Best of Eastern Europe. And that’s official!

Romania – A blend of European history, with distinct reminders of a socialist past!

So apparently, you really didn’t like my previous post.

On Romania.

I won’t apologise for it!

When coming to The British Berliner, you expect a clear description of the places that I travel to, and my thoughts.

And that is exactly what I gave you!

I thought I made it crystal clear that my post, wasn’t about the Romanian people, who were perfectly alright. Nice and friendly.

It was about Romania – the country.

I said it didn’t tickle my fancy!

I stated that I simply wasn’t overwhelmed.

Or fascinated.

And sad to say.

I wasn’t even impressed.

I’m yet to find when it ever became a crime to like everywhere.

You just can’t!

And I’m a weird one ‘cos I didn’t like the following countries either:

Slovakia.

Singapore.

South Africa.

And.

The Dominican Republic.

I’m weird. I don’t like tropical beaches!

I don’t even like tropical beach destinations!

It just really isn’t my thing!

I know!

Me in the Philippines, but could this be a James Bond moment! ©Scott Herder – BoboandChiChi.com

Although I’ve had my share of the habitual sun-kissed photograph

I’m a happy to spend a day or two.

But certainly, not more!

I love mountains!

Mountains and valleys are more my thing you see…

Myself with ski leaders in Rokytnice nad Jizerou – Czech Republic

Hence the skiing!

But I wouldn’t say No to a water destination!
I’m not really a beach person as I prefer mountains and rivers or beach destinations that have more than the sea to recommend them! Me at the Grotto in the Algarve!

But I wouldn’t say No to the water.

But only the water mind.

Without the beach thingy.

Because, I really don’t like hot-weather beaches!

Should I be British or European? Can’t I be both!

I’m a great supporter for Europe, and even more so for Eastern Europe. I mean, you only have to scroll through this link to experience my love for the continent.

I will write about the rest of my trip to Romania.

Very soon!

If you’re here for the first time, join in the fun.

I know I will!

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So just so that we’re all perfectly clear, here’s the best of Eastern Europe!

TRAVEL THROUGH EUROPE!

Having a hotdog and beer, on a rainy day in Vienna, is more exciting than you think!

I live in Berlin.

In Germany.

And I travel a lot.

I do so because most of Europe is pretty much just around the corner, and because I can.

In fact, last year, I went to:

I was having a fine time flying all over Europe, thank you very much!
  • Holland
  • The Czech Republic
  • Austria
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • England – twice!
  • Germany

This year, I started a new job so travel has been a little erratic and this blog has been a mess, ‘cos I’ve been living in hotels for the past 6 weeks, and the wi-fi has been absolutely horrendous.

Horrendous!!!

And coupled with early morning commuting at 03.15 in the morning in some places, let’s just say that Uber has been a godsend!

However, things have settled down, and I’m now on track.

Traditional Bergische waffles or Belgian waffles! 9 traditional things to eat & drink in Belgium. With mussels!

I’ve already been to

  • Belgium
  • Romania
  • Germany

And in the summer, I’ll be travelling to:

I love seafood and Sweden has a lot of it!
  • Sweden
  • Estonia
  • Latvia

And at the end of the year, I’ll be travelling to:

India
  • The Czech Republic
  • India!

Yay!

I very much enjoy travelling to Eastern Europe!

I’ve been going to the region for more than twenty (20) years, but judging by some of the comments that I get, some people think that I spent just 24 hours, and that I’ve only just passed through!

Some readers think I haven’t the slightest clue.

And some readers even think that like Queen Elizabeth I, I might actually be male!

So in no particular order, but just to whet your appetite, here’s where I consider, the best of Eastern Europe!

BEST OF EASTERN EUROPE. AND THAT’S OFFICIAL!

Croatian beer & Croatian coffee – Croatia – a basic guide to food!

Some people are confused as to what constitutes Eastern Europe, and I regularly get comments from the people who live there and complain that they don’t actually live in Eastern Europe, but Eastern – Central Europe, Central Europe, South-East Europe, and even as so far as to desribe themselves as Northern Europe, and the like!

But for simplicity’s sake, and because I have a BSc. (Hons.) Political Science, and two Master Degrees, I do actually know what I’m talking about so…

Eastern Europe is the Eastern part of the European continent!

