I have been wanting to go to Gdansk since 2017 and every time that I have tried something has happened to prevent me from going.
In 2017 I got sick and decided it was prudent not to go.
In 2018 I am not sure what cropped up that stopped me from going.
In 2020 Miss Rona made an appearance and that put pay to me going.
Fast forward to 2021 and a cheap flight and I booked it and said to myself I wouldn’t believe I was there until I had been there for a few days.
I found a flight in my price range and promptly booked it. What I didn’t realise until after I had booked it was that I had 3 shifts between landing and taking off again. What I also didn’t realise was that I could have a lie in on the Monday and I lived for that.
I got up around 11 on the Monday and chilled before heading out for the train. I had about 3 hours to kill at the airport so I did my usual of getting through security and going to BK to stuff me fat gob.
I got to Gdansk around 22:30 and out to the arrivals hall about 22:45. I got out of the terminal to see the last bus go. I decided I would bug the young un and tell him of my woes of having to book a cab for £20 instead of an 83p bus fare. As it was nearing time to get the cab, I saw the bus pull in and I cancelled the cab and got the bus. I had to change at the main station to another bus to get to the hostel.
I will admit that I needed to use Google Maps to get to the hostel. They were really nice and stayed up late to ensure I got checked in. I went right to bed as I was going to do a walking tour the next day and I had to find my way to the meeting point and also find some breakfast.
Poland is a really cheap country and one that I love to visit. So much so that I have been here about 7 times previously.
The current exchange rate is about 5 zł for £1
You can view my other trips to Poland here
You can view my train videos from Gdansk Orunia below
I was up at 04:20 to get myself ready and the rest of the packing done so I could head to the airport.
I was at the bus stop in my true super early fashion. Thankfully I didn’t have to wait too long to go the main station for the other bus. This one I had to wait nearly an hour for as they were less frequent at the weekend.
I slept for most of the flight. It was quite bumpy on the way up. Not a fan at all. We landed at Stansted and I called the young un and I was telling him of the issues with some of the e-gates at several airports across the country yesterday (Friday). You honestly couldn’t make it up. When I got to the gates they stopped working and we had to go through the border manually. I had a run in with a fellow passenger that was being slow.
The queue here went pretty quick. I got to the desk and was asked to pull my mask down and I commented I was still as beautiful as ever. He chuckled, gave me my passport back and said ‘have a good day gorgeous’. Funny guy.
I got to the train station and I was able to use my ticket for the earlier train. I was so happy with that.
I had a thoroughly good trip and Gdansk was well worth the 4 year wait and I would recommend anyone to visit. It is somewhere I will go back to as there was a lot that I didn’t see that I just didn’t have the time to see.
I am so happy that I was able to tick it off my list.
Total steps: 69,885
Total miles: 33.6
You can view my Gdansk pictures here
You can view my Sopot pictures here
You can view my Elblag pictures here
You can view my Gdynia pictures here
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