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[…]

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Backpacking Centurion: Preview of My Book Series

Northern Irish perpetual tourist and travel writer Jonny Blair “whackpacked” the world for the best part of 14 years. The result was a 10 year long online travel blog documenting his journey through 136 countries or regions, his job history picking up random work along the way and his passion for the obscure in Jonny’s Read more about Backpacking Centurion: Preview of My Book Series[…]

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

Pracujące Poniedziałki: My Travel Interview With Global Weby in Warszawa

As the new decade began, I headed to Cafe Charlie in Warszawa to do an interview for Global Weby. Rather than focusing on my life in Poland, this was more of an insight of my global travels. “We met travel blogger Jonny Blair and asked him how did he travel over 150 countries without working Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: My Travel Interview With Global Weby in Warszawa[…]

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[…]

Working at the Cat Cafe in Gdynia

Pracujące Poniedziałki: Travel Writer in Poland – How to Manage Your Business from Abroad

Previously, it was difficult to fathom the possibility of managing one’s business from a foreign country. What is truly remarkable is that now, this reality is actually a foreseeable possibility and this is not just my third year living in Poland, but another location on my digital nomad lifestyle. For the small business owner that Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: Travel Writer in Poland – How to Manage Your Business from Abroad[…]

Pracujące Poniedziałki: The Craziest 10 Jobs I Had In My Life

Pracujące Poniedziałki: The Craziest 10 Jobs I Had In My Life

“Work is the curse of the drinking classes” – Oscar Wilde. Polish readers might (or might not) know me as a blogger, writer, teacher and social media geek and these days the quartet takes up all my time away from football, friends, family and a fight with depression. Northern Irish people might know me as Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: The Craziest 10 Jobs I Had In My Life[…]

Two Years in Poland: Where Has Don’t Stop Living Gone?

“Seventh son of a seventh son” – Iron Maiden. Well I have been in Poland just over two years now. It’s crazy. I never meant to live here, I honestly had no idea I would stay this long, be living and working here. It was something in the hands of God. At the moment I Read more about Two Years in Poland: Where Has Don’t Stop Living Gone?[…]

Big Bird, Hot Dogs, Football and A Lying “Friend”: The Story of How I Ended Up Living In Poland

“I always thought that you’d get married. I’d be living in Warsaw on my own. On that damp and lonely, Thursday years ago” – Jarvis Cockerowski. I didn’t in so many words (as I write loads) really get into detail about why I live in Poland. Because it is a complicated story which had so Read more about Big Bird, Hot Dogs, Football and A Lying “Friend”: The Story of How I Ended Up Living In Poland[…]