Experts say that Eastern Europe is the region that historically has Greek, Byzantine, Eastern Orthodox, Russian, and Ottoman cultural influences.

Others say that Eastern Europe is the region that was created during the Cold War, are the former communist European states outside the Soviet Union, and are (including East Germany, and East Berlin, where I live) otherwise known as the Eastern Bloc!

POLAND:

Jesus in Warsaw.

THE CZECH REPUBLIC:

Myself as lovely as Prague!

SLOVENIA:

At Ljubljana Castle – A 5 minute introduction to Slovenia!

CROATIA:

Croatian food is most delicious!

LATVIA:

The most popular international post so far was….Latvia!

HUNGARY:

My Hungarian goulash soup. Absolutely free of charge!

ESTONIA:

Tallinn Medieval Days. Kristina Õllek @Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau

LITHUANIA:

Lithuanian soup.

SLOVAKIA:

BEST OF EASTERN EUROPE. AND THAT’S OFFICIAL!

Best of Eastern Europe. And that’s official!

This article is not sponsored, and all opinions are really, my very own!

Next week, the Romanian places that I did like!

And in a few weeks, I’ll be revealing my next summer trip!

Stay tuned.

Yay!

That’s it for now.

See you next week!

The symbol of the former Communist European states outside the Soviet Union – The Eastern Bloc!

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Best of Eastern Europe. And that’s official!

Have you ever been to Eastern Europe? Let me know in your comments below!

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Best of Poland: Dumplings, & everything in between!

Best of Poland: Dumplings, & everything in between!

I live in Berlin.

In Germany.

And I travel a lot.

I do so because most of Europe is pretty much just around the corner, and because I can.

In fact, this year alone, I went to:

  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Croatia
  • England
  • Germany
  • Holland
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
I had plans to go to Russia…!

I had planned to go to Finland, France, Ireland & Russia, but that’s the wonderful thing about being a smart independent traveller. You can change direction as, and when it suits you.

And if it doesn’t suit me, I don’t go.

After all, I have a husband, a teenaged son, and family on both sides of the Continent!

And the year isn’t yet over, so there’s plenty of time to get my itchy feet moving!

Book your hotel here!

Prince William & Kate Middleton
©Getty Images

Just to whet your appetite, here’s what I did throughout the summer:

GERMANY:

Best of Berlin – 4 years and counting!
An Affair with Chocolate – ©Sarah Robinson

SLOVENIA:

A shepherd girl on the Velika Planina plateau in Kamnik – Slovenia
©Chiara Marchi

SWEDEN:

A Swedish hotdog in Stockholm – Sweden!

UK:

24 hours in London: 24 things to do!

Book your hotel here!

TRAVEL THROUGH POLAND!

Jesus in Warsaw.

And one of the countries that I very much enjoy travelling to is Poland!

I’ve been going to Poland for more than twenty (20) years, but judging by some of the comments that I get, you would think that I’ve only just passed through.

Some readers think I haven’t the slightest clue.

Some readers even think that like Queen Elizabeth I, I might actually be male!

I’m looking gorgeous in the Philippines, but am I actually a man!
©Scott Herder – BoboandChiChi.com

I know that I write without the tone of sexism and funnily enough, most of my readers are actually blokes!

But still.

Just last week, I received a comment asking me to give tips and advice on how to sleep with German women!

Hmm!

Needless to say, I didn’t publish it, blocked him, and put his “comment” in the trash!

Sigh!

Book your hotel here!

On the beach patio of the Hotel Neptun, Leba – Poland

On that note, I’ve decided to write a compilation of articles that I’ve written about Poland.

If you’re here for the first time, join in the fun.

I know I will!

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For those of you who have been dying to hear how I sound, there are a few videos on the side bar. Sadly, the documentary and various other TV show that I did in German, are no longer available online, but if you’re a member of the press, and wish to see them, copies are available!

Good times!

And now, without further ado, here the best articles that I’ve written about Poland.

Enjoy!

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BEST OF POLAND – DUMPLINGS, & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN!

Polish fishermen on the Polish Baltic Sea who did fabulously well. 🙂

My favourite post and the gift that just keeps on giving!

