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21 Oct 2018

Postcards from Gdańsk


There's nothing like an Autumn getaway to while away the inevitable blues that come hand-in-hand with the summer months ending, especially if it's to a place that's known for it's cobbled streets, cafes and October sunshine. Poland has been lingering on my radar for a few years now, credited for it's unexpected charm and being less than a two-hour flight from London, a great place to escape to for a city break-- pair that with cheap flights and a birthday celebration and it's a no-brainer. 

We stayed in a small apartment just outside of the city centre (link here) which was incredible value and had everything you needed for an extended weekend break including a balcony. For our first breakfast, we went to a very out of the way, stripped-back cafe for scrambled eggs and coffee (called Rzecz Jasna-- and open on Sundays!), followed by exploring the Old Town. We walked the 4o5 steps up the St. Marys Church (not recommended if you're not a heights person or not a fan of confined spaces...); slightly exhausting but so worth it for the 360 degree views of the city. The Old Town is one that you can wander aimlessly without getting lost, lined with stalls of amber jewellery and slender, multi-coloured buildings. The next couple of days consisted of a lot of beer-drinking, impromptu bowling and occasionally a cultural escapade. We went to the Museum of the Second World War on our last day (free entry on Tuesdays) which was incredibly insightful and more than worth a visit and then to a vegetarian restaurant called Manna 68 for one of the best burritos I've ever had. There's a lot to say about this history-rich and beautifully formed city, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking to go somewhere new on a low-budget with a relaxed atmosphere. The photos speak for themselves...


Silk skirt (similar, Topshop in-store)
Boots (in navy)
Tortoiseshell sunglasses (sold out, similar linked)

All photos taken on iPhone 8 Plus. 
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