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Łódź Voivodeship

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  • Day1055

    Julianówka, Warta River, Sieradz

    May 17 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Poland has provided us with a free motorhome aire here in Julianówka. There are no signs to identify it as an aire but it has 6 large bays with water and electric stanchions. What's more is these facilities are actually in full working order, although there are no bins or a place for toilet emptying.

    To one side of us is a park containing a large pond which provides hours of entertainment as we watch tiny ducklings scooting accross the surface, their little legs in overdrive. Pied Wagtails display an amazing aerial dexterity, twisting and turning to capture flies mid flight.

    On our right is a small bank separating us from the Warta River. On top of the bank is a small, very new looking outdoor swimming pool but this and its associated building remains fenced off and locked. The weather has taken a turn for the better and we go for a stroll in the relaxing afternoon sunshine. Climbing the steps up the bank we pass through the terrace of a small hotel. Its modern, low slung wicker sofas are empty, which is strange on a day like this, but it doesn't seem to be open.

    We walk over a white suspension bridge, looking down at the sandy beach extending from the inner curve of the river meander. There are wooden changing cabins, a volleyball net and tiered stands of fixed plastic chairs, such as you might see at a baseball game. The path leads on over more sandy ground, covered thinly by grass. The land is flat and open. Hawthorne trees are dotted here and there and the scent of their white blossom lends a sweetness to the air. The banks of the raised levee we walk along are covered in low level flowers; Speedwell, Greater Stitchwort and an unknown yellow one that grows in clumps. Cutting back accross a river via a railway bridge, Vicky gets the fright of her life as a freight train thunders past, shaking the whole structure. On our side of the Warta we pass by a rowing and canoe club and loop round the familiar pond outside the van. On the far side is a well presented timber building with a chalkboard advertising different beers. We tentatively climb the steps but it looks as if the couple of staff are preparing for a private function. The more senior of the two confirms that it is closed when we enquire.

    Back to the van and pizza for tea, taking advantage of the electric hookup to indulge in a rare movie night. We frequently feel more relaxed when staying in designated aires and this was a great spot, we are just puzzled as to why we were the only ones there, perhaps this can be attributed to the lack of signage or maybe Poland in May isn't everybody's cup of tea?
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  • Day1116

    Molenda Reserve

    July 17 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Tonight's Polish stopover at Molenda Reserve is a little noisier than last night's. Just a hundred metres or so off the busy main road the roar of tyres on tarmac and engines reaches us easily through the line of mature trees, but the spot is too convenient to pass up. The noise is only from one direction, as to our sides and rear lies the Molenda forest plantation. We take a walk along the straight wooded tracks, navigating their grid arrangement with the help of Maps.Me. The information board says there are Elk and Adders in this area and we keep a keen eye out for both. The wild rasberries are ripe, but the ones we find to munch on are a rather small. The weather hasn't been kind to them, nor the bilberries which are beginning to shrivel. There is no sign of Adders or Elk, but lucky Will spots a Short-Eared Owl flying between the pine tops!Read more

  • Day129

    Raserei durch Polen

    September 15 in Poland ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Die Zeit wird langsam knapp.. von daher ging es heute von Trakai über 500km westlich in die Mitte von Polen hinter Warschau. Wir haben schon viel gehört über die Polen auf der Straße und selbst auch erlebt 2006, aber ehrlich gesagt ist es nicht so wild.
    Nach dem Balkan empfinden wir es hier nicht als "wild". Es wird zügig gefahren wie in Deutschland, vor allem auf der Landstraße und der Autobahn. Auf der Autobahn ist hier 140 erlaubt und die 10 kmh mehr muss man fahren, sonst wird man überholt 😅. Eine gute Vorbereitung für die deutsche Autobahn auf der es wieder noch wilder zu geht. Das was wir bisher von Polen gesehen haben hat uns gut gefallen. Einzig der Müll an "Rastplätzen" erinnert wieder sehr an Balkan und Griechenland. Angekommen sind wir nach der langen Fahrt auf einem Campingplatz auf dem Bauernhof.Read more

  • Day15

    Warschau nach Erfurt

    March 9 in Poland ⋅ 🌬 8 °C

    Heute bricht für uns die letzte Etappe an......☀️

    Die letzte Nacht und Einrichtung des Hotels standen im Stil der charmanten 70'ziger.

    Jetzt nur noch durch das Verkehrsgewühle und schon geht es nach Hause 😁✌️🏁

    Sternzeit..... Los geht's

  • Day4

    Day in Krakow

    October 14, 2018 in Poland ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Today we had a full day in Kraków. We went to the 9 am mass at St. Mary's Bascilica. Poland is a very strong Catholic Country with a deep reverence for Pope John Paul II. The mass was 100% in Polish but we could understand a couple of things from our Ukrainian Background and going to Ukrainian Liturgy, from the sign of the cross,to Alleluia, and to first few words of Our Father . The old priest gave a passionate sermon, however , we did not understand It but his actions were amazing. The church was beautiful and it was a joy to start our day that way .
    Immediately afterwards we had booked for a " Free Walking Tour of Old Town Kraków." The tour is operated by a company called Kraków Explorers and they have a suggested price you pay at the end whatever your budget can afford. Our tour guide Eugene was excellent . He is from Ukraine and left when the war broke out 4.5 years ago. We toured all around and learned so much about the old town. The Kraków 1/2 Marathon was on so walking around proved to be a challenge. I kept looking for Brett to see if he was in the lead pack.
    We were so impressed with the tour, after a perogie lunch which the restaurant was next to our hotel, I changed my shoes and we headed back for the afternoon tour of the Jewish Quarter with Eugene. He was great. We saw and learned so much about the Jewish people in Kraków and we saw a couple of film sites from Schindler's List.
    The evening we went to a Chopin Piano recital near the main square. The pianist was younger than Tyler and he played 9 pieces. The Chopin Ballade and the Mazurkas were my favourites.

