Another trip to Warsaw? Don’t mind if I do!
So today I booked trip number five (and the third this year) to my favourite city in all of Europe – Warsaw, Poland.
I was going to explore somewhere new on my own but with overnight trips to Poznań, Wrocław, Szczecin and Łódź costing in excess of £130, the idea was soon knocked on the head. With all flights operated by Ryanair and the frankly horrendous Wizzair, what should have been an enjoyable overnight break would surely have been anything but.
Now I am taking my mum along for the ride, staying in a great hotel (the 5* Regent Warsaw) and flying with a good airline (British Airways). Two nights with breakfast and the cost per person is only a little bit more than the low cost breaks looked at previously.
It was my sister, Emma, that introduced me to Warsaw during the August 2015 bank holiday weekend. It was my 30th birthday present, and, if I am honest, I sort of asked myself “why Warsaw?” when she told me, but I went, had a great time, and now I can’t stop going back. I returned in December, February and September.
Whilst not a first choice of city break destination for many, Warsaw has so much to offer. It’s not only very cheap to get there (British Airways offers flights and two nights hotel accommodation for as little as £100 per person) but it’s very cheap when you get there, the food is out of this world (and wonderfully stodgy) and there is an awful lot to see and do. Warsaw has the most fascinating history – especially going back to World War II – and it’s something that must be seen. There are lots of remnants of the Holocaust across the city, whether some of the last remaining ghetto buildings or a piece of the ghetto wall. In addition, there are some great museums in the city, including POLIN (the Museum of the History of Polish Jews) and the Warsaw Uprising Museum.
So here’s hoping for another great time in Warsaw. If one thing is for sure, it won’t be my last visit!
You can keep up with my trip on Instagram.