My Stay at Hotel Nad Wierzycą, The Only Hotel in Holy Pelplin, Kociewie

On my journey through Poland’s Pomerania region, next on the hit list fell to the charming town of Pelplin in Kociewie. This is so off the wall, I felt like I had climbed over it and landed in an alien garden. This town is tiny and perfect for a long term Northern Irish backpacker keen Read more about My Stay at Hotel Nad Wierzycą, The Only Hotel in Holy Pelplin, Kociewie[…]

My Travels Outside Poland: Best Things to Do in Shanghai, China

My Travels Outside Poland: Best Things to Do in Shanghai, China

Long before I moved to Poland, I had already visited China 20 times, taking in 13 of the 29 parts of it that I recognise. I was in Shanghai twice on those trips. Shanghai is indeed a remarkable city. It is the most populous metropolis in China with almost 25 million permanent residents. Shanghai is Read more about My Travels Outside Poland: Best Things to Do in Shanghai, China[…]

Pracujące Poniedziałki: Working Mondays, You've Been Too Busy Lately You Haven't Had The Time

Pracujące Poniedziałki: Working Mondays, You’ve Been Too Busy Lately You Haven’t Had The Time

“I’ve too too busy lately that I haven’t had the time” – Blur. The irony of my “Pracujące Poniedziałki / Working Mondays” feature is that i have been too busy working to actually post about my jobs and my life!! For a few years now, I wrote about different jobs l did on my 15 Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: Working Mondays, You’ve Been Too Busy Lately You Haven’t Had The Time[…]

Zurek Stropolskie Soup at Bee Jays

Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite Bars in Poznań

Poznań is Poland’s fourth biggest city and still a city I love to go back to, time and time again. With plenty of flights arriving at Poznań’s airport (when there is no Coronavirus of course), and an easy train ride across the border into Germany, it’s a superb city to stop off in for a Read more about Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite Bars in Poznań[…]

My Travels In Italy: Top 5 Memories

My Travels In Italy: Top 5 Memories

My recent trip to Lithuania was my first time outside Poland since February 2020. It felt odd spending so long in one country, when my lifestyle in days gone by was backpacking all over the place, I visited 188 countries down the years before COVID-19 even existed. I still haven’t been on an aeroplane for Read more about My Travels In Italy: Top 5 Memories[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Kolejarz Łódź 1-2 Saints Łódź, Watching A "Boat Derby" in a Forest in Łódź

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Kolejarz Łódź 1-2 Saints Łódź, Watching A “Boat Derby” in a Forest in Łódź

“If you go down to the Łódź (woods) today, you’re in for a big surprise” – The Teddy Bears’ Picnic. I recently completed a random groundhopping hat-trick in Poland, and it was certainly full of surprises. The hat-trick was transport related and spanned 3 years in 3 different Polish cities. A perfect story for my Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Kolejarz Łódź 1-2 Saints Łódź, Watching A “Boat Derby” in a Forest in Łódź[…]

Sto Lat: Can I Visit 100 Places In Poland By The End of 2021?

Sto Lat: Can I Visit 100 Places In Poland By The End of 2021?

A few years ago, my friend Aneta bought me a book as a present – it was 1001 places in Poland to visit. It’s an adruous task, it’s pretty hard to do that. I don’t know anyone who has been to all 1001 places in this book, not even Polish people. I’ve also been to Read more about Sto Lat: Can I Visit 100 Places In Poland By The End of 2021?[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: How To Get The 666 Bus To Hel

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: How To Get The 666 Bus To Hel

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: How To Get The 666 Bus To Hel “Got a one way ticket to Hel and back” – The Darkness. Some people might think this is a joke or a completely deliberate tourist gimmick, but I assure you, it’s not. In Poland, you can get a 666 bus to Hel. That’s the real Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: How To Get The 666 Bus To Hel[…]

A Quirky Paradise: My Stay at Siedem Ogrodów in Łowicz Wałecki

Believe it or not but my trip on Saturday 26th June 2021 was the first time that I visited a new settlement for 17 months. The previous one was Simons Town in South Africa in February 2020. Never in my adult life had I spent more than a year remaining in the same country, never Read more about A Quirky Paradise: My Stay at Siedem Ogrodów in Łowicz Wałecki[…]