USS Dominik @ Goodge Street

USS stands for underground secret search and it is about exploring things around London’s underground station. Read more about it in my introduction: https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/ This station was open on 22.06'1907 as Tottenham Court Road. I visited this station on 018. Station was designed by architect Leslie Green. At the time of writing this blog, I… Continue reading USS Dominik @ Goodge Street

USS Dominik @ Stockwell

USS stands for underground's secret search, and it is about exploring things around London’s underground station. Read more about it in my introduction: https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/ Stockwell This station is in zone 2, and it belongs to the London Borough of Lambeth, which is in the south part of London. Stockwell tube station was open in 1890.… Continue reading USS Dominik @ Stockwell

Dom Airplane Quest: British Airways Business Class. How to enjoy trip on one of the worst Business Class in the sky for long haul travel? Is it worth to upgrade to Business class?

Enjoying view from the window Abstract This post is about how to enjoy trip on one of the worst Business Class in the sky for long haul travel. I will say my opinion about Is it worth to upgrade to Business class and who should do it. This blog entry can be useful for people… Continue reading Dom Airplane Quest: British Airways Business Class. How to enjoy trip on one of the worst Business Class in the sky for long haul travel? Is it worth to upgrade to Business class?

What is an experience with flying back-facing seat on the airplane?

Seating backwards in seat 16A on BA's Boeing 777-300ER in 4 class configuration Did you book seat is backwards-facing? Did you (like me) wonder what is like flying back/rear-facing seat? Just to clarify. I will use back-facing and rear-facing interchangeably in this blog post. Many people mentioned that they were afraid and/or didn't like to… Continue reading What is an experience with flying back-facing seat on the airplane?

Dom’s train quest.2 : 2 homes, 1 European Union adventure – Part 5 – Last leg of journey and Summary

Arrived to London After I arrived, in the last part, I should take the tube to Harrow-on-the-hill and then train to Rickmansworth, and I could be there at home at 20.45 (based on real-time departure board). I count this as my official result. In reality, I decided to do a bit of shopping (and buy… Continue reading Dom’s train quest.2 : 2 homes, 1 European Union adventure – Part 5 – Last leg of journey and Summary

Dom’s train quest.2 : 2 homes, 1 European Union adventure – Part 4 – From Brussels to Eurostar (ES 9157)

At Brussels, I had around 80 minutes to change, but I needed to complete check-in 45 minutes before departure. Which means I had less 30 minutes to get into gates. It shouldn't be a problem except the signage didn't help. Entrance is hidden as it takes ages to figure out where is it, or I… Continue reading Dom’s train quest.2 : 2 homes, 1 European Union adventure – Part 4 – From Brussels to Eurostar (ES 9157)

Dom’s train quest.2 : 2 homes, 1 European Union adventure – Part 3 – From Cologne to Brussels (ICE 14)

When I arrived at Cologne, I have noticed that our train came to a different platform that scheduled, so I needed to figure out which platform to go as there my train suppose to be in few minutes. Luckily, I manage to find a platform and stay in the right place, so boarding was a… Continue reading Dom’s train quest.2 : 2 homes, 1 European Union adventure – Part 3 – From Cologne to Brussels (ICE 14)

Dom’s train quest.2 : 2 homes, 1 European Union adventure – Part 2 – From Berlin to Cologne (ICE 650)

DB train I was surprised to discover that we arrived on time to Berlin. I am not get used to Polish Railways to be on time. Arriving to the Berlin Hbf Anyway, I had 90 minutes to explore both stations, but first I needed to find information to ask where is a Berlin Hbf (Tief)… Continue reading Dom’s train quest.2 : 2 homes, 1 European Union adventure – Part 2 – From Berlin to Cologne (ICE 650)

Dom’s train quest.2 : 2 homes, 1 European Union adventure – Part 1 – From Wroclaw to Berlin NJ456 (PKP)

