El Sol Warsaw Salsa Festival 2017

#25
I thought you were planning to skip warsaw sometime back. But...

salsa, Cuban, and sensual--and I'm having trouble deciding; I'm kind of leaning towards the Cuban and kizomba workshops rather than salsa ones :p
You should take the sensual workshops :D Especially since you are moving to Europe :p
 
#26
Last year, the congress hotel sold out, but they had arrangements with other nearby hotels. I stayed at the very nice SoundGarden for abour $45 a night, which included a full breakfast. It was about a 15 minute walk (in the COLD), but buses ran all night every half hour. Warsaw buses seem to be extremely punctual, too.
I was at sound garden too. I booked it of internet a couple of weeks before the congress and got a cheaper price than what was on the congress website. My buddy who was traveling with me, booked the sound garden only one day before we landed in Warsaw. Given the number of hotels around the venue, I don't see any problems getting a room.

BTW beware that the rooms in the Sound Garden are too small for sharing. The breakfast and food is excellent. I plan to stay at the sound garden again this year instead of the venue hotel.
 
#28
I thought you were planning to skip warsaw sometime back. But...

You should take the sensual workshops :D Especially since you are moving to Europe :p
That was for last year since there was no way I could come from the US. Always planned to make it if I was in Europe, and now I will be :)

I got the Cuban pass :) Instructors looked better (for my personal learning interests) than the linear salsa ones.
 
#30
I am considering it, but it seems inconvenient to sleep so far from the venue. Last year I slept at the main hotel and took a shower at 6 AM before I continued dancing to 10. And I am American Israeli :)
Ok. I usually bring changes of clothes with me to NYC socials so am used to freshening up without having a room to run up to :p For me paying less than half the price of hotel (assuming a shared double room) is worth the 10-minute bus ride (maybe in absolute terms it's not that much savings, around $80, but since I'll be going to a lot of festivals, the savings will add up...), plus I prefer having a nice quiet place to rest as opposed to the festival hotel craziness :p
 
#31
Ok. I usually bring changes of clothes with me to NYC socials so am used to freshening up without having a room to run up to :p For me paying less than half the price of hotel (assuming a shared double room) is worth the 10-minute bus ride (maybe in absolute terms it's not that much savings, around $80, but since I'll be going to a lot of festivals, the savings will add up...), plus I prefer having a nice quiet place to rest as opposed to the festival hotel craziness :p
I love to save money, but I just did one better. I got a room at the Hampton Hilton Airport for 10000 Hilton points a night. They are worth around 40 bucks so I made out like a bandit :)
 
#32
I love to save money, but I just did one better. I got a room at the Hampton Hilton Airport for 10000 Hilton points a night. They are worth around 40 bucks so I made out like a bandit :)
That's still the same price as the official festival hotel, about 40 (euros so a little more in $) per night...
 
#35
-Being far from the music when you want to sleep looks like a great bonus.
-Going back and forth every time you want to shower, on the other hand...S:
At the main hotel the economy rooms are far from the action so it is quiet. But not worth paying 400 Zloty a night, fricking crazy for a shitty three star hotel! I paid 25 bucks a night at Bachaturo two years ago, at El Sol it is quadruple! Not sure if I will go back to shower or not at the Hampton, I have six months to think about it;)
 
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#39
Taking a night bus in 32 degree (-5 Celcius) weather does not sound very fun to me...
After 7 hours of sauna sweating, that sounds like bliss to me, step out in the cool air :p Also the buses are warm, it's the walking that is the problem if the apt is not right by the bus station (can't recall how far the one I booked is). Also there are taxis, with which you probably get less time in the cold air than with the 15 minute walk to the (non-festival) hotels SnowDancer mentioned.

We had -20C in Romania last two winters, so -5C is nothing :p

Also, sorry to be direct but you sound really sensitive for a salsero.. :p I go by the motto, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat will stop this salsera from dancing" :D
 
#40
After 7 hours of sauna sweating, that sounds like bliss to me, step out in the cool air :p Also the buses are warm, it's the walking that is the problem if the apt is not right by the bus station (can't recall how far the one I booked is). Also there are taxis, with which you probably get less time in the cold air than with the 15 minute walk to the (non-festival) hotels SnowDancer mentioned.

We had -20C in Romania last two winters, so -5C is nothing :p

Also, sorry to be direct but you sound really sensitive for a salsero :p
I moved to Israel to get away from the cold so I have a hard time agreeing with you!
 

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