What am I doing here?!

I started this blog when I moved from my home in Sydney, Australia to Warsaw, Poland to work in late 2011. Here is where I shared my thoughts, feelings & emotions about the journey.

To view my posts about my time in Poland, check out the 'Featured Posts' section just below; or search my posts for the tags 'Poland' or 'Warsaw'.

Now that I have returned to Australia I plan to write about what I learnt whilst I was away; but will also reblog things I love, laugh at, enjoy...anything really.

Drew Fisher
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Passport stamps make me happy

Really miss doing this every week/fortnight! Just need $10-20k & I can do it again.

*Insert inspiring story about the New Year here*

Classy mid 20s in the park after the fireworks with our champagne in a plastic bag!

Only family get to call me Andrew

And now for the more dramatic video #riot

I read on Twitter today that there were riots again in Warsaw this year during their Independence Day and I flashed back to when I ran into them last year. Amazing to think back to that day, I was very nervous but so excited to experience something completely alien to me.

I read on Twitter today that there were riots again in Warsaw this year during their Independence Day and I flashed back to when I ran into them last year. Amazing to think back to that day, I was very nervous but so excited to experience something completely alien to me.

FINALLY rode to work today. 3km & it killed me! #unfit #beinggreen #bicycle #sunnies #coolbeardclub #beard #tired #iphone

On the weekend I was talking to a newly acquired friend and she recalled to me that when she first met me she thought I “was a bit of alright” and promptly started arranging to set me up with a female friend of hers.

The plan however hit a snag when she apparently googled me and stumbled across this blog and a post that made it quite clear I was gay. I laughed at this and enjoy the fact that someone can search me and find out a little something about me.

But at the same time it’s a weird feeling. In the above situation however it was quite helpful, saving us both from an embarrassing situation and instead turning it into something we could laugh about.

Children from #Peru one of the best trips of my life; 21st birthday in 2007. Loved these photos I took so much I had to put them on #canvas #travel #memories #colourful #children #southamerica #hats #sad #photography #wall #ipad

I pulled out a notebook today to write something down and stumbled across some forgotten pages; eight pages documenting my last day of high school, the days that followed and my formal.

Many of the things I’d written down I had no memory of thinking or doing. Even just looking at the handwriting I could see a different person - no longer is my writing so neat and legible with my overuse of computers.

It’s wonderful to find little treasures in your own collection of things. Reading through what eighteen year old me had written those eight years ago made me reflect on how far I’ve come. I’m happy.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I can understand you and your feelings to 50%, I came here in October but will probably stay for 2 years. And my step wasn't to heavy. I'm originally from Germany and haven't left anybody there. I feel the same sometimes, I can't read the signs, have problems with grocery shopping and miss it to know what is going on arround me. On the other hand I still like it here and even if the start is difficult I hope it is getting better soon! Take care Sebastian
drewfisher drewfisher Said:

Hi Sebastian,

I hope you have settled into life in Poland. You are lucky that your home country is close by. I always did my grocery shopping online www.frisco.pl the site would translate into English and got delivered straight to my door. It was very convenient!

Drew

Today I spoke with one of my expat friends from Poland on FaceTime and it was so amazing to catch up. During the conversation she asked me if I missed Warsaw at all. Amazingly a small part of me does.

It’s not the city itself I miss, but the small group of friends I made; the independence I had; the lifestyle (cheap food, drink, gym) and the travelling.

For all the bad that I went through whilst I was there, I think a soft spot is forming for Warsaw - something I never thought would happen.

Oh gee I work up the courage to do it & you ask me again! #delete #bastard (Taken with Instagram)