I can’t get enough of running in the forest when I visit our Polish Family outside Krakow. The forest is maintained in a completely natural state, and every time I’m there I see something different.
This time I found the beaver dams (ok I fell into a beaver dam), a cave and an abandoned house. The beavers chew and scratch the trees until they fall down, then they use the trees to build their dams.
And I also ran through a farm – I’m not sure if I was supposed to but nobody seemed to mind.
A trip to the V&A waterfront is not complete without a trip on the Cape Wheel. The ferris wheel was installed in 2010 as a temporary attraction for the 2010 football world cup. 19 years on and it’s still in use.
A trip takes about 40 minutes, and you have a fantastic view of the harbour, the city and the mountain. An excellent way to relax in the often busy V&A. More details are on their website
The Sculpture of Zieta is one one of the many small islands in the middle of Wroclaw. Created by the artist Zieta, It
references the island’s shape while reflecting the lush natural landscape formed by the Oder River, while surreptitiously alluding to the city’s architectural history.
It is a lovely sculpture to look at, and you walk through a lovely peaceful park to visit the sculpture.
This is supposedly the prison where Socrates was incarcerated after he annoyed the Athenian government. Nobody really know whats its original purpose was, but in World War 2 it was used to hide the antiquities of the Acropolis and the National Archaeological Museum from German looters.
You can find it on Philoppapos hill, about 100m down the path after the cross the road at the Acropolis bus park.
To get the best view of the Theatre of Dionysus you need to climb the Acropolis and look over the Southern Wall. The theatre was build in the sixth centure BCE, and holds about 15000 people. It is widely considered to be the first ever build theatre, and is the birthplace of Greek theatre.
PS: your Acropolis ticket includes the theatre, and you are welcome to wonder around the ancient site.