Up at 10:00. Wrote a couple of letters and updated diary. My Polish gang and I went to the store and bought food for breakfast and lunch. I am pleasantly surprised by the smoked sprats I bought at 30 cents a kilo. We also bought a massive bunch of pastries. The Poles know their pastries for sure. After lunch a smoke with Dutch tobacco roll your own. They loved it. The cigarettes are awful here. They were as pleased as punch when I gave them a pouch of it. When I get to Sweden, I am told alcohol and tobacco is enormously expensive. We then went to play some Frisbee. The Polish guys are mostly spazes. The Frisbee ended up on a roof, in between a car fender and all places it shouldn’t be but it was not lost which is good as it has a lot of usage ahead of it. After a rest we headed into the old part of Gdansk and as tired as I was I am glad I saw it. It is unlike anything I have seen in Poland so far. One of the Polish students said Gdansk was not affected by the Italian Renaissance but rather by the Dutch. I can see that based on the pictures of Amsterdam I have seen this part of Gdansk looks like it.
We came home by train and I bought a ticket for my train trip to Szczecin which will be a 5-hour trip and with a student discount cost $2.50. My train left at 23:40. We had a farewell dinner of leftover sprats and some goulash over spaghetti which was a new way for these guys to have goulash! Not the tastiest meal but at least it was filling. We were at the local train station so I could take my train at the central station. But the train arrived late so I would have missed my train so we headed back knowing the train I was going to take from the central station would leave at 05:15 which meant I would have to wake up at 04:00. I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be a long day.