Friday, 15 November 2019

Wroclaw, Poland | day one

Wednesday 6th November 2019 - 12,234 steps

As you may know, I've recently been to Wroclaw in Poland. It's a lovely city in the west of the country, on the Oder River, and I went with my other half and two of our friends for 4 nights/3 days. I thought I'd do a wee travel diary of our three days so you can see what we got up to, and what I'd recommend about the city!

We started the day at Vincent Cafe for some breakfast - they had a really wide range of food, and the price was reasonable. After eating we decided to just go for a wander and get our bearings; the buildings are all so beautiful, it was nice to just soak it all in. We stumbled upon Duza Czarna, a record shop above a book store, and spent ages flicking through old and new vinyl. I picked up an album of Polish Christmas carols, and a 7" single by Creedence Clearwater Revival - it cost me the equivalent of £3 for both.



Our next stop was the beautiful Park Staromiejski - so peaceful with a little aviary in the middle, benches to sit on and plenty of trees and plants to admire. It comes out onto the promenade, so we walked along that snapping photos and admiring the view until we came to Galeria Dominikańska - the mall. We all needed a wee so we went inside, then ended up in a little bar in there called Lulu's where we paid 97PLN (under £20) for 3 beers, 2 vodkas, a cocktail, a croissant and a soft drink. The cream cakes looked incredible, if you're into that.




We headed back towards the old town, where we explored the alleyways and hunted for the tiny dwarves that are dotted around the city - they're tiny brass figures and there are over 300 of them, and they're SO cute. We found ourselves in Malgosia Bar, where we paid £3.82 for a pint and a double vodka lemonade - it was practically pitch black in here, which was odd, but we just had the one and then decided to head back to the apartment for a freshen up.




On the way we hit up the little general store, Zabka (they have these all over Poland) to get some essentials for the apartment. We paid 54PLN (just over £10) for 4 big bags of crisps, 2 bottles of pop, a bottle of milk, a big bottle of water, loads of sweets and 4 cans of beer. I also hit up Tiger, as is customary for me when I'm on holiday, and got us some playing cards which none of us had remembered to bring.

Back in our apartment (we stayed HERE, by the way, and it was less than 30 seconds walk to the old town square - it was lovely, despite the 7 flights of stairs, and cost us £67 each for the whole 4 nights which is an absolutely bargain I reckon) we played cards, drank some vodka and beer and listened to a lot of Nirvana and the Beatles.




For dinner we headed to the Hard Rock Cafe, a firm favourite of mine, which had Les Paul's actual Les Paul and Frank Zappa's platform boots but, mostly excitingly, a hand written Johnny Cash setlist. I had a gluten free cheese burger and then we headed off in search of another rock bar we'd heard about. We didn't find it but we did stumble upon Czupito, which sold the weirdest selection of shots - more like mini cocktails, really - and then we found Neonside, which resulted in a bit of a photo shoot for us all. The pictures turned out well though, to be fair! We ended the night in Kombinat, which became our favourite bar, for more vodka.




Keep your eyes peeled for what we got up to on day two of our trip!


Want to read about my trip to Gdańsk? CLICK HERE

14 comments:

  1. This is somewhere I really want to visit, may even pluck up the courage and travel with Joshua and Arran there! xx

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  2. This looks like an amazing place to visit. The old town looks absolutely amazing if I'm honest! I really love the look of the bar too, the drinks look great x

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  3. I really want to go, it looks incredible!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  4. Your pictures make me want to go here immediately x

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  5. Loved reading about your trip so far! Looking forward to seeing day 2. I'd love to go to Poland x

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  6. I'd love to go to Poland, and reading about your trip makes me want to go even more haha! Looking forward to reading about day 2
    Bella x

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  7. Can't believe I've never been to Wrocław, I've heard so many great things about the city! Looking forward to reading about the rest of your trip.

    Dominika | Into the Bloom

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  8. I miss Poland, the buildings are so so beautiful there!

    Gemma Louise

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  9. Always love your travel blogs! Looks like you've had an amazing trip, I can't wait to read about your next day too :)

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk/

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  10. The architecture looks amazing here

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  11. I have read quite a bit about Poland, it looks like a really nice place to visit for a few days.

    Amy x
    The July Rose

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  12. THis sounds like such a great trip and I love your photos.

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

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  13. Wroclaw looks amazing! It sounds like you had a brilliant, busy first day exploring the area. Also it seems like things are really reasonably priced there, £67 each for 4 nights accommodation is a bargain. I need to put Wroclaw on my 'to travel to' list!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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