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The Old City Hall

I think this is the last museum we are going to visit on this trip.  There is an exposition of a famous polish artist which we were very excited to see.  The museum is not huge but it has some amazing collection of silver, art and old Gdansk furniture.  

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European Solidarity Centre

The European Solidarity Centre is a museum and library in Gdańsk, Poland, devoted to the history of Solidarity, the Polish trade union and civil resistance movement, and other opposition movements of Communist Eastern Europe.  It resembles a hull of the ship both inside and outside.  It is done exceptionally well with lot of amazing exhibits. […]

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Westerplatte

A place that is near and dear to every Polish soul.  A place where the WWII started, a place where the first resistance started and a place that gave every person a bit of hope.  We got off the boat that took us there and decided to go for a nice walk through the park […]

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Sunny Winter Day

Last night it snowed, big heavy flakes falling so slow it all seemed like it was in slow motion.  The morning we woke up to a beautiful and sunny day, a bit windy but no trace of snow and blue sky.  Here it is then, the best part of Gdansk seen from the islands in […]

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Christmas Market

Christmas Market goes until December 24th on Targ Węglowy.  There are a lot of neat little shops and, as you guessed it, a lot more places to try more food and a lot of mulled wine and thick hot chocolate.

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Gdańsk By Night

There is no shortage of things to do and see in this city.  Even though the old town is not massively  huge there seems to be a million different ways to get home and just as many restaurants and bars to try on the way there. We really are spoiled for choice.  

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It’s Sunny!

According to the weather forecast it was supposed to be cloudy with a chance of light snow so we abandoned the idea of going to Sopot and going to the beach!  Instead we decided to do some tourist things around Gdansk and a bit of shopping as well.

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Back in Gdansk

This really is a last minute trip – a quick getaway to relax before the holidays.  November in Gdansk is cool and grey but the atmosphere is amazing, the food, so far, has been phenomenal and every time we take a turn onto a new street there is a new restaurant or a bar or […]

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St. Peter’s

Like yesterday, first thing in the morning, we went to see a bit of Rome, but this time on the other side of the river.  We went to St. Peter’s Basilica fully expecting to see thousands of people lined up trying to get in and see the house of the richest god there ever was. […]

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Good Morning Rome

We did get up at 6:30am on our vacation to see what Rome looks like when it is quiet and empty.  I did not disappoint, it was quiet and empty and serene – just beautiful.  

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MUSMA Museum of Contemporary Sculpture

This museum is located in a home of a 17th century noble family in Matera and the 7 limestone caves dating back to Neolithic times.  The family used the caves for food and wine storage but today the entire residence and the caves are one great museum of modern contemporary sculpture.  

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Matera

Matter – known as the underground city and its historical centre “Sassi” contains ancient cave dwellings which were occupied until 1950s.  The area of what is now Matera has been settled since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC). This makes it potentially one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. It has also been […]

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Ostuni

No word of a lie it was 40°C so we spent most of the day either in the pool or around the pool.  In the evening when it got cooler, 31°C, we set of for Ostuni.  It is a small town with about 32K people in winter but during the summer months its populations swells […]

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Alberobello – Puglia

Alberobello is a small city of less than 11,000 people and it is famous for it’s trullos.  Trullos are scattered throughout this part of Puglia. The story behind trullo was to build a small home with only dry stone and no mortar so they could easily be reconfigured and taken down.  They were simply built […]

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Spadalunga – Puglia

We have done absolutely  nothing since we got here.  Haven’t been anywhere, haven’t seen anything yet, other than the inside of some restaurants for food of course.  We haven’t even been out for a gelato yet.  Lazy and relaxing is the name of the game and this is the perfect setting for it.

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The High Tower

To work off some of the gelato we have consumed over the last few days and excessive amount of food and wine today we are going cultural.  We are going to visit a couple of museums, some art galleries and climb the tallest tower in the city for the most spectacular view of the city […]

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Florence and Uffizi

There is always something new at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence that is worth seeing.  The priceless other works of art aren’t too shabby either.  I think the best thing about the Uffizi is the fact that it can be done in a reasonable amount of time – even in 3 hours.  The rest of […]

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Exploring San Gimignano

We are really going our of our way to explore all the side streets in San Gimignano.  Not only that, we also managed to have a great afternoon drink, do some laundry, a bit of shopping, have gelato too many times and sit down for a great dinner.  A day full of nothing really – […]

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