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Dziwaczne Odkrycia: A Guide to Łódź’s Ulica Piotrkowska, the Longest Shopping Street In Europe

With a length of 4.9 kilometres, Łódź’s Ulica Piotrkowska (Piotrkowska Street) attracts visitors from far and wide. Put simply, it is the longest street in Poland and is often dubbed the longest street in Europe, although other streets debate this. Here is a concise guide to exploring this iconic street which was originally called Bigel Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: A Guide to Łódź’s Ulica Piotrkowska, the Longest Shopping Street In Europe[…]

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: Polish World Cup Winners

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Polish World Cup Winners

Football prepares to start again in Poland tonight, with the Miedź Legnica – Legia Warszawa cup match tonight (26th May 2020). This is one of the remaining two quarter final ties in a tournament which only had 5 matches left to run, when the country shut down due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. While that match Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Polish World Cup Winners[…]

Fry Up, Northern Irish national dish.

The Best Northern Irish Slang Words and Phrases Translated “Intill” English and Polish

“So it is” – Northern Irish people, daily. So it is. Yes, we really do say that too often, so we do. Growing up in Northern Ireland, we always had our own slang. At the time, I didn’t know another world. I remember ordering “a chip” in England for the first time, only to be Read more about The Best Northern Irish Slang Words and Phrases Translated “Intill” English and Polish[…]

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[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: 17 Things You Didn’t Know About Saint Patrick (Święty Patryk)

“I’ll be misunderstood by the beautiful and good in this city” – Robbiego Williamowski. Every year on the 17th March, people all over the world come together to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Here in Poland it is known as Dzien Świętego Patryka and I have celebrated this day Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: 17 Things You Didn’t Know About Saint Patrick (Święty Patryk)[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Kraków’s City Symbol, the Dragon

I don’t write about Kraków often, I admit it. It’s never been my favourite Polish city, nor even in my top 10, but it does grow on me with each visit and I plan to return again a few times in 2019. In fact, last year I visited Kraków about 8 or 9 times, sometimes for Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Kraków’s City Symbol, the Dragon[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Crazy Travel Collection!

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Crazy Travel Collection!

Now that I live in Poland and have a base in life, I seem to have built up a new collection of physical items much moreso than when I was travelling the world and backpacking (or self-coined – whackpacking) the world. I now have all my travel folders, lots of books, CDs, DVDs etc. and Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: My Crazy Travel Collection![…]

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[…]

Mieszka W Polsce: 5 Things I Don’t Like About Living in Poland

I don’t mean to upset Polish people on here about this but there has always been a pureness and honesty within my blogs from around the world. In China, I wasn’t keen on the food and the smog. In London, I hated how unsafe the streets were. In India I hated the sexism and how Read more about Mieszka W Polsce: 5 Things I Don’t Like About Living in Poland[…]