AKA Warsaw, Poland. Again, another name the English Language has completely altered. Especially because in Polish the “W” is pronounced like a “V.” So it’s supposed to sound like this. “Var-sava.” But I digress.
Two friends and I rose at 4:30 in the AM (though I was the only one who was smart enough to go to bed at 10:30 the night before, they had boy interests keep them up far too late, but I suppose that’s a good reason then). We flew into Warsaw and struggled with directions, but not as bad as Germany. Out hostel was right off the main road Krakowskie Przedmiescie by a statue of our good friend Copernicus. We were a little sketched out by the looks of it at first, but it turned out to be a very safe and secure hostel. We had our own room and loved it, quite comfortable.
Most of the city of Warsaw was destroyed by the Nazis, but it was expertly rebuilt in the old fashion. The result is that everything is very bright. Thought the buildings are very new, they were built to look old, but the paint is still relatively fresh and vibrant.
The Royal Palace – rebuilt after the war
The John Paul II Museum
The Main Square in Old Town – Stare Miasto
The Old Jewish Ghetto
The Warsaw Uprising Monument