Where is Warsaw?
Warsaw is the capital city of Poland.
And the birthplace of Chopin, Madame Curie, Copernicus, and others.
The population of about 1.73 million, it is less than one-tenth the size of Tokyo.
While the area around Warsaw Central Station is lined with modern buildings,
there are also lush parks and squares.
A 10-minute walk from the central station will take you to a European townscape.
This was my second visit but I was very impressed with the view.
Transfer from the airport to the city
There is a train service from the airport to Warsaw Central Station.
There are two trains approximately every hour.
What I thought was very reasonable was this "in-train ticket gate" system.
There are no ticket gates like in Japan, and when you get on the train,
you simply pass your ticket through a machine installed in the train.
The distance from the airport to the city is about 10 km,
and it takes about 20 minutes by train to reach Warsaw Central Station.
The fare is about 1 USD (4.4 PLN).
Cabs and buses are available, but trains are cheaper and more convenient.
Around the Central Station
The station platforms are all underground.
Once above ground, there is a magnificent building called the "Palace of Culture and Science.
The area around the building is lush with greenery, and there were several people running and strolling around.
I was impressed by the scenery that is typical of Europe.
Don't miss the old town!
If you visit Warsaw, you should definitely visit the Old Town and Royal Palace Square!
The landscape of the historic district, which was also inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1980.
In the midst of post-World War II reconstruction,
the citizens of Warsaw, who love the city so much that they are said to have "faithfully restored the city to the very last crack."
They have restored the city to its former glory and brought its beauty back to life.
While paying homage to such citizens of Warsaw,
I have soaked up the atmosphere of this majestic and beautiful city.