Still have not decided where to go for your summer vacation? No worries, it is still time! Here are my top seven destinations for summer 2017. In this post, I will focus on European destinations – even though I love to travel as far away as possible, nothing beats Europe in the summer!
I have been to Poland several times, but I have only visited Krakow, Gdansk and Sopot. In August I decided that it was time to explore the capital, Warsaw. Warsaw might not be as picturesque as Krakow and Gdansk, and there aren’t that many tourists visiting Warsaw. I still found the city very interesting and beautiful!
I first visited the Polish city Krakow when I was 14 years old, on a school trip to Auschwitz. I enjoyed the city so much that I went back the year after. At that age, what attracted me the most was Krakow’s cheap shopping. Recently I decided to go back to Krakow and see what I thought about the city now, almost ten years later. Not surprisingly, I still find the city awesome. Not because of the shopping, but because of Krakow’s charming old town.
Sopot is a small city located near Gdansk. It is actually only a 20 minutes train ride away, and it is a very popular tourist destination because of its sandy beaches. We didn’t plan to go to Sopot, but we decided to take a spontaneous trip when we woke up to sunny weather.Sopot is also famous for its pier, which is the longest wooden pier (500 meters) in Europe. Another sight is the crooked house, which is pretty special – just check out the pictures!
The Polish city Gdansk has become a very popular weekend getaway among Norwegians lately. The cheap flights with Wizz Air may be some of the reason why so many go to Gdansk – as well as the charming old town and the comfortable price level in Poland. Last weekend, I went to Gdansk with my boyfriend. We only stayed for three nights, but I feel it was more than enough to see most of the city. Gdansk, together with Gdynia and Sopot are together known as the “tricity”. We stayed in Gdansk, but took the train to Sopot for a day trip.
Gdansk seems like a small city, but it has suprisingly almost 500.000 inhabitants. I think most tourists (as me) only check out the old town when they are in Gdansk, and I think that the old town itself is a reason to visit Gdansk.