My last international trip taken was on my return from Ethiopia back in February 2020 which makes it almost 2 years since my last travel abroad which one one had seems like so long ago and on the other, not so long. Either way though, it felt amazing to finally take flight internationally and wake up in other country which was long overdue. This past week I had the pleasure of heading to Gdańsk, Poland for the Red Bull BC One World Finals and it was great start to hopefully what will be more long distance travels now that the world seems to be re-opening.
The third largest city in Poland, Gdańsk (Danzig in German) is a port city on the Baltic coast of Poland. At the center of its Main Town, reconstructed after WWII, are the colorful facades of Long Market, now home to shops and restaurants. Nearby is Neptune Fountain, a 17th-century symbol of the city topped by a bronze statue of the sea god. Gdańsk is also a center for the world’s amber trade; boutiques throughout the city sell the ossified resin.
During the trip, I did a lot of walking around the city but go the full experience on a beautiful, crisp Saturday afternoon with a few folks from Red Bull who had hired a local tour guide to show us the city as well as eat at a very authentic Polish restaurant.