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El Caribe in Żoliborz

El Caribe in Żoliborz

Blog 28 September 2013 0

While there are all sorts of sophisticated dishes in Cuban cusine, when I think of Cuban food, a more soulful food-home cooking comes to my mind (fried plantains, white rice and black beans, chicken soups, chicken and yellow rice, ceviche, Cuban sandwiches, and of course flan). I often frequented... Read more
Przekąski Zakąski
Over summer Gazeta Wyborcza published a list of ‘bars that changed Warsaw’. I don’t remember it offhand, but it was a pretty on-point collection of revolutionary haunts: Charlotte, Między Nami, Chłodna, etc. In that number, I remain pretty certain Przekąski Zakąski were in there as well – and why... Read more
Stara Fabryka Koronek

Stara Fabryka Koronek

Restaurants 25 September 2013 0

Luncheonettes power shop. We make our lists, check them twice and head for the place that has great lunch and gifts altogether: the Old Lace Factory (Stara Fabryka Koronek). An “oasis on a real ugly street,” according to Peter Stewart of Red Onion, it has five unique owner-operated shops,... 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
Yoga Republic

Yoga Republic

Leisure 23 September 2013 0

I’d taken one of the free survey classes at Yoga Republic about a year back and already knew it was the sort of place I was into – clean and tidy with a dash of bohemian style. Located in a charismatic, high-ceilinged prewar building in the center, it’s spacious... Read more
Wine of the Times

Wine of the Times

Features 22 September 2013 0

The words wine and Poland are not natural bedfellows. But, after years on the sidelines, the grape is back with a bang. Wine is once more making a splash in Poland. “Once more?” you ask… Yes indeed. “It’s wrong to say the culture is new to Poland,” corrects Katarzyna... Read more
Yonelle – Zwolińska Beauty Institute
A little beauty haven tucked away in charming Żoliborz, Yonelle offers absolutely everything I can imagine a woman would need to stay fit at all stages of life: younger, older, pregnant, even frazzled mommy. There’s a spa here, a salon, a medical spa that offers some of those more techno-savvy... Read more
Building Utopia

Building Utopia

Features 17 September 2013 0

Intended to be a beauty, it transpired to be beast. The Insider takes a walk around Oskar Hansen’s ambitious Grochowski housing project. Having used ‘open form’ approaches to build housing estates twice before (first in Rakowiec, then Lublin), Oskar Hansen landed another opportunity in 1963, this time at the... Read more
Neighborhood Prowl

Neighborhood Prowl

Features 16 September 2013 0

Scenic, snooty and sophisticated, Saska Kępa is all these and more. With the sun in full swing, take time to investigate its secrets and stories. 1. Resembling a red / white wicker basket, the 58,000 capacity National Stadium occupies the former site of the communist era Stadion Dziesięciolecia: a relic... Read more
Museum of Sport & Tourism
My daughter isn’t ever likely to be the ‘Sports Personality of the Year’. Like me, her idea of an adrenaline rush is finding a good book and turning its pages for regular exercise. But after a month of football related questions and the imminence of London’s 2012 Olympics, it’s... Read more

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