Good evening everyone,
Today I really wanted to introduce Warsaw to you and present this article in a way that is a bit different to what I usually do. Those who follow me on Instagram probably saw the stories I posted when we were there and as I already wrote quite a lot of details when posting them and also mainly because I really enjoyed sharing with you guys what we visited and did after each day, I thought it could be a good idea to use those stories as a basis for this article. The aim is to make it easy and interesting to read, without too much text that doesn’t even make you want to read it. As a massive Instagram fan, I know that a picture is worth a 1000 words so here we go (again) for a whole weekend with us in the beautiful city that is the Polish capital.
We left Berlin straight after work and took a Flixbus. I’m not used to taking the bus but for 7 euros each return from Berlin to Warsaw, we thought that was something we couldn’t miss and that if we were not doing it now, in our twenties, we would probably never do it. We left at 8 pm for a 9-hour bus journey. I think your experience on a bus can totally depend on the people you are in the bus with. We were lucky both ways and came prepared with a big blanket and little travel set each containing earplugs, a cushion and a sleeping mask. (It might be really really difficult to sleep without that). That was my first full night in a bus and that was a bit complicated because I couldn’t find a position to sleep and was hearing every noise but in the end I managed to sleep for about 5 hours.
We arrived in Warsaw at 5.00 in the morning and it was freezing cold and pitch black and we couldn’t check in before 12 to our airbnb, so we were just hoping we could just rest a few hours in a random hotel lobby until breakfast started and the sun was up.
After this epic start in Warsaw, we were now feeling way more awake and ready to enjoy our weekend so we headed to the city centre and discovered a really colourful city.
So this is where we had lunch and it’s a bit similar to the markets you can find in Lisbon or in a lot of other capital cities actually, where there is a lot of food stands and bars and you can grab what you want and sit at a table. It’s a really cool place, really fancy and a bit hipster, so it’s obviously a bit more expensive than any other restaurant in Warsaw but for once it’s really cool to see what it looks like and it’S worth for the experience.
We then went for a nice cocktail during the happy hour (between 6 and 7pm -> 2 cocktails for the price of one) at the Mariott hotel : on the 40th floor !
The chain Zapiecek has like 5 different restaurants in Warsaw and it’s pretty much a must-do if you are in Poland for the first time because it’s really famous and typical. It is, like the rest of Warsaw, really cheap. And that was the Saturday complete.
We started the Sunday with a super nice brunch in a little hidden gem called The Pink Lobster which is basically an Instagram paradise. The decoration is awesome, super cosy and retro with beautiful materials and you can have the special breakfast of the house with lobster and a glass of champagne for a bit more than 10 euros. The other, « normal » breakfasts are even cheaper. I would recommend it 100 percent !!
And that is the view that welcomed us up there :
We then headed for a long wander in Lazienki park to get some fresh air.