Day 90: Hanging out at Google Campus Warsaw.

Having yet to visit the co-working space at the Google Campus Warsaw location, we decided to make it our work location for the day - taking a bus there after another amazing breakfast at Charlotte’s. Dropping us off on the other side of the river near the brick buildings location, we walked the rest of the way and checked in at the visitor’s desk. Membership was fortunately free (unlike Punspace) and we were welcomed through the main door and into the common area on the first floor. 

The space was buzzing with a great vibe and energy and there were many people on their computers at the various tables, desks, and couches spread coffee-room common area. Leading out of the first room there was a hallway that branched off into half a dozen meeting/work-space rooms before reaching the bathroom and kitchen areas. The first floor was open to “community” members like Lauren and I, with the other two floors of the building being reserved for actual Google employees and members who rented private offices at the campus. Overall it was a pretty cool place!

We grabbed a table in the coffee room area and opened up our computers to hop onto the wi-fi. We had heard rumors from a blogger who visited the campus the month prior that the internet speeds were insanely fast, and fast they proved to be. Running a speed-test the Download and Upload streams clocked in at over 500 mbps each! It was the fastest internet speeds that Lauren and I had ever seen before. With speeds this fast, uploading and downloading would be done in a snap!

Launching back into our projects we worked for the rest of the day until we got hungry. We let Google Maps recommend a restaurant to us again like the night before and were pleasantly surprised again! Heading to a place called Boska that was just a short walk from the campus we discovered another urban-chic styled restaurant that sported another delicious looking menu. We ordered the beef cheeks (me) and the chicken (Lauren) and were blown away again. The previous nights meal was a 9/10, tonights meal was an 11/10. In addition to delicious food, the final bill at each of these restaurants has come in under $30 for two people - including drinks!

Unfortunately, Lauren couldn’t enjoy her meal as much as she would have liked due to a bout of IBS which proceeded to get worse and worse as dinner went on. Rather than take the bus back, we grabbed an Uber to take us directly home to spend the rest of the evening relaxing. 

Day 89: Bloggin' the time away...

Charlotte’s was on the menu again for breakfast (I think that this will be a permanent thing) and after starting the morning off right with croissants, quiche, and coffees, we settled back in at the apartment to work for the rest of the day. 

Catching up with the daily journals was taking a lot longer than expected and what I thought would be completed no later than Sunday evening had extended into today’s work-day and would extend into Tuesday as well. Its not just the writing that takes a while, but the photo editing as well. I don’t limit myself to how many photos are taken of a particular scene or setting and at the end of the day the total number taken is quite a few - this does allow me to choose the best of the best though and makes it all worth it. 

While I worked on the blog, Lauren worked on her blog work for Expedia as well as completing her project of editing our vlog videos. Though it had been a while since we had filmed last (going back to when before Chiang Mai) she still hadn’t gotten around to editing the Kuala Lumpur footage! Again, it takes a while - especially with her being the perfectionist that she is!

It wasn’t a bad day to hang around inside as it was absolutely dumping rain outside. Thunder and lighting were going off too! When the storm finally let up, we headed out for dinner at a place called Bazar Kocha, which was located just on the other side of our street. A simple search for restaurants in the Google Maps app had pointed it out to us (not a review site like Yelp), and since it was extremely close we figured we would give it a try. 

The food was absolutely incredible. In our time in Warsaw so far we have been absolutely shocked by the fantastic food scene. The restaurants that we have been to are urban-chic in style with a cozy yet classy ambiance which makes the dining experience both fun and romantic. They also have made some of the best food that we have ever tasted. At Bazar Kocha I ordered a duck confit plate and Lauren a pork loin, and we were both blown away. Dessert was what truly made the evening however, and the piece of chocolate cake we were served tasted like it was from heaven. It was cake like in form, but it dissolved completely in your mouth like a chocolate mousse, resulting in an out-of-this-world good chocolate taste. Bazar Kocha will definitely be a place that we will be returning to for dinner over these three weeks.