Lots of interesting stuff in Poland!
How to use the train in Europe: 10 tips to help you.
Warsaw – the capital of Poland!
My fantastic pierogi with a smattering of bacon pieces, sprinkled with parsley.

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Myself and university students dressed in traditional clothing in Warsaw – Poland!

That’s it for now.

See you next week!

Book your hotel here!

BEST OF POLAND – DUMPLINGS, & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN!

The Metro Station in Warsaw.

This article is not sponsored, and all opinions are utterly my own!

I’ve got plans for Autumn.

Find out very soon!

Gdansk / Danzig in Poland.

Watch this space!

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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!

Please note that there are now affiliate links (for the very first time) connected to this post. Please consider using the links, because every time some sort of accommodation or travel insurance is booked via my links, I get a little percentage, but at no extra cost to yourself!

A win-win for all!

Thanks a million!

Best of Poland: Dumplings, & everything in between!

Have you ever been to Poland? What do you think is “best”?

Let me know in the comments below!

See you in Berlin.

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The secret of eating & drinking in Warsaw – How to make pierogi and eat it!

The secret of eating & drinking in Warsaw - How to make pierogi and eat it!
The secret of eating & drinking in Warsaw – How to make pierogi and eat it!

I had a jolly good time in Warsaw and even though I spent just four (4) days there, I seem to have touched on rather a lot of things to do and an astonishing amount of things to eat.

Oh yes sir!

Grilled sausages with fried cabbage in Warsaw!
Grilled sausages with fried cabbage in Warsaw!

Now let’s be truthful, Polish cuisine like German cuisine, has a reputation of being rather stodgy so there’s no getting away from that but that isn’t everything. As I told you a few weeks ago, Poland is an old country dating back from 966 and is enormously proud of its historic roots as well as it’s post-communist background. It has also been heavily influenced by it’s neighbours such as Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia (not Slovenia), the Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Russia and Italy.

At the bar! Shots and cocktails galore!
At the bar!
Shots and cocktails galore!

During the short time that I spent in Warsaw, I managed to find a couple of bars. Most of them dark and dingy, but selling vodka shots from 2 PLN or €0.47 to 4 PLN or €0.94!

I’m a cultured lady but living in Prague taught me the virtues of vodka.

Hell! When I used to live in Prague. I was forced.

Forced!

To have a bottle of beer AND a shot of vodka with my habitual cup of tea, every morning!

Warsaw Pub Crawl, Poland.
Warsaw Pub Crawl, Poland.

Travelling solo means that you can spend a bit more time with other people rather than with your loved ones so I reached out to the oldest Warsaw Pub Crawl group who very kindly asked me to be their guest, so I hopped along with one of their groups.

We were a group of about 30 revellers, possibly more. I lost count after the first cocktail..!

Our meeting point was the palm tree on Jerusalem Avenue and then we were accompanied by 3 party leaders including Kamil a tall, lanky fellow, who is the brainchild behind Warsaw Pub Crawl. I hung out with two (2) lovely girls from Cardiff and a few German students from Leipzig. Our group also had a bunch of happy-go-lucky and should-we-or-shouldn’t-we Australian bankers (I think!) and a couple of Brits! The Australians sort of kept wandering off so it was difficult to pin any of them down for a chat!

WHAT DO I REMEMBER ABOUT THE WARSAW PUB CRAWL?

Bar Crawling!
Bar Crawling!

Well, our group was really nice and friendly and our first stop was a local bar under the arches of a train station. You got two drinks on the house so I had a vodka & lemon cocktail. Not of the fashion week variety of course, but good enough to get the juices flowing. We were given vodka shots and a flashing armband. It was pretty early in the evening so I was able to chat to the Welsh girls who told me that they found Warsaw drinks expensive!

I couldn’t believe it. How so?!

Tasting Czech Beer.
Tasting Czech Beer.

I’ve been to Cardiff and Wales, and I don’t remember drinks being anywhere as cheap as Polish beers.

Apparently, beers in Cardiff were cheaper than the 5 or 6 PLN (€1.10 or €1.40) pints being bandied about. In Cardiff beers were under 5 PLN!

We went to a nicer bar in a basement. I quite liked it and you could get a discount on drinks with the armband. I stuck to buying shots and we got a shot on the house. In fact, in every bar we went to, we got free shots.

