Mszana Dolna – First contact with Polish culture (2005)
Memories of Mszana Dolna – the first place I ever visited in Poland in 2005.
Working at a language school in Płock (2010-2011)
Brief recollections of my time working at a language school in the city of Płock.
Living and working in Łódź (2012-13)
Dive in to read about my experience living and working in Łódź back in 2012-13.
Living in Kraków – Candid Reflections (2006-07)
Reflections on two brief spells living in the magnificent city of Kraków.
A few reflections on culture shock in Poland (2005)
Four ways in which I experienced culture shock in Poland back in 2005.
My first journey to Poland (2005)
An account of my first journey to Poland in 2005. Only the small matter of a 30-hour bus trip from Nottingham to Kraków …
The story behind my first trip to Poland
I had only spoken to Paweł for an hour. However, his invitation to travel to Poland by bus from Nottingham to Kraków, and then stay at his family home in Mszana Dolna in the south of Poland, was an offer and experience of a lifetime that I could not refuse …