Tag: warsaw

Warszawa Centralna to Chopin Airport

Since I got a cheap Norwegian Airlines flight from Warsaw to Barcelona, today I took the train from Krakow to Warsaw (~US$30) and then the SKM train from Warszawa Centralna to Chopin Airport. Couple of notes: The intercity train from Krakow to Warsaw is pretty basic; for US$20 I could have gone 2nd class, but

Warszawa Old and New

Got to Warszawa yesterday and am leaving for Munich tonight, a quick visit but well w0rth it!  I liked Praha (Prague) a lot but it was a bit overloaded with tourists and unfortunately the typical Czech surly service was getting on my nerves.  Although I will say there were many great service experiences too!   But it’s just the nature of the culture, yes?

Anyways, I only got to see a bit of Warszawa but would definitely recommend coming back.  The people seem much friendlier (both in the tourist areas and on the bus, which I think is an uncommon tourist transport mode here).  The city is an interesting mix of old and new.  First there is the (I think communist era apartment block look, but livened up a bit with some street art):

An apartment block building with some street art, Warsaw, Poland.

An apartment block building with some street art, Warsaw, Poland.

This was about a half mile from the Old Town, which is an interesting place given that it was practically obliterated by the Germans in WWII, but then subsequently recreated in the 1960s.

Old Town Square, Warszawa, Poland.

Old Town Square, Warszawa, Poland.