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  • Day181

    Warsaw (Day 1)

    September 18, 2015 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Day 1 in Warsaw we spend at the beautiful "Kazienki Park"- the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Known for his many love affairs, his "mistress house" is very conveniently located only several hundred meters from the main palace! The park is beautiful and we end up spending a lot of time trying to entice the friendly red squirrels to eat out of our hand.. they weren't too interested when they found out we were offering banana and leftover sandwich though!

    Off for a wander through Old Town next.. although Old Town is not actually that old.. approximately 85% of it (and the rest of Warsaw) had to be rebuilt following the "Warsaw Uprising" in 1944 (more on this later). It is very well done and very beautiful though.. having restored all the original architecture. When we look closely we think we can see some bulletholes in walls the original buildings.. could just be drill holes though! The sunset lights up the old town in a spectacular fashion, and we are even treated with a rainbow appearing above the square!

    Getting hungry now we head to the Polish restaurant "Zapiecek" to sample some local fair. Its a chain restaurant, but very traditional and highly recommended. We were not disappointed! We tried the local dish "Bigos"- a stew type thing with meat, sauerkraut and mushrooms.. it comes with a shot of Vodka as an aperitif! And of course we had to sample a variety of "Pierogi"- Polish dumplings. The mushroom ones were our favorite. And all of this washed down with a giant glass of Sangria and 4 shots of vodka- blue Curacao-lemon cocktails. All this for less than $40aud for the whole meal... Loving Poland so far!
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  • Day20

    Warszawa 2

    September 2, 2016 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    (TESSA) We slept in, checked out and strolled the Old Town. We stopped to share huge German-style meals that had the look, but not the taste of Germany. We toured a cathedral and joined the audience of an organ music concert within it. I'm so very glad we went in because it had my favorite stained glass windows of the whole trip. Check out the mermaid!
    We visited the reconstructed Palace, made possible through hard work and donations of the polish people.
    We were ripped off by a cab driver on the way to Warszawa Centralna (the central train station). We had gotten too comfortable and trusting having had so many good experiences. ‘Always agree on the fare before entering the cab.’ Indeed.
    We boarded a train in the early evening. With no wifi, we chatted, looked out the window, read and learned some basic Russian. Spack-coin-a-noi-cha (Goodnight in Russian, the Aussie way).
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  • Day180

    Off to Krakow.. I mean Warsaw!

    September 17, 2015 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Its an 8 hour bus ride from Berlin as we head to our next destination.. Warsaw. Its only on the bus however that Suki realised we didn't actually want to go to Warsaw.. we wanted to go to Krakow.. and that Krakow and Warsaw are not the same place.. Doh! It turned out to be a blessing in disguise though, as Warsaw turned out to be a beautiful and historic place... Made awesome by our wonderful host Renata, the kindest, warmest and most giving soul we have met on our travels.

    We arrive late on Thursday night and Renata greets us into her beautiful home. Its late but she insists we eat cake. We wake up the next morning and Renata has left for work but she has left us a delicious breakfast and a long handwritten note with suggestions of things to do for the day and lots of interesting facts. Renata's cute little dog Wonton is scheduled for surgery this weekend, you can tell Renata is worried about him but still takes the time to make sure we are ok. She asks us what we wanted to do in Warsaw and we say, "Drink Vodka!" So she offers to make us dinner on Saturday night with Vodka matching foods! We are stoked to say the least :-)
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  • Day3

    Lazienki Park, Warsaw

    October 24, 2016 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Statue of Chopin
    Every summer Sunday there is a grand piano next to the statue. Although buried in Paris, his heart was returned to Warsaw (smuggled back by his sister as Warsaw was occupied by Russia and he could not return home )
    Statue was only completed in 1926 as Russians forbid it. It was destroyed by Nazis during WWII and rebuilt
    Island Palace
    Another kingly summer home
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  • Day2

    Legia Warschau - Górnik Zabrze

    March 5, 2016 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    Das Auftaktspiel des Tages war schonmal ein voller Erfolg. Was nun folgen sollte, übertraf jedoch alle Vorstellungen. Das die Fanszene von Legia ziemlich fett ist und das Stadion auch geil ist, wussten wir. Was an dem Abend dort abging hatten wir uns trotzdem so nicht vorgstellt! Nachdem wir Warschau erreichten, haben Budde und ich das Auto zum Hotel gebracht, währenddessen die anderen beiden vorm Stadion schonmal Tickets kauften. Sehr enger Zeitplan aber das gehört dazu :-) Danach gings ab! Starke Choreo und Pyro von den Gästen inklusiver starker Support. Auf der Gegenseite legte das komplette Stadion auch einen sehr starken Support hin! Das Spiel war auch mehr als unterhaltsam, welches Legia am Ende mit 3:1 gewann. Nach dem Spiel wurde das ganze erlebte bei ein paar Bier revue passieren lassen. Fette Nummer!!!Read more

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