Ali Jennings

Freelance Writer

Location icon United Kingdom

Ali is a UK-born writer, proofreader and traveller, currently residing in Yorkshire. She has spent the majority of the past year travelling in Asia and Europe.

Originally specialising in social commentary, she began writing four and a half years ago and has since branched out into travel writing, news and interviews.

As well as writing and proofreading, Ali is also a qualified EFL teacher.

Portfolio

Travel

World Footprints
02/08/2019
Five Lesser-Known Polish Cities Worth A Visit - World Footprints

When travelers think of Poland, Krakćw and Warsaw, the country's two largest and most popular tourist centers are typically what come to mind. But Poland is a huge country with a myriad of interesting cities for visitors. Here are five alternative cities you should check out when in Poland.

Bootsnall
Why Olomouc Should Be Your Next Digital Nomad Destination

When you think about the Czech Republic, your mind probably springs to Prague's iconic Charles Bridge or the cheap beer which attracts hordes of tourists and stag and hen parties every year, or Brno's famous phallus-shaped astronomical clock. However, another city may be firmly planting itself on the digital nomad map.

Bootsnall
Pros and Cons of House Sitting

If you're a regular traveler, you will probably be constantly thinking about how to make your budget go further. About a year ago, I discovered house sitting - looking after someone's home and pets while they are away - and found that it's a great way of traveling on a budget for longer.

Travelista Club
Travelista Club | Ystad: A Wallander Fan's Dream And More

Sweden doesn't normally top most people's travel wish lists: a reputation for cold weather, even colder people and high prices tends to put a lot of people off, particularly backpackers. Despite this, three months ago I decided to make the journey to Sweden for one main reason: I wanted to...

Goats On The Road
04/12/2016
How To Find a Job Working at a Hostel - Goats On The Road

This is a guest post from fellow English teacher, and wanderer, Ali Jennings. Read on to learn how you can find jobs working at hostels, which can definitely help your budget and extend your travels! I've always been a huge fan of hostels. I love the fact that you can meet people from every corner...

Inside-poland
05/25/2016
Discover the Undiscovered - How a Hostel in Poland is Putting Cieszyn on the Backpacker Map

Central Europe is hardly the barely-known bastion it was back during the Cold War. Yet it boasts many barely discovered gems that are never considered as travel destinations... even if they really should be. Ali Jennings spoke to Kornel Foksiński of the 3 Bros Hostel in Cieszyn, to find out about a new project that's putting Visegrad's treasures on the map.

Bootsnall
Traveling Georgia As a Solo Female Traveler

Article added 56 mins ago The number of tourists visiting the country of Georgia is steadily increasing year on year, and it's not hard to see why. A variety of landscapes - city, mountain, beach, wine-growing region - combined with a number of UNESCO sites are reasons enough to go before you start to consider the value for money, the wine, the people and the amazing cuisine.

Atlas Obscura
Prometheus Cave

This neon lit Georgian cave claims to hold the boulder Prometheus was chained to

Atlas Obscura
Calvary of Banska Stiavnica

The most important calvary in Slovakia and the former Kingdom of Hungary - possibly even the world - and still an important pilgrimage site today, Calvary Banska Stiavnica in Slovakia is one of the town's must-see monuments, even if it has fallen into disrepair.

Commentary

Inside-poland
03/22/2016
"Poles come home!" Says Minister - But What's on Offer in Return?

Poland's new government wants ex-pat Poles to come home. All well and good, but what's on offer in return, asks Ali Jennings. Please believe me when I say I love Poland. It was my home for more than six years, I have friends there and I think it has many things going for it.

Inside-poland
02/05/2014
To Love, Cherish... and Betray: Justice Turns a Blind Eye to Domestic Violence in Poland

As the gender issue continues in Poland, what is deemed acceptable behaviour towards your partner has also been put on the table as a topic for debate. A man (named only Sławomir for legal reasons) who denies raping his wife, but willingly admits to beating the crap out of her, gets away with a four-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

Krakow Post
06/12/2014
Ali's Angle: A Man In a Dress | Krakow Post

Spangly, sparkly outfits. Crazy dance routines. Bad music. Beards. Lots of beards. Yes, May 10 was Eurovision Day, and did it not spark a lot of controversy? Poland's buxom girlies lost out to Austria's bearded lady in what right-wingers have called 'the collapse of modern Europe', a show of 'decadence' that was 'ideologically offensive.'

Interviews

Krakow Post
02/09/2015
Real Lives: A Nun's Story | Krakow Post

You see them everywhere you go in Krakow. Strolling across the market square, leaving Biedronka laden with shopping, riding the tram. They are completely indistinguishable from anybody else - except the outfit. Who? Nuns, of course. One such nun is Maricar Aica Calleja. Originally from the Philippines, she has resided in Krakow for three years.

Krakow Post
04/20/2015
An English Pub Quiz in Krakow | Krakow Post

It's fun. It's competitive. It's caused many an argument and near-fisticuffs in pubs all over the United Kingdom. The pub quiz tradition dates back to the late 1970s in British culture, and with an approximate 22,500 quizzes taking place all over the country each week, it shows no sign of slowing down.

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