Spent most of winter working in Poland. Got to spend time in Gdansk, Posnan and Warsaw. Here are some pics of Gdansk – by far the prettiest town of the 3. We were fascinated by the bombed buildings. They were fenced off after WWII and hadn’t been touched since. Nobody is sure who bombed them as it was here that the war started, so it could have been Germans, Russians or British. They are probably gone by now as the area was being re-developed for the Euro 2012 football champs.

This was also the biggest temperature shift I ever experienced in a single week. One week In January I left Cape town on Sunday where it was 42 degrees. Wednesday morning I arrived in Warsaw to a somewhat cooler -26.