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[…]

Magiczne Miasta: Waltzing Through Wałcz, Western Pomerania

Magiczne Miasta: Waltzing Through Wałcz, Western Pomerania

“Walking through this changing season, sorrow spreads its wings. We can’t keep a hold on time, just receive what it will bring” – Tim Wheeler. The little town of Wałcz is not a place I’d ever planned to backpack through. It’s relatively obscure and unknown to foreign tourists. However, after my adult life record gap Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Waltzing Through Wałcz, Western Pomerania[…]

Attending the Siedem Stron Świata Festival in Łowicz Wałecki, Western Poland

“An extraordinary guy can never have an ordinary day” – Noel Gallagher. It was a joy and pleasure to be invited to speak about my travels at the inaugural Siedem Stron Świata Festival in western Poland in June 2021. I would love to have written more about this, but times are busy, so here goes. Read more about Attending the Siedem Stron Świata Festival in Łowicz Wałecki, Western Poland[…]

I Went To Gdańsk With Somebody: How A Northern Irishman Ended Up In Poland

I Went To Gdańsk With Somebody: How A Northern Irishman Ended Up In Poland

“I want to dance with somebody” – Whitney Houston. I am proud to announce that my latest book, I Went To Gdańsk With Somebody is in its final edits and should be released at some point in 2021. Following my “Backpacking Centurion” series, this is the story of how I ended up in Poland. My Read more about I Went To Gdańsk With Somebody: How A Northern Irishman Ended Up In Poland[…]

Poland Poll Returns : Control Jonny's Post Lockdown Hairstyle

Backpacking Centurion: Preview of My Book Series

Northern Irish perpetual tourist and travel writer Jonny Blair “whackpacked” the world for the best part of 14 years. The result was a 10 year long online travel blog documenting his journey through 136 countries or regions, his job history picking up random work along the way and his passion for the obscure in Jonny’s Read more about Backpacking Centurion: Preview of My Book Series[…]

Poland Poll Returns : Control Jonny's Post Lockdown Hairstyle

Poland Poll Returns : Control Jonny’s Post Lockdown Hairstyle

“I’m so excited; I can’t wait to meet you there” – Kurt Cobain. My Poland Poll series which began in 2017 was supposed to run every month. It was me as a blogger giving you, my readers the chance to vote and control my destiny. Of course, that was easy in my first year in Read more about Poland Poll Returns : Control Jonny’s Post Lockdown Hairstyle[…]

Polish Words And Phrases That Confuse Me - Part 1

Mieszka W Polsce: Polish Words And Phrases That Confuse Me – Part 1

“Say what you see” – Roy Walker. Polish Words And Phrases That Confuse Me – 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 wrongly. Please note that these are just for fun and Read more about Mieszka W Polsce: Polish Words And Phrases That Confuse Me – Part 1[…]