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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

My Stay at The Cosy Grażyna’s Guesthouse: Pokoje Gościnne u Grażyny, Ojców

“It’s all too beautiful” – The Small Faces. Poland continues to surprise me, day by day and week by week. My latest adventure inside the country that has become my home was to the tranquil countryside village of Ojców. Here in misty, magical Ojców there are a range of less commercial, touristic sites away from the more Read more about My Stay at The Cosy Grażyna’s Guesthouse: Pokoje Gościnne u Grażyny, Ojców[…]

Sleeping on a Budget in Gorgeous Gdańsk: Hostel Przy Targu Rybnym

“All these places feel like home” – Gary Lightbody. Poland’s gorgeous seaside city of Gdańsk has certainly shot up in the tourist stakes in recent years. Even since my first visit in 2016, I have noticed an influx of tourists, more bars and restaurants opening and new business arriving all the time. It’s a good Read more about Sleeping on a Budget in Gorgeous Gdańsk: Hostel Przy Targu Rybnym[…]

Staying at the Hotel B & B in Kraków Poland December 2018

A Magical Return to Kraków: My Stay at the New Hotel B & B on Monte Cassino

“You’ve got a feeling lost inside, it just won’t let you go” – Noel Gallagher. On my latest adventure to tick off yet another of Poland’s UNESCO world heritage sites, I ended up in Kraków again. This time I was heading to the famous wooden church in the tranquil village of Lipnica Murowana, which was Read more about A Magical Return to Kraków: My Stay at the New Hotel B & B on Monte Cassino[…]

My Comfortable Stay at The Hotel B and B in Katowice, Śląsk

My Comfortable Stay at The Hotel B and B Katowice Centrum, Śląsk

I have been to Katowice a few times and most recently I spent Independence Day here, as well as touring the incredible mine at Tarnówskie Góry, one of the many UNESCO world heritage sites I am ticking off in Poland this year as a target. In the city of Katowice I booked into the Hotel Read more about My Comfortable Stay at The Hotel B and B Katowice Centrum, Śląsk[…]

Comfort at Hostel Famil: My Stay in The First and Only Hostel in Starogard Gdański

Comfort at Hostel Famil: My Stay in The First and Only Hostel in Starogard Gdański

I recently stayed in the Hostel Famil in the Kociewien capital city of Starogard Gdański. Hostel Famil opened in 2017 and is the first hostel in the city, and as of 2018 it’s the only hostel. It’s a beautiful city ranked with Włocławek and Zamość as one of three Polish lesser known cities you need Read more about Comfort at Hostel Famil: My Stay in The First and Only Hostel in Starogard Gdański[…]

Hostel Review: My Stay at the Famous Pink Panther's Hostel in Kraków

Hostel Review: My Stay at the Famous Pink Panther’s Hostel in Kraków

It’s been a while since I did a few cool hostel reviews on here, as I made my travel writing name on a lifetime of global backpacking before settling into life in Poland. But I returned to my deep backpacking roots recently with a visit to Kraków in Poland. I covered Kraków on here before Read more about Hostel Review: My Stay at the Famous Pink Panther’s Hostel in Kraków[…]

My Tranquil Stay at Folwark Żuławski near Elbląg in Polish Countryside

My Tranquil Stay at Folwark Żuławski near Elbląg in Polish Countryside

On my travels, I always look for quirky and unique places away from the wateric floods of tourist crowds. This was an epitome of my long term global backpacking venture of days gone nonchalantly by. In those times, my backpack preferred to swallow an Afghanistan to an India or a Pelplin to a Berlin. Move Read more about My Tranquil Stay at Folwark Żuławski near Elbląg in Polish Countryside[…]