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Mariacka St

Arrived in Lech Walesa Gdansk airport at 01.50 am on a Wizzair flight from Cork. Was met promptly by Heinrihs, whose son owns the Gotyk House Hotel, who brought me straight to the hotel in about 15 minutes. I don't speak Polish and Heinrihs doesn't speak English but we managed to get by with my rudimentary German. Couldn't do very much at 02.30 am except sleep, so some ZZZZZZs were had. Woke the next morning to have breakfast and was greeted by the lovely Agnieszka who couldn't do enough for me during my stay in the Hotel Gotyk. After breakfast decided to take a stroll around the town and to see the Crane, one of the most famous landmarks in Gdansk. The weather was just right about 6 degrees, fresh and sunny. Gdansk is a very photogenic town with beautiful buildings all rebuilt since World War 2.

St Mary's Basilica
If you're into amber jewellery then this is certainly the place to be, especially on Mariacka Street.

Lots of quaint little shops and cafes dotted all around the Old Town, and worth a day just strolling about stopping in a watering-hole every now and again. Prices too are refreshingly low (at least compared to Ireland) and the average price for a large beer is about 6-7 zloty (pronounced zwoh tee) ABOUT 1 EURO 75 CENT!!.

Took a trip to Sopot, which is part of the Tri-City conurbation along with Gdansk and Gdynia. Sopot has a beautiful beach and wooden promenade and is said to be very lively in the Summer months with lots of bars and clubs on Monte Cassino street. A fellow tourist also told me that one of the main attractions there during the summer (at least from a male's point of view) is admiring the amount of beautiful mini-skirted and high-heeled Polish women parading up and down. Hmm ...methinks a return trip during July and August needs to be done (purely for research purposes of course).

Overall I'd recommend Gdansk and Poland in general for a 3-4 night mini-break. The people are relatively friendly and helpful, the prices are low (well compared to Western Europe) and it has lots of things to see and stuff to do. I'll be back!

escape-now says:
I love Poland So beautiful Hope you had a fantastic time - Jyadee
Posted on: Sep 17, 2011
huibdos says:
Drink Lech beer? I want to try the local stuff. (but the Stella in London was beer of the house:)
Posted on: Nov 04, 2009
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Mariacka St
Mariacka St
St Marys Basilica
St Mary's Basilica
Gargoyle on Mariacka Street
Gargoyle on Mariacka Street
Mariacka Strett with St Marys in …
Mariacka Strett with St Mary's in…
The Crane
The Crane
The Crane
The Crane
Matlawa River
Matlawa River
Matlawa River
Matlawa River
Silhouette of the Crane
Silhouette of the Crane
Metal Tree
Metal Tree
Gold Gate, Gdansk
Gold Gate, Gdansk
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Long Street, Gdansk
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Roosters restaurant which was a p…
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Sign in Roosters
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Biscuit anyone?
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Long Street, Gdansk
Long Street, Gdansk
Long Street, Gdansk
Long Street, Gdansk
Long Street, Gdansk
Long Street, Gdansk
Long Street, Gdansk
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Neptune Fountain, Long Street, Gd…
Neptune Fountain, Long Street, Gda…
Neptune Fountain, Long Street, Gd…
Neptune Fountain, Long Street, Gda…
Neptune Fountain, Long Street, Gd…
Neptune Fountain, Long Street, Gda…
Neptune Fountain, Long Street, Gd…
Guttering, Long Street, Gdansk
Guttering, Long Street, Gdansk
Long Street, Gdansk
Long Street, Gdansk
Long Street, Gdansk
Long Street, Gdansk
Matlawa river
Matlawa river
Matlawa river
Matlawa river
Matlawa river
Matlawa river
Matlawa river
Matlawa river
The Crane, Matlawa river
The Crane, Matlawa river
Submersible, Matlawa river
Submersible, Matlawa river
Lone fisherman, Matlawa river
Lone fisherman, Matlawa river
Matlawa river
Matlawa river
The offices of Lech Walesa, Gdansk
The offices of Lech Walesa, Gdansk
Scotch pub, Gdansk
Scotch pub, Gdansk
Detail of Astronomical Clock, St M…
Detail of Astronomical Clock, St …
Astronomical Clock, St Marys Basi…
Astronomical Clock, St Mary's Bas…
Astronomical Clock, St Marys Basi…
Astronomical Clock, St Mary's Bas…
St Marys Basilica, Gdansk
St Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
St Marys Basilica, Gdansk
St Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
St Marys Basilica, Gdansk
St Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
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View from St Mary's Basilica, Gda…
View from St Marys Basilica, Gdan…
View from St Mary's Basilica, Gda…
View from St Marys Basilica, Gdan…
View from St Mary's Basilica, Gda…
View from St Marys Basilica, Gdan…
View from St Mary's Basilica, Gda…
View from St Marys Basilica, Gdan…
View from St Mary's Basilica, Gda…
Rooster restaurant ...rubbish
Rooster restaurant ...rubbish
Long Street, Gdansk
Long Street, Gdansk
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My hotel for 4 nights Gotyk House…
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Gdansk
Sopot
Sopot
Sopot
Sopot
Sopot
Sopot
Sopot
Sopot
Sopot
Sopot
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Sopot
Rooster
Rooster
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Crazy House Sopot
Crazy House Sopot
Crazy House Sopot
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Happy Halloween, Sopot
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Long Street, Gdansk
Gotyk Hotel, Gdansk
Gotyk Hotel, Gdansk
Gotyk Hotel, Gdansk
Gotyk Hotel, Gdansk
Mariacka Street
Mariacka Street
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