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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A Trip in Warsaw Is Always Good For The Heart

Dear friends,

What can I say? Having a trip to Warsaw is always good fun, either if you are there on business or on pleasure. The last Friday of May I had to run to Warsaw for a day - Thursday and Friday I had my 2 last days off from my previous workplace and I knew that for a while I would not be able to have a break so I made the most of it. My passport needed to be renewed with the new name + I was still searching for wedding shoes => a trip to Warsaw was due :)
This time my awesome husband did not have time to go with me so I went with my faithful guardians: The Ladybug & The Friendly Moose :) and for the first time I went with Polish trains, and it was not that bad, I must admit!
The Screen Showing The Time - Date
Reading and hydrating is always very important!
Getting from Krakow to Warsaw took around 4 hours but time passed by fast as I was very much engaged in the 2nd book of The Inheritance Cycle by the amazing Christopher Paolini - to be more precise, I am speaking of Eldest :) SPOILER ALERT: Saphira learns that she is not the only one dragon alive - fun times to come!
Here you can see a few pictures from the Rainbow monument in Warsaw. It was previously burned down as the anti-gay community was outraged. Right now it has been redone and it is fire proof + extra cameras are installed around it.
And I also bumped into these weird colorful manequins that were showing off some of really creative handmade goodies - they were not here last time I passed by ;) so this is evidence to how much Warsaw is changing and how colorful this place can be.
Guess what else I bumped into while I was roaming around the Romanian Embassy Area? An Italian Expo with sale ;) Just check that huge salami, bigger than me! Quite a challenge to do that, I bet! Below you will see a few pictures from the fair and read some lovely quotes related to Italian food - which is always very yummy ;) + you will also see the LadyBug & The Moose dropping by the wine stand to check the vintage ;)
Who likes some dry tomatoes?
If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant? - Martin Scorsese
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. - George Miller
I am not one to turn down macaroni and cheese, even late at night. I love Italian food. I love pasta... A refrigerator full of water and Gatorade? Honey, that's just not gonna happen. - Queen Latifah
Chi va a letto senza cena tutta la notte si dimena. - Italian proverb
Translation: He who goes to bed without eating, will regret it throughout the night.
Mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare - Italian proverb
Translation: Eat to live and not live to eat.
A tavola non si invecchia. - Italian proverb.
Translation: At the table with good friends and family you do not become old.
La cucina piccola fal la casa grande. -Italian proverb
Translation: A small kitchen makes the house big.
Non si vive di solo pane. - Italian proverb.
Translation: One does not live by bread alone.
"Everything you see I owe to pasta." - Sophia Loren
A Small Piece of StreetArt in the City Center
A Colorful Spot :)
A Light Cheesecake with fruits & Maracuja Milkshake for the LadyBug
After a long day, waiting for the train back to Krakow we met our lovely friend working in Warsaw. We even managed - during her lunch break! - to get one pait of shoes for the wedding :) They are all white, ballerina shoes made out of leather inside-out. And they are so comfortable! Soon you will see pictures, I promise!
I had the newest milkshake from Coffee Heaven - yes, if you feel the name is familiar for you, you are right ;) as it is one of my (and my dear friends) favourite places. The milkshake is with Maracuja and it is very smooth and soothing, perfect to relax and sweet enough to give you the kick ;)  I topped it with some cheesecake with fruits, and everything was just magical :)
The last picture = magical sweets I brought from the Italian Expo. They look like figs but they truly are indeed sweets shaped as figs, sweets made from marzipan... green marzipan inside out and even the beginning and the end and the shape makes you think of figs... makes me think of Greece :) I also bought some pistacchio cream and I am waiting for the proper ocassion to try it out or else I would just eat it like Nutella, by the spoon :))  Any good receipe with pistacchio cream? :) I would love to hear from you, and if you ever visited Warsaw what magical things did you see?

Yours truly,
The Warsaw Fan LadyBug