September 8 (Thursday)

September 8 (Thursday):

7:15 am buffet breakfast at Hotel - left hotel at 8:50am
Guide - Marla

W???? Park.
Statue of Marszalek Josef Pilsudski - created Polish Legion 1997
Belvedere Palace - 2010 Presidential Palace
Botanical Park - Chopin statue

Guided tour of Warsaw city by bus.
Palace of science and culture built by Stalin with Russian bricks and labor but paid for by the Polish. This structure dominates the surroundings and looks out of place.

Old Town with the Royal Castle, The Royal Route and "Lazienki" - the Royal Park.
Former Jewish ghetto, the Monument to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.
Lunch at Zapiecek, a Pierogi specialty.
Ordered Pierogi with cabbage and forest mushroom.

Food - C
Service - C

Weather was drizzly so not much walking was possible.

Dinner at - Folk Gospoda
Food - B-
Service B.

Chopin concert by Monika Rosca, not being a fan of classical music, I was not too keen on attending this. I was pleasantly surprised that I not only liked it but more importantly didn't fall asleep.

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