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What to do when it's raining in Gdansk


Trixity 8 | 30
19 Nov 2009 #1
Hi everyone,

I'm writing an article about things to do when the weather is rubbish in Gdansk and I need inspiration.

So far I've only got as far as the climbing wall at the climbing wall at the Alfa Centre in Przymorze!

So come on and inspire me! The whackier the better!

How can I entertain myself when it rains in Gdansk?!
erdemath 2 | 17
19 Nov 2009 #2
How about this? By singing the song "I'm singin' in the rain
Just singin' in the rain," from Frank Snatra.
Macduff 9 | 69
19 Nov 2009 #3
Go to the pub and get bladerd!

Ok how about the same as any major City

ice skating.
Samba lessons
Bowling
Cinema
OP Trixity 8 | 30
19 Nov 2009 #4
Getting bladdered in the pub is weather independent really. :-)
Avalon 4 | 1,068
19 Nov 2009 #5
erdemath

How about this? By singing the song "I'm singin' in the rain
Just singin' in the rain," from Frank Snatra.

Actually, it was Gene Kelly
southern 75 | 7,096
19 Nov 2009 #6
I would get an umbrella.
cjj - | 281
19 Nov 2009 #7
go swimming
drive up and down the streets seeing how many babcias you can soak
walk through wrzeszcz without a coat and watch everyone STARE
Softsong 5 | 495
19 Nov 2009 #8
When I was planning my trip, I found a suggestion on TripAdvisor for rainy days. Here it is:

"If you find yourself looking for some thing to do on a rainy day, Baltyca shopping centre is a good choice. It's a 20zl taxi ride from the centre of Gdansk. It has over 300 types of outlets and some nice restaurants. Bring plenty of money"!

Here's the link:

galeriabaltycka.pl
scottie1113 7 | 898
19 Nov 2009 #9
On rainy days you can find me in Absinthe. Come to think of it, on nice days you can find me in Absinthe. Hmmmmm.

Seriously though, I often go for walks in the rain. Old Town is still beautiful and the streets aren't crowded.

Galeria Baltycka's not my glass of beer, but there are plenty of museums in Gdansk. Check out the Solidarity Museum if you're interested in history, or the History of Gdansk Museum in the Town Hall on Dluga when it reopens after renovation.

Drop by the Scandic hotel (used to be the Holiday Inn) across from the train station and pick up a free copy of Gdansk in your pocket. You'll get tons of ideas from this.
OP Trixity 8 | 30
19 Nov 2009 #10
Cjj I love those suggestions. I'm praying for rain tomorrow! :-)
scottie1113 7 | 898
19 Nov 2009 #11
No rain on Friday, so no splashing babcias! More's the pity. I'm just kidding.
Harry
19 Nov 2009 #12
On rainy days you can find me in Absinthe. Come to think of it, on nice days you can find me in Absinthe. Hmmmmm.

I didn't find you there on any of the days I was there during the two weekends last month that I was in Gdansk for!
scottie1113 7 | 898
20 Nov 2009 #13
Harry, I was there! Next time you're here let me know in advance and I'll buy you a beer or five!
OP Trixity 8 | 30
20 Nov 2009 #14
Scottie,

For the first time in my life I was so disappointed to wake up to glorious sunshine this morning!

Damn it! :-)
cjj - | 281
20 Nov 2009 #15
well - you could always kidnap a babcia, take her to the forest and roll her in some leaves to see if they'll stick to her mohair beret.
Harry
20 Nov 2009 #16
Harry, I was there! Next time you're here let me know in advance and I'll buy you a beer or five!

Sadly you weren't. I even asked the bar staff on each of the four times I was there, surprisingly they all know you!

I'm not sure when I'll next be up there, certainly not this year and probably not until spring. Anyway, I thought you were moving to Warsaw?
McCoy 27 | 1,275
20 Nov 2009 #17
What to do when it's raining in Gdansk

moan on ugly weather
scottie1113 7 | 898
20 Nov 2009 #18
Warsaw? Not likely. It would take a lot to blast me out of Gdansk. I love it here.

I think you missed me the weekend I went to Bydgoszcz. See you in the spring.
darkthejesus - | 5
13 Mar 2010 #19
stay at home and have some love with your Gfriend :D
wildrover 98 | 4,451
13 Mar 2010 #20
well - you could always kidnap a babcia, take her to the forest and roll her in some leaves to see if they'll stick to her mohair beret.

Oh..its not just me then...?
Seanus 15 | 19,706
13 Mar 2010 #21
I recommend master....um, mastering sth
hope it helps
14 Mar 2010 #22
go-carting in wrzeszcz or out at the ikea complex

swimming at aqua park

phone an estate agent and get him to show you some of the city's more expensive properties

amber musuem is quite interesting

paintballing is fun in the rain

sit in an internet cafe

check out a movie

go for a spa massage
childwithin 8 | 136
14 Mar 2010 #23
when was the last time it rained in gdansk? i know it's snowing, but...you could always go iceskating....or have a beer with me...
OP Trixity 8 | 30
14 Mar 2010 #24
You're right. I was thinking that the other day - the last time it rained here was back in November I think. At least the hot orangey thing in the sky has come back.

No pub outings for me at the moment - I'm grounded.
cjj - | 281
15 Mar 2010 #25
I saw a snowdrop in Wrzeszcz last week ...

Totally off topic but I needed to share :)

p.s. where's the go-karting in Wrzeszcz?
OP Trixity 8 | 30
16 Mar 2010 #26
A snowdrop or a drop of snow? :-)

From what I've seen, the go-karting is done on Grunwaldzka Street in life sized go-karts.
BackOfTheNet81 2 | 18
21 Mar 2010 #27
Baltic Opera
Baltic Philharmony
Beer tasting workshop
Wine tasting workshop
Vodka tasting workshop
Group painting project
Ice hockey @ Hala Oliwia
Sushi workshop
Art exhibitions @ Green Gate
SS SoĊ‚dek @ Maritime Museum

:)
scottie1113 7 | 898
21 Mar 2010 #28
It's raining today, so I walked for an hour around the Old Town, then ducked into Absinthe for a beer. It's quiet on Sunday afternoon and the music is good, not loud. It's a good place to talk with friends or just think. Museums are always an option but I've seen them.
Harry
21 Mar 2010 #29
I only got out of bad 30 minutes ago, straight in a taxi and down to Gdansk glowny. Now enjoying the five and a half hour train ride to Warsaw....
BackOfTheNet81 2 | 18
21 Mar 2010 #30
Now enjoying the five and a half hour train ride to Warsaw....

Ah, that's one we ALL forgot- the hedonistic pleasures of the PKP. Enjoy! :D


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