    After over 26,000 steps today we were back at our hotel.
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  • Day8

    Poland #1

    February 4, 2018 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    It took some time to write this one. Lazyness obviously but also because it is difficult to find something unordinary that happened this weekend.
    The classic 7:10 flight to Warsaw. The recurrent car rental and drive to Lodz. The usual visit to the Bytom shop and the unsurprisingly larger than expected shopping bags. The compulsory gambling tour in the casino. The repetitive but always tasty food at home.

    The only thing setting this trip apart from the others is that Lukasz was in Cyprus that weekend and I had to have fun alone.

    Also, the Nissan Qashqai is a shitty car.
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  • Day68

    Kein Plan

    September 6, 2018 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Was passiert, wenn man keinen Plan hat, wie man von Warschau nach Krakau mit dem Rad kommt? Wir gehen in dieses Internetz und bleiben im Sand stecken. Und das kam so: Wir folgten den Etappenzielen einer im Internet angepriesenen Radtour entlang des Flusses Pilica. Das war teilweise auch sehr schön, führte durch hügelige Landschaft, Felder, Alleen und Apfelplantagen. Bei verschiedenen Versuchen einen Blick auf die Pilica zu erhaschen versanken wir jedoch jedes mal im Sand der Feldwege. Aufgrund eines plötzlich auftretenden Chillbedürfnisses der LeaH, gönnten wir uns zum ersten mal einen ganzen Tag Pause in einem Provinzdorf. Die Sehenswürdigkeiten waren schnell abgeklappert: eine kleine Kirche, eine kleine Burgruine und eine ehemalige Synagoge, die zu unserem Entsetzen heute als Supermarkt dient und mit einem gekreuzigten Jesus über dem Ausgang ausgestattet wurde. Es gab sogar einen kleinen Strand an der Pilica, so dass wir den Fluss nun doch mal ausgiebig beobachten konnten. Fazit: Ein Tag hartes chillen tut echt gut!Read more

  • Day1

    Esimene päev ja Poola hotell

    April 26 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Startisime hommikul kell 8:20, ehk siis tervelt 10 minutit plaanitust varem.
    Tänasesse sihtkohta, hotelli, jõudsime aga 25 minutit plaanitust hiljem (ehk kell 23:25).

    Esimese peatuse tegime u 1,5 tundi pärast starti Lätis ühe tankla juures. Selleks ajaks oli kõigil veel tuju hea ja keha polnud veel kuigi kangeks jõudnud jääda.
    Järgmise peatuse ajaks, mis u 3 tunni pärast tehti, olid kõigil mugavad poosid otsa saanud, jalad kanged ja tagumik tuim. Polstri maitse oli suus ja väike masendus ka mõeldes homsele päevale, mille ajakava koosneb jälle vaid bussisõidust.
    Teise ja kolmanda peatuse vahel aga hakkasime oludega harjuma... Ja õhtuks oli olemine mugavast mugavam, kõigi jalad igal pool üle bussi laiali, tuju jälle hea ja kõik eluga rahul.
    Kolmas peatus oli sooja-söögi-peatus Leedus mingis maanteäärses söögikohas, mis teenindabki peamiselt bussidega sinna saabuvaid turiste.
    Kui Läti ja Leedu üldiselt olid üpris harjumuspärased, siis vähemalt bussiaknast vaadates on Poola veidi erinev. Ja Poola loodus on väga ilus. Üldse terve päeva saime aknast imetleda tärkavat loodust. Puudel on lehed alles helerohelised ja mitte veel täissuuruses. Ilusilusilus. Ilm oli ka väga ilus. Enamik päevast oli bussi termomeetri järgi õues 26° C sooja ja päike säras.

    Osa bussisõidust täitsime ka filmi "Saatan kannab pradat" vaatamisega. Istume enamike B-katega mõnusalt bussi keskel, ukse ümber, kohe ekraani lähedal. Nii saime Karmeli ja Sandraga kolmekesi filmi vaadates palju nalja. Teised B-kad otsustasid sel ajal magada.
    Filmi valis meie giid Tiiu, kes räägib küll väga huvitavaid jutte, kuid on ka üpris karm nõudes väga täpselt graafikust kinnipidamist. (Muidugi ainus, kes ajaliselt orienteeruda ei osanud täna, oli õpetaja Veronika, kes selle reisi korraldas.) Ajaloost teab ta palju ja ka loodusest ning geograafiast üht-teist. Muidugi on ta nendel reisidel sõitnud ka juba 25 aastat...

    Hotell, kus me täna Poolas ööbime, on päris hirmuäratav. Helemeele lause oma tuba nähes oli: "Issand, see on ju nagu mingi Dracula haud." Minu ja Margoti tuba näeb umbes samasugune välja.
    Tegelikult asi nii hull vast pole (kuigi meie tuba on tõesti natuke creepy), näiteks Mihkli ja Atsi tuba on päris hubane ja normaalne.
    Kuna minu ja Margoti toas oli ootamatult neli voodit (teistes on kaks), otsustasid Kristi ja Helemeel oma Dracula haua hüljata ning ööbivad meie toas.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Województwo Łódzkie, Wojewodztwo Lodzkie, Woiwodschaft Łódź, Łódź Voivodeship, Voivodat de Łódź, Lodžské vojvodství, Łódzczé wòjewództwò, Łódź, Łódźi vojevoodkond, Voïvodie de Łódź, Provinsi Łódź, Voivodato di Łódź, ウッチ県, Lodzės vaivadija, Lódzkie, Voievodatul Łódź, Лодзинское воеводство, Војводство Лођ, 罗兹省

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