Pracujące Poniedziałki: Starting Again - Studying Polish at Klub Dialogu, Nowy Świat, Warszawa

Pracujące Poniedziałki: Starting Again – Studying Polish at Klub Dialogu, Nowy Świat, Warszawa

“It’s never too late to make a brand new start” – Paul Weller. The first news is that I am back studying, my website is back working and I am learning Polish again!!! Depression dominated my life in the last year in the wake of meeting travel friends who were nasty and lied to me Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: Starting Again – Studying Polish at Klub Dialogu, Nowy Świat, Warszawa[…]

Piłka Nożna Banter: On the Kazimierz Deyna Pilgrimage Tour in Starogard Gdański

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: On the Kazimierz Deyna Pilgrimage Tour in Starogard Gdański, Poland’s “George Best”

Wacaday republics on the brain, a flair for backpacking to countries that don’t exist and a pure fire passion for Northern Irish football were the golden love affairs that I cannon-balled my tourist journey with. I interwined travel with football with as many references to being Northern Irish as the Ulster Fry could come up Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: On the Kazimierz Deyna Pilgrimage Tour in Starogard Gdański, Poland’s “George Best”[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My First Polish Newspaper Appearance, A Feature in Gazeta Kociewska, Starogard Gdański

“Wow, congratulations on your article, I am proud of you!” – Karolina Kokosz. Before I renamed myself and started this new life as Northern Irishman in Poland, there was a sad period of time where depression kicked in and I got a bit public about it. During that time, in August 2016, I announced that Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My First Polish Newspaper Appearance, A Feature in Gazeta Kociewska, Starogard Gdański[…]

Read about Jonny's love for the capital city, Warszawa.

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Song, “You Have Your Life (Warszawa Skies)”

“This; a present from Stalin’s Reign, but you have your life again” – Jonny Blair. Most people reading this travel blog will know me as a travel writer who lives in Poland (or for longer term readers, possibly from the now “dead as a donut”, ill-fated Don’t Stop Living), or simply as someone who writes Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Song, “You Have Your Life (Warszawa Skies)”[…]

February 2017 Poll: Where Should Jonny (NI Man in Poland) Go Next?

Hi everyone, today I am giving you the chance to vote for which Province in Poland I will visit next. You can tell easily from my Where I’ve Been page that actually I haven’t seen a lot of Poland, so next up is one of these three Voivodeships/Provinces. The choice is yours. The vote will Read more about February 2017 Poll: Where Should Jonny (NI Man in Poland) Go Next?[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Polish Radio Debut with International Poznań

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Polish Radio Debut with International Poznań

When my border train rolled me through Poznań back in 2005, I could not have known that 10 years later, 2015, I’d be in the city writing about it – a hostel review of Poco Loco, drinking Grzane Piwo with two local girls and touring some quick sights. However, it was now January 2017 and Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Polish Radio Debut with International Poznań[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Best 10 Bars in Starogard Gdański

Piątkowe Picie: Best Bars on a Thirsty Friday in Starogard Gdański

On my previous backpacker blog, I did a good old Thirsty Thursdays on a town I enjoyed, when I whackpacked to the remote town of Starogard Gdański in northern Poland – Pomerania Region. But I didn’t quite capture the full picture (and even this post won’t) so today finally, on Piątkowe Picie, I bring you Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Best Bars on a Thirsty Friday in Starogard Gdański[…]

Don't Stop Living and Northern Irishman in Poland present "Backpacking Centurion".

NIMIP Presents…BACKPACKING CENTURION: A Northern Irishman’s Journey Through 100 Countries. By Jonny Blair.

Buy my latest books here –   Don’t Stop Living and Northern Irishman In Poland Present…BACKPACKING CENTURION: A Northern Irishman’s Journey Through 100 Countries. By Jonny Blair. Backpacking Centurion – A Northern Irishman’s Journey Through 100 Countries Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back In Bangor Chapter 1 – Fool Circle (April 2015) Chapter 2 – Read more about NIMIP Presents…BACKPACKING CENTURION: A Northern Irishman’s Journey Through 100 Countries. By Jonny Blair.[…]

Hotel Review: Staying at Noclegi Rekord Hotel by Stadion Miejski in Starogard Gdański

Staying in a Hotel Within A Football Stadium, On An Island: Noclegi Rekord Hotel by Stadion Miejski in Starogard Gdański

Imagine sleeping in a hotel room on an island in a city, and overlooking a football stadium!? Crazy and amazing!! When you travel to the more obscure places, finding budget accommodation can be a problem sometimes and part of my backpacker’s dream is to end up every so often in cities or towns that don’t Read more about Staying in a Hotel Within A Football Stadium, On An Island: Noclegi Rekord Hotel by Stadion Miejski in Starogard Gdański[…]