All posts tagged Poland

A Hostel on a Train Station – Like Literally Right on It [VIDEO]

This is my video review of a hostel on a train station. I’ve said ‘on’ rather than ‘in’ because it’s literally housed in a station building on one of the platforms, rather than right next to the station or some other cop-out like that. Read more…

Secret Gigs in People’s Homes – the Sofar Sounds Experience [VIDEO]

My friend Adrian invited me to a gig recently in Warsaw, Poland, but I was having a few problems finding the thing. Read more…

Pszczyna – Getting Drenched in a Town I Can Barely Pronounce [Video]

I went to the town of Pszczyna recently, a place which, when I first came to Poland, I wouldn’t have been able to pronounce properly. Even now it still takes me a few goes, and perhaps a number of short meetings between my brain and my vocal equipment. Read more…

Go to Rzeszów – It’s Really Rather Nice

People are always going on about how a certain town, city or village is amazing. But not everywhere can be amazing, and sometimes amazing also means amazingly full of tourists. And hence amazingly annoying. Read more…

The Agony of Large Denomination Banknotes

I want to talk to you about a problem that afflicts pretty much everyone in the world with a bank account, and even plenty without. It’s an extremely grave problem, and definitely not just a minor annoyance that I’m blowing out of all proportion. Read more…

Why You Should Go Somewhere Cold This Winter

A couple of years ago I made a mistake. I decided to go to Poland for the winter. But that wasn’t the mistake – the mistake was losing my nerve and leaving. Read more…

When First-Class Travel Is Worth It [VIDEO]

I’ve spent a surprising amount of time in my life trying to get work done on public transport. And on a recent faff-tour of Poland I came to the conclusion that there’s a secret weapon which, if you’re willing to pay for it, makes a big difference. Read more…

18 Things I Learnt from a 48-Hour eBook Challenge

Last weekend, Karol Gajda and I took on the challenge of writing – and publishing – a short (5-10k words) ebook in 48 hours. Read more…

The Polish Sleeper Train – An Insomniac’s View [VIDEO]

Wroclaw to Gdansk is nearly 400km as the crow flies. The crow doesn’t offer a sleeper service, though, so I’ve decided to take the sleeper train. Read more…

TEDx Talk – Travel with a Narrative [VIDEO]

A few years ago I set out on a mission to learn how to dance like a Colombian. But I didn’t just learnt about dance – I learnt something else really cool in the process.
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