|Old Town Square in Warsaw|
|Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) in Warsaw|
|Traditional Polish crafts on sale in the Old Town|
|Traditional Polish food in the New Town|
Following a pleasant stroll around the main square, we made our way to see the New Town, by way of a detour of an exhibition of the Old Town then and now, showcasing pictures and videos of the area both before and after the war. This made an interesting aside on the way to the New Town, which is very similar to the Old Town except the streets are wider and there is more space, yet still with that familiar sense of evading the modern whilst still embracing it sufficiently to remain relevant in the 21st century. We stopped off to eat here in a restaurant called 'Zapiecek', where I was served with traditional Polish soup with grilled sausage in a silver bowl with a candle underneath to keep it warm whilst you serve yourself several times. This was accompanied by wonderful Polish bread that is very different to that in the UK, and in my opinion much tastier. Following this I enjoyed a coffee and traditional Polish apple cake - all of which came to the princely sum of less than £6.
|A Metro stop representing modern Warsaw|
Link to day 4: http://travellingcyclist2k.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/day-4-krakow.html