Back to the airport!
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I'm off to meet up with my sister in Amsterdam and spend a few days with her, exploring Amsterdam, Delft and The Hague. This is going to be a great weekend! We don't get to see each other very often, so when we do it's a p a r t y!!
This is starting out well. The new terminal has finally opened and this is the fist time I've departed from it. OK, it's not such an important detail, but I'm excited about it because I've seen this completed building sit here unused for over a year. Now that it's in use, I'm happy for the city and the travelers whose journeys bring them here - it is a great improvement. Bright, new, clean and much more capacity to handle the thousands of people who come through the Warsaw airport every day.
Another great thing - from my point of view - is that finally we can travel throughout the EC, from Poland, without having to stand in passport control and immigration lines! On the other hand, I'm sorry if this "improvement" has cost people their jobs.
I realized I didn't have enough cash for a taxi last night when I was going to sleep. Good thing I have a jar full of spare change! I was able to scrounge up enough to make it to the airport without having to drop by an ATM along the way. By the way, if you're ever taking a taxi from the center of Warsaw to the airport, it shouldn't cost you more than 35 to 40 PLN. And when you arrive here there are really convenient buses that take you to the center of town for extremely cheap or taxis - but be sure to get the taxi outside, in the taxi line, once you've left the terminal. If you take one from one of the guys who will undoubtedly approach you in the terminal you're going to pay way too much!
So, the new terminal was nice, everything went smoothly, and now I'm sitting on the flight to Amsterdam. Once I get there I'll take a train to The Hague where my sister is waiting for me.