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[…]

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[…]

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