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Back to school
‘Back to school’ in Poland is not quite it says on the tin. Yes the kids go back on September 1st, but two hours later, after a short meet-and-greet with their new teacher, there they are again at the mall with a lengthy shopping list of school supplies needed... Read more
Life Is A Cabaret!
The Warsaw branch of Bar & Books has piqued curiosity with its refined air and colonial style. For a real night to remember, swing by on September 26th for their Night Of Burlesque. Pre-sale tickets are available for zł. 100. Bar & Books ul. Wąski Dunaj 20 Read more
Copernicus Science Centre Planetarium
If, like me, you spent your holidays on the tropical island of Great Britain you too might be asking some serious questions about the earth’s climate and what in jeepers name happened to it this summer…Back in Warsaw we were greeted with hot winds, a stifling temperature of 39°c... Read more
The Loony Left…  Side of the Wisła
Next stop: chaos. Follow the trail of bars and barges that have woken up Warsaw’s Wisła… By Alex Webber Photographs by Ed Wight Undeveloped say some. A missed opportunity say others. And true, benchmarked against other capitals then Warsaw’s river isn’t up to much. A murky shade of dirty... Read more
Take me to the River
If you like to be beside the seaside but don’t want the five hour drive, then hook your bucket and spade on to your handlebars and pedal off to Warsaw’s riverbank! By Gill Boelman-Burrows La Playa ( Surrounded by fake palm trees, this beach club has ample seating and... Read more
Mini Warsaw!
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together – not my words, but the words of Vincent Van Gogh. And, visiting the Makiety Warszawy, you quickly learn to appreciate such sentiment. Set in the basement of Teatr Kamienica, this virtually unknown attraction aims to evoke... Read more
Warsaw Wakeboarding
Wawa Wake (ul. Wspólna in Konstancin-Jeziorna, Quite a place – wakeboarding galore at a venue that also boasts a beach bar, board shop, a ‘stand up paddle center’ and a wake park. The key attraction is a WakeStation with a cable length of 160 meters. Wakepark Łomianki (pictured)... Read more
As Green As Grass
Parks dominate Warsaw: with over 20,000 hectares of greenery to explore, the Insider edits down your choice to twelve of the best… Art Królikarnia Note the set of rules at the entrance that give permission to fly kites, read books and hug statues. Festooned with sculptures, highlights include a... Read more
Paddle and Float Away
Not keen on sailing? No worries, you can still have fun splashing the waters of the Mazurian Lakes. By Kit F. Chung Come summer weekends, the denizens of the capital decamp to the Masurian Lake District to snuggle up to nature. Almost every Pole I know has sailed these waters. It’s... Read more
On Lake Time
Sausages, skateboards, specters and sunsets: the Insider goes off-grid in search of adventure at Farma Krzyczki…     (Text: Alex Webber | Photos: Ed Wight) The thing about telling a lie is that it’ll always return to haunt you; that’s why today I’m on an electric skateboard hurtling headlong towards... Read more

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