Wandering through Warszawa
Trip Start Jun 16, 2010
65Trip End Aug 18, 2010
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Aunt Zosia didn’t disappoint us once again. Her cauliflower soup and beef roast were simply delicious! After consulting with my cousin Barbara for a minute, I figured out that I could still take Vanya to the museum, even if we can’t see everything there.
We took the very convenient tram which stops almost at the door of the museum and entered, sure that we had at least 3 hours to sightsee
We were able to see some of the museum, especially the reconstruction of the city sewers through which the young soldiers crossed under the city, carrying the wounded to the other side of the German troops. We made it to the last showing of the “City of Ruins” and as I expected, it made an unbelievable impression on Vanya and me. I don’t think we saw a single whole building left in the city at that time. From the 1,300,000 inhabitants of Warsaw before the war, after the Rising there were less than 1,000 left
We went back to the Downtown and decided to do some shopping. From “some” it went to 2 hours and by the time we arrived back at Aunt Zosia’s it was 9pm. My cousin Andrzej, Barbara’s younger brother, came to see us and eat a quick supper with us. We had to leave by 10pm, first, because it was beginning to thunder, and second, because we have to get up at 5am tomorrow to deliver Vanya to the airport.
I was exhausted but fortunately Vanya was able to pack his own suitcase and only asked for advice a couple of times. I called the phone service and ordered and wake up call, then requested a taxi for the morning. That was all. I fell asleep shortly after Vanya went to bed.