Witty Warsaw / Poland | new trip November 2015

Let me be honest. When I thought of Warsaw I didn’t think immediately of a modern or luxurious city. But oh boy, was I wrong. Warsaw surprised me tremendously.

Although the way was a bit rocky (thanks to Lufthansa strike on this note), the actual date was pushed back two weeks, it was a great place that I’d recommend to anyone who likes some sightseeing with fascinating history while also having the chance to do some shopping.

Warsaw | impressions.

Through tripadvisor (by the way, next to Duolingo probably the greatest app for an ambitious traveller) we found a free walking tour with the orange umbrella. Our tour guide Gosia gave a fantastic 2,5 hrs tour in the freezing cold but kept it interesting at all times. Free walking tours are great because you get to learn a lot of things you wouldn’t find out wandering around by yourself. Also it’s a great efficient way to do a lot of things in a short matter of time. Our theme of the tour was “World War 2” and it was truly informative.

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Accommodation | InterContinental Warsaw

Our stay this time was the cherry on top of the trip. As it was my birthday and my wife’s (late) birthday gift, I chose a decent place and we were surprised by friendly hotel staff that gave us a room with a splendid view from 37th level. You end up standing at the window and keep watching and watching and watching. The hotel room was spacious, clean and gave a good feeling of quality. Little things like a bottle of sparkling wine with cake as a surprise round off the great experience.collage_1

I don’t know how it is with you but I think every time that I go on a trip and keep telling myself that I should make use of the hotel gym, go running or at least take the steps. This time I actually made use of the chance. Gym, pool and jacuzzi are located on 43rd level and just couldn’t say no to that.

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Living in Germany, the price for the hotel for around 100 Euro per night including breakfast was pretty affordable. Just so you know, they have a breakfast that makes you roll around the rest of the day.

Food | Hard Rock Cafe & Pasieka & Pijalnie Czekolady E.Wedel

Ok, I know what you’re thinking: “Hard Rock Cafe” is really not traditional Polish food. Guilty as charged. But on the other hand, have a look at the burger, the onion rings and the chicken wings below. I think that is reason enough to go there. Also now you know why I made it to the gym on that weekend. Prices for food below plus three drinks for around 40 Euro also seems pretty ok.

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Definitively more traditional was Pasieka and it was delicious. We had dumplings filled with cheese and other filled with meat, mixed meat platter and hot wine. I cannot stress how recommendable it is and when the bill came, you’re surprised that it’s only 25 Euro in the end for everything.

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A local chain – at least I think so – is famous for its hot chocolate and it served its purpose pretty well. After being cold from the walking tour, a hot chocolate with rum helped a lot. Also the rest of the day felt even nicer. What a surprise.

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I still owe you the fashion part, well, let’s save the best for last.

Pura vida.

 

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