Toruń.Poland.December 2013

Once we started telling people that we were going to Poland, we suddenly realized how many Polish people we actually knew – 3.  Okay, well it’s not that much, but more than I thought I would know.  And all of them volunteered GREAT suggestions for us to do, see, and eat.  However, the main reason why we decided to do a stop in Toruń was because it was Jay’s coworker’s hometown and she was meeting us there to play tour guide for us!  Jay also works with a company in Toruń and we paid the office a visit too.

We spent 3 days in Toruń and it was a whirlwind of activity.  Jay’s coworker and husband took us all around, and the days proved to be short as we spent most of the mornings having breakfast and chatting at her sister’s house and then the sun would set at about 3:30pm!

Toruń is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

Toruń is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site…

Evangelical Church of the Holy Trinity in New Town Square

Evangelical Church of the Holy Trinity in New Town Square

Museum of Ethnography.  Everywhere I read said "don't expect to get an English speaking guide"... I think we were lucky, because we got one.

Museum of Ethnography. Everywhere I read said “don’t expect to get an English speaking guide”… I think we were lucky, because we got one.

this place is like a folk village and you can see how the Polish people lived back in the day

this place is like a folk village and you can see how the Polish people lived back in the day

Teutonic Castle in ruins

Teutonic Castle in ruins

walking inside the ruins

walking inside the ruins

Museum of Gingerbread - we got to make our own souveniers

Museum of Gingerbread – we got to make our own souvenirs

the ingredients of gingerbread

the ingredients of gingerbread

the leaning tower of Toruń.  There was an actual coffee shop inside too

the leaning tower of Toruń. There was an actual coffee shop inside too

the house of Copernicus

the house of Copernicus

The House of Toruń Legends - probably aimed for kids, but we enjoyed it a lot!

The House of Toruń Legends – probably aimed for kids, but we enjoyed it a lot!

Sunset over the River Vistula

Sunset over the River Vistula

walking through Old Town at night... actually probably late afternoon like 4pm

walking through Old Town at night… actually probably late afternoon like 4pm

Old Town Hall and Corpernicus statue

Old Town Hall and Corpernicus statue

The best part for me in Toruń was that it started to snow on our last days there.  People think I’m crazy for wanting to play in snow, but I’ve lived in Hawaii all my life and I don’t get to do it at all!  I’m just glad that I don’t have to live in it for the entire winter season!

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