Jacek and I in Projeckt PRL in Starogard Gdanski.

Piątkowe Picie: The First Eight Socialist PRL Themed Bars I Drank in in Poland

“Your joys are counterfeit; this happiness corrupt political shit” – Richey James Edwards. Today’s Piątkowe Picie (Thirsty/Drinking Fridays) is a glorious step back in time to the vintage era of communism. This is my latest craze in travel, it’s a fad, it’s a fashion, it’s a passion. Touring PRL and Communist/Socialist bars in Poland. “Maybe Read more about Piątkowe Picie: The First Eight Socialist PRL Themed Bars I Drank in in Poland[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Jaguar II Gdańsk 9-0 UKS Klukowo, Watching The Airport Derby in Gdańsk

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Jaguar II Gdańsk 9-0 UKS Klukowo, Watching The Airport Derby in Gdańsk

“As the day was dawning, my plane flew away” – Noel Gallagher.  As a groundhopping football geek, I am always up for a new and exciting match, the crazier and more random the better. On Sunday morning, at 11 a.m. on 25th August 2019, it was time for another cool football experience in Poland, in Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Jaguar II Gdańsk 9-0 UKS Klukowo, Watching The Airport Derby in Gdańsk[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Northern Irishman in Poland back in Starogard Gdanski

Magiczne Miasta: Ten Of The Best Places in Poland You Never Heard Of

“You’re upside down; I’m in the air” – Rapid Eye Movement. Travel blogs blur into one eventually and we get bored of the same old places being hyped and written about. You know how it goes – it’s the 80-20 rule as always. 20% of Poland’s cities attract 80% of travel blog articles – we Read more about Magiczne Miasta: Ten Of The Best Places in Poland You Never Heard Of[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Attending Open’er Festival in Gdynia with Noel Gallagher, my Hero

“Keep on chasing down that rainbow. You never know what you might find” – Noel Gallagher. Since relocating to Poland in 2016 I didn’t have any major regrets until last week. It has long been my dream to attend the famous Open’er Festival in Gdynia and the Woodstock Festiwal in Kostrzyn nad Odrą‎. Sadly I Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Attending Open’er Festival in Gdynia with Noel Gallagher, my Hero[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching Klub Piłkarski Starogard Gdański v GKS Przodkowo in The Pomorskie Cup Final

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching Klub Piłkarski Starogard Gdański v GKS Przodkowo in The Pomorskie Cup Final

“Will Grigg’s on fire; your defence is terrified” – Wigan Athletic and Northern Ireland fans. *and Klub Piłkarski Starogard Gdański players. It was a truly crazy day yesterday as i headed back to the medieval Teutonic city of Malbork. This time, the reason was not to backpack the world’s largest brick castle but for a football Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Watching Klub Piłkarski Starogard Gdański v GKS Przodkowo in The Pomorskie Cup Final[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Gdańsk to Host 2020 Europa League Final!!

Now for some great news for Poland!! Gdańsk will Host the 2020 Europa League Final!! This was announced yesterday on the official UEFA website. I’m buzzing about that and also want to get back into football writing more. I did some football stories for other sites recently, about Iceland and the Russia World Cup. But Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Gdańsk to Host 2020 Europa League Final!![…]