Fairy Lights of Warsaw

Warsaw
I’ve never spent Christmas abroad. I’ve never even thought of it. I’m the last to be called traditional but for some mysterious reasons I’ve always felt like coming back for holidays. I don’t know why.
The last time I felt really Christmassy was when I was five years old. I don’t really enjoy long days of eating and doing the dishes. I’m not a fan of purchasing and receiving tons of stuff. It seems that a getaway would be my thing. Yet it has never even crossed my mind. The only place where Christmas could happen was Poland.
Warsaw Old Town Winter

Warsaw Old Town Winter
This year is no different. I took a bus to Georgia to board a plane to Poland last weekend and here I am. I’ve already eaten all the herrings, pierogis, cabbage and gingerbread men. I’ve seen all the family and some friends. I’ve read a paper book in Polish. I’ve done it all. Now I can say, I’m in Warsaw, you guys.
Maria Curie Skłodowska mural in Warsaw
Warsaw Old Town in Winter
Warsaw Old Town in Winter
There is a funny thing about living in Warsaw. You almost never go to the Old Town to hang around with your friends. There is nothing there that could attract a young local, no place where a young local would fit in. I only went there regularly when I worked in the area. I attended a lot of events in a cultural centre situated just at the edge of the Old Town Square. I went there gazillion times but I never taken my time to walk around.
A stroll around the Warsaw Old Town? Is this even a thing?
Yesterday it got real.
Yesterday it felt like a fairy tale. I might not be very Christmassy but Warsaw and her fairy lights are making up for my grumpiness.
I’ve never written a post on Warsaw on this blog because I simply didn’t know where to start.
Let’s start from the day when everything was illuminated. The last day of Christmas and the day of the first real snow this year.
Warsaw Old Town in Winter
Warsaw Old Town in Winter
Warsaw Vistula River
Fairy Lights in Warsaw
Christmas Lights in Warsaw
Christmas Tree, Warsaw Old Town
Fairy Lights in Warsaw
Fairy Lights in Warsaw
Fairy Lights in Warsaw
Fairy Lights in Warsaw
Warsaw, Christmas time
Christmas Lights in Warsaw
Presidential Palace, Warsaw, Christmas time

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