To ensure that you have the latest information about everything important, we decided to put together a series of posts with links and descriptions to help you learn more about the Tricity. These posts also aim to help you plan your relocation better. The team is always available to answer any or as many questions as you have. So, here we go…
The first in the series are links to important city and newsportal websites along with links to a few facebook groups that will help you feel at home in the Tricity.
Athough Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia form the Tricity, they are individual cities by themselves and very different from each other. Each city has its own dedicated website rich in information about what's happening in the city, places to see, where to eat and where to hangout.
Gdańsk A thousand-year history, a location at the crossroads of important commercial and communication routes, an extensive port and mercantile traditions - all this makes Gdańsk a meeting place of many cultures, nationalities and denominations.
Sopot Historically, Sopot was renowned as a spa and beach town and called the Riviera of the North, where water had restorative properties. Continuining the tradition, today, Sopot is known as a beach resort town and a party town with fantastic bars and a wide variety of places to eat and chill.
Gdynia From its humble beginnings as a fishing village, today, Gdynia is one of the most modern cities in Poland with thriving port, modern shopping centers, public spaces, museums and perhaps some of the best food in the Tricity!
News & other information
If you are someone who always loves to be in the know then this section is for you! The Tricity (aside from the city websites mentioned above), has a few portals that are regularly updated with the latest news, events, jobs and other information. Some of the more prominent ones are mentioned below:
Tricity News :The portal is an important point of information about what's happening locally, where are the best places to be at and eat. Most importantly, it is completely in English!
Trojmiasto: Same as Tricity news, but older and in Polish. The portal also has a rent and sell section for apartments and properties.
Streetwise: This is the website you go to, to find the best in your city. Streetwise covers food, urban exploring and events. This website is also in English and curated by locals, so you are sure to find good recommendations.
Live More Pomerania - An initiative by Invest in Pomerania, covering the best of the pomorskie province. They also host regular meetups for expatriates, where you get to meet really interesting people and grow your network. This is one of the only meetups conducted completely in English.
Expats Poland - A website that talks about Polish life and culture through the eyes of foreigners and has some interesting stories and important information.
Social media groups
Almost all of us are on one of the social media platforms and it is perhaps one of the best ways to meet other expatriates or like-minded individuals. We've put together a few groups/pages we feel would help you start your new social network in the Tricity.
Tricity Expatriates: A great place to meet new people and ask your questions. Most of the members are super friendly and ready to help.
Expats in Tricity: This is a great meetup group to be a part of as they organise regular meetups in English.
New friends: This is another great meetup group where you get to meet loads of new people and do interesting stuff.
Lean In Poland: A local chapter of the world renowned Lean In foundation started by Sheryl Sandberg.
These are just the tip of the iceberg. We are sure you will be able to find many more relevant groups to help you assimilate and meet new people.
If you are a lady Spartan or you have moved here with your significant other who’s a lady, please join (or ask them to join) the Spartez Ladies Group. This group is a closed groups meant only for Lady Spartans or the lady spouses/partners of Spartans.