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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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Mar 03 2015

Getting Around Poland: A Practical Guide

Getting around Poland

I’ve spent the past two weeks travelling around Poland without a car.  As usual, I used different modes of transport to get around, and I thought it would be useful to share my experience just in case you are thinking of doing something similar.  It’s always good to know what your options are if you …

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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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