Best Pierogi in Warsaw

What’s the best way to warm up and spend a free evening in Warsaw? In my opinion, nothing is better than finding a small pierogarnia (pierogi restaurant) and sitting down to a plate of delicious pierogi, hot beer, and good company. Poland and pierogi are practically synonymous – and for good reason. Pierogi, often rendered […]

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Running in Warsaw

Running is one of the oldest forms of exercise there is and for good reason: it’s cheap and easy (to understand, hard to do sometimes). It’s also an amazing way to explore a brand-new city. When I came to Warsaw, Poland I was excited to put some rubber to the road. In this article I’ll […]

SRAS Guide to Living in Warsaw

The following is a quick overview to some of those services and products that students often need in the course of a semester or summer abroad: everything from haircuts to pharmacies and gyms to computer repair. In This Guide A Practical Introduction to Warsaw Eating and Going Out Shopping Services Official Holidays See also: Guide […]

The Chill Out Factory in Warsaw

The Chill Out Factory is Too Chill  Chmielna 5 Budget: 60zl (including 10% tip) Hours of Operation: Everyday 12pm-12am The Chillout Factory operates exactly as it sounds it would: chilled out. My friends and I were looking for a good place to grab brunch on a Sunday late morning and stumbled upon the Chillout Factory. […]

A Guide to Warsaw Groceries

While Warsaw offers many good and affordable restaurants, I prefer to cook for two reasons. The first is to save money, which I prefer to spend on trips around Poland. The second reason is that most of my Polish friends cannot afford to go out to eat often. We usually meet up, buy groceries together, […]

Two Cafes in Warsaw: Sipping Coffee, Studying, and Socialising (Paradox and Wrzenie Świata)

Paradox Café 2 Anielewicza Street 10am-12pm Drinks for about $2-3 Wrzenie Świata 7 Gałczyńskiego Street 9am (10am on weekends) – 10pm Drinks for about $2-3 One thing that I love the most about Warsaw is that there is always a cafe or coffeehouse nearby, no matter where you are located. As I am not much […]

Abyssinia – Ethiopian Cuisine in Warsaw

Abyssinia Rynek Nowego Miasta 21 Mon:   3:00 pm – 10:00 pm Tue-Sun:  12:00 am – 10:00 pm Average Price: 30 – 55 zloty per person (~$8 – 14.75 USD) Find them on Facebook When walking through Warsaw’s Old Town, you pass by street after street of traditional Polish restaurants, countless variations on the national dish […]

Paragraf 64

Traveling throughout Poland now is a group of musicians who come from a rather unusual background. The band, Paragraf 64, is comprised entirely of current prison inmates that combine hard rock with hip-hop. They are part of a service program aimed to rehabilitate prisoners through community service. I had the opportunity to see this band perform […]

Thrift Store in Warsaw

The clothing and fashion industry is highly popular and successful in Warsaw. The city boasts a number of massive shopping malls, including the largest shopping center in Central Europe, Arkadia, with some of the most in-demand brands and stores. On the opposite side of this industry, the second hand store has become an increasingly popular […]

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