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
Galeria Mokotów
Warsaw’s original A-Class shopping center “Galeria Mokotów” continues to be a big player on the retail map with an impressive mid-range to upmarket offer. Fashion: includes Calvin Klein; Guess; H&M; Hollister; Hugo Boss; Joop; Karen Millen; Lacoste; Michael Kors; Max Mara; Peek & Cloppenburg; Rip Curl; Timberland; Trussardi; Versace Collection;... Read more
Mysia 3

Mysia 3

Insider NewsShopping 12 October 2013 0

Ultra-fashionable shopping center inside the pimped and polished interiors of what was once the national censorship office! Defiantly young and bold, it’s a must for fashionistas. Accessories: luxury bedroom gear from Take a Nap. And then there’s Impossible Project – the place for Polaroid cameras brought back from the dead.... Read more
Złote Tarasy
Accessories: includes Bath & Body Works; The Body Shop; Victoria’s Secret Fashion: includes Deni Cler; Esprit; H&M; Hugo Boss; Van Graaf; Zara Food Shopping: includes Carrefour; Krakowski Kredens; Kuchnie Świata Food & Drink: Hard Rock Cafe; Pari Pari; Bali; plus standard fast food offerings in the food court Entertainment: MultiKino Ex-pats: Kuchnie Świata;... Read more


Insider News 12 October 2013 0

Fashion: includes American Eagle Outfitters; H&M; Lacoste; Levis; Mango; Peek & Cloppenburg; River Island; Timberland; Tommy Hilfiger; Zara Food Shopping: includes Carrefour; Krakowski Kredens; Kuchnie Świata Food & Drink: Courtepaille; Hana Sushi; plus standard fast food offering Entertainment: Cinema City Ex-pats: American Bookstore; Kuchnie Świata; Marks & Spencers (with... Read more
Copernicus Science Centre Planetarium
If, like me, you spent your holidays on the tropical island of Great Britain you too might be asking some serious questions about the earth’s climate and what in jeepers name happened to it this summer…Back in Warsaw we were greeted with hot winds, a stifling temperature of 39°c... Read more