Ash As you get older in life, finding love gets harder and harder. It’s a real challenge. I’ve been around the world a few times over. I visited over 200 countries but still that elusive love was all in my head, was all in my Read more about Why Online Dating Has Replaced Face To Face Dating[…]
Do Polish Ladies Prefer To Date Foreign Gentlemen Or Polish Gentlemen?
Video blogger Aria Martelle is half-Polish and half-United States of American. Here in one of her videos she interviews local Polish ladies on the streets of Krakow to ask them one main quiz question. This one – Do Polish Ladies Prefer To Date Foreign Gentlemen Or Polish Gentlemen? Of course, I am a foreigner living Read more about Do Polish Ladies Prefer To Date Foreign Gentlemen Or Polish Gentlemen?[…]
Mieszkam w Polsce: How To Go To Accident and Emergency in Warszawa – My Days at SOR, Wojskowy Instytut Medyczny
“Some might say that we will find a brighter day” – Noel Gallagher. Life is full of ups and downs. In my case, I’ve endured a lot of bad luck with injuries. I am clumsy, I am injury prone, I have been in more different hospitals in different cities in different countries at different times Read more about Mieszkam w Polsce: How To Go To Accident and Emergency in Warszawa – My Days at SOR, Wojskowy Instytut Medyczny[…]
Piątkowe Picie: My Five Local Bars While Living In Bielany, North Warszawa
“Nothing but memory, memory” – Manic Street Preachers. The idea with my Piątkowe Picie series was to write about bars and cafes every Friday. I started this website and blog project as a joke in December 2016, and in jest in a time of deep travel weary depression. Life got way too busy after that. Read more about Piątkowe Picie: My Five Local Bars While Living In Bielany, North Warszawa[…]