First impressions of Warsaw - flight, city, classes in Olineke

Honestly, most of all I love my firstimpressions of the country. You fly in anticipation of what it is, the first look from the bus / taxi to the city, the first outing to the store, the first conversation with a local. And somehow, all these feelings are most acutely experienced these days, because they are ready for them, open to meet and wait for something so unusual, and sometimes even fabulous. Perhaps you know it.

And then later, after a while, everythingit becomes quite trivial and it is much more difficult to isolate something interesting (for example, for an article on a blog). And only then, after living in the country, you can write "second" impressions, deeper, without a touch of superficiality. Moreover, if the country is like, then in it and the 10th time you arrive with interest.

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First impressions

I was a little deceitful, calling the post "first" impressions. All the same in Poland we were, but it was just a day by car, so for good it can not be considered. We almost never got out of the car ...

Flight

The flight we had direct, specifically bought suchtickets to spend less time on the plane. And decided to fly in the evening, after a nap. Since Sheremetyevo is far away from us, we went to the airport in the morning, so that Yegor slept in the mother’s and child’s room, and then immediately went to the plane. By the way, the tickets, as usual, were monitored for Aviaseels and Skyscanner, as a result of buying through Aviaseels, it was cheaper by 200 rubles, heh :)

The mother and child room is a useful thing, nowall the time we will use those. She has only one drawback - there can be one adult per child, that is, I had to walk. We were also offered special support here, as a result of which we reached the gate in 15 minutes.

Playroom in the room of mother and child in Sheremetyevo

Playroom in the room of mother and child in Sheremetyevo

A great locker for putting shoes on jumping boys

A great locker for putting shoes on jumping boys

Egor in the plane behaved surprisingly well, still remember our flight to Bangkok and a departure after him for several days. Soon to fly to China, again for a long time in the plane work.

We are waiting for your plane

We are waiting for your plane

Yegor was calm for himself, he didn’t run beyond our three chairs.

Yegor was calm for himself, he didn’t run beyond our three chairs.

I always order some non-standard meal on the plane

I always order some non-standard meal on the plane

Airport in Warsaw and our junk

Airport in Warsaw and our junk

City

I was told before the trip that there was nothing in Warsawto do, for the city was wiped off the face of the earth during the war and only recently restored. Although some developing countries, this did not prevent the picket fence of skyscrapers from being raised (Singapore, Kuala lumpur) and create a modern metropolis for an even shorter period. So, indeed, the architecture in Warsaw is dull and gray, in some places concrete barracks without frills.

Well, it’s not beautiful!

Well, it’s not beautiful!

But you know, we first exclaimed when we left Taxi about our apartment? Air! He is here some surprisingly fresh and clean. After a gassed Moscow, we both paid attention to this. But perhaps our noses also deceived us, because I did not search for data on air pollution and did not compare it.

The next day in daylight againlooked at the dull architecture, after all it is not very. Also, the impression was spoiled by rubbish on the street, in places broken tiles and asphalt, some kind of not quite Europe. This is not a new sleeping area in Moscow ... On the other hand, you understand that it is not Russia either. Pensioners on the streets look like ours, only more decently dressed, in the park and on the streets the foliage is blown up by the wind romantically, in every house there are balconies and window sills in flowers, the pavements are paved with tiles, in some places there are very well-kept corners with flower beds and some thuja. It is difficult to explain, but everything is different. In general, the collective term "Europe" is not correct, because such different countries in the European Union / Schengen have gathered.

Gagarin Street, Warsaw

Gagarin Street, Warsaw

Warsaw courtyards in our area

Warsaw courtyards in our area

The street we walk every day

The street we walk every day

Asphalt comes across and such in Warsaw

Asphalt comes across and such in Warsaw

Lawn trash and untidy walls

Lawn trash and untidy walls

Rubbish on the streets of Warsaw

Rubbish on the streets of Warsaw

But everywhere the flowers on the balconies and window sills

But everywhere the flowers on the balconies and window sills

Simple but well-maintained entrance

Simple but well-maintained entrance

Warsaw, Mokotów district

Pretty civilized

Our apartment turned out to be better than our expectations, large and spacious, with a full-fledged kitchen and normal beds. But I already wrote about the apartmentI will not repeat.

