Living in Berlin and being born with a travelling itch, made Poland one of my favourite travel destinations. It is a beautiful country, not far away and you are definitely not financially ruined after your vacation. After seeing Krakow, Poznan, Wroclaw and Szczecin last year, it was more than time to have a look at Poland´s capital Warsaw and once again, we had a lovely trip and I would go back immediately. We booked a train this time and I can not underline enough how much I enjoyed the ride through the countryside (and the free coffees on board the Wars Express).
Like almost all polish cities and towns, Warsaw has a picturesque old town full of colourful houses and rustique restaurants. Yet, it felt so much more cosmopolitan and modern, that I have to say, it might be my favourite place I´ve seen so far in Poland. I loved the contrast between an urban and trendy downtown and a traditional (and more touristy) old town and we spent a lot of time exploring. We visited the viewing platform on top of the Palace of Culture and Science and did a walking tour through the former Jewish ghetto and basically just walked and walked and walked around.
Dress Pull and Bear via Asos / Jacket H and M / Bag Fleamarket / Necklaces Urban Outfitters
We were lucky to stay on Poznanska, a street full of vegan cafés and restaurants and we ate the most delicious things over the course of the four days we spent in Warsaw. My favourite place was further uptown though, just outside the university and was called "Fit and Green". The place was small, yet charming and with a very nice menu and set up. The baked pierogi filled with lentils were an absolute dream and I highly recommend this place, especially as a lunch joint.
We didn´t really go out, but went for beers every evening around Plac Zbawiciela and Plac Konstytucji. The area is generally not swamped with bars or tourists, but you can find plenty of places for a relaxed end of the day.
There are still many places left on my "Poland-to-do" list and I can´t wait to see more of this country. And because I enjoy making little travel videos so much lately, there is one from the trip to Warsaw as well. I hope you like it.