When travelling in Europe or to Israel I like to sneak in a long stopover in another country in order to get to see new places. Last time, we stopped in Warsaw. We arrived in the morning and left in the evening. There are lockers in the airport where we put our hand luggage. All we took with us was our food and drinks for the day, and of course a camera. We did not have a working phone so we were unable to use Uber. We picked up a cab at the airport and went straight to the Old Jewish cemetery. We took a bus up the street to the Polin Museum of Jewish Life. After that we walked to an area where we were able to see the area of the Warsaw Ghetto Wall.
We hopped on a tram and went to the Old Town Market Square and walked along the Barbican, an old defense wall. After walking along the Barbican soaking in the sites we hailed a cab which drove us to the Nozyk Synagogue. He waited for us while we visited and then drove us back to the airport. Interestingly, Warsaw does not give a feeling of an old city since lots of it was destroyed and only rebuilt after WWII.
Below is an excellent link with a wealth of information to help the English speaking tourist in Warsaw:
Posted: December 23, 2018
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