TPOL’s Guns & Butter Travel Guide is the best way to see as much as you can in as little time as possible. Here’s how it works – A trip is composed of two factors: Labor And Lazy. The opportunity cost (what is given up) for relaxing and being Lazy is gained by being adventurous in the form of Labor and vice versa. The guide includes inefficient activities i.e., tourist traps that should be avoided and aspirational activities that are worth doing but may be impossible to see given the constraints of time and resources.
People travel for different reasons. Michael W Travels to UNESCO sites. Boring people go to museums. TPOL’s travels to eat and drink. Which is best? The answer is all of the above. For me, being immersed in local culture means sampling the cuisine, throwing back a few pints, and seeing where the adventure takes me. In between beer #1 and entree #4, I also try to see the sights. After all, a disco looks the same anywhere in the world, especially with impaired vision. In Warsaw, that was no different. Here is what I recommend doing, skipping, and attempting if you have the time.
Without food, you will die. Without good food, you might as well not be alive. I sampled Polish food on my way to the Old Town and at an excellent restaurant near the Westin.
Sober is not the way for me. A Justice once said, “I like beer.” I agree.
Like I said, without good food, you might as well not be alive. Skip eating pho here.
I’m a creature of the night. However, I do not support sex tourism. The Pub Crawl shouldn’t be missed but the last stop should be skipped.
Some of the pub crawlers stayed at hostels. It’s bad enough I’m going on a pub crawl at my old age, but I think I’m too much of a curmudgeon to stay at a hostel.
I could see myself spending a few weeks in Warsaw because it is a modern city. I still think I would skip the museums, but now that I’m back, I’m more interested in learning about the history of how this country transitioned from a Soviet Bloc country to what it is today.