Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Updated 2023: How to join Tandem meetings

Tandem has dropped 3rd parties tools for the meetings and it's going to use almost exclusively the internal booking system.

It's simply a raw form to fill in with your email address and some other information useful to better organize the meetings, keep statistics and filter fake booking from the genuine one.

The form is on tandem website booking address

The form look and the all process steps will be improved and simplified with time. However do not have unrealistic expectations about time and results for that. 

Tandem is an informal association of polyglots and good will people wishing to practise English and all other languages spoken worldwide and volunteers working for free to let the meetings happen. Participation is always free of charge and everything is always no profit. Tandem has no commercial relationship with any business where we host the meetings. We use all the available suitable and cooperative non greedy venues and we rotate them. We have also stopped publishing their names not to advertise them (for free). However, given the strict rules that we apply we might have a very limited choice that might improve or get worse with time. Therefore there is first of all no customer service, as said Tandem is NOT a business. While a constructive feedback is always wellcome we have learnt with experience to dismiss any complaint, most of which are fake, instrumental and an attempt of disrupt Tandem's activities. Genuine participants do not care about the location of the meeting, care about the opportunity to practise for free. Volunteers also do not have time to deal with psychiatric cases of people who need to be prayed and teased with a red carpet to have their wonderful presence at the meeting to receive our gift for free. We prefer to leave their wonderful presense to language schools or to bars for boozers where they have to pay to participate. Beside that everyone genuinely wishing to practise languages and meet new friends in Warsaw is wellcome. All you have to do is to fill the form and come to the meeting. For your own convenience Tandem has set up detailed instructions and tools to help you to receive information and to find the other participants in any venue.

Tandem is superflexible and resilient and it is able to continue to exist in every condition even if that could reduce the number of the meetings organized during the specific timeframes considered

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Tourism in Warsaw

 Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is a city with a rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning architecture. The city offers a wide range of attractions, making it an ideal destination for tourists from all around the world.

One of the must-visit attractions in Warsaw is the Old Town, which was completely destroyed during World War II and reconstructed after the war. The colorful buildings, picturesque streets, and charming cafes make it a perfect place to wander around and soak up the atmosphere. Visitors can also enjoy a panoramic view of the city by climbing up to the top of the bell tower of St. Anne's Church.

Another popular tourist destination in Warsaw is the Palace of Culture and Science, a towering landmark that dominates the city skyline. It was a gift from the Soviet Union to Poland and houses a variety of cultural institutions, including cinemas, theaters, museums, and libraries. Visitors can also take an elevator to the observation deck to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.

For those interested in history, Warsaw has several museums worth visiting. The Warsaw Uprising Museum provides a comprehensive look at the city's struggle against Nazi occupation during World War II, while the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews traces the 1000-year history of Jewish life in Poland.

Apart from historical and cultural attractions, Warsaw also has a thriving culinary scene. Visitors can experience traditional Polish cuisine in cozy restaurants in the Old Town, or try some of the city's more modern offerings in trendy areas like Nowy Świat and Powiśle.

Warsaw is also a great destination for shopping enthusiasts, with several shopping centers and markets scattered throughout the city. The Złote Tarasy mall, located next to the main train station, is the largest shopping center in the city and features a wide selection of local and international brands.

Overall, Warsaw is a fascinating city that offers something for everyone. With its mix of history, culture, cuisine, and shopping, it's a destination that is sure to leave a lasting impression on visitors.

After sightseeing all day the best way to relax in town is to join Tandem's language exchange meetings booking your free ticket at At Tandem's meetings you will meet other tourists and Expats living in Warsaw that will gladly help you to become a Warsaw insider.

Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, is a bustling metropolis that attracts visitors from all over the world. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning architecture, it’s no surprise that tourism plays a significant role in the city’s economy. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the key tourism statistics in Warsaw.

Visitor Arrivals

According to data from the Warsaw Tourist Office, the city welcomed around 11 million tourists in 2019. This represents a significant increase from previous years, with visitor numbers steadily rising since 2015. Of these visitors, around 80% were domestic tourists, while the remaining 20% were international.

Top Source Markets

When it comes to international visitors, Germany remains the largest source market for Warsaw, accounting for around 18% of all inbound tourists. Other key source markets include the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Italy, and France. There has also been a significant increase in visitors from China in recent years, with the number of Chinese tourists visiting Warsaw growing by almost 50% between 2018 and 2019.

