This was my first trip to Poland and I loved it even only stayed in Warsaw. Still regret not having the opportunity to venture out to other parts of the beautiful country due to time constraint but still, it was a great experience to experience a little bit of a country than knowing nothing at all.

Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw, Poland

Arrival at Chopin Int’s Airport

Arrived at Chopin International Airport at 6:16 PM, soon came out of the custom the first thing I was trying to locate was the ATM, could not find one at the arrival hall so had to exchange US$ from the Currency Exchange place, knowing that I was getting ripped off. Got a rate of US$ 1 = Zt 2.75 (whereas the bank / ATM rate was around 3.20). Bought a Bas ticket from the Tourist counter at the arrival hall and headed to Dw Centralny.

Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw, Poland

Hotel Check In

Arrived at Dw Centralny station got off the bus and It was little hard finding my hotel on my own in a country where I am never been, moreover Hotel I was looking for was different than the direction I collected from the internet (my mistake). I realized my hotel was Mercure Grand, not Mercure Centrum, which is two stop from where I got off. Therefore without spending much time just grab a taxi and headed to the correct destination. Lesson learned, even it’s more exciting for me to explore and do things the hard way but in this case, should have taken a taxi straight from the airport to save some time.

The sad part is that even though it was only about 20 – 25 minutes bus ride from the airport but the excitement and adventure cost me the activities I scheduled to do after checking in to my hotel.

View of Warsaw at Night

Palace of Culture and Science
Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw
A view of Warsaw at night
A view of Warsaw at night

Dinner At Zapiecek

Checked in to the hotel, took a shower and could not wait to go out and take a walk. Got a recommendation from a friend not to miss Zapiecek, so stopped by the one within walking distance from the hotel at the corner of Nowy Swiat and Aleje Jerozolimskie (rondo gen. Charles’a de Gaulle’a).

Zapiecek Restaurant in Warsaw
Dinner at Zapiecek Restaurant in Warsaw

Mix grilled Polish Sausages

My order was a local beer and Mix polskich grillowanych kielbas podawanych na cebuli ( Mix grilled Polish sausages). It was a delicious meal, especially sitting open air with cold air blowing and cold beer on the side.

Dinner at Zapiecek Restaurant in Warsaw
Dinner at Zapiecek Restaurant in Warsaw

Nice Walk Through Old Town

After dinner stroll through the famous Krakowskie Przedmieście area and on my way back tried some Polish Lech Premium beer.

Krakowskie Przedmiescle, Warsaw
fter dinner stroll through the famous Krakowskie Przedmiescle area

Where to stay in Warsaw, Poland

Mercure Warszawa Grand, Warsaw

Located in the center of Warsaw, within just a 7-minute drive from the beautiful Old Town Square, Mercure Warszawa Grand offers modern, spacious rooms. All rooms in the Mercure Warszawa Grand are air-conditioned. Extra facilities at the hotel include a steam room, fitness center, and dry cleaning. The hotel is conveniently located nearby many embassies, e.g., the Embassy of the United States of America. Mercure Warszawa Grand is located 0.9 mi from the Łazienki Park, the National Museum, and one of Warsaw’s most famous shopping streets, Nowy Świat. Warszawa Centralna Railway Station is just a 10-minute walk away.

Novotel Warszawa Centrum, Warsaw

Offering panoramic views of Warsaw, the modern-looking Novotel Warszawa Centrum is located in central Warsaw, a 5-minute walk from the Central Railway Station. The hotel serves a varied breakfast. WiFi is offered throughout this 4-star hotel. The rooms also have a work area and armchairs or a sofa. The hotel also offers a Wellness Center with a sauna and a wide choice of fitness equipment. It is located on the top floor, where guests can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Polish capital. Novotel Centrum is located opposite the Palace of Culture and Science. Centrum Metro Station and many bus and tram stops are only steps away.

My Opinion and Last Word

Have you been to Warsaw, Poland? Any cool tips to share?

I loved being in Warsaw, Poland, and want to go back again. I hope my story has motivated you to visit Poland.

Please leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you to improve my knowledge. 

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