Is it that time of year already?
Last week, I told you that I had plans for the Autumn.
And here they are!
The British Berliner is going to Poland, Georgia & Ukraine!
To the answer of the question that you’re not asking, but probably thinking,
What in the hell?
Prepare to read on!
No seriously. Why not?
And the prices?
In fact, I’ve never been to the Caucasus!
Isn’t it about time?
In fact, as far as Poland is concerned, I’m a bit of a notorious star!
And why pray?
Because of an article that I wrote all of five (5) years ago!
And the title of said piece: Going to Poland: 10 reasons not to go!
And I’ll be visiting Łódź for the very first time!
Having said that, I’ve never been to Auschwitz!
We’ve only got a night in Krakow ‘cos I added it on as a means to get from A to B rather than as a destination, so it’s likely that we’ll do things as it comes!
The secret is out!
Oh, I definitely read all about where I want to go, how to get there, what it looks like via YouTube and read other people’s blogs, etc.
I merely don’t plan any activity stuff BEFORE I actually get there!
Because I like to talk to the locals and ask them, what’s best to do.
I also like walking tours and generally strolling around and getting a feel of the area and poking my nose in and out of people’s businesses. Hence, fishing with locals, eating with the locals, going out for drinks with locals, making cheese, and horse meat, just to mention a few!
Łódź is still a little up in the air but I’ll be staying at the Good Time Aparthotel in a deluxe studio that cost as little as €32.00 per night, and is located in a renovated 19th century tenement house that features historic elements, such as an original 19th century stairway!
I’ll also be in a unique neighbourhood of Łódź that is rich in history, architecture, food, bars and restaurants, which is livened up by the local people and local industrial art!
It covers a territory of 69,700 square kilometres or 26,911 sq. miles, and has a population of about roughly 3.7 million people.
The largest city, which also happens to be the capital city, is Tbilisi.
Most people have never heard of it!
In fact, when I first heard mention of Georgia, I thought it was Georgia – the American state – in the USA.
But it isn’t.
A country in the Caucasus.
A country from the former USSR.
I’m going to Tbilisi!
I’ll be there as a guest of the city of Tbilisi.
Ha! Ha! Ha!
I’ll be there for five (5) days in September and getting to grips with the fact that I’ll be in the historical city with links to the history of the Silk Road, trade, and a diverse mix of fascinating architecture coupled, with beautiful weather (I hope) and fabulous food!
It’s going to be awesome!
Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42.5 million, making it the one of the most populous country in the world!
Its capital and largest city is Kiev.
You probably don’t much about Ukraine outside of the territorial dispute over the Crimean Peninsula which was seized by Russia!
I mean, it’s not as if we can see for ourselves.
However, including the territory of Crimea, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 or 233,062 sq. miles, making it the largest country in Europe and the 46th largest country in the world!
The alphabet used in Ukraine is Cyrillic and the country’s official language is Ukrainian.
Depending on the region, quite a significant percentage of Ukrainians (almost 30%) speak Russian as their first / native language instead!
Funny you should ask because I hadn’t actually planned to travel to Ukraine initially!
I had only planned to travel to Poland!
I’ve never been to Ukraine before so I decided to focus on just two cities:
And Kiev. Or Kyiv!
I’ll be visiting Lviv’s many historical, art and cultural institutions and exploring it’s Jewish past as well as the historical landmarks of Kiev.
I’m going there in October. Climate change is real so it might be snowing!
I love trains.
I just don’t know if I can wait!
This article is not sponsored, and the excitement of visiting Poland, Georgia & Ukraine, are my very own!
If you’re not in Berlin, you’re mad!
Watch this space!
Please note that there are three affiliate link companies connected to this post! Every time one of these services is used, booked, and paid for via my link, I get a little percentage, but at no extra cost to yourself!
A win-win for all!
Note! I never travel without insurance as you never know what might happen.
I learnt my lesson in Spain. And obviously, in countries like Qatar, where technically the risk is higher, I can’t imagine going that far beyond WITHOUT INSURANCE. No siree! You can get yours here, at World Nomads!
So what are you waiting for?
See you in Berlin.