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On my third day in Warsaw, Poland, I took a relaxing lay back day. I was wondering around Warsaw by myself on my third day because my friend she had a 20 pages research paper due within a day and she decided to stay in our Airbnb to work on it. My first stop for the day was Copernicus Science Centre right by the Vistula River.
At Copernicus Science Center was where I spent most of my time this day, not particularly because I enjoyed so much I wanted to spend lots of time here, but because the line was huge. If I remember correctly, I spent a total of two hours waiting in line just to buy my admission ticket. Copernicus Science Center was huge with a lot of interactive exhibits, a robotic theater, and a planetarium behind it right by the river. Thinking back about it now, I could probably use my time better instead of waiting in line for two hours, but again I didn’t have any agenda for that day since I was just by myself.
After Copernicus Science Center I walked around Vistula River bank. Also by the river bank is a mermaid statue as you have seen above, which is the symbol of Warsaw, I explained the reason behind it here. It was also here that I ran into a guy from Jordan, but he lives in Sweden now and works at Copenhagen. I forgot his name now, but he asked me to take a picture for him with the mermaid statue. We then sat down on a bench nearby and started to chat. He was in Warsaw for a business meeting, his colleague drank too much the previous night, so the colleague was staying back in the Hotel to rest. Just like me, he was exploring Warsaw that day by himself. We decided to walk around together, so we walked along Vistula River for a while then headed to Old Town where we went our separate ways.
My fourth and last full day in Warsaw, I went down to Wilanow Palace. Wilanow Palace is a 17th-century royal palace that survived through Poland’s partitions and both world wars. What I found the most interesting thing about the palace was on the second floor there was a quarter with Chinese style interior designs and decorations. The rooms were full of china and other goods from Asia.
After Wilanow Palace, I took a bus back to Warsaw and went to Frederic Chopin Museum. Perhaps the most well-known Polish person in the world, Frederic Chopin Museum had everything from the composer’s music scores, notes, to photographs. Before I went into the museum, I ran into a Taiwanese travel tv show production crew, I got a little excited, my friend encouraged me to talk to them, but I didn’t dare to do it.
The next morning before I headed the airport for my flight to Warsaw, I went to Archeology Museum. It was interesting to learn about archeology and history in Poland and Central Europe as a whole as most people or articles don’t really talk about archeology in Poland.
That’s it for my travel in Warsaw, Poland. Next stop, I went to Budapest, Hungary.