The drive to Warsaw took 11 hours. Our guides Ziggy and Joanna (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) picked us up at the hotel and off we went. We drove through the countryside with a minimum of commentary until we crossed the border into Poland. We stopped just across the border to change money and grab a drink.
|Ziggy and Joanna|
Suddenly it hit us - we were in Poland!
Over the next 3 days we learned a lot about Ziggy and Joanna. They are both from Warsaw and its suburbs. Even though they grew up less than 20 miles from each other they met in California when Joanna hired Ziggy to do some travel work for her while she worked for LG. Most importantly they were incredible guides!
Several hours later (5:30) we stopped for lunch at a truck stop. Personally I love to eat where the local population does and this was certainly a local place and it did not disappoint.
Finally we arrived at our hotel the Polonia Palace. It could easily compete with any American luxury hotel.