Then we went to a club. The music was fine, I danced a little, took part in some drinking games and had two (2) small beers.

Mixing is not a good idea!

Whoop! Whoop! Warsaw Pub Crawl with some of the girls!
Whoop! Whoop! Warsaw Pub Crawl with some of the girls!

At about 01:40, I made my way back to my hotel which was just 4 metro stops away and fell asleep with an empty cup of tea in my hand. At least, I hope it was empty!

MY VERDICT?

A fun night out!

Tickets for Warsaw Pub Crawl are €14.00 or 60 PLN.

Approximate pub crawl time: As long as you like!

HOW TO MAKE PIEROGI WITH POLISH YOUR COOKING

Delicious pierogi made from my own fair hands in Warsaw!
Delicious pierogi made from my own fair hands in Warsaw!

It’s nice to know that I didn’t spend all my time drowning in vodka but also something culturally useful so Polish your Cooking bravely offered to teach me how to master Polish culinary skills in a fun and casual atmosphere.

Polish your Cooking is a Polish cookery school that caters and connects all manner of people ranging from individual tourists to corporate team-building workshops and private events.

After my night of debauchery, I managed to drag myself out of bed, have a hot shower, get myself a couple of tea cups, do small-talk over breakfast, and attempt some form of packing before getting myself to the cooking school venue.

Brain-food full of energy. And breakfast at Autor Rooms.
Brain-food full of energy. And breakfast at Autor Rooms.

I had previously planned to walk it but I didn’t have the heart or the energy level for it!

Polish your Cooking is based on the ground floor of a smart business building and my class had 5 British lads, 1 German lady, 1 Polish lady, and myself.

The class was fantastic!

Chef Michał Piosik of Polish Your Cooking in Warsaw.
Chef Michał Piosik of Polish Your Cooking in Warsaw.

Our chef and teacher was the owner of the cookery school itself  – Chef Michał Piosik – a jolly 20-something man, an ex-banker and a person with a strong passion for food, Polish cuisine and excellent people skills! I found him to be extremely funny and very laid-back.

We started with a delightful spread of traditional starters such as Polish cold cuts, cheeses, sauces and a variety of interesting staples such as horse-radish bread. All well needed as the British lads with us, a group of ex-university friends on a stag weekend, had at least 3 of the young men, slightly worse for wear!

A delightful array of sauces in Warsaw.
A delightful array of sauces in Warsaw.

My chosen class was Pierogi Grandma Style so we learnt a little bit about the background of meat and bread in Poland, that vegetables originally came from Italy in the 16th century, vodka of course originated from Russia in the 11th/12th century and the dumplings, thick sauces and potatoes, originated from Austria and the Czech Republic. Pierogi is a dumpling popular in every Slavic country and stuffed with some sort of offal or vegetable and considered food for peasants.

After our buffet snack, we were put around a cooking table with stoves, pots, pans, and culinary equipment and then the cooking began. I was paired with David from Bristol. Quite easy to remember as in the British group 3 of the 5 lads were also called David!

Me pretending I know exactly what I'm doing in a Polish kitchen!
Me pretending I know exactly what I’m doing in a Polish kitchen!

Anyway, we spent some considerable time mixing our ingredients, kneading our dough and frying our beef, onions and an array of interesting spices.

We then made our dough and split them into dumplings stuffed with beef and pork or dumplings stuffed with cheese. Incredibly, I also got to learn how the dumplings are shaped in their patterns. It wasn’t easy but I managed it!

Shots of vodka in Warsaw.
Shots of vodka in Warsaw.

Of course, it was important to take a break with rounds of vodka. Michał took pains to ensure that we tasted them all, except for a nutty one! After all what’s a bit of work if you can’t have a tipple on the side LOL!

My fantastic pierogi with a smattering of bacon pieces, sprinkled with parsley.
My fantastic pierogi with a smattering of bacon pieces, sprinkled with parsley.

After an hour or so, we were able to settle down into a delicious meal of pierogi with a smattering of bacon pieces, scooped over with sour cream, and sprinkled with parsley.

Nom! Nom!

And then.

Yummy dessert in Warsaw.
Yummy dessert in Warsaw.

