City Guide: Gdansk, Polish perfection

An introduction to Poland and a guide to Gdansk, a stunning little city on the Baltic coast

Early Saturday morning on 22nd November 2014 we departed for Gdansk, Poland. We had no idea what to expect, other than a few Google images we'd searched, when we found our super cheap return flights (about £55). 
Our first time in Poland and it didn't disappoint.
We navigated our way to the city centre using the bus service from the airport where we had a panic changing up our cash, so ended up jumping on the bus pretty much the second it departed and the driver didn't ask for money anyway. So somehow, we caught a free ride into the centre of Gdansk, about a 30min journey through a mix of rural and urban sights.

As we walked from the bus station to the canal promenade, we were greeted by colourful facades and bustling Saturday afternoon markets. It had an incredible atmosphere as the sun shone between the buildings. It had already exceeded all of our expectations.


There aren't endless amounts of sights to see, a weekend break is more than enough, but there's no shortage of gorgeous architecture round every single corner. And what European city is complete without a love lock bridge?


After wandering around the charming streets in almost-freezing temperatures, it was time to warm up in a beer house or two. We enjoyed mouthwatering Polish snacks in Bohemia including ingredients such as crispy bacon chips, melted cheese and lots of meat!


There were loads of little hideouts to choose from to wile away the evening hours. We preferred to opt for quirky, relaxed bars popular with locals. And even after it had poured with rain, we didn't mind the stunning walk back to the apartment.

Gdansk was an incredible little city that exceeded all of our expectations and an amazing introduction to Poland!

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