Before anything the keyword of Warsaw was “Kurwa”. Anywhere I would hear that! Why did I learned to curse in every friends language?
Ok, first day Łazienki Park. Squirrels all around and the beautiful Lazienki palace. By surprised caught the Korean festival.
Second, paid a visit to the Palace of Culture and Science
(a Ghotam city look-a-liked building offered by the Soviets), and guess what? Thailand Expo inside! With a China Expo billboard for next week, I really felt an Asian calling. Also visited the Warsaw Citadel that day.
Third was the nerdy visit to the train museum. Forth was a night visit to the old town and the main building of the city. Beautiful looking night view.
What to say about Warsaw?
Warsaw is that young girl you see with a lot of makeup and accessories trying to look older. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful city. However, after you know that what you are seeing is just a recreation of what once was there before the war, it doesn’t look so beautiful anymore. But the history of the fight of the Polish people against Nazi occupation is a touching one.
Two days to rest. And Krakow next.
The cute Krakow
From the hostel beautiful night view to the Basilica tower. The same tower that every hour would do a bugle call (check how it sounds). A funny sound for such a beautiful basilica on the inside. One of the most beautiful I’ve seen.
An old nice market goes across the town hall. Nice wooden carved chess sets and other unique items. A beautiful old town and so much to see. Would’ve staid one or two days more.
Last, the Wawel Castle. So peaceful. The gardens are really a joy to walk on, and the view of different styles in the same spot, it doesn’t look like what I would normally call a castle, but still.
All in all, I believe that they should have never changed the capital of Poland from Krakow to Warsaw. I believe Krakow has so much more to give.
Funny note: That women with the pink thingy on her hand was a funny moment for me. She’s probably a guide, and she would wave that thing around like crazy. A good laugh just for that.