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Weekend trip to Gdansk

March 30, 2017 Robin Henderson

Last weekend Lauren and I had our first break since closing our high street shop, our good friends invited us to spend the weekend exploring Gdansk. We packed our weekend bags, picked up some Polish Zloty and off we went.

Gdansk is a medieval town located in northern Poland on the edge of the Baltic Sea, once a major port the town holds many architectural and historical sights. During our time we visited St Mary's church, which is one of the largest brick built churches in the world and the views from the tower are incredible.

Sitting proudly next to St Marys Church (albeit slightly smaller) is their beautiful town hall, the symphony of bells fills the streets below as people wander looking at all of the Amber the town is famous for.

In the evenings there is plenty to do, the streets are filled with very hip and inviting bars. Each one is brimming with its own style, excellent cocktails along with fine local beer and a warm atmosphere. We recommend the local hazelnut flavoured vodka and if your looking for something a bit more exciting towards the end of the night head towards 'Bunkier' - a WW2 bunker turned nightclub.

As always we trusted Airbnb and it didn't let us down, we managed to find an excellent apartment in the heart of the town that was beautifully styled and had a modern contemporary feel. Our host was more than welcoming and made us feel right at home. 

 




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