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Warsaw Old Town Market Square

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  • Day7

    Warschau (Tag 1)

    July 14, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Am Morgen wachte ich mit über 30 Stichen auf. Ob ich die alle von der Wanderung hatte oder ob nachts in meinem Zimmer irgendwas auf der Suche nach Nahrung umherflog/-lief werde ich wohl niemals erfahren. In der Pension gab es ein leckeres und umfangreiches Frühstück.
    Nach dem Frühstück packte ich meine Sachen und suchte den Busbahnhof auf. Mein eigentlicher Plan war von Krynica Morska mit dem Bus nach Malbork zu fahren und von dort mit dem Zug nach Warschau. Als ich am Busbahnhof eintraf stand dort jedoch ein Bus, der direkt nach Warschau fahren sollte. Den Bus nahm ich dann auch spontan, denn zu diesem Zeitpunkt wusste ich nicht, dass der Bus 7 Stunden brauchte...
    In Warschau hatte ich das "Oki Doki Old Town Hostel" gebucht. Das Hostel ist wirklich klasse, top modern, sauber und gemütlich. Am frühen Abend holten mich Andrzej (Barbaras Bruder), Lidia und Kamin am Hostel ab, um mir die Stadt zu zeigen. Unser erster "Stop" war die Universität. Hier gab es einige Aussichtspunkte, von denen man Teile der Stadt von oben sehen konnte. Anschließend zeigten sie mir den "Ujazdów", eine riesige Parkanlage mit Schlössern, Seen und einem Amphitheater.
    Von dort aus fuhren wir weiter bis zur St.-Alexander-Kirche, um dann durch die bekannte "Nowy Swait" in die Altstadt zu laufen. Dort setzten wir uns in ein schönes Restaurant, direkt auf dem "Marktplatz" und bestellten polnische Pierogi. Es war ein richtig schöner Abend und ich hatte Glück, dass die drei mir so viel zeigen konnten :-).
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  • Day3

    Warschau Altstadt

    August 5, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Nach einem längeren Schlaf, ging es in Richtung Frühstück. Das Lokal war ein Volltreffer!
    Ich hab Eggs Benedict geordert, was tatsächlich bis nachmittags vorgehalten hat.

    Nach dem ausgiebigen Frühstück ging es in die Altstadt. Im Gegensatz zum Stadtkern, ist die Altstadt richtig schön und tatsächlich altertümlich.

    Gegen Mittag gab es tradionell polnische Küche: Pirogis.
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  • Day16

    Warsaw - Monday

    August 29, 2016 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    We started the day by catching a train to Warsaw, which was efficient as the European trains normally are however I was disappointed that they got my order for breakfast wrong and I ended up with scrambled eggs instead of some hot croissants with jam that I was looking forward to eating.

    We initially got a little lost trying to find our way to our apartment from the train station and frustrated with the stupid cobblestones that make wheeling bags around very annoying.

    We settled in for some recovery time and then headed into the nearby shopping centre for some everyday shopping time. We enjoyed some classy food court food for dinner (Zinger burgers are pretty much the same all over the world). There was a Magnum ice cream stand there where they would let you pick your toppings and dip the ice cream bars in dark/white/milk chocolate.
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  • Day2

    Discovering Old Town

    July 22, 2017 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We begonnen de dag met een Free Walking Tour door Old Town. Na twee uur wandelen en luisteren hebben we een goed overzicht gekregen van de turbulente geschiedenis van Polen. Het is indrukwekkend om te zien hoe deze stad helemaal is heropgebouwd nadat het voor 85% platgebombardeerd was door nazi Duitsland tijdens WWOII.

    Dan wandelden we naar de rechteroever, hebben we wat gelezen op het strand en namen we de ferrie terug naar Linkeroever om daar een koffietje te drinken. Vandaag hebben we vooral veel geschild en genoten van het niks doen

    Na al dit wandelen in het snikhete Warschau was de opfrissing in de hostel geen overbodige luxe. Deze stad komt 's avonds helemaal tot leven met de verschillende straatartiesten (vooral vuurspuwers) op de pleintjes. We aten lekkere falafel en humus in Bejrut Falafel, om daarna langs het water te kuieren richting een barretje. Gezellig!
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  • Day18

    Warsaw, Poland

    September 19, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    First day in Warsaw. I went at the hostel to let my bag pack and rest a little. I then wanted to start visiting the city. When I got out, it started to rain but when I saw the colors in the sky combined to the discovery of the old center, the rain didn't matter.

  • Day1

    Podwale Piwana Kompania 25

    November 9, 2017 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Por sugestão do "Sr. Gomes" viemos a um restaurante aparentemente muito conhecido, a avaliar pelo número de pessoas que está à espera, isto deve ser mesmo top.
    Engraçado que quem nos recebe nos restaurantes tem uma bata :).

  • Day20

    Varsovie

    July 21, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Nous étions déjà venus à Varsovie il y a 23 ans....
    À part le palais des sciences et de la culture, nous n'en avions que peu de souvenir.
    Comment avons nous pu oublier ?
    La vieille ville est magnifique, le rynec est le plus beau que nous ayons vu en Pologne, de plus le beau temps est au rendez-vous; bref, étions-nous vraiment déjà venus ici?
    La journée se termine dans les quartiers à la gloire (de l'époque) du communisme et en particulier dans le musée Csar PRL qui illustre la vie sous ce régime. Une image d'Épinal.
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  • Day518

    Day 519: Exploring Warsaw

    July 18, 2018 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Although Warsaw is a huge city, the world heritage area here is comparatively small. It only covers the Old Town which dates back to the city's founding in the 13th century. But it's not listed because of its age - it's on the list because it was almost completely destroyed during WWII and then reconstructed, brick by painstaking brick. Over 80% of the buildings were destroyed which is staggering, but after the war people began to use the leftover materials to rebuild their homes. In many cases decorations were found in the rubble, and reinstalled in place.

    We spent a good day here just wandering around and filming various sites - a few cathedrals, town squares, bastions and the like. Interesting stuff. Had lunch at a restaurant in a side-alley, since the main square looked to be full of tourist traps (unpriced photos of food, waiters with menus spruiking) and had a big plate of Polish dumplings each. We both got the mixed plate, which had various fillings - cottage cheese, minced pork, mushrooms, potato and bacon etc. Delicious.

    Eventually by mid-afternoon the heat had defeated us - it was about 28 and blazing sun, and Schnitzel was definitely struggling too. I think humans find it easier to adapt to big changes in temperature than dogs do - we can change clothes after all, but he's only got his fur and can only grow or shed it slowly for the seasons. So we retreated to our little studio apartment and relaxed for a while.

    Early evening (after another thunderstorm passed over!) we went out and met a travel blogger friend Hanna, who we'd met at TBEX in Manila nearly two years ago. We've actually seen her again a couple of times, elsewhere in the Philippines and later in Kuala Lumpur as well. She's Polish and lives just outside of Warsaw, so we had a few drinks and caught up with her which was nice. Spain is her next stop, to go and work for an NGO in Granada - very cool!
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  • Day46

    Warsaw Museum

    September 15, 2018 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Made up of 11 townhouses on the old Market Square it is a very odd museum. Comprises 29 rooms all of different themes. Some demographic data on Warsaw and a room of bronze and statues and postcards and wrapping. You get the picture. All if it spread across 3 houses and 4 floors. Quite unique and very entertaining. Very strange as well in parts.Read more

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Warsaw Old Town Market Square, Rynek Starego Miasta

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