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Piw Paw

Piw Paw

Blog 1 November 2013 0

I might be stating the bleeding obvious here, but without doubt the best thing to happen to Warsaw this year was the arrival of the multi-tap. I practically cartwheeled to Cuda Na Kiju when it first opened, an exercise I repeated when Chimelarnia and Kufle i Kapsle followed swiftly... Read more
The Haunting

The Haunting

Blog 31 October 2013 1

Thirty minutes from Warsaw, deep in the dark forests of Otwock, something truly terrifying lurks – an abandoned asylum famed for its spirits… I don’t like hospitals. I don’t like ghosts, either. I remind myself of this, but by now it’s too late. I’m standing outside a derelict psychiatric... Read more
Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins

Insider News 30 October 2013 0

Although this country is steeped in many traditions, Halloween is a celebration that seems to have been embraced by only the hippest nightclubs and bars, pouncing on yet another sales ploy to get us through the door. Most definitely not the kind of party we want to take our... Read more
Some Like it Hot

Some Like it Hot

Blog 29 October 2013 0

Curry House Macabre maybe, but only the other week I found myself pondering what my last meal would be if I was perched on Death Row. Ideas were numerous, but most I discounted. Wojciech Amaro, I reasoned, would probably be too busy to devise an eight moment menu with... Read more
Halloween Countdown

Halloween Countdown

Blog 26 October 2013 0

There’s scary houses and then there’s really scary houses. Tulipanowa 12 fits the latter description. Set down a mud track in the middle of a forest, this Anin property sends a shiver down the spine no matter what time of day. Remember the house at the end of the... Read more
Muu Muu

Muu Muu

Restaurants 25 October 2013 0

***CLOSED*** A life-size cow with a menu chained around its neck stands outside as if to say: “turn back now, vegetarians.”  Looking sparky, fun and engaging the décor is composed of light woods and soft touches, not to mention blackboard slogans such as ‘Eat Meat’ and ‘Love Bacon’. The... Read more
A New Look at Wilanów Palace
Regardless of the youthish, yachtie feel of New Wilanów (Ralph Lauren, Porsche, job in finance sector: mandatory), the area will always be synonymous with one thing and one thing alone: its palace. Affirming that Wilanów has always been the haunt of choice for the rich and even richer is... Read more
Ave Pizza

Ave Pizza

Blog 22 October 2013 0

I’ve seen some serious crimes out in Warsaw, some serious crimes against cooking. And in my mind, no other culinary sector carries a higher risk of error than pizza. To the untrained eye this is a simple food, which explains why only kebab shops and sushi stops outnumber the... Read more
The Finnish-ed Houses

The Finnish-ed Houses

Blog 21 October 2013 0

For decades the Finnish Houses have been Warsaw’s best little secret. Today, their very survival hangs in the balance. This week, do your bit to save what remains of these little treasures by joining a gathering taking place at 11 a.m. this Thursday at Jazdów 5. In spite of... Read more
The Big Move

The Big Move

Features 19 October 2013 0

In most countries moving house means ringing a removal firm to get your stuff from A to B. In Poland, however, it means, well, moving the house… Set amongst the monotonous grey blocks that make up the Żelazna Brama housing estate it’s easy to miss the Lubomirski Palace (ul.... Read more

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