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Warsaw Nightlife

Warsaw Nightlife

Stand aside pretenders! Many cities lay claim to the best parties in Poland, but only Warsaw's nightlife credentials bear up to serious examination.…

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The Warsaw Pact

The Warsaw Pact

The Warsaw Pact is the name commonly given to the treaty between Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the…

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The Warsaw Ghetto

The Warsaw Ghetto

In September 1939 the Germans took control of Poland and Warsaw after a three week siege. There was no love lost between the Germans and the Poles…

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Warsaw Airport

Warsaw Airport

The Frederic Chopin International Airport The Frederic Chopin International Airport in Warsaw is by far the biggest in Poland, covering an…

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Shiny, Happy Varsovians

Shiny, Happy Varsovians

Being gay in Poland is no easier than being gay in any deeply Catholic, formerly Communist, state - in other words, it's no walk in the park. But…

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Polish Food

Polish Food

Visiting a foreign country can be a confusing and frustrating experience at times, and it's often difficult to separate yourself from the crowd of…

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Lording the Ladies:A  Gallant's Guide to Picking Up Polish Women

Lording the Ladies:A Gallant's Guide to Picking Up Polish Women

Casanova's partner in crime, the Prince de Ligne (1735-1814), was a considerable match for his Italian friend when it came to the art of seduction. A…

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Warsaw Rises!

Warsaw Rises!

On 1st August 2004 Poland commemorated the 60th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. This moment was marked by the unveiling of the brand new Rising…

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Polish Films and Filmmakers

Polish Films and Filmmakers

Polish cinema is known worldwide mostly due to a few names: Polanski, Wajda, and Kieslowski. But while these directors are mostly famous for their…

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Poland hosts Euro 2012!

Poland hosts Euro 2012!

Yes, against all the odds, Poland and Ukraine will be hosting the European Football Championships in 2012! Their joint bid was announced successful…

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The Legends of Warsaw

The Legends of Warsaw

The Warsaw Mermaid Once upon a time (which is when these things always take place) lived two mermaids in the Baltic Sea. These half-fish…

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Strip Clubs In Warsaw

Strip Clubs In Warsaw

Warsaw is well known for having some great strip clubs and bars located within the city. They have a wide variety of customers that include stag…

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The Ghetto Fights!

The Ghetto Fights!

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising refers to the armed resistance of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto in the early months of 1943. It should not be confused…

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Join our team!

Join our team!

Warsaw Life, the city's leading Internet and print guide, is constantly on the look out for motivated and talented people to join our team and help…

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Warsaw Business

Warsaw Business

First of all. Let's not kid ourselves. The vast majority of people who come to Warsaw, come here on business. Think of it this way: Warsaw's airport…

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Higher Education...

Higher Education...

The University of Warsaw The most prestigious University in Poland is the University of Warsaw (though Krakovians will fight you to the death to…

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Warsaw's Silver Screens

Warsaw's Silver Screens

Poland boasts a well-developed cinema culture. What else would you expect from the home of such modern day masters as Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof…

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Internet Cafes

Internet Cafes

Internet cafes? Naturally, like most cities in Poland, Warsaw has a terrific selection of places to choose from, so when you're in the city, you'll…

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The Wonderful Wisla

The Wonderful Wisla

The longest river in Poland, the Vistula (Wisla) winds its way from the Beskidy mountains of southern Poland, through Krakow and Warsaw and up the…

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Warsaw's Luxury Hotels

Warsaw's Luxury Hotels

Not so long ago, Warsaw's luxury hotel scene consisted of a couple of cockroach-ridden establishments that seemed straight out of a John Le Carre…

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Drama in Warsaw

Drama in Warsaw

If you don't speak Polish, this doesn't necessarily mean that a trip to the theatre is a waste of time. For one thing, some of the most intriguing…

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The Ancient Heart of the Capital

The Ancient Heart of the Capital

The heart of Warsaw often resembles a quaint provincial town, which is fitting as for around three hundred years that is exactly what it was - a…

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Warsaw Annual Events

Warsaw Annual Events

As the capital of the largest country in New Europe, Warsaw is chock full of world class events. From Witch Drowning Ceremonies to Chopin Concerts to…

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Warsaw Rising Museum

Warsaw Rising Museum

The Warsaw Rising Museum, arguably the city's finest museum, was opened in 2004 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the doomed Warsaw Uprising of…

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Stalin's Empire State

Stalin's Empire State

This gargantuan, Gotham City-like tower shoots up from the centre of Warsaw. Raised after the Second World War during the era of Soviet domination…

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6 Reasons to Hit the Right Bank

6 Reasons to Hit the Right Bank

While there's no denying that the vast majority of standard tourist attractions are on the Rive Gauche of the Vistula, those looking to delve deeper…

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Warsaw Christmas Market

Warsaw Christmas Market

Christmas markets are a big draw for visitors to Central and Eastern Europe during the winter months, their heads probably filled with images of…

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The Treasures of Warsaw

The Treasures of Warsaw

The levelling of Warsaw during the war has left gaping holes in the city's historic collections. And although a considerable amount of treasures were…

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Cheap Flights to Warsaw

Cheap Flights to Warsaw

While getting to Warsaw by train seems like the most romantic option, let's face it, if you're coming from London for the weekend the best option is…

