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Travelling – at home

Sometimes the best place to travel and to experience is the city you are residing in.

I recently had the pleasure of having a friend come and visit me. This friend was/is doing a Europe tour and didn’t even think of putting Poland on his must stop see list. (UGH) After not so much convincing he decided to stop and discover WARSAW. The weekend long visit quickly turned into another week as we were having such a great time.

From a tourist perspective, it’s great to get the inside scoop on where you’re travelling to. Not only do you get a first-hand tour guide. (you’re welcome) but also you get the chance to go to less obvious places around the city. And if you get to be extremely lucky the tour guide will make you a home cooked meal. If you are exceptionally lucky, the tour guides friends will cook you a home cooked meal. This doesn’t sound like much but when you’ve been travelling for a few months/weeks, you dream about having a solid home cooked meal. Hopefully, your tour guide will introduce you to some new friends, show you around and ensure that you are having a great time in their city.

In return, you offer to pay for a few extra drinks 🙂

So  onto my own experience here in Warsaw, the weather was beautiful which turned the trip into something more exciting and fun.

On the agenda was:

–          Old Town (duh?) But many walks around and discovering new drink places in that area

  • New highlight for me: Karmik (GREAT bartenders and GREAT drinks)

–          New World street

  • Highlighting: Przekaski Zakaski, Pawilony, Sketch and of course Bierhalle

–          Warsaw Uprising Museum

  • Every tourist should make a stop there

–          General walking around

  • Best lemonade in the city: Skwer
  • –          Royal Baths Park
  • Highlight: sitting and enjoying a concert

–          Pole Mokotowskie

  • Chill out, relax and sun bathe

–          Evening

  • Temat Rzeka, Pawilony, PKP Powisle

–          Best restaurant included: Italian, Indian, sandwich places and of course a day of travelling wouldn’t be complete without Starbucks 😉

So it seems that in 10 days Warsaw had to offer a lot of attractions. Things that day to day city dwellers omit and forget about.

I’m glad I had this reminder… to sit back, relax and enjoy the city that I call home. Like a tourist.

When was the last time you enjoyed your city like a tourist?

the best Lemonade in the city - Skwer

the best Lemonade in the city – Skwer

Pierogies! Polish Dumplings!

Pierogies! Polish Dumplings!

Shocking images, in a very profound museum!

  • Shocking images, in a very profound museum!
    As always, it's important to start the day like a champion
    As always, it’s important to start the day like a champion
    Peacocks :)
    Peacocks 🙂

    IMG_2939

    Attempting to eat healthy... among the copious amounts of beer
    Attempting to eat healthy… among the copious amounts of beer
    When travelling you don't get a lot of those
    When travelling you don’t get a lot of those

    IMG_2976

    Spicey Curry - NOT Polish at all but delicious
    Spicey Curry – NOT Polish at all but delicious
    Yum, enough said
    Yum, enough said
    Drinks
    Drinks

    Relaxin and chillin
    Relaxin and chillin

 

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