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Category Archive: Europe

Mar 20 2015

Sopot Pier: The Longest Wooden Pier in Europe

Having lived by the sea in the UK for a number of years, I’m used to seeing piers, and taking the occasional wander down one on my days off.  What I hadn’t expected to see on my trip around Poland was a pier, especially one that is the longest wooden pier in Europe.  Well, that’s …

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Mar 17 2015

Discovering Gdansk: The City of Freedom

Gdansk was the first stopping point on my trip around Poland for two main reasons.  Firstly, it’s a long way from where I live.  By starting here, it meant I could make my way back down south over a two-week period.  Secondly, so much has happened in Gdansk over the years, I really didn’t want to miss it. The City …

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Mar 13 2015

The Fencer Fountain & Gnomes of Wroclaw

If you’ve heard about Wroclaw (pronounced Vroswav), you’ll probably know about the gnomes that inhabit the city.  I found out about them from a friend in the UK.  She knows I like quirky things, and thought it would be right up my street.  She was right, of course.  So, having been there and being as it is Friday, …

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Mar 06 2015

Amazing Polish Women: International Women’s Day

I’ve been living in Poland since October, and I’ve come across three statues that commemorate women, so I thought this would be a good way to celebrate International Women’s Day, which is this Sunday, 8th March.  Because of that, you get three photos for this week’s Foto Friday as opposed to one. Elzbieta Zawacka As I was wandering around Torun, …

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Feb 27 2015

The Unrecognized Ones in Poznan

Someone from the local tourist information office told me that I should visit Park Cytadela while I was in Poznan, so when I saw a sign for it on my way back from Cathedral Island, I decided to continue walking and take a look at it.  When I arrived, I wasn’t sure where to go, …

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Feb 24 2015

Sand Dunes, Lakes, & the Baltic Sea

For my two-week whirlwind journey around Poland, or part of it, I didn’t really know where to go or what to expect. To be honest, I was expecting to see some nice places, but for some reason I wasn’t expecting to find anything particularly spectacular.   I don’t know why, but I couldn’t have been …

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