Well good day good day.
We have finally made it to Gdańsk and this is a city I was most excited about visiting in Poland
And we are here.
Yeah, we are here.
And this is also the most northernmost city we’re going to be visiting in Poland as well.
天呐 顺便提一下 我们早上四点半就醒了
Oh my goodness on that note this morning we woke up at four thirty
and the sun was already up.
– Like it is crazy how early the day starts here. – You’ve gotta love that.
Anyways, we are really excited
and today we are going to go out and explore a lot.
Alright, so first up we’re walking to the Basilica of St.Mary
because it is just down the street from our Airbnb and it looks massive. It is huge.
It is undergoing some renovations right now so there is a lot of scaffolding going on.
But hopefully we can still get in and maybe climb up the towers for some views.
We’ll see if that is even possible.
Sam, ready to climb the tower?
It is a cool surprise.
I didn’t think we could even get in.
– 我以为全部都在翻修- 是啊
– I thought with all of the renovations. – Yeah.
We thought it would be closed.
This is exciting.
It is exciting.
It is going to be 409 steps to the top.
We paid 8 Zloty each
and we are climbing, up the spiraling tower.
I’d like to point out that we’re only at 130.
Still a lot more to go.
So we are out of the tower.
We’re somewhere in the ceiling I think.
I have to say though size 10 feet for women that is a little too big for these stairs.
I’m like tiptoeing up I feel like I’m a giant in Poland.
– 我的大脚啊- 大脚在波兰
– My giant feet.- Giant feet in Poland.
I don’t know if you guys can see that,
but the staircase continues all the way up there to that wooden platform.
– 快要爬完了- 呼
– We’re hardly done.- Woo
After visiting the Basilica, we walked over to the main pedestrian street in Gdansk: Długa.
Also known as Long Street (Ulica Długa – Langgasse).
和多数波兰城市不一样 格丹斯克没有中央广场 但这条路
Unlike most Polish cities, Gdańsk doesn’t have a main square, but this stretch of road
acts as the equivalent with lots of vendors and performers along the way.
On the west end of Długa (Dooga) we came across the Amber Museum,
which sounded a little unusual, so we bought tickets and went up.
Here we learned the history of amber trade in the Baltic, and we also discovered that
the tower that now houses the museum, was once a prison and torture chamber.
But anyways this museum is pretty cool.
So the first few levels like you get to see different exhibitions
where you learn about amber in culture, amber in jewelry,
because Gdańsk is really known for amber jewelry.
And they actually have one entire street dedicated to amber shops.
So we’re going to head there later but we’re visiting the museum now,
and another cool thing is this museum has a lookout point,
so we’re going to get more views of the old town.
好 萨姆 我们已经参观了这座城市的两处景点了
Alright Sam, so we’ve enjoyed two different vantage points of the city today.
Which did you prefer?
在这两处景点 我们除了震惊于这里的景色 基本上什么都没干
Our first two activities that we’ve done here basically we got amazing views of the city.
– 实际上我更喜欢博物馆这片风景- 没错 我也是
– I actually prefer this view from the museum. – Yeah, same.
You’ve kind of got a better like overview of the main pedestrian area,
and also you can see the church really well from there. – Yeah.
– 再加上这里没有很多台阶要爬- 没错
– Plus there was less climbing involved. – That is true.
Wasn’t quite as scary.
– 爬上教堂更大程度上是一种经历- 是的
– Climbing up the church cathedral was more of an experience. – Yeah.
Not done with museums just yet, our next stop was the Historical Museum of the city of Gdańsk
I think we spent more time staring at the ornate doorways, ceilings and staircases,
than we did at the exhibit itself!
And check out these ceilings.
You don’t see this every day.
好 现在我们在河面上 这里有很多水上交通工具
Alright so we’re here on the river and there’s lots going on.
There is a lot going on.
– 那上有各式各样的船- 是的
– There’s all kinds of boats out here.- Yeah.
– 有人在划皮艇- 嗯哼
– There is people kayaking. – Uh huh.
– 有人在这种看起来像机动车的车上- 是的
– There’s people on these kind of like they look like motorized cars. – Yeah.
It is hilarious.
And then you have like the big tour boats and we saw like a
– I don’t know something that looked out of Pirates of the Caribbean. – I know.
Like an old ship.
We’ve seen just about everything on this river.
是的 现在我们要去走一走 看看能不能发现别的东西
So yeah, we’re just going to walk around and see what else we can find.
And here we have Gdansk looking all postcard perfect.
Here, we also saw the Medieval Crane (Żuraw), which was first mentioned in texts in 1367,
and was at one point the biggest working crane in the world.
It is open to visitors but we had already climbed up two viewing towers earlier that
day so we decided to skip this one.
接下来我们登上了SS Sołdek 一艘波兰煤炭矿石货船
Next, it was all aboard the SS Sołdek (Stanislaw Soldek), a Polish coal and ore freighter
which is now a ship-museum.