prices

After settling into the apartment, at night, I went toTesco. It was surprising to meet here the usual Thai name, it already became warm in the soul. And when I went inside, I found Ashanovskie prices in a supermarket of local importance. Sour cream (400 ml) and milk (1 l) at 30 rubles, brie cheese (200g) 50 rubles, ordinary cheese 200 rubles / kg, water 5l 20 rubles, a pack of frozen vegetables 20 rubles (more about prices). In Moscow, in a nearby supermarket, everything is 2 times more expensive. And you know, I like the quality of the food much more, the sour cream is very tasty, and the tomatoes are less normal (from the supermarket). Everywhere I try tomatoes, my favorite vegetable (fruit?). Here and cherry normal, as once we had ...

Milk 20-40 rub for 1 l

Milk 20-40 rub for 1 l

Long sought a chocolate with pepper in Tae, and found in Polish Tesco

Long sought a chocolate with pepper in Tae, and found in Polish Tesco

Food in the dining room costs 180 rubles per serving.

Food in the dining room costs 180 rubles per serving.

It's nice that almost everywhere, including city ​​buses You can pay by credit card,saving on commissions. I even paid for a taxi card. Thailand is resting in this regard, there only in supermarkets cards are accepted. But the euro is not happy, because the income in rubles, the price in local currency remains the same, but for us everything slowly rises.

Transport

Accidentally drove the bus hares, just did not have time to buy a ticket :) The driver did not speak English, and automaticinside the bus turned out to be very difficult. A little later, we figured out, but did not have time for a couple of minutes (1 stop just went). From the side of ridiculous, it probably looked like: they burst into the bus, rushed to the machine gun, poked cards with it, tried to shove money, made some noise and dumped it from the bus. By the way, the locals did not rush to help. A few days later, of course, everything was sorted out and I wrote a post about transport in Warsaw.

Try to figure this out in 3 minutes.

Try to figure this out in 3 minutes.

Yes, I also want to note that in Warsaw it is quite affordable taxi, not Bangkok, of course, but the prices are normal. From the airport paid 55 zlotys, it was 680 rubles (a year ago, it would be 500 rubles). On the other hand, we drove for only half an hour. Prices are as follows: landing 8 pln (100 rubles), and then 1.8-2.4 pln per km (20-30 rubles), a simple 1 hour 40 pln (500 rubles) and can still take an extra charge of 10 pln (130 rubles) for suitcases.

Classes

On the first day we were very pleased with Olenek (myDetailed reference for Olinek). This is the center where we came to study with Yegor, and for the sake of which the whole trip was started. There, people really work and look for an approach to the child! We are delighted! Maybe it is so noticeable in the contrast after Russia, but damn, how sick it is that the Russian teachers are lazy, their favorite phrase is “Mother, calm the child, I can’t deal with it”. So I want to answer them: why do we even come to you, let's look for an approach, this is your work in the end! There would be no problems, would not have come. The last rehabilitation center in the Moscow region in Vatutinki left just such an impression of himself - almost lost time.

First introductory lesson in Olinek

First introductory lesson in Olinek

The boy really wants to walk, but does not know how

The boy really wants to walk, but does not know how

Immediately in Poland they decided to make orthoses

Immediately in Poland they decided to make orthoses

And yet, I would have torn off my Russian handsofficial or doctor who drew the standard for medical institutions in 30 minutes for massage and exercise therapy. They all fell from an oak tree there, it's funny to God! And then they are offended that we do not want to use such “handouts”. Why do you need such a free rehabilitation, if there is no sense in it? Yes, and in a good way, it is not free at all, the state allocates money to it, which flies into the pipe, but it's a shame. In Poland, Olineke exercise therapy takes 2.5 hours (and then 1 hour separately), similar standards in China, and only 30 minutes a day should be enough for Russian children with some kind of fright ...

P.S. In general, we are very pleased that we came here. And now we understand that if it were not for the return tickets, then it would probably have stayed here for another month, although the classes are expensive, not China (there are 2-3 times cheaper). But the rehabilitation itself is good, the products are cheap and tasty, and on the whole it is pleasant to be in the city.

P.P.S. Here's another idea that arose, perhaps it is worth becoming like top bloggers and doing posts like “bad Warsaw” and “good Warsaw”? That is, in one post there are beautiful photos, in the other any rubbish and drawings on the walls.

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