New and Old Warsaw

We had a great time visiting our good friends in Warsaw, Poland.

Considering that over 85% of Poland’s capital was leveled by departing German troops during WWII, it is quite amazing that majority of its historical buildings have since been rebuilt. The determination of the Warsaw people is clear. Warsaw is now home to over 2 and half million people, and since entry of Poland into the EU in 2004, it’s becoming a force to be reckoned with. It astonished us with its variety and multitude of its historical, cultural and artistic themes that ought to attract the world. Based on the variety of languages spoken on its streets it is clear; it’s succeeding.

It will also ‘hopefully‘ be home to the opening match of UEFA Euro 2012.

Here are a few pictures from our trip.
Just click on any of the thumbs to see full images.

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Polish Forest

While in Poland in Leszno, I try to take the bike out for quick treks around the surrounding forest called Karczma Borowa .
I have been enjoying these immensely and wanted to share with you the beauty I encounter. One day I decided to take my camera along to take a few quick shots.

If you don’t know it yet, the Polish forests are unique, beautiful, varied and rich.

Have a look below. I hope you enjoy it