Jul 14, 2006
Jul 24, 2006
July 21 we docked in Gydnia, which was an hour bus ride from Gdansk, so we signed up for another tour. We were happy we did as this did not feel like the safest place. We had a scruffy deep voiced Polish woman as our guide who explained to us that many of their young and talented people are leaving Poland for better lives as they do not have enough work in Poland. The main claim to fame of the city is that it is where World War II began. On our walking tour we traveled thru the picturesque streets in Old Town and visited St. Mary's Cathedral which is the largest brick church in the world - it can hold 25,000 people. The city provided a very interesting contrast to the other cities we have visited on this cruise. It has the feeling of a struggling but once important town.