Our final stop of our holiday was Warsaw, where we had three days just to kick back and relax. i had visited Warsaw a year previous for a sneaker event, and managed to do a bit of sightseeing myself, but Emma didn't manage to make it on that trip so she was looking forward to it, as well as catching up with good friends.
We arrived by train, around 2.5 hours from Krakow if my memory serves me right, and we headed to our hotel which was the Radisson BLU in central Warsaw. I stayed here on my first visit to Warsaw, and it was a little treat to end our holiday.
I can't even remember what we got up to on our first night there, probably not much to be honest, lazy.
The next day we caught up with our friends Arek and Radek and headed for some brief retail therapy, aka checking out a couple of sneaker stores, before visiting a museum which I've forgotten the name of (this is why you shouldn't write blog posts 9 months after you visiting somewhere).
Food and drinks were next, there's not much to say about that, but it's always enjoyable going out with locals to places that they would go to rather than the places around the Old Town Square.
Avoiding some sightseeing on an absolutely scorching day in Warsaw, we headed to the horse racing with friends again. We didn't win much, but I was 1 for 1, which is better than anyone else I was with...
After the races, we headed back into the city, grabbed some food and took a stroll through some parks before heading back to our hotel.
Ditching the sightseeing on the previous day was going to come back and bite us, as our final day in Warsaw was hampered with torrential rain and a mass protest through the Old Town. It was just one of those days where everything went against you, but fair play to all those who showed up to the protest in that weather.
Soaked to the absolute bone, and cutting it fine to get to the airport for our flight, Radek and Arek showed up to give us a lift, and got us there just on time. Shout out to those guys, great people. There's something special about being able to visit foreign cities and meet people that you've met on the internet through shared interests such as sneakers, and even better when you make friends for life.
We landed back in Aberdeen with Wizz Air, still soaked, but back on home soil, so who's complaining?