In this part, I will talk about my experience with travel on PKP Intercity from Wroclaw Główny to Berlin Hbf. More about my quest can be found here: https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2019/06/09/doms-train-quest-2-2-homes-1-european-union-adventure-quest-synopsis/ ). Time to wake up I was so excited about this travel that I couldn't sleep. I went to bed at 21, but I may fall… Continue reading Dom’s train quest.2 : 2 homes, 1 European Union adventure – Part 1 – From Wroclaw to Berlin NJ456 (PKP)

Dom’s train quest.2 : “2 homes, 1 European Union adventure” – Quest Synopsis

This was my second train quest. You can read about my first train quest here: https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2018/10/18/doms-32-hours-on-trains-in-the-uk-challenge-report-part-1-introduction/ This challenge is called “2 homes, 1 European Union”. The idea is simple to travel from Wroclaw (my home in Poland) to Rickmansworth (place in the UK) by train to appreciate going freely in Europe. The main focus was… Continue reading Dom’s train quest.2 : “2 homes, 1 European Union adventure” – Quest Synopsis

Let’s try airplane food: “Mediterranean Tapas Platter” by BA

BA's Airbus 320 On the flight from Malta to London Gatwick, I decided to order something from the trolley. BA offers "M&S food" which I don't like it personally, so "Mediterranean Tapas Platter" is the best option for what BA offers. It costs £4.95. It contains: SalamiOlivesSpanish reganas crackersHabas FritasSalsa sauce My opinion. Sausage tastes… Continue reading Let’s try airplane food: “Mediterranean Tapas Platter” by BA

Interesting shortcut to catch Tube at Farringdon if you miss train at Moorgate.

I was impressed by gentlemen from STORROR (YouTube channel) for finding the shortcut from Moorgate to Farringdon to allow them to be faster than the tube on that route. This solution is excellent for commuters who just miss the train at Moorgate, and they are desperate to catch it. For example, because it is Fast… Continue reading Interesting shortcut to catch Tube at Farringdon if you miss train at Moorgate.

USS Dominik @ Theydon Bois

USS stands for underground's secret search, and it is about exploring things around London’s underground station. Read more about it in my introduction: https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/ The railway station was opened in 24.04'1865, and Central line started to stop here since 25.09'1949. I visited this station on 19.01'2019. At the time of writing this blog, I visited… Continue reading USS Dominik @ Theydon Bois

USS Dominik @ Edgware Road (Circle ,District and Hammersmith)

I visited this station during my reconnaissance mission to explore the east part of London. My route from home to home with stops at Marylebone, Edgware Road, West Ham, East Ham, Hornchurch, Upminster Bridge, Upminster, Romford, Forest Gate, Stratford, Epping and Theydon Bois You can find rare pink departure board. Old telephone station (for millennials… Continue reading USS Dominik @ Edgware Road (Circle ,District and Hammersmith)

USS Dominik @ Upminster

USS stands for underground's secret search, and it is about exploring things around London’s underground station. Read more about it in my introduction: https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/ I visited this station during my reconnaissance mission to explore the east part of London. My route from home to home with stops at Marylebone, Edgware Road, West Ham, East Ham,… Continue reading USS Dominik @ Upminster

USS Dominik @ Epping

USS stands for underground's secret search, and it is about exploring things around London’s underground station. Read more about it in my introduction: https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/ The railway station was opened in 24.04'1865, and Central line started to stop here since 25.09'1949. I visited this station on 19.01'2019. At the time of writing this blog, I visited… Continue reading USS Dominik @ Epping

USS Dominik @ Upminster Bridge

USS stands for underground's secret search, and it is about exploring things around London’s underground station. Read more about it in my introduction: https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/ Upminster Bridge This station is in zone 6 and belong to London Borough of Havering which is the east part of London. The railway station was opened in 17.12'1934, and District… Continue reading USS Dominik @ Upminster Bridge

Awesome song of the day Ω013 – Four Tet- Parks

Awesome song of the day is a list of song that stuck in my mind. Read more about it in the introduction post: https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2018/12/12/awesome-song-of-the-day-introduction/ Four Tet Parks Electronic; 2001 Four Tet is a British artist from London. I discovered him ten years ago when I got addicted to the song "She moves she". However, "Parks" came… Continue reading Awesome song of the day Ω013 – Four Tet- Parks