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Old January 17th, 2012, 08:18 AM   #1
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My trip to Warsaw - Poland

I was in Warsaw for 3 days in December as part of my round the world trip.
The first thing that surprised me was the lack of snow and the very mild temperature of 0 C which was very unusual for mid December

I arrived around 6am on a direct flight from Hanoi with LOT Polish Airlines which uses charter planes for some of its destinations. On this occasion it used a plane from the Ukrainian airline aerosvit. The flight in itself was nice and smooth as we arrived early and I had the whole row of seats to myself, however travelling on a very old plane there was no entertainment system so that kind of sucked as the flight was 10 hours long.

At the airport I got ripped off from the currency exchange lady as she gave me an exchange rate of $ 1 AUD = 2.5 Zloty when the official rate was 1 = 3.5 so I am pretty sure she ripped me off big time

I stayed in a lovely private apartment in the old town for a great price of 60 euros per night. The old town is the most beautiful part of Warsaw and I spent most of my time there, as you might all know Warsaw was completely destroyed during world war 2 so outside of the rebuilt old town there isn't much in terms of historic significance apart from a few palaces and park.

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Warsaw old town by Piero Damiani (back home), on Flickr

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Warsaw old town by Piero Damiani (back home), on Flickr

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Warsaw old town by Piero Damiani (back home), on Flickr

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Warsaw old town by Piero Damiani (back home), on Flickr

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Duval apartments by Piero Damiani (back home), on Flickr

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Warsaw old town by Piero Damiani (back home), on Flickr

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Warsaw old town by Piero Damiani (back home), on Flickr

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Warsaw old town by Piero Damiani (back home), on Flickr

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Warsaw old town by Piero Damiani (back home), on Flickr

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Warsaw old town at night by Piero Damiani (back home), on Flickr

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An old tram in Warsaw by Piero Damiani (back home), on Flickr

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Old January 17th, 2012, 08:38 AM   #2
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Very beautiful and interesting photos from the old parts of Warsaw Thanks for sharing, my friend and God speed on the rest of your world trip
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Old January 17th, 2012, 09:46 AM   #3
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splendid new photos of Warsaw.....thanks for sharing.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #4
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Indeed; those photos from Warsaw are very nice
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Old January 17th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #5
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Nice shots from Warsaw.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 12:53 PM   #6
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No socrealism or commieblocks on your photos? I thought as a communist you like this stuff

Anyway there are some more historic areas in Warsaw but they are not tourist oriented, some of them are quite gritty like Praga district: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=863712
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Glad you had a good time and all the best on your world tour. As illuminat indicated there are other historic districts (ochota, mokotow, mid-town south/srodmiescie poludniowe, zoliborz and of course the parks - saski, krasinski, lazienki and wilanow) and pockets of old warsaw here and there (Grzybowska Square). nice to see an interior of one of these rebuilt kamienice on the stary rynek, can I ask what address the apartment was under? thanks
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Old January 17th, 2012, 11:23 PM   #8
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No socrealism or commieblocks on your photos? I thought as a communist you like this stuff

Anyway there are some more historic areas in Warsaw but they are not tourist oriented, some of them are quite gritty like Praga district: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=863712
I did walk to the Praga district one afternoon, but once I got there I saw that there was a lot of construction/demolition going on so I just had lunch and walked back to the old town

I was only in Warsaw for 2 days so I didn't have a lot of time to visit more place.
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I did walk to the Praga district one afternoon, but once I got there I saw that there was a lot of construction/demolition going on so I just had lunch and walked back to the old town

I was only in Warsaw for 2 days so I didn't have a lot of time to visit more place.
There's much more in Warsaw then the old town but I hope you enjoyed the stay
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Your pics are quite artistic. Very nice. I was in Warsaw this summer and I enjoyed the vibe of the city. I hope you went on the Royal Route, which is one of the nicest streets in Europe. And I hope you visited the famous park in Warsaw But I understand, you only had 2 days. By the way, was it hard scoring a room for 60 euros a night in the Old Town? Sounds like a great deal.
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Great u liked it here. But next time do never exchange currency at the airport, they are all jerks and rip you always off. they know - every one coming needs cash, so they do whatever they want. All you need it's just few dollars to exchange there - to get the ticket to the city center or pay for the cab - here in town at every exchange point you will be served fair - no rips off.
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Glad you had a good time and all the best on your world tour. As illuminat indicated there are other historic districts (ochota, mokotow, mid-town south/srodmiescie poludniowe, zoliborz and of course the parks - saski, krasinski, lazienki and wilanow) and pockets of old warsaw here and there (Grzybowska Square). nice to see an interior of one of these rebuilt kamienice on the stary rynek, can I ask what address the apartment was under? thanks
The address of the place where I stayed is Nowomiejska 10
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Your pics are quite artistic. Very nice. I was in Warsaw this summer and I enjoyed the vibe of the city. I hope you went on the Royal Route, which is one of the nicest streets in Europe. And I hope you visited the famous park in Warsaw But I understand, you only had 2 days. By the way, was it hard scoring a room for 60 euros a night in the Old Town? Sounds like a great deal.
Oh it wasn't hard getting a room for that price since most people usually don't know that up until the 18-19 December it is still considered low season so there are not many tourists around yet
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Great u liked it here. But next time do never exchange currency at the airport, they are all jerks and rip you always off. they know - every one coming needs cash, so they do whatever they want. All you need it's just few dollars to exchange there - to get the ticket to the city center or pay for the cab - here in town at every exchange point you will be served fair - no rips off.
Oh don't worry, I kept the receipt from that transaction which has the name of the bitch who ripped me off and the name of the company so once I upload that on trip advisor their days are counted
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Very nice photos. . Thx for sharing.
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The address of the place where I stayed is Nowomiejska 10
Lucky you, you had the privilege of staying in one of the few original kamienice in the old town that survived wwII virtually intact. the building is from 1508, it underwent changes and additions over the years, the interior is original from the 17th century.
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Very nice and interesting place
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Old January 21st, 2012, 02:02 AM   #19
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Excellent pictures Piero. I hope you can post some more.
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Amazing city. Amazing pix. Thanx!
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