Day 1: Landing at F. Chopin Airport

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Sunrays through the clouds

The flight was a pleasant one and pretty fast. Within one hour and 30 minutes, the plane (at 3:20pm) landed on F. Chopin Airport. The taxiing took some 10 minutes, before we stopped near the gate. I got off the plane and onto the bus that took me to the arrival hall. Then I headed to the baggage area to collect my suitcase. Since I had to wait, I exchanged euros for zlotych. Eventually my suitcase came and I went through customs. Since Poland is also a 'Schengen' country, I didn't had to view my passport, but it also meant I got no stamps.

I took a taxi to Warsaw, which is under 10 kilometers from the airport. But the ride took well over 40 minutes, because of the traffic going into the city.

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Eventually I got to my hotel, the Metropol Hotel. I paid for the ride and went into the hotel. I got my room key and took the elevator to the 7th floor for room 716. The room was nice, with a view on the busiest intersection of Warsaw, or so it seemed.

I went to the toilet, freshened up and studied the map of what to see and do and more importantly, where to eat! I decided to go for a japanese dinner, as I really was hungry for that. So, I wrote the address down, went out of the hotel and begin searching for the restaurant. I checked for the numbers on the buildings, but they were either too small to see from a distance, hidden behind something or not ont he building. So, I took a gamble if I would go left or right and of course when I choose to go left, I gambled wrong.

So, I had to turn around and walked into the right direction.

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But the more I walked, the further the restaurant seemed to be. Eventually I gave up and decided to have a chinese meal instead. The meal was really good and also very fast cooked. It was a wok style restaurant, the only difference was that the food was cooked and then brought to your table. And the food was already cooked it seems, as only 1 minute after I had ordered everything, the waiter came back with my meal.

After the dinner, I walked around the area of my hotel a bit, before I returned to my room. I was pretty tired from a long day and watched some tv on the bed, before I closed the door of my french balcony to block most traffic noises from outside and fell asleep on a very soft bed.

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Sunrays through the clouds
Sunrays through the clouds
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Warsaw
Warsaw suburbs
Warsaw suburbs
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Warsaw
Shadow of the plane
Shadow of the plane
Touching the ground
Touching the ground
F. Chopin Airport
F. Chopin Airport
My room
My room
My bathroom
My bathroom
Panoramic view from my room by day
Panoramic view from my room by day
Rondo Dmowskiego by day
Rondo Dmowskiego by day
Rondo Dmowskiego by day
Rondo Dmowskiego by day
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Palace of Culture and Science by …
Palace of Culture and Science by n…
Palace of Culture and Science by …
Rondo Dmowskiego by night
Rondo Dmowskiego by night
Panoramic view from my room by nig…
Panoramic view from my room by ni…
Rondo Dmowskiego by night
Rondo Dmowskiego by night
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