Poland: When I saw Warsaw

As I'll be travelling quite a bit in the next year I wanted to share my travels here on a blog a bit more. It's not often that someone has Poland on their places to visit but if your looking for an inexpensive getaway to a city where you can explore and just have a good time with friends then definitely check out Warsaw. I was surprised last February to a quick getaway with my boyfriend and two of my other friends at the time and was completely surprised at how much I loved it there. There isn't a vast amount of things to do, but its just one of those places that is completely different to your own that you sort of are intrigued by it all. It just meant that we were able to explore without any set direction and found some cool places along the way. 

Where to Stay
If you've never used Airbnb before, please do yourself the kind favour, and do. It's a site where people rent out their flat's or apartments for half the cost of staying at hotels, and is much better in my opinion. The homes have much more character and it is a worthwhile experience. We stayed at this place here which as you can see above, and has the most amazing living room ever. I wouldn't mind living in a place like this myself, and for only 17 pounds a night, you'll be living like kings. 
Where to see
If your unsure of where to go in Warsaw then just head directly to Old Town. A lot of it was rebuilt after World War 2 but you can still see the essence of what the town is about. We went during the winter, right after Christmas and the streets were filled with Christmas lights. We spent three hours walking down one road just taking pictures and checking out the bars along the way. There are so many quaint polish bars that are lovely, and will definitely stop you. I wish I could recommend some of the ones that we went to and loved but we had a a bit too drink and it slipped my mind. 

If you want to see the city from the highest point then you can go to the Palace of Culture and Science and head on right to the top.

Where to eat
We ate out at a few restaurants in Poland but nothing was quite as good as Zapiecks, which is a sort of chain in Poland that does amazing food, and the best pork ribs and sauerkraut I've ever had. We nicknamed it "grandmas" because there was always an old lady outside trying to get you in the restaurant. Inviting I know. I'd definitely recommend anyone going to poland to try this place! Oh and don't forget to order their mulled wine with a shot of vodka through it! 
Also, if your very much into history like myself, and want to learn much about Poland itself(which let me tell you has such a vast and complex history) then definitely check out the Polin Museum which documents the history of the Polish Jews.

I've already posted this here on the blog before but I thought I'd share it again so you can have a proper look at how beautiful Poland was. 

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  1. What a fun trip! I have never been to Poland but would love to go!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  2. If I happen to go to Poland, I'll definitely follow your little guide, mainly for the places where to eat!


  3. I've never been to Poland but I have friends who have traveled all around the country and absolutely loved their experiences!



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