Backpacking in Poland: The Time I Went Speed Dating in Warszawa

Long before I had this blog, and when I was also single, back in 2004 as a student at Bournemouth University, in England, I went to a “Speed Dating night” with my friends Lock in Lee, Mad Mike and Jody. At the time, reality events and TV shows were all the rage, I appeared in Read more about Backpacking in Poland: The Time I Went Speed Dating in Warszawa[…]

My Stay at the Hotel Ibis Centrum, Krakow, Poland

It is always an emotional return for me to cities I backpacked through before I started my new life in Poland. As a tourist, I visited Poland 4 times before moving here in 2016. One of those trips saw a train journey to the popular city of Kraków. At the time, I was coming into Read more about My Stay at the Hotel Ibis Centrum, Krakow, Poland[…]

Backpacking in Warsaw, Poland: My Stay at the Famous Oki Doki Hostel

Backpacking in Warsaw, Poland: My Stay at the Famous Oki Doki Hostel

Readers of my blog will be extremely surprised to hear that I didn’t stay in a hostel in Warsaw until November 2016. It was my fourth visit to the city (fifth if you count a train change) and on all previous visits, I had stayed in hotels, nurses quarters or with friends. I honed in Read more about Backpacking in Warsaw, Poland: My Stay at the Famous Oki Doki Hostel[…]

My Winter Stay at the Ibis Warszawa Centrum Hotel, Poland

My return to the gaping Polish capital city of Warsaw in December 2016 saw me reunited with one of my most visited cities (visit number 6) and with a stay in one of my favourite hotel brands from recent years – Ibis. I booked into the Ibis Warszawa Centrum. I know what to expect with Read more about My Winter Stay at the Ibis Warszawa Centrum Hotel, Poland[…]

Staying at the Brand New Ibis Hotel Stare Miasto, Gdansk, Poland

Staying at the Brand New Ibis Hotel Stare Miasto, Gdańsk, Poland

I have been staying in Ibis Hotels on my travels for a few years now. I love how the brand is consistent and non-intrusive in the many Ibis Hotels (over 2000) around the world. The brand sits well with me due to the fact that I know what to expect each time. I have stayed Read more about Staying at the Brand New Ibis Hotel Stare Miasto, Gdańsk, Poland[…]

Backpacking in Poland: Staying at the 4Friends Hostel in Gdańsk

Backpacking in Poland: Staying at the 4Friends Hostel in Gdańsk

2016 saw my first ever visit to Gdańsk and those used to my travel blog the last 5 months will know I have based myself in this city, and helped promote it to my friends, family and followers. After deciding to hang up my backpack here in Gdańsk in August 2016, I was settling into Read more about Backpacking in Poland: Staying at the 4Friends Hostel in Gdańsk[…]

Touring the Horrific Nazi German Concentration Camp at Stutthof, Poland

“It’s written in the starlight and every line on your palm. We’re fools to wage war on our brothers in arms” – Mark Knopfler. Things have been grim recently in my life but before times got really macabre and suicidal, my final weekend of a “stable life” was spent touring Elbląg, Malbork and Stutthof in Read more about Touring the Horrific Nazi German Concentration Camp at Stutthof, Poland[…]

My Relaxing Stay at the Hotel Zawisza in Bydgoszcz, Poland

My Relaxing Stay at the Hotel Zawisza in Bydgoszcz, Poland

It’s time to give another hotel review, and yet again in Poland, the latest base on my journey. You might remember how I ranked Poland in my top 11 countries from a 120+ country journey and it’s clear to see why for any person that possesses intelligence. Anyone that visits Poland, I defy you not Read more about My Relaxing Stay at the Hotel Zawisza in Bydgoszcz, Poland[…]