woensdag 18 februari 2015

Warsaw - part 2

Hello beautiful people!

On Sunday I already told you about the first part of my exchange project in Warsaw. Today, I am going to tell you about the second part.

Saturday was my favourite day of the whole trip. First, we went to the old town, where we had some kind of photo search. The old town is such a wonderful place! The buildings are lower than in the centrum of Warsaw and it is much more colourful! It was super cold, so we went for a hot chocolate in E. Wedel, a Polish chocolate shop. Normally, I am not a big fan of hot chocolate, but this one was delicious! 
While we were walking around in the old town I saw a strange bench. Distributed accross Warsaw are a few 'Chopin benches'. If you press the button on the bench, a song of Chopin starts playing. Such a nice idea!
After we went home to change for some warmer clothes, we went to a forest. There we first had a sleigh ride with horses through the forest and after that there was a bonfire. Everything was very cosy and nice. Some people were playing in the snow, some were eating, some were just talking. I think everyone was having a great time. (Except for that one guy in my class who then broke his nose...)
When we came home I had a conversation with Jula and her family and I learned some more about laws in Poland. It is very sad, but in Poland euthanasia, abortion and gay marriage are not allowed. Gay people are not even allowed to adopt a child... That chocked me a little bit. I knew that there were countries where this was happening, but it surprised me that Poland is one of them.

We slept quite long on Sunday (which was something I really needed.) We went to a big shopping centre, where we met some other people from the exchange. After that we went home again and watched some episodes of the first season of American Horror Story.

First, we went to a museum about the history of Polish Jews. It was a new museum and I found it very interesting. Then we were free for the rest of the day, so we went back to the shopping centre. My friend took me to Pull&Bear, where I had never been before (even though we have it in Belgium), and there I bought a very nice burgundy jumper that says 'Nobody asked you'.
In the evening we ate some typical Polish food: pierogi and something else that I forgot the name of. The food was very nice. The pierogi was so much better than the one we had in school on Wednesday! (luckily)
After dinner, we finished watching the first season of American Horror Story (yes, we watched the whole season in two days. haha)
Tuesday already the last day :(
Normally, we were going to the palace of culture, because it is a heigh building and you have a great view if you go to the top. However, there was too much fog, so there was no point in going there. Instead we walked to a park where the summer palace of the last king of Poland is. We also saw a statue of Chopin and a bunch of squirrels. The strange thing is that the squirrels were not afraid at all. When you try to get closer to a squirrel in Belgium, it runs away from you as quick as possible. In that park we could get very close to the squirrels, because normally people feed them there. After lunch we had a little bit of time left, so we went to Reserved, a shop with such nice clothing. Sadly, it is a Polish shop that we do not have in Belgium :( If you ever go to Poland and you like shopping, you really should go to Reserved.
After that it was already time to say goodbye. The time had gone so fast!

Me an Jula in the park
I had an amazing time in Warsaw and I am really going to miss Jula! (I already do.) I plan to go back to Poland in a few years.
If you are looking for a holiday destination, than I really recommend Warsaw. It may not be the first place that you had in mind and it may not sound that nice, but I promise you: it is an amazing city!
Have you ever been to Poland?

Have a wonderful day,
Hanne .x

(again, these pictures are not mine but my friend's.)

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Unfortunately, I've never been to Poland, but it looks amazing!

  2. Ooo, het ziet er echt uit alsof je een waanzinnig leuke tijd hebt gehad. Ik snap heel goed dat je Jula heel erg gaat missen. Hopelijk lukt het jullie om contact te houden. Dat gun ik jullie echt!

    1. Ja, het was echt een geweldige tijd! En bedankt, ik hoop het ook :)