warsaw

Waffles on the square

Those of you who know me know that carbs are very low on the list of things I eat. But sometimes you just have to have some! And when I do, I make sure it is worth it. There are lots of waffle shops in and around Warsaw Old Town Square, and when I walked past about the 5th waffle shop I realized that this was one of those “I have to have one” moments.

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And it was good…very good. A freshly made waffle covered in fresh cream, chocolates and nuts. I’m glad that the day before I did a 22k run around Warsaw, because I am sure this contained more calories than I burned off on that run!

Monument to the musicians

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This monument remembers the street musicians of Warsaw. Small bands like this one were very popular before World War 2, and today are hardly to be heard. The monument is in the Praga area, across the river from Old Town. Besides the monument, there is not much to see in Praga (at least not that I could find). But it made for a nice loop in one of my Warsaw runs.

If you have a Polish cell phone, you can SMS to 7141 with the text KAPELA and the tune number (from 1 to 100), and the band will play the tune (the track list is on the drum).

Warsaw castle at night

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Warsaw Castle is lit up at night, and the centre of activity in the city. There are lots of restaurants where you can have a meal and a drink, or you can just wonder around the square enjoying the historic architecture.

And of course the predictable trinkets, hustlers and street performer are in abundance. So enjoy the shows, but watch your pockets closely.

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