Yesterday we had a quick flight from Copenhagen to Warsaw and I'm already impressed. It's big and historical, clean and friendly. The people have been through so very much, but just keep rebuilding and going on. 650,000 people died during the war and 85% of the city's infrastructure was destroyed, but much of it has been reconstructed as it was. Everywhere you go is a reminder of something important. Glass kiosks to tell about the history of a church (with a picture of how it looked then), posters with stories of historical significance about a person or building, black granite benches to describe Chopin's major events (And it plays his music at the touch of a button), and a statue of Copernicus in the middle of a plaza with the solar system set into the brick around him. The food is good, the people are gracious, and the vodka is plentiful.
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