hobo dreams of margotjo
Collected by margaret
life is a journey, choose your destiny and don't lose your passport
I hadn’t been awake for longer than a minute. I peeled back the tarp door to my room, walked out onto my deck, and leapt. It was an abrupt but purifying way to start the day. The cool, brackish water instantly defogged my mind, and my eyes opened...
Próżna, Warszawa, Poland
Prozna street has a tragic history. Most of the Ghetto buildings were totally destroyed. Only a few of them are left. Prozna street is unique because this is the only street in the historic Jewish part of Warsaw where tenement buildings have been...
Długa 52, 00-238 Warszawa, Poland
Reservations here are a must, as is the beef tartare; it's chopped and mixed right in front of you. In fact, all the food is prepared right in front of you; the "food as theater" concept is alive and kicking here at U Kucharzy, in the converted...
Dobra 56/66, 00-312 Warszawa, Poland
One of the largest and most beautiful roof gardens in Europe, with an area of more than 10,000 square meters. As the university garden it is open to the public every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m All segments of the garden are interconnected with...
Agrykola 1, 00-460 Warszawa, Poland
Located in an old, 18th century building, this cafe has a long tradition. It served its customers already as early as the 19th century. You may drop in here to have an ice cream or an iced coffee after exploring the rest of the Lazienki Park.
Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16, 02-958 Warszawa, Poland
Referred to as “the Polish Versailles,” Wilanow Palace and its surrounding gardens and park are pretty extraordinary. Originally built in the Baroque style, Wilanow Palace was constructed for King John III Sobieski in the 17th century, and its...
plac Zamkowy 4, 00-277 Warszawa, Poland
Built in the 15th century. In 1596 when the capital was moved to Warsaw from Krakow the castle served as seat of the king and the government. It was destroyed completely during World War II. The decision to rebuild Castle Square was taken in 1971....
After a full day of exploring Warsaw on foot, I decided to take a moment to unwind in Saxon Gardens. To enjoy being in the moment with the locals and travelers alike, as the sun highlighted the scene. The day was then topped off with a Chopin...
plac Zamkowy, Warszawa, Poland
Erected in 1644, is one of Warsaw's most famous landmarks and one of the oldest secular monuments in northern Europe. Statue commemorate King Zygmunt III Waza, who in 1596 had moved Poland's capital from Krakow to Warsaw. On September 1, 1944,...
Kabaty, 00-001 Warsaw, Poland
If you come across two paths that diverge in Kabaty Woods, feel free to take either: you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the lush surroundings any direction you go. There’s something magical about this place. Tourists rarely visit, but it’s a...
Długa 22, 00-263 Warszawa, Poland
The Warsaw Uprising is an exceptional chapter in the city’s history - one that is both heroic and tragic. The monument commemorates the thousands of heroes of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising who gave their lives for their homeland, having fought against...
Sulechowska, 66-200 Świebodzin, Poland
The world's tallest Christ. Christ of Swiebodzin in Poland has dethroned Jesus of Rio de Janeiro as the world's tallest statue of Christ. Three-metre-high golden crown brings the total height to 36m, 3m higher than the Jesus of Rio. Arms stretch...
Marszałkowska, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
The Saxon garden facing Marshall Pilsudski Square was among the first public gardens in the world. It was originally created in the 17th century and opened to the public in 1727. The garden is filled with Baroque statues, allegories of the...
Krakowskie Przedmieście 42/44, 00-325 Warszawa, Poland
In the midst of modern revitalization it's lovely to have a hint of vintage and historic style. At the center of Warsaw, to stay at the Bristol Hotel, is the perfect combination of both. From the drapery, china, elevator and lavatory fixtures....
Okopowa 49/51, 01-043 Warszawa, Poland
Holocaust reminders are everywhere. The Poles anti-Semitism being renown, they now are on a mission to rehabilitate the country and preserve the sites associated with the Holocaust and the discrimination against the Jews as a reminder for those...
Krakowskie Przedmieście, Warszawa, Poland
One of the most historical streets in Warsaw surrounded by historic palaces, churches and manor-houses. After a complete rebuilding, the street was changed into a wide promenade. During summer weekends, the street is closed to drivers and together...
rynek Starego Miasta 1/3, 00-272 Warszawa, Poland
The Basilisk—a legendary lizard king with a deadly stare from medieval Europe—is a fitting name for this traditional Polish restaurant. At Bazyliszek they serve generous portions of casual Polish fare at reasonable prices. Located in the center of...
01-999 Warsaw, Poland
Łazienki Królewskie is a Palace-Garden complex the most beautiful planned area in Warsaw. 76 hectares of nature, right in the city center. Łazienki performs a variety of functions: it is a museum, a place of cultural, scientific and entertainment...
plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland
Standing at 230.5 meters high (42 floors) with an area of 817,000 square meters and over 3,000 rooms, The Palace of Culture and Science is the highest and quite possibly largest building in Poland. While it's a major attraction, you must go up to...
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West Hong Kong CN-91, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
Look up when you enter the lobby to find three paintings from Chinese artist Yuanming He’s “Horse Galloping Across the Sky” series. The world’s highest swimming pool is on the 118th floor, as is a wall of digital art showing underwater scenes....