One day tour in Warsaw
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September 29th, 2007 – by: tirsomaldonado
I was quite lucky as the taxi driver spoke English and kept on explaining to me everything we saw on the way. One of the main buildings I saw was the Culture and Sciences Palace which was a gift from Stalin to the polish people once the war was finished.
This time I haven´t booked a hotel, I rented a small unit in the old town which cost me 80 euros a night. In the start I looked for a hotel, but all of them were international hotels and in the new side of the city. As it was in the old town, the taxi could not drive me straight to the apartment, so I had to walk a little bit.
Woaow I was really lucky! The unit was next to the main square and it was just beautiful. It was just one big space with very tall ceilings and the bedroom an open space between the floor and the ceiling, and a ladder to get there. And one of the most impressive things was its view over the river “Vístula”… As it was still early I connected to the Internet and I visited my messages in TravBuddy.
I woke up around 7am as I had to prepare all the itinerary for the day. During the week I was too busy at work so I could not do my homework. Besides I was going to exchange roles with Roxy, I was becoming the tour guide and she was the traveller! Hahahh…. Too much pressure for me as I had to do a good job! I called Roxy in the morning and we met for breakfast in a tiny place next to the main square in the old town.
Impressive city! I read that Hitler destroyed Warsaw during World War II and that they rebuilt everything the way it was before. All buildings were fantastic! It is the first time I am in a former Soviet Union country so it was just different and beautiful at the same time. From the main square we started our tour around the city. The walls sourrounding the old city in Warsaw were very well preserved! Around 12pm we headed to the main square again and we had a nice polish beer in one of the many different cafes! And by the way, I got my new patch! Hahahah soon I will have to get a new jaket, as I already have two of them full with patches!
Around 2pm we decided to go for luch, so we checked my lonely planet.
After lunch we looked for another restaurant Lonely Planet recommended to have some typical polish food at night! It was quite difficult to find it but finally a very nice polish couple helped us. It was closed for a long time! We got to where it was supposed to be and the place was totally abandoned! Funny thing, as the Lonely planet was Publisher in May of last year.
We kept on with our itinerary and we visited everything there was to see in the Old Town until it was time to go for dinner!. As I had to chose something original I read in the guide that there was a restaurant with a DJ playing chillout music and nice sofas. What a nice choice! Let´s give the best store for it!hhahahh the food was amazing, the price was good and the music really nice. It was quite loud but you could hear each other perfectly well.
Tomorrow is my last day in Warsaw as I am leaving at 2:30pm.
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