There is nothing more than I enjoy than travelling and visiting new places. Often the decision on where to visit is made purely on where is affordable to travel to during the time I have free. Living in London I am fortunate that most destinations are available to travel to at reasonable prices if booked in advance.
The reason why I chose to visit Gdansk was purely down to the flights being affordable and reasonably priced accommodation in the city. Researching more into the city I learned that there was a lot of history to the city as well as lots of local delicacies to try. The city is relatively small so 2 days is perfect to see all the major sights and convenient to do so on foot.
The city has a medieval feel to it with lots of cobbled streets and interesting buildings. It has a port which makes for a lovely walk along. There isn’t much to see beyond the city so I would recommend keep within the proximity of the center. When I visited in early December the temperature wasn’t too cold and similar to the U.K. I do believe it can reach freezing point in the midst of winter.
One thing I would say is that Polish fashion is not that forward thinking therefore other than souvenirs I would recommend spending more time trying the local delicacies and cute cafes and bars than shopping for the latest on trend clothing. Some places worth visiting if you chose to visit Gdansk are listed below.
Retro Cafe Ul. Piwna 5/6, Gdansk 80-831, Poland
Cute little cafe serving coffee, cakes and brunch items. Brunch in Poland is more so cereals, porridge and cakes rather than eggs etc. I tried the porridge with peanut butter and banana which was a nice change from my usual go to of poached eggs for Brunch – see picture above.
Familia Bistro Garbary 2 / 4 Street, Gdansk 80-827, Poland
I would definitely recommend the Familia Bistro for traditional Polish dumplings. This bistro is quite small and is popular so book ahead to avoid missing out.
Jozef K Ul. Piwna 1/2, Gdansk 80-831, Poland
Quirky bar and coffee shop with lots to look at. Great for mid day coffee or early evening drink. I enjoyed a mulled wine or two during my visit. Chilled out vibe and although busy it didn’t seem to get crowded as there were lots of seating areas.