I’ve been to Krakow several times and really liked it. However, my best memories of Poland are from the time we went to Warsaw.
Sadly, some people thought this peace rainbow was promoting Gay Pride and destroyed it. Stupidity is why we can’t have nice things anymore.
Walking around, we also saw this public display of people still living who participated in or witnessed the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
The next morning, we set off to walk around the city, and walk we did.
We next walked to the site where Jews from the ghetto were forced onto trains headed to the concentration camps. The memorial is built in the shape of a boxcar.
More walking around the city and saw this memorial in a park.
From here, we walked through the heart of the city and past the old National Theatre. Across the street, there are some cool memorials to uprising soldiers.
With the anniversary of the uprising approaching, the flowers + equipment for festivities being set up made for a strange combination with the memorials.
From here, we walked into the heart of the old city, passing the fortifications and a memorial all the child victims of wars.
Then through the middle of the city at the start of sunset.
That night, we went to a hardcore show for the American band Backtrack. We tried to tell them we’d come all the way to Poland just to see them play, but they clearly didn’t believe us. It was one of those shows where it’s so hot that perspiration drips from the ceiling onto your head. Ew.
The next morning, we walked around a bit before going to the park.
There’s a memorial to the war dead and those who died in the ghetto. At the moment we were walking by, the Ambassador of Uruguay arrived to lay a wreath at the memorial. We watched the big to-do before walking around in the park.
I highly recommend 2 great places for vegan food in Warsaw: Krowarzywa (all vegan burger joint) & Vege Miasto (sit-down restaurant with killer desserts). We went to lunch at the second on this day and then walked around to burn off calories before the 1st for dinner. On some days, there’s even a vegan ice cream cart next to Krowarzywa.
That night, we did some more walking around for our last night in town.
The next morning, we spent a few hours at the Uprising museum before leaving Warsaw. It was intense.
Warsaw is an awesome city. I recommend it to anyone.This entry was posted in Europe, Poland, Warsaw