I recently met a young girl living in Poland, who is interested in sharing Polish landscapes and culture with kids around the world. This is the first post in a series (“Poland for Kids”) where Ada will give us a virtual tour of towns and special places around Poland. Today she’ll show us Poznan & Gniezno. If you have questions for Ada, leave her a comment below!
Hi! My name is Adelyne, but my nickname is Ada. I’m nine years old, and I’m starting this blog about Poland for kids. You can follow. Okay?
I was born in Arizona, but I live in Poland. I go to a little village school in Jankowo Dolne. It’s all in Polish!
Would you like to go to school in a different language?
Right now while I am writing this blog, my sister, Josephine, is trying to eat my brother’s food (His name is Maxwell).
Today I am going to tell you about some fun places to see in Poland.
There is a city named Poznan that I used to live in when I was little. Now I live about one hour from it.
In Poznan, there is this big lake called Malta Lake (like the country Malta). At the lake, there are toboggans you can ride that go really fast. There are also inner tubes you go down on a fake snow skiing mountain. At the same lake, there are huge playgrounds. There is a huge spiderweb that you can climb. Next to the lake there is also a huge waterpark. You can swim inside or outside, even when there is snow on the ground! The waterpark also has wave pools and waterslides.
Also in Poznan there is a castle. My dad called it Adelyne’s Castle because we used to live only three blocks away from it. I called it Nine-Nine’s Castle because that is what I called myself when I was little.
In Poznan, there are also all of these tiny markets. And there is an old square. In the Stary Rynek (old square) there are these goats that come out of the bell tower and butt their heads together every day at noon.
Oh. Speaking of tiny markets, there are also tiny markets in the city next to my village called Gniezno.
Gniezno also has a huge cathedral with two bell towers, and you can climb a lot of stairs to the top of the bell towers.
There’s also bronze doors that tell the life of the first missionary to that area of Poland.
Just so you know, I am going to write these blogs once a week. Looks like I am almost out of room. See you next week where I will write about Torun!
As we Poles say, “Do widzenia!” (See you later). Check back for more about Poland for kids soon!