After surprising my Mum with a mystery trip for her birthday and landing in Warsaw, I thought I’d talk about my weekend there with you guys! we both decided to not be intense on this trip and go with the flow. As it was her birthday, she was in charge, so who was I to argue?
Both of us had never been to any part of Poland before and admittedly, it wasn’t on my radar. I’d heard Warsaw is a bit like a “lads on tour” kind of town and only good for big nights out, which of course, doesn’t appeal to my style of travel! Happily though, I can confirm that it is not like that at all and I am eating my words! We both had a really great time!
We spent a lot of time walking around and finding ourselves circling back in Old town. There was lots of unique shops that we found ourselves in and trying lots of Polish cuisine! We even ended up on a local food tour which we both enjoyed.
Our favourite spot was the Old Town Market Square. Destroyed in WW2, Warsaw’s beautiful multi coloured buildings were rebuild to perfection and is now a protected UNESCO site. You wouldn’t be able to tell they were rebuilt at all and I was shocked to find this out.
Also in The Square is a pretty Mermaid statue that gives Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid a run for her money! Originally placed in The Square in 1855, she has been moved around to different locations a fair bit in the past, but finally in 2000 she settled to where she is now. The Square is also a really good place to watch artists paint, pick up a little trinket or even just people watch.
That concludes our trip to Warsaw! I think the pictures do a lot of talking here.
Have you ever been to Warsaw? Is there anything that I missed? Let me know!