I recently did an indoor sky dive in Warsaw and backpacked through an unknown country called Krolestwo Dreamlandu, formed in Gdynia, I love partaking in crazy things on my journeys. As you might have read, it is my quest and dream to visit all 20 of these regions in Poland by the 31st December 2017:
Full List that I will go by – Polish Provinces, Voivodeships (14/20)
1. Dolnośląskie – Lower Silesia
2. Kaszuby – Kashubian Region
3. Kujawsko-pomorskie – Kuyavian Pomeranian
4. Lubelskie – Lublin
5. Lubuskie – Lubusz
6. Lódzkie – Lódz
7. Małopolskie – Smaller/Lesser Poland
8. Mazowieckie – Masovia
9. Opolskie – Opole
10. Podkarpackie – Podkarpackie
11. Podlaskie – Podlaskie
12. Polish Antarctica
13. Polish Micronations
14. Pomorskie – Pomerania
15. Sląskie – Silesia
16. Swiętokrzyskie – świętokrzyskie
17. Warmińsko-mazurskie – Warmian-Masurian
18. Warszawa – Warsaw
19. Wielkopolskie – Greater Poland
20. Zachodniopomorskie – West Pomerania
It looks like I am on target to do it, with just 6 provinces left, and 7 months so to spice things up a bit, my July vote will be to do one of these four crazy activities for my Dziwaczne Odkrycia series!
What Crazy Activity Should Jonny (NI Man in Poland) Do and Write About in July 2017?
Get Naked on the Nudist Beach at Międzyzdroje
Go to Hel (literally – the peninsula called Hel)
Shoot a Medieval Arrow in Owidz
Visit The Skull Chapel in Czermna
Other (please specify)
So please get voting on where to send me in July 2017, and if any of you want to join me, please get in touch!
1.Get Naked on the Nudist Beach at Międzyzdroje
I am not shy of showing my parts and despite the fact that Poland is a strict and strong Catholic country, there is a nudist beach at Międzyzdroje where you can feel free and nude. I have previously done some nude travelling with Naked Yoga in England, nude bathing in Germany and frozen willies in Finland. I’d want to go there for a swim and some relaxation, clothes-less.
2.Go to Hel (literally – the peninsula called Hel)
Despite the fact that I spent 5 months living in Gdansk, I never once made it out to the gorgeous peninsula called Hel! It would make for a great story – the day I went to Hel.It reminds me of Sandbanks in Bournemouth/Poole, England.
3.Shoot a Medieval Arrow in Owidz
I came across an Instagrammer who classes himself as a medieval archer! I was also told while touring nearby Starogard Gdanski and Tczew that the village of Owidz is perfect for medieval arrow firing!
4.Visit The Skull Chapel in Czermna
I have toured a few churches and chapels in Poland but the idea of a Skull Chapel sounds crazy. The Skull Chapel or St. Bartholomew’s Church in Czermna is a chapel located in one of the oldest villages in Kłodzko County, near Kudowa-Zdrój, part of the Czech Corner in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. So if this one wins, I will also be ticking off a new province. Here is what it looks like:
5.Other (please specify)
As a last option, I will let you choose a few random ideas for me. If any of these are good, then I will try to do them at some point too, as long as they are within Poland and within budget and law.