People who heard I was going to Poland told me not to bother with Warsaw. No one I talked to liked it, but I can't figure out why. From the moment I arrived until the moment I boarded the airport bus the next morning, I saw great sights, had great food, and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Stepping out of the train station, I caught sight of the Palace of Art and Culture, an impressive building that dominates Warsaw skyline. I read that it was a gift from Stalin, and perhaps for that reason, and because it somewhat resembles an ornate wedding cake, many Poles don't like it. From the train station, it's an easy walk to Nowy Swiat, a busy street with shops, cafes and bars, up Ul. krakowski Przedmie...Read More