Exploration and tourism are our professional and private passions. In everyday life we work as tour guides, tour leaders, and product managers for different travel agencies, and we spend our free time wandering around and discovering remote places, meeting fascinating people, and experiencing new and unexpected. And everywhere we go we search for local tastes: strange food, local delicacies, unknown flavors.
Although we have both lived in Warsaw for years, we also treat our city as a place to discover. There is always something interesting behind the corner: new stories, new tastes, new reasons to enjoy Warsaw!
Karolina: “When I was moving to Warsaw over five years ago, I wasn’t sure how I would find myself in a ‘new home.’ But everything became simple after a sunny summer season that I spent on a bike, riding around Warsaw, exploring its hidden worlds, observing the vibrant life from the little cafés, relaxing on the Wisla riverbank full off Varsovians, reading about both the harsh and flourishing times of this astonishing city. The more I discovered, the more I wanted to know. And this is how curiosity made me a Warsaw fan. The city surprises me all the time — new places turn up, great events take place, surprising cards of its history are being revealed. It’s a crazy run to catch up with Warsaw and I’m loving it!”
Monika: “Paris is known for Eiffel Tower, London has the Big Ben, in Italy you can find the Leaning Tower of Pisa… and what about Warsaw? Well, we have the Palace of Culture and Science — the highest building in Warsaw, in the exact centre of the city. It is really hard to miss it, and I remember when I was a little girl, the easiest way to locate myself in the city was to find this impressive building. Although I have spent most of my life in Warsaw and have observed how rapidly this city is changing, I still get surprised every week by how much more there is to explore. And do you know what I like the most? The narrow streets hidden among the skyscrapers, which make you feel like you’re living not in a loud city, but rather in a cosy and silent village. Lush green parks, full of flowers in springtime, where you can rest for a while. Sandy beaches by the river in the middle of the city, where you can play volleyball or enjoy bonfires during the summer season. Live concerts by the Vistula River, theatre festivals on main squares, and nighttime roller skate races on the streets. And despite all the rush of the big city, when the 1st of August comes (the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising), promptly at 5pm, all cars, pedestrians, trams, and buses stop for a minute to commemorate those who gave their lives for the freedom of Warsaw and Poland. It’s a magic moment for all of us. This city is full of contrasts, it is crazy, and I like it!”