I'm going with my boyfriend on his business trip to Warsaw with a 9 hour layover in Helsinki. I have the Eastern Europe book but the Warsaw section is pretty small. Any suggestions out there for other books for either place? We'll be in Warsaw for 6 nights, 5 days. Thanks!
Go to your local library and scan the travel guides. You will find lots of info on both towns. Do a search for "Warsaw sights" on the web.
Thanks - I'm leaving at 3pm this afternoon...kind of last minute! Going to run over to Barnes & Noble and just grab some books I guess.
I hope you are able to check this site again during your travels. In Your Pocket Guides are excellent. You can find them online or you can buy actual print guides that are indeed small enough to fit "in your pocket". Many hotels have them for free in their lobbies or you can buy one at Empik bookstore near the main train station and the Palace of Culture and Science (the Soviet-era faux art deco skyscraper). They have thoughtful information on the history and culture of Poland and Warsaw as well as its sites. They also have entertaining reviews of hotels, restaurants, cafes, and bars. Since a new issue is published every few months, they are up-to-date and have the latest info on festivals, etc.
We got into Warsaw last night. I'm actually working from the hotel a bit during my stay in Poland so definitely connected (we actually brought a mini wireless router so we are both hooked up).
Picked up the RS Scandanavia (ripped out just those pages) for my day in Helsinki (layover) and the walking tour and other information was perfect for a day there - great little city.
Also, grabbed the Frommers Poland and ripped out the Warsaw section of the RS book. A copy of In Your Pocket is in the hotel room (among other small magazines) and I flipped it open and it does seem to have great information - including events going on this week like a outdoor theater festival beginning today. Also, I was estatic to find out we are staying at the Intercontinental and our window faces the Palace of Culture and Science - what a fantastic view!