Warsaw is one of those cities that one does not have much clue about before arriving - that was my case, at least. That first evening though, wandering around and looking for a place to grab a bite, the soul of Warsaw manifested itself promptly: a city architecturally balancing on the edge of turbo-capitalism and socialism executed with taste and class; a city overflowing with trendy bars and cafés with great tastes; a metropolis singularly capable of drawing all of Poland's young and hip. This mixture of socialist and capitalist, the young and old living side-by-side, is easily worth exploring in detail over a course of a week or more, even more so if you have a local to guide your visits through the plenty of vegan, vegetarian and burger joints. I did make a point of visiting Pałac Kultury i Nauki, and it is not to be omitted. The building itself is captivating, offering the best views on Warsaw from its rooftop terrace (go at sundown, if possible), as well as galleries, concerts and cinemas. I came away from Warsaw with a feeling that it is not only a place to visit, it's a place to move to.