Just in case you didn’t think we were staying at a classy hotel, there is a glass candy dish at the front desk. I unwrapped a candy and put it in my mouth before I noticed it had my name printed on the wrapper. In Polish, wiśnia means cherry. You can find Wisnias in lots of things: cake, soup, vodka. The famous Polish black cherry liquer is called Wiśniak. And it’s not just food. Just outside of Warsaw there is Wiśniowa Street, which can be found not far from Wiśnia river, which runs alongside Wiśnia mountain. My research team is going to have to figure out which came first: the Wisnia or the Black Cherry. Regardless, I’m coming home with a handful of Wisnias in my pocket.
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Last Night in Warsaw