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  • Day11


    September 4 in Poland ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Hahaaaaaaa, der geilste Check-In den wir je hatten. Wurden per Handy durch Tore und Türen, zwielichtige Hinterhöfe und Treppen, mit Codes und Zahlenkombinationen gelotst, um an den Schlüssel für unser Appartement zu kommen. 😅😂

    Wir waren wieder direkt im Zentrum, lauter kleine Lädchen, Bars und Restaurants um uns.
    Richtig schöne Hansestadt, die Bauwerke und kleinen Gässchen.
    Auf der Suche nach Meer und Strand hielten wir an der Westerplatte, ein Denkmal des zweiten Weltkriegs.
    An der Promenade angekommen, wurde der Himmel schwarz und es hat kurz geschüttet wie aus Eimern. Zum Glück hatten wir ein trockenes Plätzchen in einem Lokal gefunden.
    Nach dem Regenbogen kam aber direkt die Sonne raus und wir haben es uns am Strand gemütlich gemacht.

    Jetzt sitzen wir im Auto Richtung Deutschland zurück, bye bye Polen 👋🇵🇱
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  • Day9

    Guten morgen Sonnenschein

    July 11 in Poland ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Guten Morgen, die Sonne Blitzer durch unsere Fenster am Womo, ein neuer toller Tag beginnt. Frühstück, Geschirr abwaschen Räder richten. Los geht's. In Richtung Danzig wollen wir, fahren runter zur Strandpromenade , momentan ist da noch ziemlich ruhig. Ca. 6 km , birgit bekommt Magen grimmen, wir fahren zurück.
    Birgit legt sich etwas auf's Bett, Alles wird gut. In der Zwischenzeit habe ich die Scheiben des Womos geputzt. Birbitbist wieder fitt.
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  • Day264

    Gdynia and Sopot daytrip

    May 25, 2017 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Set out today on a day trip with Agatha (64 and solo travelling)from Vienna Austria on a tour of two of the port cities north of Gdansk. Our first was a half hour train ride to Gdynia which is a modern port city. We spent about an hour and a half walking around and then decided to head to Sopot. Sopot is the Monte Carlo of Poland. Lakefront spa, Grand hotel, beautiful beaches, and a walking pier you had to pay for to walk on. We walked around the pier and got the same great view. This city was totally tourist driven. Lots of shops and restaurants. We had a lovely cream desert at a pastry shop. We headed back to Gdansk and went to the Twarg Dzewny (market). Lots of expensive food and clothes. We headed back to the hostel for pasta and beer. After dinner I went back out to check out the areas I'd Gdansk I missed in the day. Visited the Golden gate archway, Westplatz (a well restored promenade) and the Matllowa Canal on the opposite side. We were parachuted on by a group of preteen school kids which were so noisy and made the night unbearable to sleep. Booked my bus ticket to Vilnius, Lithuania for tomorrow evening.Read more

  • Day109

    Gydnia, Poland

    May 16, 2017 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Had an early start this morning because I'm doing a passenger tour called Best of Gdansk and Marlbork Castle. The tour started out with a 2 hour drive to Marlbork Castle. A castle originally built in 1274 by Teutonic Knights but has changed hands many times since. It is also the largest stone castle in the world. What we saw of the castle was amazing. In 2 hours there was still most have the castle we hadn't seen. When we entered one of the court yards we came across an art installation being put up. One of the passengers knew who the artist was that was doing it. She was attaching rope made of cling wrap together making also like a spider web. The passenger was telling me how she has been all over the world doing these art installations including places like Hong Kong. I was not able to find out her name though.

    After the castle it was time to head for lunch. On our way there we passed a chapel. Our tour guide told us when the chapel was built but what made the bus go silent is what happened with the chapel later. During World War 2 the chapel and surrounding area was a concentration camp. Where people were sent, shot and then buried in mass graves surrounding the chapel which were now fields. It was a lot of fields.

    We arrived at the restaurant where many tours were all meeting for lunch. We had zurek soup which was excellent. Meatloaf with pickled cucumbers and pickled onions in it. Which was not my favourite. With it however was potatoes and buckwheat which was good. Dessert was a number of different types of cakes. I tried two different ones. Both of which were very good. With the meal they had coffee, tea, water and they served everyone a beer. My policy on tour is to at least try everything so as with all the alcohol I've tried, I had a sip, hated the taste and stuck with water.
    Next we headed to Gdansk. We didn't spend too much time here. Our tour guide gave us a half hour walking tour and then we had about 20 minutes of free time before we had to head back to the bus. The tour guide explained to us how most of the city ended up getting destroyed and rebuilt to match watch it looked like before with a few additions like in the picture of the woman laying down on the stone wall.
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  • Day5

    Emigration Museum

    September 12, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 66 °F

    We all agreed that the Emigration Museum was wonderful. It provided me with a greater sense of what my great grandparents had experienced on their journey to America. Wish I could re-visit this place and spend more time there.

    Opened in May, 2015, this a fascinating look at how, why and to where millions of Poles have emigrated over the centuries.

    With Poland thought to have the sixth largest diaspora in the world (the group is known as the Polonia and is thought to number over 20 million), the museum does an excellent job of explaining the various situations, political and economic, which have made people consistently leave Poland, to places like the USA, Australia and even Brazil.

    The building which is the museum’s home is also particularly noteworthy. Located on the French Quay in Gdynia Port, the beautifully renovated Dworzec Morski (Marine Station) dates from the 1930s and is a wonderful example of the architecture that was in fashion as Gdynia expanded rapidly after WWI. The building became the main gateway to the world for Polish emigrants in the inter-war years.

    You enter the exhibition to the music of the Polish national anthem with its line ‘Poland has not yet perished. As long as we still live’, which wonderfully sums up both the battered history of this country and the spirit which has kept it alive as a nation. Skip past the first displays and their practically illegible descriptions and then take your time to wander through the exhibition which includes some wonderful personal memories and stories. The exhibition is larger than it appears at first, so give yourself 2-3 hours to enjoy it without rushing. Highly recommended, particularly if you are one of the Polonia which is something you can check as the museum is one of very places which has free access to Ancestry.com records for its visitors to do family searches on.
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