: It's time for another insight into the wonderful destinations our airport team have been visiting recently (flying from Aberdeen, of course!), and this week we caught up with Natalie Bagretsova, our fun-loving Property Assistant, who's just back from an incredible trip to Warsaw, the Polish capital:
How did you get there?
- "I flew with my family and a friend's family direct from Aberdeen to Warsaw with wizzair.com. We really fancied a city break and we always fly from Aberdeen, so Warsaw turned out to be the cheapest option!"
Where did you stay?
- "We rented a two-bedroom apartment in Warsaw's Old Town, which was a charming area of the city. Interestingly, it was almost completely demolished during the terror bombing of the German invasion of Poland in 1939, but it has since been meticulously rebuilt and still has a very traditional feel to it. There were lots of great shops and cute cafés nearby."
What was your favourite thing to do?
- "Warsaw Zoo was fabulous! My kids absolutely loved it, especially the ape house which has just recently opened. Like many parts of Warsaw, the zoo has an interesting history behind it. After the surrender of Warsaw to the Germans during the Second World War, the "valuable" species at the zoo were taken to Germany, whilst the rest were put down. It's a harrowing story, but I really enjoyed learning more about the zoo's fascinating history during my visit."
Do you have any food and drink recommendations?
- "Of course I do - the food in Warsaw was absolutely delicious! I researched restaurants before we left and Zapiecek, a traditional Polish restaurant, really stood out. It was amazing! I would highly recommend the dumplings with meat and mushrooms, as well as the tasty mulled wine. Trust me, when it's -10°C outside, mulled wine is exactly what you need to warm yourself up - well, that was my excuse anyway!"