Before I start, GOD BLESS GDANSK WIFI. Cities around the world need to learn from Gdansk and offer its residence free wifi, GOOD JOB GDANSK 1000000000 POINTS FOR YOU!
Also.. welcome to a post filled with vscocam edits! xD I’m so addicted to that app right now.. HEY SPONSOR ME! (jks..)
Anyways, my first official day in Gdansk was spent doing the normal touristy stuff, visiting museums, local attractions, eating good food and taking A LOT of pictures. Gdansk is such a quaint little town- there are so many hidden treasures spread around the town and it takes a keen little eye to spot them.
We stopped by the biggest brick church in Europe (and apparently the world) St Mary’s church and it was BEAUTIFUL. The worst thing was, there was a funeral happening when we got to the church, except we didn’t realise and our group just walked around the church without an ounce of knowledge of what was happening. A good 10 minutes later, a group member told us we were in a funeral ceremony and that’s when everything started to make sense. The church was filled with solemn music and the priests were wearing purple robes, there were even 5 mean standing at the entrance wearing black suits and white gloves ready to carry the casket into the hearse, which was PARKED OUTSIDE!! In our defense, the hearse wasn’t there when we walked in and there were other people walking in and out!! Besides that total disrespect and ignorance from us, the church was beautiful and may the person rest in peace.
The old town is so pretty!!! The square is surrounded by tall colourful buildings, each of which houses a shop or restaurant. The buildings were tall and slim- much like the people in Gdansk. The town reminded me a bit of Prague, but Gdansk has it’s own beauty, it’s much smaller and less exposed to tourists, it really looked amazing especially in the morning Sun. It sounds weird but it took some real ninja skills to take the photo with the birds. I saw the birds and noticed they were about to fly so I grabbed my phone, turned on the camera and started shooting- BEST MOVE EVER.
Anyways.. please enjoy my pictures and seeeyaaaaa in the next post!
p.s. wifi is good because, when you have parents who worry as much as mine it’s vey easy to get in touch with them and let them know you’re fine.