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Jay Martin

Jay Martin is a writer from Perth/Canberra who landed unexpectedly in Warsaw, Poland three years ago. She is currently shopping her Oz-chick-lit manuscript around to potential publishers, while living her subsequent witty Central European travelogue. Find any amount of cool stuff you can do in Central Europe at her home page, or check out her past Crikey columns here.

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Experiencing Vietnam, old school style

Experiencing Vietnam, old school style

Jay MartinJan 6, 20121 Comment

So long, and thanks for all the sour cream

So long, and thanks for all the sour cream

Jay MartinDec 2, 20112 Comments

Close encounters of the rural Polish kind

Close encounters of the rural Polish kind

Jay MartinSep 6, 20111 Comment

Uncovering long buried things in a Polish cemetery

Uncovering long buried things in a Polish cemetery

Jay MartinAug 2, 20114 Comments

A matter of (Polish) perspective

A matter of (Polish) perspective

Jay MartinJul 14, 2011

Find a chome amongst the goom trees in the Sahara

Find a chome amongst the goom trees in the Sahara

Jay MartinJun 24, 20112 Comments

Sitting in the 4WD bashing our way through the Tunisian desert, I put my essentials in a purse: my phone, credit cards, keys. Which I bury deep in the bottom of my bag. For the next seven days I’ll be trekking through the Sahara with ten Poles. What is ‘essential’, I notice, is rather different here.

Driving myself crazy on the right side of the road

Driving myself crazy on the right side of the road

Jay MartinJun 1, 20111 Comment

And the winner is… Azerbaijan!

And the winner is… Azerbaijan!

Jay MartinMay 18, 20117 Comments

Azerbaijan -- a country that was on no one's mind a mere week ago until a television audience of millions watched it soar to glory in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest on the weekend. With the ink on its name barely dry on the victor’s podium, Crikey gets the jump with the following definitive list of some of the greatest things about visiting the country.

An Expat Opinion: Visiting the Heart of Darkness

An Expat Opinion: Visiting the Heart of Darkness

Jay MartinApr 22, 20111 Comment

I confess it was coincidental, but it happened to be the Anzac day weekend that we visited Wolf’s Lair, in Poland’s north.

An Expat Opinion: Should you visit Auschwitz?

An Expat Opinion: Should you visit Auschwitz?

Jay MartinApr 11, 20117 Comments

People planning to visit us in Poland usually run their draft itinerary past me. And at some point, they almost all pause and sigh. "I suppose I should visit Auschwitz, shouldn't I?" they ask. I always wonder how I should answer.

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