The Old Town of Warsaw

The Old Town of Warsaw

To truly appreciate Warsaw today it’s necessary to know something of Warsaw’s recent history. Before 1939, the city had developed a reputation as being the “Paris of the East” with it’s wide boulevards, grand buildings, fashionable Warsovians and a well developed culture scene. The city was to suffer more than any other Polish city during […]

Gdynia Orłowo – Klif Shopping Centre

Gdynia Orłowo – Klif Shopping Centre

Arguably the Klif shopping centre in the Orłowo district of Gdynia has the best location of most shopping malls in the country. Located just a few minutes walk from the beach and promenade and nestled amongst one of the most exclusive residential areas of the Tri City lies Klif shopping centre. One of the very first […]

Gdynia – Riviera Centre

Gdynia – Riviera Centre

Althought the tri-city area of Gdynia, Sopot and Gdansk covers a relatively small area it happens to possess three large scale shopping malls. The Centrum Riviera covers over 70,000 square metres making it almost twice the size of the Galeria Bałtycka in Gdansk. Only built at the end of 2013 the Riviera Centre showcases all […]

Polish price comparisons

Polish price comparisons

Hopefully you will have read our guide to Polish currency and are now comfortable enough to spend, spend, spend so here is a short guide as to how some prices in Poland compare with the UK. UK Average Price Poland Average Price Cigarettes Marlboro Gold Original x 20 £9.30 £3.00 Camel Blue x 20 £9.69 £2.83 Petrol […]

Oliwa Cathedral and Zoo

Oliwa Cathedral and Zoo

Oliwa Cathedral A few kilometres from Gdansk is the affluent suburb of Oliwa. Despite’s it’s modest size, Oliwa is home to a number of attractions that are well worth leaving Gdansk for. Oliwa cathedral is nestled within Oliwa park. A church has been on this same site since the 12th Century but has suffered numerous […]

World War Two Museum

World War Two Museum

Gdansk is blessed with a number of museums that are well worth a visit if you’re in the area and the World War 2 museum in Gdansk is one of the most popular attractions in the country. It is located just a few kilometres across from Westerplatte (the location where the opening shots of World […]

Explore the Old Town

Explore the Old Town

Think of Gdansk as a bite-sized version of Krakow but with a maritime flavour. The vast majority of tourist sights in Gdansk are in the Old Town so it’s right that this should always be the first port of call when visiting this area. There are multiple access points for the Old Town but perhaps […]

Gdansk – Galeria Bałtycka

Gdansk – Galeria Bałtycka

Not the biggest shopping mall in the area anymore but it’s central location makes it very popular with locals and tourists. The Galeria Bałtycka is approximately 40,000 square metres in size and is handily served by both buses and trams with public transport stopping right outside the centre. If you’re in Gdansk and you enjoy […]

Lazienki Park

Lazienki Park

Every great city needs a park but not every great city has a great park. Warsaw is lucky in that respect for Łazienki Park (pronounced “Wazhienki”) is one of the most charming parks in Europe. So what makes a great urban park ? It has to be large enough that once inside you feel you […]

Wilanow Palace

Wilanow Palace

South of the city is Wilanow Palace which was built for King John Sobieski III at the end of the 17th Century. After the King’s death the palace changed was owned by many different noble families with each family adding something to the palace according to the fashion and tastes at that time. Built in […]

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