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
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Warsaw is where history meets hip and every street corner has an interesting story to share. We’ve crafted a laid-back itinerary that’s more of a friendly nudge than a rigid schedule. So, lace up your trusty walking shoes and get ready for a casual, charming exploration of this Polish gem. Getting Started First things first, Read more about Wandering in Warsaw: A Casual Explorer’s Guide[…]
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Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: “The Wild Cats” Żbik Nasielsk play “The Airport Boys” RKS Okęcie Warszawa
My new life without alcohol and late nights doesn’t mean no football and this weekend, I was in little Nasielsk to watch “The Wild Cats” play “The Airport Boys”! This match was between MLKS Żbik Nasielsk and RKS Okęcie Warszawa and it was my first time to visit this town, Nasielsk. It’s very reachable on Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: “The Wild Cats” Żbik Nasielsk play “The Airport Boys” RKS Okęcie Warszawa[…]
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Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Poland 3-0 Northern Ireland in Police (Peelers)! Men’s Under 16 Match!
What a birthday surprise this was! On Thursday March 30th 2023, I headed by train from Warszawa to Szczecin by train for a three day trip. The plan was to visit the little town of Police! While Police in Northern Ireland means “peelers”, in Poland it is pronounced “Pollitzay” and is a small town not Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Poland 3-0 Northern Ireland in Police (Peelers)! Men’s Under 16 Match![…]
Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Introducing Loughgall FC, Europe’s Smallest Ever Top Flight Football Club
“Something changed” – Pulp. This post rings some bells, doesn’t it? Well a few years ago, I backpacked all the way to Krakow, then Tarnow, then Zabno, then Zalipie then the tiny village of Nieciecza in Poland! Nieciecza was once the village that has hosted Europe’s smallest ever top flight football club. That post was Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Introducing Loughgall FC, Europe’s Smallest Ever Top Flight Football Club[…]
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