好吧 马蒂 你感觉怎样
Well ahoy ahoy Matie.
How are things aboard your ship.
This is my ship and I’ve let you come up to the top today only for a short tour.
So let’s make the most of it and then I’ll kick you off.
Okay, so Saturday night here in Gdańsk.
And we wanted to go to a local bar but it was packed.
It was packed.
So we’ve ended up on a boat.
On a boat by the water.
And I saw this place going for a walk actually this afternoon and it looked so cool.
-Yeah. -Like they do fish and chips.
I’ve also ordered that too.
But I’ve just been like thinking about beer all day.
We’ve been doing a lot of walking and I’ve really wanted enjoy some nightlife here in the city.
So yeah, I mean it is eight thirty but it is still daylight.
So cheers to a Saturday night on a floating restaurants.
The fish and chips have arrived.
是的 我们都到北边 在海上了 怎么能不吃点鱼和薯条呢
Yeah, I mean how could we head this north and be right on the sea and not have fish and chips.
I love fish and chips.
Oh, drizzle that lemon.
I’ve been eating fish and chips all my life.
Especially when I’ve gone to Atlantic Canada they specialize in that too so I know what
good fish and chips taste like.
Alright, hope these are up to standard.
Let’s dig in.
The fries aren’t bad.
Let’s try the fish.
Oh, skin and all.
That is nice.
He says Mmmmm.
And since we’re on the topic of food, we need to show you a milk bar we really enjoyed.
Alright guys so we’ve been meaning to take you to a Milk Bar for a while.
There is a really famous one.
It is called Neptunes.
Neptune Bar (Bar Mleczny Neptun).
We’ve been going to Milk Bars in every single Polish city we’ve visited.
And this one has some really good food.
Like we’ve been really impressed with the quality.
这家某种意义上有点不同 菜品陈列出来了 你
This one is a little different in the sense that they have like a display menu that you
can just point at.
所以我们只需 哇 看起来真不错
And so we’re just like ooh that looks good.
Oh that looks good.
是的 我们不知道这些东西的名字 但是我能告诉你
Yeah, we don’t have a great ideas of the names of some of these things but we can tell you
what it looks like.
So this one is basically a cutlet.
我认为这是一片炸猪肉片 配花椰菜 胡萝卜 土豆以及莳萝
I think it is a pork cutlet with some cauliflower, carrots, potatoes with dill.
We also got this creamy soup.
汤看来是以土豆为基料 绿豆 胡萝卜和其他蔬菜为配料
It looks like a potato based soup with some green beans, dill, carrots and other veggies.
Sam couldn’t resist some cake this early in the morning.
And this is breakfast.
It is nine thirty in the morning.
This is breakfast right now.
This is pretty embarrassing but it is going to be more like a brunch right?
And to drink yes.
This one will last us a while.
To drink we have compote.
Which is I don’t even know how to describe this it is kind of like if they made like
草莓酱 糖浆 再加点水兑成的果汁
strawberry jam and took the syrup and kind of added some water and turned it into juice.
That is what it looks like.
It is kind of a natural fruit juice that has been watered down a bit.
It has like real chunks of strawberry in there and it is really good.
But we just don’t know how it is made.
Is it good?
So good but yeah let’s dig in.
So dig right in.
Let’s try let’s try the cutlet first.
Grab it with a bit of cauliflower.
Nice little breakfast going on.
That is a really nice cutlet.
Check it out.
That is quite creamy.
Oh and we can hear the church bells tolling in the distance.
It must be ten.
Is it good?
I love the dill in creamy soups.
It is just so nice.
Is it fairly thick?
Is it a thick soup?
I mean it is not like the thickest cream soup but I mean it is not a broth that is for sure.
It is good.
And dessert wise.
On to dessert.
Check out that cake.
That has got some meringue on top.
I think it might have a fruit filling.
Oh, is that good?
That is very decadent.
It does look decadent.
I can’t believe I’m having that.
In the morning.
It is like a sponge-y cake on the bottom.
You’ve got marron and like some kind of cherry sauce drizzled all over.
But anyways it has just been a fantastic meal and like you said earlier we’ve been eating
a Milk Bars throughout our entire trip in Poland.
It is something we highly highly recommend.
好吃的食物 合理的价格 令人满意的用餐
You get really good food, good prices and it is just very satisfy meals.
On our last day in Gdansk, we walked over to the European Solidarity Centre (Europejskie
Centrum Solidarności), which is about a 15-20 minute walk from the Old Town.
The museum tells the story of Solidarity, a Polish trade union and civil resistance
movement, founded in 1980 at the Lenin Shipyard.
This was the first union not controlled by the communist party, and it’s a fascinating
museum to learn a bit more about the history.
And that’s a wrap for our Gdansk travel guide.
We hope you guys enjoyed this video and that it gave you a few ideas of things to do in
Gdańsk on you visit.
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Happy travels and until next time!