On Lake Time
Sausages, skateboards, specters and sunsets: the Insider goes off-grid in search of adventure at Farma Krzyczki…     (Text: Alex Webber | Photos: Ed Wight) The thing about telling a lie is that it’ll always return to haunt you; that’s why today I’m on an electric skateboard hurtling headlong towards... Read more
Play The Market
I’m definitely not a morning person, especially on Saturday’s, so the thing I like about Targ Śniadaniowy is that it’s much more than the breakfast market it modestly bills itself as. This magical open air spot is a bit of everything: a food market, a picnic, even a place to get... Read more
Skra-tching the Surface 
On the one hand, an emblem of modern Warsaw, on the other, a graveyard of communist memories: time to explore the SKRA sports complex! (Text: Alex Webber | Photos: Ed Wight) There’s perfect and there’s too perfect. Look at Łazienki. Beautiful, isn’t it. But stray onto the lawns and... Read more
Sunday With Chopin
The first Chopin concerts were organized in Łazienki Park in 1959, shortly after the composer’s monument was rebuilt and put back in its place near the park’s main entrance next to the Belweder Palace. The monument itself has had a troubled history; the idea to raise a statue for... Read more
In The Red
For the definitive blast to the past, a visit to the Museum of Life Under Communism has become an essential part of any cultural itinerary… (Text: Alex Webber | Photos: Ed Wight) Traditionalists shudder: with their clever marketing and CGI gimmicks, Warsaw’s top museums have the slick, polished feel... Read more
Life’s a Pitch
Saturday mornings have seen a growing band of expats set the alarm clock to turn-out for the most diverse football team in Poland… (Text: Alex Webber | Photos: Ed Wight)  None of the crowd have given me a chance. My teammates don’t have much faith either. The match is in... Read more
Daytrip: Józefów
Rope Park: there are four levels –  the higher the level the higher into the tree tops you go. Being my husband’s first time he plumped for level 3, the adrenaline rush rope trail. My daughter and I watched and giggled as wannabe Tarzan precariously wobbled like a drunken trapeze... Read more
Temat Rzeka

Temat Rzeka

Insider News 18 June 2014 0

June is the month parents start to get restless – in fact, I panic! It’s the realization that I have less than a month before the school holidays begin and nine weeks need to be filled with thrilling entertainment to tempt my daughter out of her bedroom. Poland’s answer... Read more
National Stadium Ice Rink
I live with a football fanatic whose second home is a stadium, and through preference I steer well clear. But when the National Stadium announced it would transform to an indoor ice rink, I was lured by the thought of experiencing that adrenaline rush footballers get when stepping onto the... Read more
Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins

Insider News 30 October 2013 0

Although this country is steeped in many traditions, Halloween is a celebration that seems to have been embraced by only the hippest nightclubs and bars, pouncing on yet another sales ploy to get us through the door. Most definitely not the kind of party we want to take our... Read more