Once laid to ruins during WWII, Warsaw, the ‘Phoenix City’, is now sprawling and thriving. This capital city of Poland is also the country’s financial backbone and an increasingly popular destination for expatriates. Cut in two by the Vistula River, Warsaw is a considerably green city with a quarter of it covered in vegetation and 8% of its surface area occupied by parks. Warsaw is less than a ten hour drive and even shorter flight from Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Vienna, and the beautiful Baltic Sea. But there is no need to leave, because there is plenty to do in Warsaw.