Crossing Vistula: a not so colorful Warsaw

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When travelling I love discovering the places where locals hang out and see how the real life looks like. Well, when you are a tourist it is difficult to really feel what is like to live in the city you visit but at least you can have a very brief idea. So I walk a lot, I get lost in the streets and after the touristy things I try to find the local things. I mean, if you come to Athens you definitely have to see the Acropolis, but what about a beer or a meal to a non touristic place? It is much more traditional, much more original and much cheaper! When you don't know a local person it is not easy. But it is not impossible -with the precious help of the world wide web.So this time, after visiting the stunning old square, we decided to cross the river. And see the other side of Warsaw: the real one. 
Accross the river, there is Praga suburb with big grey communist-like residencies, wide streets and huge buildings. Once you cross Vistula, the area is not very nice.  And feels estranged. But it is original. And very artistic. 
After a quick research (Internet I love you!), we found an interesting and artistic place to visit in Praga neighborhood: Soho Factory
Soho Factory is a completely different experience in Warsaw. It is an avant-garde industrial space for culture and business, consisting of various galleries and design stores, restaurants and cafes but in a very New York style. I would really suggest this multispace if you have enough time. Just keep in mind that the two restaurants are quite nice but expensive too (I don't really know how polish people can afford it)
There was also a Neon museum that must have been very interesting, having communist neon signs but unfortunatelry we arrived late so it was closed. 
Important information: plan your visit early since after 17:00 most of the shops close.

Avant-garde or what?

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  1. Great photos! It looks like such a nice place
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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    1. Thank you Laura! it was abig surprise to find such a place in Warsaw!! xx

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  2. These pictures are amazing! Such a beautiful city... I want to visit it one day xx

    Instagram|RococoStyle.com|Bloglovin'

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    1. It is a pretty city! worths a visit for one-two days!! xx

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  3. These pictures are amazing!!
    Fantastic blog!
    http://changes2chances.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thank you! it was a great place for photoshooting :) kisses

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  4. Great pics <3
    I travelled with you thank you !
    www.mademoisellevi.com

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad you took a "sip" of Warsaw through my photos! Kisses

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  5. What fabulous jean shorts, and I'm loving all of these pictures!

    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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    1. Yes! they were so comfortable, my perfect outfit for long walks in the city! Thank you!!
      kisses

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  6. Love the photos! Would love to visit xx

    Erica
    www.eggcanvas.me

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    1. Than you! Warsaw is the ideal cityreak! a short visit will ake you appreciate the city's beauty! xx

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  7. Lovely photos!
    Almudena
    http://stylelovely.com/finemestatis/

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    1. Thank you Almudena! kisses from Athens! xx

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  8. I agree! When I travel, I try not to be too touristy. There are instances when I will if it's my first time visiting but I love trying cuisines from the local spots!

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