Warsaw – last day in the city

This will be the last entry about Warsaw, last day there, trying to discover as much as possible and keep up with the pressing summer temperatures. But, first things first, breakfast.

I was telling you about the popular transportation methods.

Poland also has cats, did you imagine? I believe one cat photo per trip is mandatory.

No airport photo, no good-bye, just a couple of hippies funding their euro-trip by making people smile.

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Warsaw – Update

Warsaw was a place of good photographic spots, as I mentioned we enjoyed the underground a lot. As many have said, it’s an underrated city and full of surprises, along with Berlin, these are places that can be explored for months.

The University Library is one of the unique spots, regarding architecture there are many interesting features but the one thing that makes it a must is the rooftop botanical garden. It’s one of the largest in Europe (aprox. 1ha), it’s free to visit, well take care of and offers a nice view from the main street dome.

The cyber punk-esc feel of the garden add a plus of wonder

Another interesting place in the area is the Copernicus Science Center – it may look like a kids attraction at first look but you can wander through the miracles of physics for hours!

Warsaw’s example of revival and gentrification is Praga, a neighborhood that combines styles, development timelines, ages and functions into one working entity. Although there are places where you might not feel safe at different times, it’s one of the most diverse places I’ve been in.

There would not have been a trip to Warsaw without visiting a local Mleczny and having a menu of the day!

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Warsaw – Continued

Warsaw had plenty to offer and show off, but diversity and pride seemed to be right at home.

Also the place for scooters, bikes and all other two wheels vehicles.

The metro was inspiring, with its colorful stations, cleanliness and different designs. It could be a great backdrop for a photography session.

The Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science reminded us of home, bringing up an instant “Is that the press house?” Well, we were not far from it, being thought out and designed in the same manner, the bigger brother from Poland lays its shadow on the city in pretty much the same way our own does.

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Back to Warsaw

Gdansk was a nice and lovely place, but we had to take our journey forward … or backward to Warsaw. The train ride was nice and cozy but we were eager to reach the great capital.

We put on our nice shirts and went out for some food, met some nice people, gave them a reason to hope for a better life.

BLACK, the correct answer was Black as your ice cream!

Long hot summer days

Warsaw was full of street performers, the music was everywhere, all kinds of new interpretations of Despacito in various intonations and instruments

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Taking over Gdansk – II

I have to say that Gdansk is one of the most photogenic places I’ve been so far, it is the kind of place caught between a tourist spot and a nice little town, it has the moderate influence of both worlds without being ruined by any influence.

The boat rides are a well-known tourist attraction both on and off the vessel. The interiors are a reminder of cheap buffets that used to function in the 90s.

The future shooting place for the Dune series

One of the best Italian places in town! Most accurate experience.

These places are so great, the milk stores of the communist era, reimagined as cheap cantinas, some really cheap and accessible to the low class, others just hip reminders of the hard times.

2018 tourist trap: lit up balloons

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Taking over Gdansk

This was the part of the journey that took us, just like many more before, to Gdansk, a cute little place off the Baltic Sea coast. The trip was long and so were the sunsets in the northern part of Europe, thankfully we were absorbed by the enthusiasm of having comfortable seats.

Good thing the sunrises were early and the days all the sunnier.

The parts of the city that were not reconstructed/ rehabilitated/ beautified looked like haunted buildings that still dwelled in the war era.

The waterfront is continually changing and upgrading.

Lounge chairs are the new park bench in Poland, they work well with summer.

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Visiting Poland – Warsaw – Gdansk

This time we are visiting Poland, first time for me, the trip was fairly long, arrived by plane in Warsaw, then taking the train to Gdansk, figuring out that our languages and customs do not differ all that much.

This was the moment we realized that having the means of public transport from and to the airport with the least of effort makes a city greater by a minimum of 2 points.

Saying hello to the sun, expecting a colder weather from Poland.

The Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science overlooking the city everywhere you go.

To be continued in Gdansk

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