Sigismung III Vasa column
Well, my vacation is almost over. I´m waiting to go to the airport for my flight back to Thailand. Warsaw was a good last stop. I was a little too tired to try out the night life, but I walked around the city today to see the Old Town and surrounding areas. My hostel was about a 30 minute walk south by southwest away from Old Town so it afforded a good opportunity to see some stuff along the walk there. Again the old town was your typical little European enclave which is a good thing. Being Sunday, there were alot of people just getting out of church and people just hanging out. I really liked the Monument to the Warsaw Uprising. The figures kind of reminded me of the Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC. The Saxon Gardens was a nice little park. The highlight of the place is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Just like the one in the US, it is constantly guarded by soldiers. I missed the big changing of the guard at noon, but saw the one an hour later. After walking around, I had a nice little Polish plate of perogi (sp?) with some homemade beer at a microbrewery. That was a perfect way to finish off my stay in Poland. Well, it´s back to work and I am going to miss not having a schedule.