How to get Kaliningrad visa in Gdansk

How to Get A 72 Hour Kaliningrad Visa While Based in Gdańsk, Poland

There are always a few tough beasts to crack in the visa world as we backpack it hardcore. Russia is a tough enough one to get, and with the 2018 World Cup looming, many more people will be heading there come June. I have been to Russia years ago (2007) as well as two transits Read more about How to Get A 72 Hour Kaliningrad Visa While Based in Gdańsk, 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 Westerplatte in Gdańsk, Poland: The Place Where World War II Began

Touring Westerplatte in Gdańsk, Poland: The Place Where World War II Began

“Nigdy więcej wojny / Never More War” – Westerplatte, Poland. It was another poignant journey for me as I headed to Westerplatte – the peninsula in  Gdańsk, Poland where World War II began. I know what you will tell me – I keep visiting the gory spots, you’re thinking: Touring Pripyat, Chernobyl, Ukraine Touring Chernobyl Read more about Touring Westerplatte in Gdańsk, Poland: The Place Where World War II Began[…]

The famous Lech Wałęsa mural in Zaspa, Gdańsk, Poland

Touring the Artistic Wall Murals in the District of Zaspa, Gdańsk, Poland

“Museums are dead, take a new art stance; Paint mass suicide on the aspiration diktat” – Manic Street Preachers. What I have noticed as a difference between living somewhere and travelling somewhere, is that sometimes, you see more as a traveller. One reason for this could be that you only have 3-4 days in a Read more about Touring the Artistic Wall Murals in the District of Zaspa, Gdańsk, Poland[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk, Poland

Thirsty Thursdays: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk, Poland

“Baby, this is what you came for. Lightning strikes every time she moves” – Calvin Harris featuring Rhianna. Pub crawls have been one of my backpacking fortes. I could have made a business out of it for sure, but what good is that on a Northern Irishman’s liver? Not for me, these days I’m a Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk, Poland[…]

Irish Dancing in Gdańsk with Dziewczyna w żółtych Spodniach

Irish Dancing in Gdańsk, Poland with Animus Saltandi and Dziewczyna w żółtych Spodniach

“Tell me ma when I go home, the boys won’t leave the girls alone” – my favourite Irish Folk Song. This is probably one of the least expected posts on here, of all time. Here I am living in Gdańsk, Poland. It seems ridiculous enough, as I only came here for a week! I have been Read more about Irish Dancing in Gdańsk, Poland with Animus Saltandi and Dziewczyna w żółtych Spodniach[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: Backpacker Versus Stationary Resident, First 7 Differences

“You do the walk. Yeah, you do the walk of life” – Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits). It’s pretty hard for me to believe that it is now 18 days since I last slept in a hostel dorm room – the Hostel Cycle On. I am no longer a moving, nomadic backpacker. I did a walk, Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Backpacker Versus Stationary Resident, First 7 Differences[…]

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