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11. Posted by PolandExplorer (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y

For those that are following this thread, I have now arrived at the hostel in Gdansk without any problems.

I decided to get another case so camera and laptop would fit in but still remain within the limits for inside the aircraft as Luton Airport is very strict on only one item per traveller. Glad I did as all was required was for me to take it out of the case so security could examin it.

Also this enabled me to give it better protection.

For those that don't know, Gdansk is located on the Baltic and flying in I was able to see that many of the lakes are still frozen and some snow is still around. Spring starts much later here and the grass has the winter brown look but some green is beginning to show.

When i have caught up on sleep I will start to explore, but as it is Sunday i will post some more through out the week.

Camping out overnight in Luton Airport is not recommended!

12. Posted by PolandExplorer (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y

Westerplatte

Situated on a sandbank in the Bay of Gdansk, Baltic Sea.

This is the place where World War II started on 1 September 1945 when the Germans fired the first shots at Gdansk in north Poland.

As I stood there i realised that the place where i was standing was the begining of a war that killed millions of people across the world. Sadly, today we still have not learned the lesson and many wars continue to destroy countless lives across the world.

About 200 very brave polish soldiers held off the Germans for 7 days before surrendering to the German might.

What followed here in Poland has left many wounds and scars and there is still fear in the hearts of many Polish that one day the Russians will once again invade Poland from the north as happened during W.W. II

Type in "Westerplatte" in your browser - for more information - most of the sites are in Polish so you may need a translator.

[ Edit: Edited on 21-Mar-2011, at 13:51 by flyerdave ]

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