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[…]

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[…]

My New Book Is Now Available In Poland: Introducing Backpacking Centurion - A Northern Irishman's Journey Through 100 Countries, Volume 1 - Don't Look Back in Bangor
Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Attending the "Otwock Train Line Derby", Józefovia Seconds 1-3 PKS Radość

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Attending the “Otwock Train Line Derby”, Józefovia Seconds 1-3 PKS Radość

“It’s like being a grasshopper but you jump between football stadiums instead” – Definition of “Groundhopper”. Football continues and thankfully in Poland, it has continued with supporters in the stadiums. In fact, since the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis hit Poland, there was only ONE Legia Warszawa home match without supporters, a 6-1 Legia win over Arka Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Attending the “Otwock Train Line Derby”, Józefovia Seconds 1-3 PKS Radość[…]

Reminiscing: My First Ever Visit to Poland, 12 Years Ago

Reminiscing My Birthday: My First Ever Visit to Poland, 15 Years Ago Today

“Is this the way to Legia Warsaw? Every night I’ve been eating my coleslaw” – Northern Ireland fans (2005). First of all today is my birthday! Sto lat, happy birthday to me! Ask me fifteen years ago today as my train rolled into the Polish capital city of Warszawa if I expected to live here Read more about Reminiscing My Birthday: My First Ever Visit to Poland, 15 Years Ago Today[…]

Touring UNESCO World Heritage Sites: A Guide to Poland’s Białowieża Primeval Forest

Spanning an area of 152.5 square kilometres, Białowieża is often described as Europe’s last primeval forest. The forest spans the border between two countries – Poland and Belarus and makes for an intense and epic wilderness experience for those intrepid tourists keen to explore Mother Nature at her most beautiful. In 2018, I aimed to Read more about Touring UNESCO World Heritage Sites: A Guide to Poland’s Białowieża Primeval Forest[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching the Exciting Polish Ladies Season Climax, Górnik Łęczna v. Medyk Konin

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching the Exciting Polish Ladies Season Climax, Górnik Łęczna v. Medyk Konin

In my ongoing “football geek” (Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce) adventures, it was time to watch a Polish ladies match and we picked a brilliant match to attend. This match we went to in June 2019 in the city of Łęczna (near Lublin), had a history dating back to 2017… Back in December Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching the Exciting Polish Ladies Season Climax, Górnik Łęczna v. Medyk Konin[…]

Poland Poll: Which UNESCO Site Should Jonny Visit Last?

As 2018 begins to reach its climax, I’m under a bit of pressure to achieve my goal of visiting EVERY Polish UNESCO world heritage site by 31st December 2018. I still have 5 left and it’s already November! And 4 of the last 5 are tricky to get to. So this is my final Poland Read more about Poland Poll: Which UNESCO Site Should Jonny Visit Last?[…]