Now was the time to go to Poland. After getting ready (preparing the baggage, getting cash etc.) I woke up at 3 AM. By 5 AM, I was at the airport. Strange enough, everything went fine. I needed to exchange my euros with złotys. I had known that exhange offices at airports rip you off like crazy but I was curious. The euro to złoty ratio at that time was around 4.75, but the exchange office offered me złotys equivalent of only 3.8. Makes you wonder who actually accepts that and loses 20% of their money, heh.
The flight was good, but I had no idea how to get to the train station from the airport. So I asked some folks around and they gave me the instructions and briefly explained the weird public transport payment system here in Poland. During my time in Warszawa before the train ride, there was this huge clock tower made in the soviet era, piercing through the cloudy sky which had great architecture.
Thankfully, an online Polish friend gave me the instructions from the train station to the student dormitories so I finally made it after 7 PM.
Only the young speak English and around half of them can't at all, so as a first time shopping experience somewhere you don't understand anything written, it was difficult (and fascinating) to buy things from a cashier that you cannot communicate with at all.
Since coming here, I've been to around 5 parties, 3 tours, and 2 events and 3 karaoke nights. All of them were fun. The parties had good music, tours were worth it and the mood was good at the karaoke. One thing surprising about the city is, there are works of grafitti at every corner.
The quality of the lectures are good, most of the professors are passionate about what they teach.
Instead of writing any longer, I will thoroughly enjoy my time here!
Written on 2022/10/23.
Last edited on 2022/10/23.
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