A few weeks ago I had to attend an Intensive programme as part of my Masters in Humanitarian Action, and this year it took place in wonderful Warsaw. I think it’s sad and misleading when many people give Warsaw a bad review, opting instead to venture to the neighbouring city of Krakow. Visiting Warsaw might just be the best things you do this year.
This was my 2nd visit to the Polish capital, the first being a surprise birthday weekend with my mate John, and I feel Warsaw is well worth the visit. From cheap eateries, rooftop gardens, the quaintness of the old town which becomes alive with music and party goers every night and all the wonderful cafe’s that line the streets it really is a great place to put on your itinerary! There’s even a lot to do in Warsaw for couples, which I had no clue about!
I found there was an interesting contrast of old Vs new, traditional Vs non traditional; not just between buildings but clearly seen among the local people and even the food. From street corner eateries to stylish cocktail bars, from the palace of culture and science to the modern new football stadium, from old ladies feeding the ducks to young fashionistas strutting their stuff on a Saturday night out on the town, Warsaw is full of history and full of wonderful things to see.
Be sure to seek out the 2 Mermaid statues in the city as the Mermaid or Syrenka is the “Symbol of Warsaw”, and is in many old myths and legends about the city.