Hey there adventure-seekers!
I live in the heart of the heart of Tricity (Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia - you can check wiki). Sopot is the most popular tourist destination in Poland, rewarded 2 times as the fastest growing city. With the Monte Cassino area and other crowded attractions and on the other hand old silent forest and Lysa Gora mountain (with its awesome view) it can cater to the needs of both a people person and a lone wolf.
My family owns 2 flats which can be rented all year round (separate rooms or whole flat). Occasionally I manage my friends flats as well (I did so more back in the Euro 2012 era). I know the area quite well since I was born here so if you need anything in Sopot/Tricity, please let me know (even if my flats are booked I'll help you find a good place to sleep). Talk with me and I will find the offer that is best suitable for you. I am open to suggestions and negotiations but always strive to give you the most "bang" for the least "buck".
I had the pleasure of hosting people from all over Poland but also England, Italy, Sweden, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Slovakia, Norway, Holland, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, USA, Philippines, China and Korea - the list is growing year by year :)
A little history lesson ->
I was hesitant at first to rent my place, but rather sooner than later I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT and really enjoyed meeting and interacting with people from all walks of life and different countries. After transcending the 'baby in the woods' level I was soooo happy that I can somehow serve people, by giving them a walk around or just simply talking and answering questions. I aspired to be a Host with the Most and always got a warm response. My first person from outside Poland was a korean student of photography who went on a trip around Europe and had to face 2 years in the military when he came back instead of pursuing his career (makes me sad!). This is his text message he sent to me before boarding a plane to Seoul:
"Thank you! I've been in many places in Poland but you were the best. I will never forget!"
I believe in karma and it has proven most astoundingly when I was in Israel in Sep 2011 and in Sweden with my girlfriend in nov/dec 2011...I always loved to take good care of people when they were with me by for example showing them around or at least attending to their needs and I got this back (times million!) when I was abroad. Some unexpected and beautiful things have happened! This is called synchronicity - being in a perfect place in a perfect time. Life sometimes gives you this gift (when you allow it to).
I have decided that even if I have a million dollars some day (which will surely happen :)), I won't stay in a Hotel when I travel, but I will still visit other people flats...I LOVE THE EXPERIENCE! I could not for example UNDERSTAND Sweden if I went into a Hostel or a Hotel. It is the stories, the evening walks with the Host, the random meetings on the street that showed me the true face of that country, a country which in my mind was cold and boring became one of my favorite places on Earth (what a lesson in humility!) - so much so that we've christened it SweetEden. Thanks Life!
Thanks also flow to you for taking the time to see my profile and listings!
Have a great experience in Sopot!
Servio Deo / Mark