Piątkowe Picie: My Five Local Bars While Living In Bielany, North Warszawa

Piątkowe Picie: My Five Local Bars While Living In Bielany, North Warszawa

“Nothing but memory, memory” – Manic Street Preachers. The idea with my Piątkowe Picie series was to write about bars and cafes every Friday. I started this website and blog project as a joke in December 2016, and in jest in a time of deep travel weary depression. Life got way too busy after that. Read more about Piątkowe Picie: My Five Local Bars While Living In Bielany, North Warszawa[…]

Piątkowe Picie: The Best Craft Beer Bars in Lublin

At first, Lublin might not appear to be the gem of Polish cities for the avid tourist, but delve deeper and uncover a city ready for a tourism boom. The picturesque old town of Lublin is now a hive of activity at weekends, and especially in the summer season. As competition from bar owners grows, Read more about Piątkowe Picie: The Best Craft Beer Bars in Lublin[…]

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[…]

Zurek Stropolskie Soup at Bee Jays

Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite Bars in Poznań

Poznań is Poland’s fourth biggest city and still a city I love to go back to, time and time again. With plenty of flights arriving at Poznań’s airport (when there is no Coronavirus of course), and an easy train ride across the border into Germany, it’s a superb city to stop off in for a Read more about Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite Bars in Poznań[…]

Piątkowe Picie: The Best Craft Beer Bars in Warszawa

Piątkowe Picie: The Best Craft Beer Bars in Warszawa

“Maybe it’s the times we’ve had, the lazy days and the crazes and the fads” – Suede. As a teenager, it was Harp Lager in Bangor, Northern Ireland. In my twenties, I started off drinking continental lagers while based in Bournemouth, England. Late twenties my tipple was always a Guinness. These days, amalgamate the shebang Read more about Piątkowe Picie: The Best Craft Beer Bars in Warszawa[…]

Piątkowe Picie: The Best Cafes in Białowieża, Poland

Piątkowe Picie: The Best Cafes in Białowieża, Poland

The village of Białowieża is the gateway to Europe’s last primeval forest, of the same name – here’s a guide to Białowieża. A UNESCO listed world heritage site and protected national park lie in the huge forest behind this tranquil village, which thrives on tourism. Białowieża sits in Poland, right by the border to Belarus Read more about Piątkowe Picie: The Best Cafes in Białowieża, Poland[…]

Best Bars in Płock, Poland

Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite Bars and Cafes in Płock, Poland

On my quest to visit as many provinces and UNESCO heritages sites in Poland as possible, many thought I’d skip some obvious cities on the way. Indeed, I did. I hadn’t even stepped foot in Płock until September 2018 so it was finally time! If you are a tourist here, be aware that Płock is Read more about Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite Bars and Cafes in Płock, Poland[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Top 5 Irish Pubs in Warsaw (Warszawa)

“In Dublin’s fair city where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on Sweet Molly Malone” – Irish Folk Song. The British, Portuguese, French and Dutch all travelled the world invading other countries and cultures and trying to tell them how to run them, at times killing and enslaving locals. Truth hurts Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Top 5 Irish Pubs in Warsaw (Warszawa)[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Exploring The Bars and Cafes of Nowa Praga, Warsaw’s Coolest District

“Baby I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight” – Sia – Cheap Thrills. With a zest and wonderlustification for quirky districts which scream “less tourists here” than most parts of cities as vibrant as Warszawa, I headed as that very tourist across the Wisła River to Warszawa’s “Nowa Praga” district. It literally means “New Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Exploring The Bars and Cafes of Nowa Praga, Warsaw’s Coolest District[…]

Piątkowe Picie: The Best Bars and Cafes in Kętrzyn, Mazury Province

When my reader vote for September 2017 sent me back to Poland’s Mazury Province, I wasn’t prepared for the madness that ensued. It meant touring the city of Olsztyn in more detail than before, a solemn trip to Wilczy Szaniec (Wolf’s Lair) and two nights in the town of Kętrzyn, where I stayed in the Read more about Piątkowe Picie: The Best Bars and Cafes in Kętrzyn, Mazury Province[…]