Blogs from Poland, Europe - page 3


Europe » Poland » Pomerania » Gdansk May 15th 2019

We are currently on the coach back to the ship following our stop in Poland and the old town of Gdansk. The journey from the port is around one hour by coach and we utilised the princess tour "gdansk on your own". The tour guide, initially, walked us from the coach to the old town and seemed to go on and on before us and others actually insisted that she just tell us what time go be back and let us go explore. We didn't want a walking guided tour! Gdansk is completely walkable once you are in the old town... most places will NOT take anything but the local currency but there are places to change money dotted all over. We did, eventually, find a thimble and flags and even managed to use Euros to ... read more

Europe » Poland May 2nd 2019

.Despite our Polish heritage we have never been to Warsaw, but as we were flying Lot air we decided to extend our stop over for a couple of nights. The first thing that struck us is space. There are few high rises and the streets are wide and open. We stayed at the Hotel Bristol, a grand old dame which has housed many famous people in the past such as Picasso and Sophia Loren. It is an elegant place right next door to the Presidential Palace, spacious rooms, very comfortable bed and the best breakfast of the whole holiday. After a long flight from Tokyo we were too tired to do much so strolled into the old town and had a very light meal in an Italian restaurant,,Trattoria Rucola, a busy place with nice food. All ... read more
Stefan by the Bastion
"Do you like my hat?"
Main street before the crowds

Europe » Poland April 19th 2019

The journey from Berlin to Krakow was long . @ 8 hours including stops along the way . Between "Under the influence e " episodes and one "Ideas "The time went quickly . Stops every 2 hours , an interesting countryside , and several wèe naps made it pretty easy . PODCASTS REALLY ARE a good idea when travelling . The countryside was interesting . The fields were at various stages . Some newly plowed but others seem to have been growing for at least a month ... Not sure what they were. There was a lot of forested land and there were always fences in those areas .. I saw a deer and I understand there are bears , wolves and foxes that live there as s well . The roads are very good . ... read more

Europe » Poland April 1st 2019

Cu toate ca facem multe calatorii, de asta nu ma asteptam si nu stiam. Mi s-a facut o surpriza foarte placuta in care a trebuit sa particip la o vizita in Polonia, problema principala fiind ca nu aveam bani pregatiti pentru aceasta calatorie. Am cautat pe google sa imprumut niste bani, am gasit la am luat de acolo ceva bani de imprumut. Era intr-o joi cand m-a anuntat ca plecam, asa ca vineri deja eram pregatiti de calatorie. A trebuit sa ma documentez un pic, dar am aflat in scurt timp ca Polonia este o tara bogata si in care ai ce vedea atunci cand te duci. Imediat cum am aterizat, am inceput sa vizitam: 1. Castelul Wawel Oamenii au trait pe locul pe care a fost construit castelul Wawel inca din era paleolitica. Castelul ... read more
Castelul Malbork
Castelul Wawel

Europe » Poland » West Pomeranian » Barlinek March 31st 2019

It would be wrong to write that Krakow is the best and most beautiful city in the world. Sydney or Hong Kong as a port city may, for some, seem much nicer. However, there is nothing better than an evening in Krakow, and I want to write "The quiet Ukrainian sky is transparent; the stars glitter the sky." And imagine that I am in Krakow on the days when the festival of musical films takes place. And you in the evening with a cup of coffee, I drank coffee while listening to "Don Giovani", and so with a glass of fine beer "Zhivech" on "Salome", when it is already slightly cold in a t-shirt, but quite comfortable in a long-sleeved shirt, you sit in 7 row and heed the sounds coming from the screen. You are ... read more

Europe » Poland » Lódz Province » Lódz February 27th 2019

7 years ago we made a decision which changed our lifes quite a bit. We started to build our own company int he field of natural energy systems. To be more precise, we sell solutions in the field of alternative heat generation (hot water and heating). After a tough start business in running smoother now every year and since 1 year we have a new business partner for a special segment. And this business partner has its head office in Lodz in Poland. So it was time for a business trip. We needed some training on the products and wanted to visit our partners in general. So here our first blog of a business trip. Unfortunately, I did not have enough space in the luggage to take the good camera, so sorry for simple smartphone pictures. ... read more
Manufaktura in Lodz
meeting with our polish business partner Aspol
it was cold and windy in Warsaw

Europe » Poland » Lesser Poland » Kraków February 16th 2019

The best way to spend your free time? Active recreation! If you are a sports fan and you are not couch potato, come to Krakow, where you will not be bored! What can you do in this unique city? In addition to the party atmosphere and lots of tourist attractions, great adventure await you on the race track! Hit the gas, enjoy the speed and feel like a champion of the race track. But first a bit of history! If you want to see the true motoring gems of the past decades, be sure to check out the Museum of Urban Engineering, where you will find unique cars and move in time. You will find here cars and motorcycles made in Poland from the 1930s and learn a bit about the history of public transport in ... read more

Europe » Poland » Pomerania » Gdansk November 28th 2018

After the frustrations on the visit that never was to Westerplatte, we were back on the WW2 trail this morning on our final day. Fortunately the geography was much simpler this time and it was a mere 5-10 minute walk from the hotel. We stored our bags after check out and set off. A few spots of rain fell and threatened to dampen the mood, but it soon blew over. When the Free City of Danzig was formed under the Treaty of Versailles, a postal base was established for the new Polish nation. It was considered extraterritorial Polish land. The building used on Hevelius Square was originally built as a German Military Hospital, but from 1930 the main section became the Polish Post Office. It employed about 100 people, although a number of those were part ... read more
Polish Post Office Monument, Gdansk
WW2 Museum, Gdansk
Central Library, Gdansk

Europe » Poland » Pomerania » Sopot November 27th 2018

We awoke to a bright blue sky. The low clouds of yesterday blown away in the sudden downpour after returning from Stadion Energa. The breakfast in the Hotel Farenheit was top rate. The only minor drawback was the speed at which the coffee machine dispensed it’s latte. We sent the Main in the Middle off in an advance party to prepare the beverages. The other two are always keen on a boat trip, so when I suggested a gentle meander along the river towards the sea they were both up for it. The target was the peninsula at Westerplatte. Westerplatte was the site of minor Polish military fortifications in 1939 that had been sanctioned in the Free City by the Treaty of Versailles, as the world stumbled to another major conflict. It was here that the ... read more
Sopot Pier
Sopot Pier
Sopot Pier

Europe » Poland » Subcarpathian » Rzeszów November 26th 2018

It had been a stressful few months, unexpected health issues were quite alarming and we were still in the midst of tests to find out exactly what was going on. Thankfully the Dr's authorised me to go and have a few days break to Poland so off we went...😅Because of the flight times etc we opted to fly out of East Midlands and back into Luton. Public transport was quite costly to get back from Luton so Andrew drove the car down on the day so it was ready for our return. 1 x train ticket and parking was a better option than 3 x train tickets and of course it gave us more reassurance than relying on public transport to get back. So on the day, Andrew was busy with the car and myself and ... read more
All Saint's Day

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