There was dessert too.

OMG!

Slices of apple strudel and cream cheese pie accompanied by strawberries sprinkled with castor sugar. Delish!

Not only that but after many hugs and shaking of hands, we also got a certificate and a flat wooden oar-like spoon.

MY VERDICT?

What a marvellous day!

Tickets for Polish your Cooking in Warsaw are €48.00 or 199 PLN.

Approximate class time: Roughly 3.5 – 4 hours.

Pickled herrings in spicy oil in Warsaw.
Pickled herrings in spicy oil in Warsaw.

Last week, I promised to tell you about the milk bars so let’s get it on!

A MILK BAR

Buckwheat grains at a milk bar in Poland!
Buckwheat grains at a milk bar in Poland!

What the hell is a milk bar?

Is it some sort of strawberry shake?

Or worse, a real dingy whisky bar!

vodka at a dingy bar in Warsaw.
vodka at a dingy bar in Warsaw.

No, my good man. The milk bar stems historically from the 19th / 20th century when poor landowners attempted to establish dairies and devour cheap eats such as curds, buttermilk and dumplings in Warsaw.

After WWII, a milk bar was the only place in which the locals could find cheap nutritious food. The milk bar quickly became supported by the communists as a thing for the working classes and by 1948 was firmly established as an ideal place of gastronomic refuge for those who had lost their homes and kitchens.

Pickled beetroot.
Pickled beetroot.

I went to two (2) milk bars and I can tell you that “authentic” milk bars are fairly simply furnished with school-canteen-like wooden tables, plastic chairs and plastic flowers. The menu is also simple and plain with rustic back-to-the-basics items such as dumplings, pancakes, noodles and soup.

My first (1st) night in Warsaw was at the Patchwork Design Hostel as Autor Rooms only had availability for three (3) nights. And let me tell you, I know why I prefer to book a private room. This hostel was quite nice and quiet and the area was great being just on a side corner of Nowy Świat but even so, the walls were paper-thin as I could hear my neighbours’ talking, making telephone calls and “other things!”

All night long!

Oh, and one of the girls’ had vomited in the bathroom sink!

Quite nauseating!

Being sick sucks! ©2010-2015 forgotten-light
Being sick sucks! ©2010-2015 forgotten-light

So as you can imagine, I didn’t bother to use the shower facilities and just wanted to check out as quickly as possible. The staff at the Patchwork Design Hostel were lovely and very helpful though. On the evening that I had arrived, I asked one of the young ladies if she could recommend somewhere local.

She did.

She looked me straight in the eye and then wrote an address on a piece of paper. I had my evening meal at a milk bar, and I didn’t even know it!

Bar Mleczny Familijny - a milk bar in Warsaw.
Bar Mleczny Familijny – a milk bar in Warsaw. @Hektic Travel

The milk bar that I went to by myself was on the bohemian mecca of Nowy Świat 39 and was called Bar Mleczny Familijny.

At first glance, it looked like nothing at all. In fact, if I hadn’t been given the address, I would probably have walked passed it!

It was my first evening so I opened the door and walked in. All eyes swiveled towards me but I strode on and carried on with the business of trying to decipher what the menu on the wall actually meant LOL! I had forgotten that everything would be in Polish and there were no pictures to help me.

Gulp!

Bar Mleczny Familijny - a milk bar in Warsaw. @Hektic Travel
Bar Mleczny Familijny – a milk bar in Warsaw. @Hektic Travel

I nevertheless, went to the cashier and was prepared to use my non-verbal acting skills when she pushed a plastic card towards me. It had a list of all possible meals in Polish and their English & French translations, but not necessarily of the things on the wall!

I however, went on to pick the Polish words that I recognised on the wall such as zupy & pierozki and attempted to find the equivalent on this plastic sheet. In the end I settled for beetroot soup with an egg, and breaded chicken with mashed potatoes and coleslaw.

Awful beetroot soup with a boiled egg in it at Bar Mleczny Familijny - a milk bar in Warsaw!
Awful beetroot soup with a boiled egg in it at Bar Mleczny Familijny – a milk bar in Warsaw!

Ummm!

