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Notes: Legia Museum

Notes: Legia Museum

Blog 10 August 2017 0

First opened in 2006 as part of celebrations to mark Legia’s 90th birthday, this museum is a welcome distraction should you find yourself in the vicinity on a non-match day. Set underneath the Zyleta stand (where the team’s hardcore support traditionally gather), points of interest include the expected bank...
Critical Mass Ends

Critical Mass Ends

Insider News 30 September 2016 0

A bumper turnout is expected tonight when Warsaw’s monthly Critical Mass bike ride leaves Pl. Zamkowy one final time. Originating in 2002, the public gathering was originally launched to encourage the use of bikes whilst also drawing attention to the sorry state of available infrastructure. Frequently attracting thousands of...
The End of Critical Mass
Organizers have announced that Warsaw’s monthly Critical Mass bike ride will cease after September. First held in 2002, the gathering was originally coordinated to both encourage the use of bikes as a means of daily transport whilst also highlighting the lack of necessary infrastructure available for cyclists. However, organizers...
The Gory Game – Local Football
As Euro 2016 hits mid-stride, the Insider explores the murky, desperate depths of the local lower leagues… by Alex WEBBER | photos by Ed WIGHT The eyes of the rest of Europe might well be on France this summer, but mine won’t. Where once I followed the England football team both...
Warsaw Rugby Tournament
After a torrential downpour and thunderstorms on Friday evening, the Warsaw Rugby Tournament 2016 at AWF kicked-off the following day in blistering sunshine, welcoming teams from all over the world for two days of sun-baked rugby and three nights of partying. by Alex WEBBER After an exciting first day of rugby, cult...
Hutnik v Olimpia
I love the occasional foray to Łazienkowska, and there aren’t many thrills more genuine than hearing the stadium rise as one to raucously recite Czesław Niemen’s epic ode to Warsaw. It’s a moment of pure electricity that makes the hairs stand on end. For all that, my enjoyment of...
Gone For Gold

Gone For Gold

Blog 27 August 2015 0

Polish hammer thrower Paweł Fajdek learnt a golden lesson about moderation after a night of a celebration culminated in him giving away his gold medal to a taxi driver so as to pay his fare. Fajdek, who won gold in the World Championships held in Beijing, was reportedly seen...
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...
On Yer Bike!

On Yer Bike!

Features 1 April 2015 0

Cyclists defied a ruling by City Hall in February outlawing the now traditional end-of-month Critical Mass bike ride around the city. Local decision makers withdrew consent following fears that Warsaw’s fragile traffic arrangements would breakdown following the closure of Łazienkowska Bridge. “We’ll still protect the cyclists,” said a police...
Go Ahead Jump!

Go Ahead Jump!

Features 9 March 2015 0

Dive into spring to get your healthy body ready for summer. Aquapark Wesolandia (ul. Wspólna 4 (Wesoła), wesolandia.pl) Features a recreational pool, kids pool and a 25 meter pool for more serious swimmers. Also on-site, a water tube, Jacuzzi, tennis and fitness facilities. Holmes Place Premium (ul. Belwederska 23...

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