We took the train to Warsaw from Lodz. We arrive at the hotel. Mark and Jared mind the luggage and Marlis, while Elaine and Lesley check into the Marriott.
Lesley takes a break with Marlis, while Elaine, Jared and Mark go on a 3 hour (scheduled) ride/walk tour of Warsaw. Little did we know how MUCH walking, and that the temperature had dipped to the minus teens (i.e. -19 C. ). While it was a nice tour, it was really cold.
Jared made the call to end the tour early and head to the restaurant for a few drops of warmth. Lesley go lost on the way, but finally made it with Marlis. We had a great time at a restaurant that overlooks the famous Old Town Square in Warsaw.
Warsaw, Poland's capital, stands with pride on the banks of the Vistula River, a beacon of resilience in Central Europe. With roots that stretch back to the 13th century, Warsaw has witnessed the rise and fall of kingdoms, the scars of war, and the triumph of restoration. Its modern skyline tells a story of rebirth, as the city, once razed during World War II, has painstakingly rebuilt its historical core to mirror the grandeur of its past.
Warsaw's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, serves as a living museum of architecture, with the Royal Castle and the colorful Market Square offering a glimpse into the city's former splendor. Meanwhile, the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the poignant POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews convey the depth of Warsaw's more recent struggles and the resilience of its people.
Traverse the Royal Route to encounter palaces and gardens that once hosted monarchs and nobles. Lazienki Park, with its Palace on the Isle and Chopin Monument, is an idyllic retreat in the city's heart.
The city's modern side pulses with life in the business district, crowned by the Palace of Culture and Science. Cafes, galleries, and theaters thrum with the creative energy of a city that's always looking forward.
Embrace the city's vibrant cultural scene, from the classical concerts held in the Fryderyk Chopin Museum to the cutting-edge art showcased in the Zachęta National Gallery of Art.
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