Warsaw – Wet, Wet, Wet !

Our time in Warsaw was largely about catching up with Connie’s family. Just as well really, as the weather did not allow for a lot else.

We were lucky enough to be able to stay with Agi in her apartment, 30 minutes out of Warsaw city and from there is was easy to catch up with Maciek and Dorota, and also Stasia (across the hall from Maciek).

The first night in Warsaw, before we went to Srem, we had dinner at Stasia’s with Agi and her brother Mariusz, wife Magda and new baby. Dorota and Veronika also dropped in from next door.

Diner with Agi and her brother Mariusz

After returning from Srem we had dinner at Hanka’s with her daughter Nuri and extended family. We were able to show Hanka photos from our times in Spain when we met up with her other children – Miquel and Asia. That seems so long ago now.

Agi, Connie and Nuri

The next night it was back to have dinner with Dorota and Maciek, Maciek’s sister Agi & mum Bozena. Stasia also dropped in of course. Maciek the cook prepared a creation of his own and it was very yummy and washed down with some Australian wine.

Connie and Agi

For our final night we had dinner at a restaurant in Warsaw with Hanka, husband Xavier and Nuri & her boyfriend Franec. It was a great way to spend our last night in Poland with lots of chat and laughter. It was still raining of course but we didn’t care.

Matt with Agi and Nuri and a very big beer.

Besides family catch ups Connie and I spent a couple of afternoons looking around Warsaw’s old town. One afternoon we even went 10 pin bowling to get out of the weather. Connie even joined the Warsaw library so that we could do some web surfing. We also had a nice afternoon looking aroundĀ Lazienki Park, where we spotted squirrels, peacocks and other wildlife.

Squirrel

A big thanks to Agi for all the wonderful breakfasts and for being our chauffeur to all our various dinner engagements. And thanks to all the family for making us feel so welcome in Poland, being able to speak such good English and feeding us such wonderful food. Stasia’s home-made fruit filled pierogi were really enjoyed on our last morning. Connie really enjoyed seeing her family, even though a short visit, and its a great thing for her to know them all over so many years. Agi and Connie actually started being pen pals when they were 12 years old, this was arranged through Connie’s mum when she went to Poland about 25 years ago. Connie and Agi could not believe they are now soon to turn 40!

Until next time, and to all the Polish family, you are all welcome anytime to our home and to Australia and we promise to look after you.

Czesc xxx

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