Most of us know what happened in Warszawa between 1939 and 1945, though Hector has heard of someone who asked which side Poland was on during WW2. The rebuilding of the city from piles of rubble is something that this commentator was not around for. Hector first set foot in Warszawa in 1992 by which time the utilitarian delights of the architecture of the Eastern Bloc dominated the skyline, except for…
Kenneth and Hector emerged from what I now know as Centralna to see the Palace of Justice, one of the great carbuncles, it still stands but is slowly being hemmed in by more modernistic high rise commercial properties. There is almost a sense of Central Park being created currently in the Polish Capital. It will be interesting to observe the progress, there will certainly be more visits.
Back in 1992, Kenneth and Hector managed to see the Old Town and the Ghetto Monument before heading on to Krakow. This was achieved in a matter of hours. The Chaps Trip of 2015 – Fahren de Polen, also felt like a whistle-stop tour. Hector has only scratched the surface, but has unearthed some excellent places to find Quality Craft Bier. The Curry ain’t too shabby either.
Modern and efficient, the Warsazwa Metro has two lines which cross at one station. Make sure you have your own map and plan your journey in advance. Whilst there is the inevitable station information on the trains, the stations themselves tend to give nothing away. You’ll have had your map…
The Pubs visited to date:
Piw Paw (ul Floksal)
Piw Paw (Mazowiecka)
Cuda na Kiju