When we visited Warsaw for Easter weekend in March/April 2013, we decided that the train would be the most convenient and cost effective way of travelling from Chopin Airport to the centre of the... more
Normal fare on public transport in Warsaw, no matter if you travel by bus, tram or the underground is, after the recent price rises, 4.40 PLN.
If you get the ticket directly from the driver, the fare... more
Any taxi, and:
1. You should NOT reply to all those "mafia taxi" hunters, in the arrivals hall, offering their services.
2. You exit the hall to the lane outsied and take any taxi with name of the... more
My recommendation for a visitor is to walk on foot (the Old Town and the Royal Way) and use either city transportation (bus, tram, metro - 1 line only) or taxis (door to door transportation, more... more
Warsaw has an extensive tram network, which is part of the public transportation system. Trams are usually much quicker than buses and operate between 5:00 h and 23:00 h on working days.
Tickets are... more
Contrary to most other East European cities, Warsaw opened its Metro after democracy came to Poland. The Metro currently consists of one line running from north to south (15 stations). The first part... more
Warsaw Okecie (a.k.a. Fryderyk Chopin Airport) is located about 10 km outside of the city centre. The main terminal offers all amenities of a modern airport. Most budget flights use the small Etiuda... more
Horsecarriage, well not exactly, it says "OMNIBUS" on it (isn't an omnibus a collection of stories?)...but it does have a horse and it does have a carriage of sorts. Now I think this is a totally cool... more
I don't know why would any tourist want to rent a car in Warsaw, unless it is the base and starting point for driving outside the city. The parking issue in the center or the old town area is a real... more
Warsaw is the only city in Poland where I recommend to use guarded parking lots. Why? Well, maybe I am wrong now. I've seen motorcycles from the Netherlands with luggage outside parked on a street by... more
This page is dedicated to the memory of great Polish poet, guitarist, singer and my great friend, Jacek Kaczmarski who has always been an inspiration to me...
More in travelogue: Tribute to Jacek......
Born and bred in Warsaw, I find it hard to see it with the eyes of a tourist. When I joined VT I tried to find some photographs of my city in our albums and, apart from the view from my window, which...
From August 20-September 4, 2004 I participated in a Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip to Poland to help build a six-unit apartment complex for families who could not otherwise afford decent......
It`s quite hard to do a page on the city you were born and raised in. It`s like you know everything about that place, but it`s not easy to put it into words, because you think a lot of stuff is just...