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Warsaw Rugby Festival
Not everyone is aware of the fact that Warsaw will host two major sport events in May. One is the Europa League final, the other is the Warsaw Rugby Festival to be hosted by the Frogs & Co. RFC. Taking place every May since 1996 the rugby tournament, previously...
SAM Bajgle

SAM Bajgle

Restaurants 7 May 2015 0

Considering the bagel was born in Kraków, the lack of good ones in Warsaw has always been bewildering. Until now. From the people who gave you SAM – recognized as one of the top bakeries in the country – comes this bagel store. Straight forward in its simplicity, visitors...
Lokal Vegan Bistro
The interior looks a little like a New Age milk bar, the kind that’s left the design down to IKEA, but looking at the above-counter menu you soon realize there’s more to this place than meets the eye. While you can’t say the food is ‘meat imitation’ the schabowy...
In The Red
For the definitive blast to the past, a visit to the Museum of Life Under Communism has become an essential part of any cultural itinerary… (Text: Alex Webber | Photos: Ed Wight) Traditionalists shudder: with their clever marketing and CGI gimmicks, Warsaw’s top museums have the slick, polished feel...
Hopsters

Hopsters

Blog 5 May 2015 0

It was at the start of September when I first wrote about Hopsters; the place had just opened and while I wasn’t Customer No. 1, I was Foreign Customer No. 1. Judging a place on one visit though – and one occurring literally minutes after a bar has just...
Heavenly Creatures
Artist Mirella von Chrupek tells the story behind her latest project: a tiny exhibition space found on a once gloomy corner off Plac Zbawiciela. What’s the idea behind your exhibition on Marszałkowska? The idea came to me when I was walking down the street one rainy Autumn day. It...
The Rust is History
Thirty kilometers from Warsaw lies a graveyard with a difference: a weird world of disintegrating cars… (Text: Alex Webber | Photos: Ed Wight) Where do cars go when they die? Well, there is no heaven for machines, but there is Grodzisk Mazowiecki, a sleepy little town southwest of Warsaw. It’s...
Return of the Dapper Man
Trent Payne of the heisdapper.com style blog talks to the Insider about what it takes to be a modern man… Define Mr. Dapper’s style… He’s inspired by the British gentleman. When I was eight my dad took me up to the West End of London for the first time...
The King Of Steaks

The King Of Steaks

Features 28 April 2015 0

It’s been described as the purest of pleasures, but there’s more to good steak than lighting a flame under a cow… That much is understood by Merlinego 5, a classic looking steakhouse that swirls in shadow, brickwork and elegant touches. Settling upstairs, the first of the spring sun sloping...
Life’s a Pitch
Saturday mornings have seen a growing band of expats set the alarm clock to turn-out for the most diverse football team in Poland… (Text: Alex Webber | Photos: Ed Wight)  None of the crowd have given me a chance. My teammates don’t have much faith either. The match is in...

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