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Euro Tour – Praga

We were looking for super old areas of Poland – Warsaw comparatively is old however it’s a rebuilt old.
Praga did not disappoint!
Almost every building we saw was or had lost all its balconies due to age.

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When you start researching this place it basically tells you its the city on the wrong side of the tracks in the midst of a revitalization.

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Go – by all means.
Just know this used to be a crime laden area.
It’s fine now, just keep your eyes open. Lol.

So what that does for us is intrigue us more.
We grab a cabbie.
‘Praga?  I take you there, give you a tour then you decide if you want to stay.”

We’re thinking ooo this is going to be good!
We stayed.

It was the first day of school in what is a working class neighborhood.

Back to school Praga

Parents holding the hand of what appeared to be Minion back packs with legs!

Side note:  Every place we went to had wifi, everywhere, no password just here you go.  Awesome.

Did a Trip Advisor search and found a local pub 250 metres away.

Cool Pub Praga Poland

Side note:  Almost every place you go has pierogis – mmmm.
Side side note – I’m starting to look like a pierogi.

Eclectic interior with exposed brick under local traditional inspired artwork walking on Persian Rugs atop more Persian Rugs.

Inside cool pub Praga Poland

There was a backroom that was in complete darkness.  No, not closed.
Just people sitting together in the dark – I don’t know why…

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This area has a cool vibe and a lot of live music venues, worth a revisit down the road for sure.

Praga – you were cool.

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We headed back to Warsaw on the tram.

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Check out this bank.

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Pockmarked with the signs of a battle from another lifetime.
Quiet, daily reminders.

The streets here are immaculate.
Everyone is smoking their faces off yet you are hard pressed to find a cigarette butt or any litter AT ALL.
Crazy.

Looks like when you have all these building from forever ago you at some point, need to do a facelift.

I love the red brick.  Red brick is the equivalent in architecture that the black dress is in fashion.

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That’s starting to go the way side here opting for a cleaner more modern look, but we all know what lies beneath, waiting…

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Euro Tour Day 2 – Warsaw

The first blog post introducing this adventure headlined “Running Like We’re on Fire”.  I stand corrected, it should have read WALKNG like we’re on fire!  Continue reading


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Euro Tour Day 1 Warsaw

Well we left our cell phone on the plane so that was a sucky start but it’s been all up hill from there…

Here’s a snapshot of day 1:

Started  day with falafel and beer, needed grounding after the 9hr flight,  not apologizing that’s just the way we replace our electrluticals (yes a fake remedy to a fake malady).

Service everywhere has been  incredible. For everything. We want to send everyone home so we can always feel like this.

Ummmmm 4 to 1 exchange rate What!!!!

We have been up and down Novy Swiat twice. Basically a 20 min Blvd that takes you through a katrillion open air cafes and restaurants surrounded by castles…seriously!

And we have grazed the day away with:      pierogi, sangria, borscht, knushki, plazci and cabbage rolls. The last 2 in a 17th century building, in the dark due to a lighting storm …everyone just moved their candles closer to their food and carried on…welcome to beautiful Poland.

Jump into the Blue Hole Bahamas


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Running like we’re on fire!

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It’s time to start running again… Continue reading