My dear friend Greg visited me here in Warsaw (first time in Poland) for an entire week and as he discovered all there is to offer in the city, I followed closely along and shot accordingly. Lots of shenanigans ensued along the many kilomenters crossed.
Almost 20 years have passed since I first met him back when we both lived in Southern California and the last time I saw him before Warsaw was in Seattle when I left for Poland nearly 8 years ago. Greeting him at the airport was as if not a second had passed since our last goodbye.
With a sense of humor and lots of laughs along the way, we navigated the streets, pushed through the humid heat, drank far too much coffee, ate at a bar mleczny, devoured some kiełbasa and washed it down with a few pints (beer for him and sparkling water for me). He even got to meet all of my girlfriend Agnieszka’s family for a surprise birthday party we threw for her on his last night (massive success and schock!).
All in all, we covered a lot of Warsaw leaving him with a beautiful impression and the ability to tell his friends back home that it is not cold. Yes, they asked.
Later, bittersweet goodbyes, but he adored Warsaw and I know he will be back. I miss him already. Already looking forward to the next visit……
As a side note: anyone that would like to visit me can expect the same treatment. 🙂