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The Jewish Ghetto Today

The Jewish Ghetto Today

In the Autumn of 1940, precisely a year after their invasion of Poland, the Nazis created a ghetto for the Jews of Warsaw and its environs. The area…

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Warsaw Convention - A Brief Explanation

Warsaw Convention - A Brief Explanation

What was the Warsaw Convention, we hear you ask? Good question! It's one of those phrases that we seem to come across all the time and yet have…

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A Woodland Resting Place

A Woodland Resting Place

On the western edge of the ghetto area are two vast cemeteries, side by side. The Catholic one, known as Powazki Cemetery, is accessible from…

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Monument to the Ghetto Heroes

Monument to the Ghetto Heroes

On a large grassy square between Karmelicka and Zamenhofa streets, in the centre of Muranow, is the Ghetto Heroes Monument. The square itself is…

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The Japanese Poster Today

The Japanese Poster Today

An Exhibition at the Poster Museum at Wilanow October 6th - November 25th 2007 Autumn is a fine time for culture vultures swooping around the…

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The Jewish Cemetery

The Jewish Cemetery

Elsewhere in Poland, Jewish cemeteries were usually destroyed by the Nazis and the stones used for road-building material. Warsaw's cemetery was…

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Sweet Warsaw

Sweet Warsaw

We all know the stereotypes: the French love garlic and snails, the English love scones and fish and chips, the Scots love haggis and whiskey, and…

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Warsaw Poland - A Survivor's Guide!

Warsaw Poland - A Survivor's Guide!

Warsaw - Poland's dynamic capital city, is a captivating place both to travel to and live in. With Poland's accession to the European Union in 2004…

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Chopin - Master of the Mazurka

Chopin - Master of the Mazurka

"Chopin, Fryderyk; third year student. Outstanding abilities; musical genius." So read the official verdict on the pianist's final exams at the…

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The Market Square

The Market Square

In many ways, Warsaw's Old Town Square is the very embodiment of this city's spirit. Like most of the city, it was utterly leveled during the second…

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Nowy Swiat

Nowy Swiat

When people talk of Warsaw, Nowy Swiat (literally, New World) always finds its way into the conversation. You'll find it on postcards, promotional…

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The Royal Baths

The Royal Baths

The Lazienki area, whose jewel in the crown is the exquisite 'Palace on the Water', has provided a leafy retreat from the hubbub of Warsaw since time…

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The Royal Castle

The Royal Castle

The pride and joy of Warsaw's Old Town is the Royal Castle and its surrounding square, "Plac Zamkowy," in the local tongue. As all of its fellow Old…

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The Taste Of India Comes To Warsaw

The Taste Of India Comes To Warsaw

There was a time when finding a decent Indian Restaurant in Warsaw was like trying to get blood from a stone. Firstly there was the difficulty of…

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Where Old and New Collide

Where Old and New Collide

After wandering the lanes of the Old Town, the area around Solidarity Avenue, (just west of the Castle) thrusts you into Warsaw at a dash. Throughout…

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Warsaw International Film Festival

Warsaw International Film Festival

Polish cinema has produced some esteemed names known throughout the world like Wajda and Polanski. But where can aspiring Polish filmmakers and…

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The Legacy of a Warrior King

The Legacy of a Warrior King

The palace of Wilanow, often referred to as the 'Polish Versailles', makes for a very fine day out. It lies just a few miles south of the city…

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Warsaw Property

Warsaw Property

Looking for the next best place to invest in property? You could do far worse than investigating the opportunities arising in Poland's resurgent…

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Tread the Path of Kings

Tread the Path of Kings

Any visit to Warsaw is not complete without a stroll down Krakowskie Przedmiescie - the first leg of the Royal Way. This enchanting boulevard has…

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The Men in Suits...

The Men in Suits...

You've just completed the Warsaw leg of your travels and everything is fine and dandy. As you walk down Marshal Street on the way to Dworzec…

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The Buzz of Modern Warsaw

The Buzz of Modern Warsaw

For many travellers, the area around Marshal Street will provide the first taste of this venerable city. This is where the main train station is…

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The Royal Way

The Royal Way

Like Madrid's Gran Via or Paris's Champs Elysees, Warsaw has its own grand avenue - the Krakowskie Przedmiescie - not as easily pronounceable as its…

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Echoes of an Elegance Age

Echoes of an Elegance Age

Warsaw's New Town has in fact existed for some six hundred years. It was initially established to curb the unchecked growth that had snowballed…

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Coaches and Buses from Warsaw

Coaches and Buses from Warsaw

If you are in Warsaw it makes sense to make the most of your location and take a look at what else Eastern Europe and Poland's neighbours have to…

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The Year of Joseph Conrad has Begun!

The Year of Joseph Conrad has Begun!

Festivities at Warsaw's Royal Castle started off the "Year of Joseph Conrad" in Poland, led by honorary master of ceremonies President Lech Kaczynski.

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Presidential Palace

Presidential Palace

One of Warsaw's most grandiose residences, the palace did not become the official Presidential pad until 1994. It started life in 1643 as the home of…

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Best Places 2014

Best Places 2014

Had the yummiest and most romantic dinner of your life? Or a good night’s sleep in a cosy, homelike hotel? Or maybe the best pub crawl ever?…

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