it’s been a while, right? i haven’t uploaded any travel posts in the longest time (for reasons extremely evident lmao) but i was clearing my phone recently and thought it would be nice to write about my trip to poland from jan 2020! can you believe it’s almost been two years since i’ve travelled out of country? ??
we spent a few days in warsaw and kraków, so to start, here’s a rundown of our trip to the capital! it’s really so beautiful in winter.
we arrived in the afternoon and decided to have a walk around. we went by the presidential palace; walked through the royal castle garden; and wandered through the old town, seeing the wishing bell too.
the main highlight, however, was going up the spire of st anne’s church – there was such a wonderful view of the old town square!
we were a little peckish so we bought a little cone snack and then went to the warsaw barbican, stopping by the little insurgent monument. on our way to dinner, we passed by the warsaw uprising monument.
we went to zapiecek for our first taste of polish food! it was so delicious but man oh man, the portions were ginormous. i ended up having to take the potato dumplings home and had them for lunch the next day.
our second day was really a tour around warsaw’s museums!
my favourite museum visit was the neon museum though. it was so cool seeing all the different signs, both text and images, and it was my first time ever visiting a museum like that!
we bought lunch from a small food stall in the old town and had these delicious sandwiches that were like a cross between a pizza and a hotdog!
we ended our evening at the museum of chopin, which was such a sensory experience. there were these pods that you could sit in and you could choose which chopin piece you wanted playing from the surround sound speakers. there was also a room which had chopin’s scores in drawers and when you pulled each drawer open, the music would start playing! so cool!!
we had dinner at bar mleczny, which is an example of one of poland’s famous “milk bars”. during the communist era, they were cafeterias that provided government-subsidised food and even now, the food is still so cheap!
our train to kraków was at 1:30pm so we decided to spend our entire morning in the Royal Baths Park.
then we were off to kraków! (you can read about that trip here)