The airport is quite small by Western European standards, which can be an advantage, because it is less of a mess (although not always). It has direct connections with some 70 destinations, mostly in Europe and in the eastern US. In 2005, some 7 million passengers were served.
The Chopin Airport is home to LOT Polish Airlines - one of the oldest (est. 1929) existing air carriers.
The procedure is the same as everywhere, but prepare to actually wait for your baggage (to be fair it's not the only airport where gross delays happen).
The correct addressing scheme is:
Polish: basen or pływanie
There are many swimming pools in the city. Look for OSiRs (Ośrodek Sportu i Rekreacji, Sports and Recreation Centres).
Polish: kręgle or gra w kręgle
Items of specific interest
Items of specific interest include clothing (both foreign and local brands), which is cheaper than elsewhere in Western Europe.
The name hypermarket, meaning something even more super than a supermarket, made a big career in Poland in the late 1990s. These are generally huge self-service shops, which attract customers by advertising low food prices and then try to flog them something more. Recently the quality of food in hypermarkets has decreased as the better off customers are moving to "delicatessen" shops such as Alma in Promenada (Praga Południe).
Hypermarkets are usually open 8AM-10PM. If you want to avoid queues, the best time to visit is either early in the morning or just before the closing time. Popular hypermarkets found in Warsaw include: Carrefour, Géant, Tesco, Real and Auchan. There are also some slightly smaller chains like E.Leclerc, Hypernova and Żabka. Discount supermarkets like Biedronka and Leader Price offer only junk food and are best avoided.
Folk Souvenirs. Earthenware, textiles, etc. If you want one, try Cepelia at pl. Konstytucji 5, ul. Krucza 23/31 or ul. Chmielna 8.
Consumer electronics (Polish: RTV) and household appliances (Polish: AGD) are not particularly cheap in Poland, due to the high VAT and relatively small competition. There are four big consumer electronics chains: Media Markt, Euro RTV-AGD, Electroworld.The competition between them is purely for a show and consists in exchanging disparaging advertisements (in which the Media Markt is the leader).
Better prices can be achieved by shopping on-line or using any of the price comparison services, such as Ceneo and Skąpiec. For computer equipment, there is a quasi-mall in the underpasses at the intersection of al. Armii Ludowej and al. Niepodległości called WGE (Polish: Warszawska Giełda Elektroniczna)  and there is a computer bazaar every weekend nearby at ul. Batorego .
Antique markets are in:
As Warsaw dwellers are becoming more and more eager to eat out, new restaurants are mushrooming. Most people (excluding maybe Jacques Chirac) will be able to find something up to their taste on the culinary map of Warsaw.
There are several restaurants that offer meals delivered straight to you. The delivery time is typically about 30 minutes. Usually, the delivery is free for orders above 20.00-30.00 zł. There is no obligation or custom of tipping the deliverers.
Hot Spots are listed here. Many of the Coffee Heaven cafes offer free Wi-Fi connection for your own laptop.
Places with interesting names
There is a shortage of public toilets in the city, although those that exist generally maintain a good standard. The cost is usually 1.00 zł or 2.00 zł. Sometimes there will be no toilet paper (Polish: papier toaletowy) in the cubicle and you will need to take it at the entrance from the "operator" (Polish: babcia klozetowa, "toilet granny" - yes, this is a feminine profession). This is a relic from the communist era where the toilet paper was a much sought-after commodity.
Restaurants and bars are forced by law to have toilets inside, but that doesn't mean every place complies. It's not common practice to use their toilet without ordering (at least coffee), but if you ask the waiter, he won't mind in most cases.
Sometimes you have to get a key to the toilet at the counter. Several other places where restrooms are readily available:
And if all else fails, there's always a McDonald's nearby (although an attendant may require you to show a receipt).