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Mirów

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5 travelers at this place:

  • Day517

    Lots more travelling today! Breakfast was provided by our guest house which was quite nice although basic, then we hit the road around 9. It was about 5 hours drive back to Riga in Latvia, and it was mostly along back roads and stuff - still not many freeways in this part of the world. I've found the signage to be quite poor as well: instead of saying "turn off for in 200m", it usually just says "turn off for ". If you're not expecting it, you might be in for a detour around the block!

    Made it back to Riga around 3pm after some stops for petrol, a car wash and some lunch and dropped the car off. I was a bit nervous since it was a cheap and dodgy car rental agency and the "damage report" they'd provided showed a bunch of scratches on the car I couldn't even see! The guy looked it over and said it was all fine, but then pulled a face and said "there's just one problem". Apparently the floor mats were too dirty!!! There was a bit of dirt and sand there, sure, but nothing that wasn't from normal use. I rolled my eyes and made a big show of putting all our luggage down to clean the mats, and the guy relented and said it was fine, he'd clean them himself for free. Thanks mate. I guess.

    Shuttle bus to the airport where we checked in with no dramas (flying Air Baltic for the first time!), and then waited for the flight which took off on time and went smoothly.

    Touched down in Warsaw around 5pm (we'd lost an hour due to time zones between Poland and Lithuania), grabbed our luggage and then an Uber to the apartment. My driver's licence and replacement credit card had been delivered and were waiting which was absolutely amazing, I honestly thought at times it'd never work and I'd have to fly home or something.

    We celebrated with beers, chocolate, and some supermarket pierogi - little Polish dumplings that are similar to Chinese ones though usually boiled rather than steamed.

    First time in Warsaw for us, and we're looking forward to checking it out tomorrow. It's apparently one of the largest cities in the EU these days!
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  • Day524

    Day 525: Back to Warsaw

    July 24 in Poland

    Since we had no kitchen and no supplies, we had to leave early to get breakfast! So we just packed up and left around 8:30, as there wasn't much to do anyway.

    Main thing for today was a 4 hour drive back westwards across Poland to Warsaw. So that's what we did. Not much to report really, stopped a couple of times for bakery supplies and for petrol as well. Poland's countryside is very rolling and fertile - lots of huge farms that reminded us of central France.

    Driving across, it was difficult not to think of lebensraum, the Nazi concept of "living space" for the Aryan people, these huge fertile lands that could support immense populations of blond haired supermen. It's not hard to see why Hitler wanted it so much.

    And to reflect on Polish history as well. It's generally quite a sad history I think, as although "Poland" as a concept has existed more or less since the 13th century, they have a huge amount of fertile territory and a hard-working population, they've historically been sandwiched between two much stronger powers in Germany and Russia. So much of their history has been one of conquest, re-conquest, independence and subjugation again.

    Anyway.

    Arrived back in Warsaw around 2pm and couldn't check in to the Airbnb until 4, so we busied ourselves with finding a pet store to stock up on dog food and then getting haircuts. My first haircut since Lyon in early March, so sorely overdue. I also discovered the hard way that when I asked for clipper #4 on the back and sides (ie the one that leaves your hair the longest) - apparently the numbering is reversed here! So the five-day growth on my beard is longer than my hair. Ah well, less time until the next haircut I guess!

    Checked into our apartment which is the same one we stayed in last week. Still just as nice. Grabbed some Polish sausages from the supermarket downstairs and had those for dinner. Last night in Poland for probably quite a long time, as we're heading back to Czech tomorrow!
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Mirów, Mirow

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