Favorite thing: Walk down the main drag that runs from the Royal Castle all the way down to Lazienki Park and beyond. This street is called different names at different points, but the section that's pictured in my photo above is called Nowy Swiat. Here, it's all fancy shops and cafes. A little farther north, it's lined with bookshops and student hangouts as it runs past the university. And a little farther south, it's Embassy Row. All in all, a great place to get a feeling for 19th-century Central European style and society.
I loved walking through Old Town Warsaw. I would love to take my friends there and just walk around for a day. The restaurants, the history, the peacefulness just draws me in. I think it's important to walk and take the subway like the locals of Warsaw. So much of the city can be soaked up by getting lost among locals, city streets, and the public transportaion systems. It's kind of miserable when you actually are lost and can't speak the language to get you back on track. But in retrospect, that misery and unconfortable feeling was so awesome and memorable. You must learn from your travels--positives and negatives.
Fondest memory: Random people were just minding their own business. People were nice and helpful and seemed positive and happy. They seemed like they enjoyed their lives--it's impressive to me. People take that quality for granted.
Favorite thing: We took the tram (number 7) to the end of the line - just to see what Warszaw was like in the outer areas. There was nice average people, living thier lives in the suburb. We managed to get away from all the commersal stores and found the real Poland.
One of my favorite things on sunny days or warm evenings downtown, after relaxing wandering around its streets, is to sit down and have my favorite mocca in Mercer's Gourmet Coffee at 25 Nowy Swiat Str.
In case you are tired of walking or just feel thristy on your way from Lazienki Garden to the Old Town don't hasitate to stop in the middle and have a sit in Mercer's for their wide selection of coffees, fruit shakes or their smoothies as they call it.
They are open daily from 7AM to 11PM.
Favorite thing: Natolin is where I live. It's one of Warsaw's 'bedrooms'. New apartments here are quite expensive. And who says that blocks of flats and their surroundings cannot look nice?!
Down-town of Warszaw is very very GREAT.
Fondest memory: I like to be in centre of Warszaw and see huge buildings, many people and traffic.
Favorite thing: Of course this map is very small and very general and it won't help you when you are in Warsaw, but can give you some view on the main streets here.
Fondest memory: ....hhhmmm, looking at the car coming down from the tall building....or is the car just hanging there...?