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Posted by on July 25, 2012

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I’ve talked before about how much I like my bonus days in cities, places that I’m flying through anyways where I’ll schedule a few extra hours or days to explore before continuing on to wherever I was supposed to be going.

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Some places, like when I’m stuffing  my face with delicious food in Singapore, I already know  exactly what I’ll be doing before I’m on the way. Some places, like Warsaw, I have no idea.

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These, more than anywhere, are the places that have the potential to be really surprisingly cool. There’s no real narrative here, no single interaction that changed the way that I see the world. What appealed to me about Warsaw was the friendliness of people I talked to (sadly few, as I was only in town for like 8 hours) and the attractiveness of the reconstructed (and UNESCO-listed) Old Town.

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Also, Polish Pierogis! You can give me a plate full of dumplings anywhere in the world, and I’ll be pretty happy about it.  No photos, because I was too excited to eat them to remember to take pictures. Which is sad, because my camera was sitting ON THE TABLE beside my plate. No shame, though.

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Granted, this is a really brief look at a city. I wouldn’t even count it as ‘visiting Poland’ per se, more like jsut having a brief look at Warsaw.  Still, though, if you’re passing through the airport anyways why NOT make that brief trip into town for a little look around?

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