Monday, May 18, 2009

Warsaw, Poland 2009 (Day 1 and 2)

After a long and treacherous 11 hours in the air, I finally made it to Warsaw, Poland on May 15, 2009. The plane ride was nothing compared to my trip to Singapore. Talk about jet lag!

We arrived at night, which meant our schedules were a bit more thrown off than usual, but I seemed to manage. Our hotel beds were nice and comfortable. I would even go as far as saying they were better than the ones back in the United States. Above is a night shot of a gift from Russia: a big clock! Below is the same picture, but in the morning.

Poland obviously takes pride in their malls. Or least least Warsaw, Poland for that matter! I have never seen a more interesting and stylish roof to a mall before. We were actually able to catch the crew cleaning the windows. They didn't seem to like us when we took pictures of them, so I'll refrain from posting those.

It really seems like Poland is trying to "one up" America (if you will) with their attractive architecture. Below is a picture of the entrance to the movie theater in the mall. My first thoughts were everything but a movie theater. You just never know when you'll run into a country who has a strip club or casino in their mall!

From my pictures, you would think Poland is in the middle of spring cleaning. I noticed quite a few cranes throughout the city. I imagine they are in the process of building some more really fancy malls.

It's great to see that motorcycles help dominate the road here. They don't hesitate to give it a little gas! It makes me miss the states that much more.

And what would a vacation be without stopping by a bookstore? I saw a few famous series in the store such as Twilight and Harry Potter, so I had to take a picture. I also made sure to read all of the Polish Harry Potter books just to make sure it was an exact translation. Turns out they are.

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  1. Wow! Sounds like you're having a magnificent time! Poland looks beautiful! When do classes begin?

  2. Yeah, I really am. It's so nice here. Missing home a bit, but that's always expected.

    Our first class was today actually, so we were introduced to the students and showed them the wonderful IUPUI "Oncourse."

  3. hahaha
    That should have been a sufficiently confusing first day!

  4. You tempting me big time to visit this place, Josh !

    Shall I send you the credit card bill after booking my airtickets for this place ? :-P

  5. Haha! Great to hear it's that intraguing.

    You can send me the bill, but I'll just throw it away. Haha! I'll be here for another 3 weeks, so you can come stay with me!

  6. my friend had gonehere, she said that it is well-manenered country.