Thursday, 5 February 2015

Warsaw here I come...

As you may or may not know, last autumn I started to study linguistics in Warsaw (on the first day of October, to be strict). I've lived there since then. I can't say that it's been a picture perfect. In fact, it has been a really tough time. Not only did I have to memorize the boring stuff like grammar and phonetics but I also had to learn how to be an adult. The latter is obviously much more demanding and complicated. In one of his posts Brandon from Humans of New York quoted a young girl: "I'm finding out that being an adult is a lot more than learning how to cook." Well, to be honest, I can totally relate to that. Not so long ago I thought that adulthood is a synonym of freedom and happiness. I was certain that as soon as I moved from home, I would become a strong, independent woman with no complexes and an unwritten law depicting young adults would permit me to do whatever I wanted to. Unfortunately, the reality has turned out to be quite brutal. I'm still lazy and have a lackluster enthusiasm. I have problems with waking up in the morning and forcing myself to do something productive connected with my studies. I have to admit that one thing has changed- I became more active. And, what isn't very helpful,  I get bored really quickly. I just can't sit still. At the same time I don't have as much pleasure from going for a walk on my own as in the past. I like to be surrounded with friends, have someone to laugh with me at our stupid jokes. Maybe I became more social. Well, I wish ;)

Before moving to Warsaw I had a rough idea about the life that awaited me. I felt like I was going to live in another country or something. I had been just a few times in the capital before and I couldn't remember anything from my previous visits except for the location of the Central Railway Station. Yeah, that's definitely a good place to start :)

Moving to a city which you barely know has its merits. Your idea about your new home is almost like a tabula rasa, which means you can shape it into whatever you desire by visiting intersting places, attending cultural events and meeting new people. You can, you SHOULD feel free to discover, observe and enjoy- literally absorb- everything around you. I have tried to make the most of my stay in Warsaw, but I usually haven't managed or simply have been too lazy to take my camera with me. So same pictures have been taken with my mobile phone or have been recorded in my memory (at least for now). My March resolution will be to go out more, be more positive and TAKE MORE PICTURES. For now, enjoy the brief summary of where I have been in my free time in Warsaw.


Royal Baths Park (Łazienki Królewskie):

Constitution Square (Plac Konstytucji):

The Saxon Garden (Ogród Saski):

Sofitel Hotel:

The Piłsudski Square (Plac marsz. Józefa Piłsudskiego)

University of Warsaw Library:

Świętokrzyska Street:

Niepodległości Alley:


Marszałkowska Street:


Metropolitan Building:

Krakowskie Przedmieście:

Castle Square:

Old Town:

Old Town Market Square: