– Seeing the sunny side of a gap year in Poland

( – As the weather continues to improve, Warsaw is becoming more and more beautiful. On these sunny days I am reminded how lucky I am to live in such a amazing city with so much history.


Living in a busy city is a great experience but at the same time, it’s always good to escape to the countryside.

My Australian friends Jessica and Ella and I made a weekend trip to Torun, three hours north of Warsaw. Torun is less visited by tourists, but is well known as the birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.

Of course we didn’t miss the chance to try Pierniki, the soft gingerbread that Torun is also famous for.

Torun is also one of Poland’s oldest cities, so the Regional Museum and Eskens Museum are full of artifacts from the 13th century.

One crazy part of Torun is its innocent looking donkey statue in the Old Market Square, which is a recreation of a wooden donkey torture device used on criminals. While It doesn’t look too terrifying, if you sat on this donkey, you’d understand why it’s so uncomfortable!

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