The European Solidarity Centre

Welcome to the old Lenin shipyard, the place where Poland's road to democracy began! "Oh god, she's showing us a rickety old sign and an enormous rusty-looking building. Is this a tourist attraction? Does she take people here when they visit? The coal smoke must be getting to her" your inner monologs must be saying.... Continue Reading →


Kajakiem przez Gdańsk

A bit delayed, but we've been pretty busy. A few weeks ago, one of Zach's co-workers, Anna, kindly invited us to tag along with her and her boyfriend, plus a few others, on a kayaking tour of the canals of Gdańsk. The day of, Anna and I got a bit carried away with sending memes... Continue Reading →

Escape of the Hedgehogs

A bit delayed, but it's been a busy week. Three weeks ago, Zach and I started out on our keto diet journey. For those of your who are not familiar with a ketogenic diet, it involves keeping your carb intake to an absolute minimum (5% of your total calorie intake) while eating a moderate amount... Continue Reading →

It’s a small world…..after all!

I have been singing this song for the past few days, despite having never been on the ride at Disney World. The past two weeks have proven just how small this world is. For the past several months, we have been wondering where all of the expats have been hiding out and now it seems... Continue Reading →

Spring has sprung

You know one thing that's absolutely fantastic about being in Poland right now? NO POLLEN. I've heard from many a person back in the states that the pollen is everywhere and it's just as awful as ever. Spring is creeping in here, with temperatures at about 13 C and the sun staying up until 7:30.... Continue Reading →

Sunny Sopot

Sunny days in Poland are deceptive. From the warmth of your flat, you overestimate the outside temperature and convince yourself that the sun will warm you up. Wrong. Last Sunday, we decided to keep the momentum going with our Old Town Adventure and go out for a beach walk in Sopot. Walking to the beach... Continue Reading →

Old Town Adventure

This past weekend, we replaced our gym time with walking all over Gdańsk and Sopot. There wasn't much rhyme or reason to our meandering, but we wandered through the pretty streets, explored the Grand Mill, the Hall of the Old Town, Hala Targowa (market hall), St. Mary's Church, the Old Gdańsk Crane, and the Golden Gate. For... Continue Reading →

Światło Słoneczne

SUNSHINE! After a weekend of overcast skies and drizzling rain, the sun has finally decided to make an appearance and dissipate the fog. We can finally see the ships out on the Baltic from our roof! From what I've heard, Gdansk has had a fairly mild zima (winter) and we're about to transition into przedwiośnie (or pre-spring). Fun... Continue Reading →

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