Popular Attractions

There are plenty of attractions to keep visitors busy in Warsaw, and some of the most popular include the Old Town, the Royal Castle, and the Palace of Culture and Science. According to the Warsaw Tourist Office, the Royal Castle alone welcomes around 500,000 visitors each year. Other popular attractions include the Warsaw Uprising Museum, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and the Chopin Museum.

Hotel Occupancy Rates

Another key indicator of Warsaw’s tourism industry is hotel occupancy rates. In 2019, the average occupancy rate across all hotels in the city was around 62%, up slightly from the previous year. However, it’s worth noting that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hotel occupancy rates have dropped significantly in 2020 and 2021.

Tourism Revenue

Tourism is a significant contributor to Warsaw’s economy, generating around PLN 9.5 billion (approximately $2.4 billion) in 2019. This represents an increase of almost 10% compared to the previous year. Much of this revenue comes from domestic tourism, with Poles spending around PLN 7.7 billion on trips to Warsaw in 2019.


Overall, the tourism industry in Warsaw continues to grow, with increasing numbers of visitors flocking to the city each year. While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the tourism industry worldwide, it’s clear that Warsaw remains a popular destination for both domestic and international tourists. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture, there’s no doubt that this trend will continue in the years to come.

Clubbing nightlife in Warsaw

Clubbing nightlife in Warsaw is an experience that shouldn't be missed for anyone looking to explore the city's vibrant and energetic party scene. The Polish capital boasts an incredible selection of nightclubs, each with its unique music, atmosphere and crowd.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Expats living in Warsaw

 Pictures from the recent Tandem's language exchange meetings in Warsaw where expats, locals, erasmus students, professionals, couchsurfers, tourists and digital nomads meet new people in Warsaw and network together to become Warsaw insiders

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Few pictures from the recent Expats meetings in Warsaw

Pictures from the English, Polish, and Chinese Expats language exchange meetings in Warsaw held recently  at some popular cafeterias in Warsaw

Book your free ticket for the next meetings at

Eventbrite will be paused but Tandem channel is at

Facebook groups for foreigners and expats in Warsaw

There are many places in Warsaw where you can meet new people. Here are a few suggestions:

1. Bars and Clubs: Warsaw has a vibrant nightlife scene, with many bars and clubs where you can socialize and meet new people. Some popular spots include Pawilony Nowy Świat.

2. Language Exchange Meetups: Joining a language exchange group is a great way to meet new people while also improving your language skills. Tandem Warsaw International community is the most popular group to check out: Tandem Warsaw International Community Foreigners & Expats in Warsaw

3. Volunteer Groups: Volunteering with a local organization or charity is a great way to give back to the community while also meeting new people who share similar interests and values.

4. Sports Clubs: Joining a sports club is a great way to stay active and meet new people who share your love for a particular sport.

5. Cultural Events: Warsaw is home to many cultural events throughout the year, including music festivals, art exhibitions, and film screenings. Attending these events is a great way to meet new people who share your interests.

Here it is a list of groups for foreigners and expats in Warsaw that you can join on facebook: 

Foreigners in Warsaw

Foreigners of Warsaw 

Warsaw Social Network 

Warsaw Nightlife 

Warsaw Erasmus Social Network 



The new internal booking system

 For this weekend you can still book tickets on Eventbrite at Next week English meetings are bookable on the internal system and on Eventbrite. From June all the meetings will be bookable only using the internal system at with exceptions when needed.

We prodly announce that the Tandem's internal booking system has been completed even if it has to be tested and graphycally enhanced. We could theoretically now organize meetings in all Poland and also abroad. More over it is capable of automatically ban ticket abusers. Last but not least, even if some short-sight would be (non) members might find the current system too hard for their annoying intentions it actually put Tandem in conditions to organize smaller meetings in smaller places also in case of restrictions if those restrictions leave some room to organize something with limited numbers and limited space. Also it is going to make actual participation more predictable and quantifiable so that venues will notice less organizational issues with our usually big meetings and also it makes it easier to cancel the meetings when the expected participation would be too low. The link will redirect soon to the new booking system. That means also that Eventbrite will be paused at a certain point.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Visiting Warsaw and want to meet new people who live locally?

Here it is your occasion to meet new people in Warsaw. Several expats and locals are looking forward to meet you at the next language exchange meetings in Warsaw. You can book your free ticket at

As a tourist you can sightseeing during the day and have fun during the evening at Tandem meetings and remember...the night is only at the beginning and maybe you will be partying until the dawn with your new friends met at Tandem.

Warsaw Expats International meeting at Tandem Warsaw International Community

 1227th Tandem Monday English meeting. Thanks to Monia for her help. The next meeting is on Friday the 28th of June. New members can subscri...