My Stay At The Wonderful Folwark Żuławski Hotel near Elbląg, Poland

  On my travels down the years, I was always looking for obscure, quirky and unique places away from the usual tourist suspects. In the past, this led to my trips to places like Ashgabat, Nukus, Vank and Pyongyang. By coincidence all four of those places all had wacky hotels – something different. It was time Read more about My Stay At The Wonderful Folwark Żuławski Hotel near Elbląg, Poland[…]

Backpacking in Poland: Sleeping in the Countryside at Pokoje Gościnne u Grażyny, Ojców

Backpacking in Poland: Sleeping in the Countryside at Pokoje Gościnne u Grażyny, Ojców

“It’s all too beautiful” – The Small Faces. Poland continues to surprise me, day by day and week by week. My latest adventure inside the country that has become my home was to the tranquil countryside village of Ojców. Here in misty, magical Ojców there are a range of less commercial, touristic sites away from the more Read more about Backpacking in Poland: Sleeping in the Countryside at Pokoje Gościnne u Grażyny, Ojców[…]

Backpacking in Poland: My Wonderful Stay at the Green House Hostel in Gdynia

I first backpacked to the port city of Gdynia in July 2016 for a food tour with Eat Polska and I was based in nearby Gdansk at the Hostel Cycle On. My reason for staying in Gdańsk was to meet some friends, tour the city and visit the Pomorskie region. That day, I had no idea Read more about Backpacking in Poland: My Wonderful Stay at the Green House Hostel in Gdynia[…]

Bikepacking In Gdańsk: Touring Gdańsk with Poland By Locals and Baja Bikes

Bikepacking In Gdańsk: Touring Gdańsk with Poland By Locals and Baja Bikes

I was back in the Polish city of Gdańsk recently and decided to do a bicycle tour. In the past I have gone cycling in quite a few cities including Montevideo, Soweto, Dongguan, Zhuhai and Munich. Gdańsk is a super City to explore on bicycle, as it is vast, has many different districts, some parts Read more about Bikepacking In Gdańsk: Touring Gdańsk with Poland By Locals and Baja Bikes[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: A Hat-Trick of Years Since My Hat-Trick City Arrival in Gdańsk

“Time flies” – Anon. On this exact Sunday evening, 156 weeks ago (3 years ago), I arrived by flight into Gdańsk in Poland. It was just another city on my journey, surely. Nothing special, nothing was about to change. Sunday 3rd July 2016. I had never been to Gdańsk before but it was my fourth time in Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: A Hat-Trick of Years Since My Hat-Trick City Arrival in Gdańsk[…]

Backpacking in Poland: Top 10 Sights in Kokoszkowy, Kociewie Region

“You can tell the sun in its jealous sky that we walked through fields of gold” – Sting. “Off the wheaten craic” – Jonny Blair. Welcome to the real “off the wheaten craic” journey. A place with nature, no train station, no airport. This is Kokoszkowy! My Polish adventures continued the last few years despite Read more about Backpacking in Poland: Top 10 Sights in Kokoszkowy, Kociewie Region[…]

Backpacking in Poland: Staying at the famous Pink Panther's Hostel in Kraków

Backpacking in Poland: Staying at the famous Pink Panther’s Hostel in Kraków

The Bluetones – “Slight Return” I returned to my deep backpacking roots recently with a visit to Kraków in Poland. I covered Kraków on here before back in 2015. At the time I visited Kazimierz district, toured the Old Town, Wawel Castle and Schindler’s Factory. I also visited the notorious German Death Camps at Auschwitz Read more about Backpacking in Poland: Staying at the famous Pink Panther’s Hostel in Kraków[…]

How To Get A Mongolia Visa in Warsaw, Poland

After such depression in 2016 caused by the brace of serial unfriendlies plus the wannabe GuruGod stalker, I quit travel completely. For the second time in my adult life I didn’t visit any new countries for a 7 month period, nor did I have any desire for anything other than honest friends and survival. But Read more about How To Get A Mongolia Visa in Warsaw, Poland[…]

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