Still here

Hello! I am still here and full of enthusiasm for sharing secrets and stories of my home town. Guiding is getting hard due to the safety regulations but I am working on some new and exciting ways of showing you Warsaw. Stay tuned! And the current situation in Poland? Check the Polish government site: https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus

News from the farmers’ market: late summer

Late summer and early autumn are the best moments to visit farmers’ markets in Poland. They are full of colours and local flavours. It’s our harvest time. I went shopping at my local market in the southern outskirt of Warsaw and, then, I guided a food tour in the city centre so with my guest…

Warsaw’s jewels hidden in plain sight

How about a walk in the southern part of what we call Śródmieście (Midtown)? During this 3,5-hour walking tour you will have chance to both learn a little bit about the city’s past and soak up the atmosphere of the modern-day Warsaw. We leave from the hotel to admire the Palace of Culture and Science…

Spring in Warsaw: flowers and their secrets 

A stop on top of the University of Warsaw Library to pick some grapes in autumn or a quest for daffodils in April, especially near the Heroes of the Ghetto Memorial. Carefully groomed gardens and flower meadows. My home city is a dream destination for gardeners and green urbanscape enthusiasts. The spectacle of nature has…

Praga and its Jewish heritage

The original hideout where a Righteous Among the Nations family was hiding Jews during WWII, two prayer halls and a glimpse of a pre-war city. The stories and architecture of the eastern part of Warsaw inspired Hollywood directors and local street art artists. For years Praga in Warsaw (the district on the eastern bank of…

Christmas in Warsaw

Every December Warsaw turns into a Christmas amusement park, full of light decorations and seasonal markets. The festive atmosphere lasts until the end of January, but the preparations have already started and you can see workers building sculptures and light pergolas all over the city centre. In 2018, the winter lights display covered approximately 20 km…

A selfie with Frederic Chopin and the Warsaw’s highlights

What are the highlights of Warsaw? Well, the absolute must see in the historic area of Warsaw include: the Old Town and the Royal Castle (UNESCO World Heritage site), glimpses on Wisła (our river), the elegant Krakowskie Przedmieście, the modern University of Warsaw Library and its roof garden, the Chopin’s heart and… a personal selfie photo…

Alternative Warsaw

Eastern bazaar, bears at the tram stop and Google for Startups in an old vodka distillery – when you cross Wisła river and get to the eastern (right) river bank you will discover Warsaw that is an alternative to skyscrapers and reconstructions of the city center. First things first: the eastern bazaar is called in…

Chinese garden in the heart of Warsaw

There is a piece of Beijing in Warsaw. In summer the red lanterns will guide you along the paths of the most loved park in our city. Wile in winter and covered with snow? Well, like a Chinese fairy tale. Perhaps, it is a bit controversial – some people simply adore it, but some just…

Winter garden in Wilanow

November in Warsaw? Late January city break? Let’s face it: the weather may be rather challenging and it’s getting dark about 5 PM. So, what is there to do in the late afternoon? Well, go to the Wilanów garden! A visit to a garden in Warsaw in late autumn or winter may seem like a…