Stop 2 - Vilnius, Lithuania
Stop 3 - Riga, Latvia
Stop 4 - Tallinn, Estonia
Stop 5 - Helsinki, Finland
Stop 6 - St. Petersburg, Russia
Stop 7 - Moscow, Russia
The most anticipated trip to Eastern Europe
finally happened on October 13, 2014 with Warsaw, Poland as the first stop.
It was a privilege that Peter was with me as we visited his "motherland."
He was the tour guide of the Warsaw trip as he
spoke the language.
From the airport, we took the
ZTM Warsaw Subway S2 which
was a 30 minute trip to Metro Centrum station. Fare was approximately
CAD$1.54 one way. We stayed at Mercure Warszawa Centrum which was
strategically located beside the Metro Centrum subway station and a shopping
We immediately explored Warsaw and our first
stop was the
of Culture and Science which was the "gift of the Soviet people to the
Polish nation." Walked around and we passed by the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which was located at
The tomb was the typical monument for fallen heroes and is common in all
countries that I've visited.
We continued our walking tour and had to get
some rest at the
Town Market Place. After a long flight and with no rest, the local
beer was a good respite. The town square at that time was very festive
with all the Scotland fans who supported their team for the soccer game.
Dinner was a European dish of pork knuckle.
We started our second day by taking bus N31
from Metro Centrum station on our way to
which was at the center of the Wilanow Park. From the park, we went back
to Old Town where the Frederyck Chopin
museum was located. Chopin, proud son of Poland