My second day in Poland I awoke to day light around 5 am. The sun rises much earlier in Poland than in Ohio. I made my own breakfast of fresh: eggs, kielbasa, sausage and ham. I had purchased my breakfast items in the market the day before. After breakfast I walked to the Old Town market square, which was a 15-minute walk from my apartment on Tamka Street. I exchange dollars at the Kantor located at the tourist information shop in Old Town. This Kantor has good exchange rates.
I then made my way to the Zygmunt Waza III statue in the center of old town to begin a free 3-hour walking tour of Old Town called, Orange Umbrella Tours.
As I approached the statue I immediately saw the tour guide, Michał standing with a very large orange umbrella.
About 25 people arrived and we began the 3-hour walking tour. The tour was awesome providing much information on the history of Poland, old town Warsaw and food & drink. The last stop on the tour we visited a restaurant to learn about Vodka. After the Vodka lesson the waitress brought each of us a shot of VODKA and Lard. Lard is pork fat severed on bread a common appetizer served in Poland. The tour was great, Thanks, Michał.
The rest of the afternoon I spent walking the route of the Jewish ghetto. I obtained a walking map guide, from the tourist information office in old town. The weather today was very nice with highs in the upper 60’s. After my 2-hour walk thru the Jewish Ghetto I took the tram to the University area and I had dinner. I did miss my stop on the tram crossing the Vistula River into the area known as Praga. I exited the tram in Praga crossed the tracks and took the next Tram back into Warsaw. After Dinner I walked back to Tamka Den for the evening.