06.10.2015 - 08.10.2015
Warsaw, what a surprise.
We had 36 hours in this city. Like much of Europe, and especially the countries I’ve passed through, it’s hard to escape the past here. We visited the Uprising Museum, which documented how the people of Warsaw fought against the Germans in 1945 in a bid to win back their city. During WWII, Poland was divided and occupied by the Soviets and the Germans. It’s estimated that during WWII, 72 million people were killed. Poland suffered a loss of 6 million casualties between the malnutrition, concentration camps and extermination. 90% of Polish Jews were killed. 90 per cent.
The city of Warsaw itself was completely destroyed in 1945 between the war and uprising of the locals. However, when rebuilding the city, it was constructed in much the same styles and architecture to represent what it looked like before the war.
Today, the city has a very modern vibe. It's colorful and trendy, full of vegan restaurants, thrift shops and local designers.
Partaking in local delicacies: pierogies. We tried the meat and cabbage accompanied by sour cream, and strawberry pierogies with sweet cream. I passed on the delicious sounding beverage.
The nightlife in this city was just ok. But the company makes a difference, and we had such an epic night out, we were asked to keep quiet in two different establishments. Success.