In this wide-ranging interview with Ben Aitken, we talk about challenging cultural stereotypes, identifying as the ‘Other,’ and how to find beauty in the ordinary, as well as thoughts on where to visit and what to eat and drink when visiting Poland.
Ben Aitken is a freelance writer, playwright, and the author of three travel books. Today, we’re talking about his book, A Chip Shop in Poznan: My Unlikely Year in Poland.
- The relationship between the UK and Poland and how that changed while Ben lived there during the referendum
- How travel can change attitudes
- Finding beauty in the ordinary
- Recommendations for food, drink, and places to consider visiting in Poland
- The joy of travel without planning
- The possibility of a return to more local travel in the wake of the pandemic
- Why Ben chooses unusual trips like taking coach tours with the elderly as he writes about in his latest book, The Gran Tour
- Recommended books about Poland
You can find Ben Aitken at BenAitken.com