Brian & Katherine's Trans Mongolian trip 2013 travel blog

Warsaw train station.

The Palace of Science & Culture (I kid you not) across the...

The view down "The Royal Way".

On the wall of the old town.

The main gate into the old town.

Views in the old town.

The Royal Park.

The Palace on the Water in the Royal Park.

Outside the Chopin Museum.

Another view of the Chopin Museum.

We got up late as we were tired from the previous days travel from Vilnius. The hotel was full and it seemed like everyone else was also having a late breakfast, the restaurant was packed. It may also have had something to do with the quality of food. The breakfast was great, probably the best we've experienced so far. Good cooked breakfast ingredients (egg, sausage, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, hash browns etc), great selection of cold meats and cheeses, lovely selection of breads, nice fresh fruit, danish pastries and more. And of course, champagne. We could have stayed there all day.

Unfortunately they kicked us out so we had to go sightseeing instead. We wandered off to the old town. It was very nice. Quite incredible really how they have rebuilt it after the devastation inflicted upon it during the second world war. They have a great display at the Royal Castle highlighting the extent of the destruction inflicted upon the city. It was basically razed to the ground. To see how they have rebuilt it is amazing.

The second day we spent around Lazienki Park (the Royal Park), location of the summer residence of the last king of Poland, and some of the other museums and churches around Warsaw. All in all, a quiet and relaxing day.

It's been a good opportunity to relax and recharge the batteries. It gets very tiring being on the go all the time, working out where to go and what to see, looking for places to eat, both lunch and dinner etc. So, we've taken it easy these past two days and not done too much.

We're both starting to miss the comforts of home however and all those little things you take for granted. Simple things, like putting your feet up and having a cup of tea. Like watching a game of football on the telly and falling asleep on the lounge. Just pottering around the house and doing nothing for the day.

Having to go sightseeing and/or travelling everyday for over eight weeks can become really tiring you know! It's harder than being at work! At this stage we are really looking forward to a week of doing absolutely NOTHING in Wexford in the not too distant future.

Anyway, we took the opportunity to book tickets to Krakow so we know where our immediate future lies. After that, we're still not sure how/where the journey goes. We know where we'll end up, just not sure how we'll get there.

Until then, take care and have fun.


Brian & Katherine

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