Youre going to have to show us some tatty parts of Poland or I'm emigrating.Gdańsk Day 2
After casual sightseeing of the Main City of Gdańsk (the most beautiful historical part, Główne Miasto/Rechtstadt), we quite incidentally hit the Craft Beer Fiesta we had been completely unaware of!
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We even met a friend from London there!
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The brewer Darek of Artezan made me laugh!
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A bar with 16 taps, only premiere top-end Ales and Stout. A craft beer pub around in case you wanted more!
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At The Bowke. (Bowke or bówka was either a seaport hoodlum or a street urchin in the old Gdańsk/Danzig). We are about to ritually drink Machandel, the unique Gin of Danzig. There is a procedure when and how the infused dried plum on a toothpick should be eaten, how to handle the stone, how to drink and what to do with the spent toothpick. The waiter will gladly describe it to you!
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Eventually, you spit the stone into the glass, ceremonially break the toothpick with your fingers and leave it in the glass. The breaking the toothpick is believed to mimic a sailor mutiny during which angry sailors were breaking yards on the tall-ship.
Note: Goldwasser (containing genuine gold flakes) is even more famous vodka of Gdańsk but there is no magic in it. Machandel is very special! (Currently, it is made in Osnabrück, Germany).
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The Golden Gate in Long Lane.
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Court of Artus with the Neptune Fountain.
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The Hanseatic Gdańsk. Long Market and Green Gate.
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The river Motława waterfront.
Gdańsk with other parts of the Tricity (Sopot and Gdynia) is a vibrant colourful seaside area that is just fantastic to see by a foreigner during the Summer. Sand beaches are just a bonus