Poland is somewhere I have always wanted to go, so when I saw that Ryanair were offering cheap flights to Warsaw I decided that I would book them. I first had to get Jamie to come with me (since I knew she would enjoy the history of Warsaw too). This was not a feat that was easy to accomplish. It took the best part of a week for her to agree to come with me.
I booked the flights and the hotel and the car hire. The hotel was pretty rubbish – it was in a high rise apartment block (which we are fine with when the flat is clean and has all the necessary linens provided) almost in the centre of town (this was the best bit since it was pretty central to everything).
Our fly in days usually go along the lines of Jamie having a post flight/post headache nap and me off out exploring. Warsaw was no exception. I decided that I would head out on the tram to find one of the Christmas markets it suggested (It wasn’t a very good one – a few stalls on a street corner)
I decided to head to a supermarket too so we could have some dinner. Poland is REALLY cheap. I got some crisps, water, milk, cereal, bread, cheese, butter, chocolate and pop for 38 złoty – which was about £6. To buy this in the UK, you would spend that amount on cheese and cereal alone!
This is a statue to commemorate the Polish/American hero, General Tadeusz Kościuszko.
It is situated in front of the former Lubomirski Palace.
You can read more about it here
I headed back to the flat so we could have our dinner and chill for the evening.
We decided that heading out to Krakow was probably not the best idea so we made alternative plans.
We decided that on day one we would do the sightseeing tour and head to the old town.
We decided (after speaking with tourist information) on day two we would head out to visit Chopin’s house and then head off to Treblinka.
We decided on day three we would visit the Nożyk Synagogue, Warsaw Uprising Museum and the Old Town before heading off to the airport to come home.