I don't remember which of you recommended adding Gdansk to my plan for Warsaw/Krakow but I am so glad you did. This is my first stop in Poland and my first time in the country, so I have nothing to compare it with. It's colorful, charming, and not expensive. I'm not a fan of Polish food and I'm mostly vegetarian (some fish). Yesterday I had great Thai/Laotian food and today I ate at a Mexican restaurant with food (and margaritas) as good as any in northern California. 3.5 days here have flown by. The best sight was the Solidarity Museum - so well done, it's one of the best museums I've ever visited (and I love museums). Many of the displays are extremely imaginative in their design and presentation. The most emotional moment for me was discovering the sculpture/memorial of the Kindertransport in front of the train station. One of my friends is the son of two children saved by the Kindertransport - both lost all of their family but managed to build a wonderful life together.
Tomorrow morning I leave for Warsaw and more adventures. Again, THANK YOU FOR GDANSK.