Apartment Neptun

Just for the love of pink and light green colors I have to make an extra post about our apartment style accommodation in Gdansk. We stayed in Apartment Neptun on Dlugi Targ (even though the entrance is from ul. Kusnierska). And I must say, the interior design had a lot of Ikea(-like?)-choices I could have made in my own home too at least color-wise, despite some tasteless glass “art” on the walls and the yellow paint…

The good sides in apartment hotels are that you can cook and they are normally cheaper and more spacious than normal hotel rooms. Though, there’s no reception or any kind of service then available. Even though I thought the interior decor was kind of nice and cozy (and I mean nice, not marvelous), I can’t really recommend this specific apartment to anyone who wants to sleep at night and doesn’t own good earplugs. The noise from the bar downstairs was really — I mean REALLY, “can it seriously be so vociferous all the way to fourth floor” — loud.

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The kitchen. There was a modest breakfast in the refrigerator.

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The bathroom was really stylish, just too dark for my taste.

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My parents bedroom for the stay.

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Some neat details.

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And the living room, also known as “my room” and the tv-room.

 

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GdaΕ„sk

Or Danzig… What can I say, it was beautiful (at least the old town), yet cold and rainy. There’s not a lot of times you can fly back to Finland and it’s warmer here, but this time it was. That’s why most of our time in Gdansk we spent inside or looking for a place where we could get into to hide from the rain and cold. So some sightseeing, lot of shopping and even more eating to sum up my last few days.

Camera stayed a lot in my bag because of the weather, but here’s some shots of how Gdansk appeared to me on my first visit there.

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Dlugi Targ, the centre of old Gdansk.

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Too many decorative things and delicious cakes!

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Famous Neptun fountain in centre of old town.

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View from the top the tower of “Bazylika Mariacka”, one of the biggest churches in Europe. The climb was worth it.

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My hippie it’s summer but it’s freezing -look. πŸ™‚

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Oh, those houses, see the rooftops?

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The beach in Sopot. Our plan was to rent bicycles and cycle from Gdansk to Sopot, but the cold weather made us take the local train SKM instead. It was easy to travel with and I got stop in the biggest mall of the three-cities area, Galleria Baltycka on the way back. πŸ˜‰

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It’s windy on Europe’s longest pier in Sopot. Had no idea it costs to visit the pier, but I guess that’s tourism. 7 zlotys wasn’t bad for the view…

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Cute little mysterious park in Sopot.

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Loving the canals in Gdansk!

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My nightly atmosphere and view to Dlugi Targ from the hotel window.

On My Way

Before tomorrow morning I should perform a small miracle and fit all of the stuff in the picture — and more — to the small brown bag also partly in the picture. Can it be done?

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Well, I guess we’ll find out soon enough, since at 7 am I’m taking the train to Turku and heading to the airport to leave for Poland! Troubles in packing are the result of my stingy-nature, we’re flying the budget airline Wizzair and a checked in baggage would have cost 15 euros extra for me. So I thought I’ll survive, until I found out my normal trustworthy pink carry-on roller is too big on Wizzairs terms… Well, if I find a lot of must-haves in Gdansk, mom and dad get to operate as my carriers on the flight back, deal? πŸ˜‰

So it’s only a three days get-away (coming back Saturday) with my parents to see a little bit of Poland and celebrate mother’s day (late) and I guess it’s also a late-birthday present for me. So off we go, yay! πŸ™‚

Sun, Park & Photography

The other day I went to a park near-by with my friends to take pictures, just for fun. It was great since I haven’t really had a reason to take “pro-pictures” in a while and practice does never any harm to photography skills… So we went and had a blast. And I think the photos turned out pretty nice too. At least they are full of light, good feelings and brightness.

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I had to step on the other side of the lens too, thanks to A for filling in the photographer part.

I had to step on the other side of the lens too, thanks to A for filling in the photographer part.

In the end we also tried to get a cool jump-photo of all of us three with self-timer. Harder than you'd think and it shows in the results! :)

In the end we also tried to get a cool jump-photo of all of us three with self-timer. Harder than you’d think and it shows in the results! πŸ™‚

Yay for summer, sun, friends and happy pictures!

Last Week

Monday is good to start with recollecting what happened the past week. Even though, in this case it wasn’t nothing special. My week was shadowed by a spring flu, but still I got to do some fun summery stuff, like eat grilled food for the first time!

Here are few mobile snapshots of last week.

toukokuu1. Preparing a little something as a surprise for the best mom in the world. :)/ 2. Spending some time with the thesis-project./ 3. Checking out my summerhoods, can you recognize the place? / 4. Getting a late birthday present and radiant skin. πŸ˜‰

toukokuu21. Finally the weather to take summer shoes out for a walk! / 2. First picnic of the year with delicious lunch. / 3. Urho became a master in panting because of the warm weather. / 4. The taste of the first fresh strawberry!

I’m kind of happy I get to spend a lot of “normal” time this week like I did this past week too, since I realized summer with the changes it brings is only three weeks away!Β And for next week I also have something special planned. πŸ˜‰