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Dining in Gdansk Old Town Restaurants

Restaurant Pod Lososiem, Gdansk

Before my trip to Gdansk I only had a vague idea of Polish food in my mind: potatoes, sauerkraut and pork. But after dining in Gdansk this idea had changed. Gdansk is on the coast so they serve a lot of fish, and even meat dishes were not heavy as I had thought. I wanted to taste local dishes, that’s what ...

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Slowinski National Park Sand Dunes

Slowinski National Park, Poland

This post shows you what to see in the Slowinski National Park on the Baltic Coast of Poland. Slowinski is famous for its sand dunes that move 10 meters a year, pushed by the wind. Some of the dunes get high like hills and you can climb on them. To see the Slowinski National Park we made a day trip by car ...

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Bike Trip from Gdansk to Sopot Beach

Sopot Pier

We were visiting Gdansk that is an inland city and we wanted to see the Baltic coast of Poland so we rented bikes in a bike rental in Gdansk Old Town and made a lovely bike trip from Gdansk to Sopot Beach. Sopot is a pretty spa town famous for its thermal baths, sandy beach and music festivals. Sopot beach and pier, ...

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Ski Tour in Lapland Wilderness

Skiing in sunshine

We spent a week on our ski tour in Lapland in the wilderness of Urho Kekkonen National Park. I flew to Ivalo, Finland with three friends from Switzerland during Easter 2015. All we had with us was backpacks with warm clothes and food. No electricity, no modern conveniences. Only snow, sunshine and wild nature. – Guest post by Maria Nygård – Lapland ...

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A Walking Tour of Historic Gdansk

Historic Gdansk from Motlawa river

This blog post tells you about the historic Gdansk by the Baltic Sea. We stayed there for a weekend and were surprised how great history this more than thousand years-old town has. And that there were so many things to see!  We walked up and down the old streets of Gdansk. We also made trips out from the city, but in this blog post I’m telling you about the ...

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What to Do in Krakow Old Town in One Day

Horses and a carriage, Krakow Old Town

This post shows you what to see in Krakow Old Town in one day. Krakow in the south of Poland is the country’s former royal capital, full of art and culture. Walking in Krakow Old Town is like stepping back in time. What about the trumpeter playing from the top of the church tower – every hour and in all directions – to make sure everybody knows the time? ...

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Las Palmas Old Town Walk: Vegueta and Triana

A house in Las Palmas old town

A short bus or taxi ride from Las Palmas tourist area brings you to a different world: Las Palmas Old Town, Vegueta. Quiet cobbled streets, old stone quarters and houses clinging to the hills give this oldest part of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria its special flavour. Walk in the old areas of Triana and Vegueta, starting from the central square Parque de San Telmo. That is ...

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Cave House Trip from Las Palmas

A cave house in Barranco de Guayadeque

This is a cave house trip from Las Palmas that also takes you to botanic gardens, volcano crater and mountain villages with gingerbread houses. This is a whole day trip from Las Palmas but you can make it shorter if you like. Just turn to the coastal highway and return to Las Palmas any time you want. From Las Palmas take the road ...

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Las Palmas Mountain Trip to Pretty Villages

Mountains near Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

This post tells you how to make a Las Palmas mountain trip by car. See the great mountains and pretty gingerbread villages right outside the biggest city of Gran Canaria.  The route goes south from Las Palmas and climbs into the mountains. After many pretty towns and villages you drive to north cost of Gran Canaria and follow the coast back to Las Palmas.   ...

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Gran Canaria Mountain Tour from Maspalomas

Road from Maspalomas

This post shows a Gran Canaria mountain tour from Maspalomas. We headed north from Maspalomas  to the southern Gran Canarian mountains and returned along the coastal road. This is a half-day tour from Maspalomas that gives you great mountain views and you will also see pretty Gran Canaria villages that are very different from the villages you can see on the coast. The first roadside stop is at a former guanche village that ...

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