My favourite spots in Gdynia

I’ve been to Gdynia many times for Opener Festival, but last year for the first time I was there for a long weekend and could do some sightseeing and get to know the city a little more.

I really liked what I saw. πŸ™‚ Maybe if you have some time during this weekend or any other time you could check mine top spots/activities in Gdynia. πŸ™‚

1.Walking around and admiring the street art

There are so many murals around the city. My guest house for example was just cross this one, which I think is super cool.

Ludwik turysta #streetart #mural #gdynia

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Most of them are around the city center so just by walking you will definitely see them.

2. Awesome food

I had the best breakfast at Chwila Moment. It was “pain perdu” – a brioche coated with egg and fried, served with fruits, maple syrup and sour cream. It cost only 16 PLN!!!

OMG #sniadaniowelove #gdynia #mistrz #brioche

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Another nice breakfast was at GΕ‚Γ³wna Osobowa. Reasonable prices, tasty food, nice place.

Cytrusowe aioli πŸ‘πŸ» #sniadaniowelove

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3. The Torpedo House at Babie DoΕ‚y

Nice clean beach and beautiful view? Visit Babie DoΕ‚y. The Torpedo House is situated 300m from shore and looks like a ruined castle. Link to the place.

Torpedownia w Gdyni

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4. Kamienna GΓ³ra

If you want nice view over the city and the sea go there, but not the view point near the cross, but at the parking just ahead of restaurant “Panorama”.

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5. Cliff at the OrΕ‚owo district

Can be pretty crowdy but if you like walking by the sea – why not πŸ˜‰

Ludwik i klif #gdynia #orlowo

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#klif #orlowo #gdynia

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DIY string art

Two years ago I saw an amazing sign and wanted to have the same. Yeah I know – two years 😦 Well it took me this long but I finally did it. 


I used some old window – needed just the frame so I broke the glass 😝😜 you can can cut some plywood and nail it to the frame.

I cut the word ‘dream’ Out of paper and place it on the plywood. Than nails – I think I used 500 or so. 


Now the most creative part – coil the nails with  colorful strings. 

Looks absolutely amazing if you ask me πŸ˜‰

Best chocolate and peanut butter cookies ever! :)

I have to eat healthy now so yes I still crave  something sweet but I am looking for healthier alternatives for the food I ate. 

Here is one – Cookies! But this version is simple and healthy. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 can cheakpeas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 chopped dark chocolate
  • 4 tbsp xylitol 
  • 2 tsp black seasame
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder 

Blend cheakpeas and peanut butter. Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir it well. 

Prepare a baking tray. On a baking paper put the portions of the dough and flaten them. 


Bake about 15 minutes – 180  degrees Celcius. 


I cannot stop eating them! πŸ™‚

Sourdough starter simpler than you think :)

I had to change my diet 😦 Well It’s not sad news – I will be eating healthier but new diet means pretty much I need to avoid almost all already prepared food and cook everything for myself. I cannot eat anything that contains sugar, yeast, vinegar or wheat flour. 

So I decided I will bake my own bread but with sourdough starter – NO YEAST
How to make a sourdough starter? Easy peasy, check the instructions below πŸ™‚

  1. Day One

Scald a big glass jar – 1l / 0,5l capacity. Mix well just two ingredients and put them into the jar:

  • 125 ml cup rye flour
  • 125 ml warm filtered water

Cover it with linen tea towel, put in a warm place. I usually do that in the morning, in the evening I stir the dough again. 


      2. Day Two

In the morning I add to the jar the same amount of the flour and water as yesterday and mix it Well. Set aside. Stir again in the evening or earlier it the dough is running away from the jar. πŸ˜‰


      3. Day Three

Feed the dough same way as on the day two. After three hours it’s ready for baking! πŸ™‚ Notice: only when there are air bubbles in!

Orange pie – super healthy and anti-cancer?!

It is not an ordinary, simple pie. It is super healthy and suppose to help preventing or fighting cancer. 

In this recipe you use whole oranges with peel which gives bitter taste to the pie. But we use the peel for a reason – the flavonoids in orange peel have the potential to inhibit the RLIP76 protein, which is linked to cancer and obesity.

More on that topic at the link.

Ingredients:

  • 3 small oranges (organic as we do not peel them)
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (can be coconut oil also)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 80g xylitol
  • 200g almond flour
  • 50g banana flour
  • 4 tbsp shredded coconut 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda 

Step 1 

Cook the oranges till they’re soft – it took around 1,5 hour in my case. 

Step 2

Blend the oranges and mix them with all the ingredients. 

Step 3

Grease the baking tray with olive oil or coconut oil. Bake for about 35 minutes, 180 degrees C. 

Step 4 

Decorate with almond flakes, fruits, etc.

Coconut and banana pudding – dairy-freeΒ 

To be honest when I read the recipe and it said you can make great pudding using millet, I was sceptical…. untill I tried it! 

It is soooo tasty πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ™‚ 


Just cook the millet, blend it with bananas and voile! 

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup of millet 
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 2 bananas
  • vanilla bean
  • 2 tbsp xylitol 

Rinse millet 3 times with hot water. Cook until soft with cup of coconut milk and 1/2 cup of water.

Add bananas, vanilla bean and rest of the coconut milk to the cooked millet and blend it. It takes a while till It’s really smooth.

​​Sprinkle with chia seeds and bon apetit!


Source of the recipe.

Weekend in Madrid – including the best club I’ve ever been to abroad!

 

Madrid is a perfect place to spend a city break. I went there on Friday afternoon and got back on Sunday evening. We got some cheap tickets and rented a small flat in the city center – we got everywhere we wanted to on foot.

Here are some nice spots and activities I would strongly recommend πŸ™‚

1. For art lovers – Del Prado and Reina Sofia Museums

I liked the Reina Sofia Museum – lots of paintings by Salvador Dali and Picasso – including famous “The great masturbator” by Dali. There is also really cool gift shop – I got a mug and bookmark with the painting – you can also check what they have onlineΒ  – Reina Sofia gift shop.

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The great masturbator by Salvador Dali.

 

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The installation in front of the Reine Sofia Museum.

When it comes to Del Prado – it is huge. Prepare to choose artists or art works you want to see. Unless you have the whole day. I didn’t. Good news is that there is a free admission from Monday to Saturday 6 pm – 8 pm and Sundays and holidays 5 pm – 7 pm. There is a line but don’t worry it goes super fast.

2. Chill out in Retiro Park

The park is a complex of gardens, fountains and buildings located at the edge of the city center. There is an artificial pond where people can rents kayaks and canoes.

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Inside the park there is a beautiful palace called The Crystal Palace.

 

3. Walk around

As we stayed in the city center weΒ  just wandered around. Without the travel guide. We saw so many murals and other street art. Spanish people are very creative when it comes to decorating buildings.

 

4. Eat classic Spanish breakfast

Order coffee with milk – cafΓ© con leche and bread with crushed tomatoes and olive oli – tostada con tomate y aceite.

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5. Try tapas and cocktails at El Viajero

Bartenders are very generous when pouring drinks, food was delicious, the interior modern and interesting.

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Great music, no tourists – we finished at 5 in the morning. One of the best parties I’ve been to abroad. Loved it!!