Kołobrzeg – a trip to the seaside. Part 2; Wind, Waves, Sand, Sun and Lighthouse.

Kołobrzeg – a trip to the seaside. Part 1; Long day’s journey into rain. Despite the long day and the late night I'd had yesterday I was awake around 04.30; I pulled the blind up on the door and peered out, the rain had stopped, hooray! There were still a few clouds about but there … Continue reading Kołobrzeg – a trip to the seaside. Part 2; Wind, Waves, Sand, Sun and Lighthouse.

Kołobrzeg – a trip to the seaside. Part 1; Long day’s journey into rain.

In Poznań the sun is shining, the sky is studded with clouds but not enough to detract from the overall sunniness of the day. I'm at Poznań Główny railway station waiting for a train to Kołobrzeg, a small seaside town on the Baltic coast. I'd just walked up from ul. Rybaki where the hotel I … Continue reading Kołobrzeg – a trip to the seaside. Part 1; Long day’s journey into rain.

Katowice, Jewel of the South?

Katowice is a dump, let’s face it, Katowice, compared to some of the more well-known and touristy Polish towns and cities is a dump, well, that seems to be the received wisdom but is this accolade fully deserved? I don't think so. Katowice, and stop right there, it's not Kat-o-wik-e or Kat-o-weise, it's Kat-o-veets-a or … Continue reading Katowice, Jewel of the South?

“tink” or When did bicycle bells become so unfit for purpose?

I felt a rant coming on; it's my age I think, more and more despite my best intentions I feel less and less tolerant. I try not to give in but sometimes I just have to. Telly. Do you remember when "Telly" was an event? Good telly that is. People set aside some time in … Continue reading “tink” or When did bicycle bells become so unfit for purpose?