Monday, 26 April 2010

Seaport with attached History

Gdynia and Gdansk, neighbours on the Polish shores of the Baltic sea, couldn't be more different from each other. Gdynias not only has the highest building on the Baltic coast (the "Twin Towers"), also its port is big enough to host more than 40 big cruiseships at a time, so it is no wonder FRAM gets a pier all on its own!
Today, everything is a little bit out of the ordinary, since one of the victimes of the recent Smolensk plane crash was the Gdynia-based High Admiral of Poland and we arrive just on the day of the funeral ceremonies. That means traffic jam everywhere, controls and closed streets. Anyhow, the bus somehow finds a way to Gdansk, where people can walk around this very old city and get a glimpse of medieval architecture and Hanseatic style.
But this can only be a short stopover - Oslo is waiting for us!