Warsaw that you did not know
Do you know the city where you live? If, your answer is yes, what does it mean? Is it anyhow possible to assess such knowledge? Maybe you can say that you know your home city pretty well because you know the names of all streets, churches, where you can dine and party during the weekend. Someone may say that you know your city if you know its history. In brief, the answer for those questions depends on person. It is really difficult to give an unambiguous answer. For some people the most important is the topography of the city, for the others history of it. Moreover, most of us think that they know their city pretty much, but there are also a few people for who the city remains undiscovered – tour guides. This statement may sound strange, but it is true. For them the same places, every time look differently. We can compare exploring own city to reading book. Even if you have read the book 10 times, by reading it for 11th time, you will notice something new. The greatest pleasure for tour guides is to rediscover their city every day, every time, and in every place they are. Since last year, tour guides who are also the greatest funs of Warsaw have shared their knowledge and experience with the others, by walking around Warsaw. Such walks are organised not only for tourists but for local people as well. However, the aim of those meetings is to make people love Warsaw. Thanks to tour guides, places which at the first sight look awful, takes on a new meaning. Warsaw is said to be ugly and dirty. This is the most common opinion about Warsaw not only among Varsovians but among tourists as well. The other purpose of the walks is to change the people’s attitude and make them understand Warsaw. This discrediting statement is only the result of lack of knowledge and miscomprehension. Street you walk every day to your workplace will not be ordinary anymore, because now you know some extra facts and history about it. As we have already underlined, tour guides’ intention is to make people to fall in love with Warsaw, but in the first place, to understand it. Nowadays, Parga district is known as dangerous and full of criminals. This is common view but tour guides consider it beautiful part of the city, with unique architecture and atmosphere. Such extreme points of views distinguish “normal people” from tour guides. During such walks, you can also listen to some funny stories and interesting facts about famous Polish figures as the city residents are also inextricable elements of its history of. If you are going to visit Warsaw, we absolutely recommend joining these walks, because you will have unreadable opportunity to discover the best and the real side of Warsaw. Obviously, you can read some guides describing Warsaw, but in any of them you will find authentic “face” of the capital of Poland. We would like to add, that such local tour guides compete with one another, who will present Warsaw in the most interesting way, so they set the bar high. We encourage you to experience such amazing walks on your own, because it is really hard to express how great they are.