Bigus??? przepraszam, kiedy? Co????
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My original plan was to fly to Gdansk and travel by train around the whole country over the course of a month. I landed at Lech walensa airport at night in a blizzard. Jumped into a cab driven by an elderly man whos command of the english language only extended as far as '' You want madam? Jiggy-Jiggy?''. Out of his glove box he produced a card for a local erotic bar. I laughed, slaped my lap and told him i wasn't here for that sort of thing. But i kept the card as a souvenir anyway ;p
The following day i was free to walk around beautiful Gdansk. Within minutes i was crossing a bridge over the Motlana river. From here you can see the view of the most tipical Gdanskian postcard the Gdansk crane, the oldest of medieval Europe. I had looked forward to seeing this i thought it to be the offical starting point of my journey.
Felling a tad peckish i headed for 'Bar Mleczny Neptune' as recommended by my rough guide. These canteen style, order at the counter institutions are a particularly Polish idea and are a great place to fill up on bigos, pierogi and the likes and won't be too damaging to your bags of silver.
Bar Mleczny Neptune is a quaint little establishment and armed with a little polish i wasn't feeling confident. I picked up a tray and joined the queue. I was kind of releaved to see some dishes on display so as all i had to do was point and say 'proszÄ�' (please). I pointed to something and fired my word at the lady serving.
MISSION COMPLETE!!! A hearty plate of bigos, potatoe and meat accompanied by a short and curly. I wasn't quite sure what to do with my plate & tray afterwards so i picked them up and had a walk about. Not making any progress, i turned to an elderly lady, pointed to my plate and said 'Przepraszam, kiedy?'. Which i later remembered translates to 'Sorry, when?'. She replied with a baritone 'co?' (what?). So i gave up and made tracks.