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I’m Planet Earth: Save Me!
Warsaw has become the first city in the world to install smart recycling machines that incentivize the public to treat their waste responsibly. Developed by the Kraków-based firm EcoTech System, users can dispatch their aluminum, glass and plastic trash inside the contraptions before receiving points in return via a... Read more
Cepelia Closes!
It’s really going to happen – months after it was announced that McDonald’s would take over one of Warsaw’s most iconic examples of post-modernist architecture, May 4th will see Cepelia – the structure’s tenant for the previous 53 years – close their doors one final time. Opened in 1966,... Read more
Green Light For Epic Hall
The mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Traszkowski, has given the go ahead for work to finally begin on Poland’s biggest concert hall – nearly ten years after its design was first finalized. Set in the Praga district, the Sinfonia Varsovia Centrum will house the city’s symphony orchestra, a recording studio,... Read more
WSJ Names Warsaw A Must Visit
Warsaw has been named as one of ‘the ten most intriguing travel destinations of 2019’ by the Wall Street Journal, with the publication citing the Polish capital’s cultural and culinary renaissance as prime reasons to visit. Both the Polin Museum of the History of Polish and the newly reopened... Read more
Time Up For Black Cat?
The ongoing saga of the Czarny Kot hotel has taken one more twist after a local court decided the land it stands on must be returned to the city. First built in the 1990, the six-story hotel has consistently been cited as being one of the capital’s worst eyesores,... Read more
Nocny Market Lives!
Foodies and trendistas had a collective seizure in April after organizers of the celebrated Nocny Market landed the bombshell that they would not be returning for a third stint this summer. Occupying the disintegrating platform of an abandoned train station, the street food market made its debut in 2016,... Read more
Survivor Saved!
One of Warsaw’s great surviving war ruins has been saved after being entered into the so-called ‘register of monuments’. Substantially damaged towards the end of WWII, the building at Waliców 14 had come to be viewed as one of the city’s quirkier landmarks on account of its crowning feature:... Read more
Michelin Updates Made!
A star-studded ceremony at the end of March saw the release of Michelin’s latest guide to the Main Cities of Europe. Both Senses and Atelier Amaro retained their stars, whilst Ale Wino found themselves recipients of a coveted Bib Gourmand. Other new entrants to the tome included Dyletanci, Mokotowska... Read more
Saski Palace In The News
Professor Jakub Lewicki, the chief conservator for the Mazovian region, has announced his wish to see Saski Palace rebuilt as part of Poland’s celebrations marking one hundred years of independence. The idea has gathered steam among supporters of the ruling populist PiS party, and an official green light from... Read more