I normally really like borscht but this must have been the worst beetroot soup that I have ever eaten as it was extremely salty. I liked the boiled egg though but after three (3) attempted ladylike sips, I gave up. The breaded chicken was much better and I completely cleared my plate.

Everyone watched me do so LOL!

I wasn’t going to give up so easily and went back a second (2nd) time. For lunch.

Breaded fish fillet with coleslaw at Bar Mleczny Familijny - a milk bar in Warsaw.
Breaded fish fillet with coleslaw at Bar Mleczny Familijny – a milk bar in Warsaw.

This time, the milk bar was packed with about forty (40) girl scouts and their scout leaders AND various other local customers, but I knew what to do and was better prepared.

I was also able to have a peek at the local customers and the kitchen itself.

The milk bar is frequented by Polish people from all walks of life and all ages. I saw someone who looked liked a professor ordering a meal to take-away, retired people, the school-aged kids and some university students eating a meal with their friends.

As for the kitchen.

Don’t look!

There were huge metal containers of mashed potatoes, shelled boiled eggs and frying pans sizzling with hot oil. I observed one of the “dinner ladies” take my breaded fish, scoop it up from the frying pan with the oil dripping on the floor, and carry it from one side of the kitchen to the other. And then whip it on my plate.

I had mashed potatoes sprinkled with dill, breaded fish fillet with coleslaw and a custard pudding. Cost: 14.50 PLN or €3.40!

Mashed potatoes sprinkled with dill, breaded fish fillet with coleslaw and a custard pudding at Bar Mleczny Familijny - a mik bar - in Warsaw.
Mashed potatoes sprinkled with dill, breaded fish fillet with coleslaw and a custard pudding at Bar Mleczny Familijny – a milk bar – in Warsaw.

The food was tasty though!

No fancy staff. Apron on hips. Socks on her feet. Gossip in the air. Don’t waste my time.

Next please!

Beetroot sauce, buckwheat grains, and some very hard crackling (I think) at Bar Ząbkowski - a milk bar - in Warsaw.
Beetroot sauce, buckwheat grains, and some very hard crackling (I think) at Bar Ząbkowski – a milk bar – in Warsaw.

If that scared you then let me tell you about the milk bar that I went to with Maja from Adventure Warsaw, which was rather more pleasant and nicer. The concept was similar but the space was larger and brighter. I didn’t see the kitchens but I’m assuming that they were probably cleaner!

We had buckwheat grains, beetroot sauce, bigos, pierogi and potato pancake.

I don't usually eat potato pancakes as I don't like them! But in Warsaw, I was willing to give 'em a try!
I don’t usually eat potato pancakes as I don’t like them! But in Warsaw, I was willing to give ’em a try!

This milk bar was called Bar Ząbkowski and the food was hugely better! I tried to find this milk bar again but I couldn’t remember the address at the time LOL!

Well worth it though.

Most meals in both milk bars start from 0.60 PLN or €0.14 to 12 PLN or €2.80. You really won’t starve and can afford to eat a large variety of dishes as I did!

Well, this post is long enough so that’s pretty much it!

See you next week!

Waffles. What can I say?! @bravetart.com
Waffles. What can I say?! @bravetart.com

This post is not sponsored and even though I was a guest of Warsaw Pub Crawl and Polish your Cooking all opinions and the scrummy pierogi I made, are my very own!

I have so much to share with you.
Stay tuned!

In November, I’ll be going to Bristol & Bath and in December, I’ll be taking part in The Best of Berlin in 48 Hours campaign.

Yay!

As usual, you can also follow me via daily tweets and pictures on Twitter & FB!

If you’re going to Bristol or Bath, let me know!

October is going to be showery!

The secret of eating & drinking in Warsaw - How to make pierogi and eat it!
The secret of eating & drinking in Warsaw – How to make pierogi and eat it!

Watch this space!

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!

Please note that there are now affiliate links (for the very first time) connected to this post. Please consider using the links, because every time some sort of accommodation or travel insurance is booked via my links I get a little percentage, but at no extra cost to yourself!

A win-win for all!

Thanks a million!

The secret of eating & drinking in Warsaw - How to make pierogi and eat it!
The secret of eating & drinking in Warsaw – How to make pierogi and eat it!

Do you like Polish food? Have you ever been on a pub crawl?

See you in Berlin.

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