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    Posted July 20, 2009 by
    oluwatosinog
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    Warsaw, Poland
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    What's the best thing about your town?

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    My City - Warsaw, PL Part2

     

    A short story about an average summer day in Warsaw, Poland...

     

    This summer has been a very strange one - when it's hot's, it's very very hot...and when it's chilly, you need a blanket. The fashion item of the season is - guess - the umbrella. You either use as an accessory, as a means of defense (from the sunrays that are bent on tanning everything and everyone regardless of religion or diet) or as protection - we get tropical rain-storms over here. Ice-cream is also very 2009 this year...seems it's more refreshing than last year.

     

    Being a "student-city", most people who live here are in one way or the other connected to one of the MANY colleges and universities. One of the biggest and oldest of them - the Warsaw University - can be found on the Krakowskie Przedmieście street, where students can brag about being neighbors with the president, the Bristol, gay clubs and lots of nuns.

     

    You also have to pay a visit to the "Tomb of The Unknown Soldier" - a tribute to the WWII fallen. The guards share a trait with those at Buckingham Palace - they're very good at not moving an inch.

     

    There are quite a number of parks, fountains and statues in the city as well. Please be sure to feed any pigeons or ducks you find around, as these dear birds are on a "eat-all-you're-given diet". If you're one of the sun-tanning folk, please try to keep your bikini on - the police have promised to fine anyone who wants to brag in the nude.

     

    After a long day in the sun, almost everyone heading back home takes the metro - as long as you live somewhere along the ONE & ONLY line.

     

    Visit Warsaw - you'll love it.

     

    (model: Katie)

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