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  • Day5

    Warsaw

    April 12, 2017 in Poland

    Warschau roept veel tegenstrijdigheden in me op. Ik vind het een mooie stad en alles lijkt heel gezellig, maar er is tegelijkertijd ook weer niet gigantisch veel te doen (komt ook door de vele regen hoor). De dag dat we 21 graden hadden hebben we heerlijk in een gigantisch park doorgebracht, waar een eekhoorntje zo naast me op het bankje kroop, en we lekker hebben gewandeld en zitten lezen. Het zomerse gevoel was snel voorbij want de volgende dag hadden we sneeuw en 10 graden! Hoe bizar dat het weer zo van dag tot dag kan verschillen. Van de honger kwamen we ook hier niet om: We hebben super lekkere Japanse Ramen gegeten met hele pittige kimchi, een ondefinieerbaar warm vleeshapje in een echt Poolse 'melkbar' en genoten van een vegan eetcafe dat binnen een minuut na opengaan helemaal vol zat met mensen. En ik snap nu waarom; zo lekker! Voor 12 euro ons buikje helemaal rond gegeten. We sliepen op een slaapzaal met 10 mensen en ik was mijn oordopjes heel dankbaar want er bleek een jongen de hele nacht gesnurkt, gesmakt, gerochelt en boertjes en scheetjes gelaten te hebben.. Heerlijk die hostels ;) Voor het Paasweekend vertrekken we morgen naar Gdańsk in het noorden van Polen (en hebben we weer even een eigen kamer hihi). De wekker gaat om 5 uur 😮Read more

  • Day4

    Warschau

    May 10 in Poland

    Nach 357km auf dem Campingplatz No.123 in Warschau angekommen. Nun sind es 28 Grad bei herrlichem Wetter.

    Ann: Die Fahrt hier hin war anstrengend, einmal war es sehr eintönig und zweitens war starker Wind. Ich musste das Lenkrad gut festhalten. Heute haben wir zum ersten mal in unsere Meile, Wäsche gewaschen....ist super geworden. Nun flattert sie im Wind hinter dem Womo auf Jobos selbstgebastelter Wäscheleine. So langsam entspannen wir uns 😊

    Jobo: Um 15:00 angekommen und nun noch etwas ausruhen, morgen geht es in die Stadt. Lecker gegrillt und den Abend bei einem naturtrüben WARKA Radler ausklingen lassen.

    Das letzte Bild ist die Einfahrt zum Campingplatz direkt von der Hauptstrasse aus, aber wir haben es im ersten Anlauf geschafft.
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  • Day5

    Warschau Altstadt

    May 11 in Poland

    Mittags mit der Metro zur Altstadt gefahren. Hier war im 2ten Weltkrieg alles zerstört und wurde danach Originalgetreu wieder aufgebaut.
    Leckeres alkoholfreies Bier getrunken und dann weiter zur Markthalle, dort wurde noch Brot gebacken indem es an die Wand des Ofen geklebt wurde. Warm gegessen, ein Gedicht.

    Abends auf dem Campingplatz noch ein Chinesisches Ehepaar getroffen und mit einem sprachübersetzenden Handy uns unterhalten. Die beiden sind 16.000 km aus China in einem einfachen Bus gekommen und wollen noch ganz Europa bereisen. Wahnsinn....Read more

  • Day5

    Kulturpalast und HRC

    May 11 in Poland

    Mit dem Bus in die Stadt zur Station Central, dort steht der Kulturpalast, das höchstee Gebäude Polens mit 237 Meter. Ein Geschenk der russischen Republik. Direkt daneben das HardRockCafe, unser Pin geholt und im Untergeschoss eine beeindruckende Wand mit vielen Gitarrenkorpus. Dann auf den 30th floor gefahren mit fantastischer Aussicht. 1,7 mio Menschen leben hier und eine Skyline wie in Frankfurt.Read more

  • Day366

    The great escape....

    June 5, 2017 in Poland

    A huge thunderstorm last night cooled the air down and made for some good conditions to get today's 100km+ done in good time. We've decided to leave the gps planned route which uses "cycle tracks" and freestyle the route along the minor "B-roads".

    Our deciding point of the day was the car ferry. If it was there ..great. if not it meant a 30 or 50km re route to find a bridge, and possibly an overnighter in Warsaw. The 10.30 ferry didn't happen so I wasn't convinced the 11am schedule would be met either, but out of the blue 2 super-friendly guys popped out of the cabin and welcomed us on board, saying thank you and goodbye when we paid them..(***OK that last bit was a lie, but the most important part was that the ferry came ;))

    Today's special prizes for bad behaviour go to:-
    - The guy who was writing a sms whilst riding his moped
    -The delightful bariatric gentleman who decided to stop his car and urinate against a house....on a street with numerous other discrete locations!
    -The bird that defecated on me this morning the moment I took the bike outside!

    Annoyingly we also had a second dog incident today. Two terrier dogs came out of a driveway barking, growling and chasing after us on the bikes. Peter was to the right and I was to the left furthest from them. Shouting seemed to help and thankfully we were able to out-ride them. If we had been on an uphill stretch or if it had been a younger child on a bike, the outcome may well have been different. I now have a depository of stones inside my front bag in case something similar happens again.

    Today was a good day though.. we've finished in good spirits, cooked a nice indian meal and filled up on chocolate treats. It looks like we may make ot through Poland afterall... !
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  • Day112

    Warszawa

    July 28, 2017 in Poland

    So to Warsaw.. We had received mixed reviews about Polands capital city so had to find out for ourselves.

    And we really enjoyed it! So much to see and far too little time.

    I fell in love with a building that was a gift from Stalin. The Palace of Culture and Science is the tallest building in Poland. Its the Art Deco one in the photos, amongst the high rises. We went whoosh in a super fast lift up to the 30th floor to see the views over the city.

    We visited the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, which was something I had been keen to learn more about. It is housed in a super modern building and tells the one thousand year story of jews in Poland. I think we were spoilt by a few recent museum gems that we were found that we didn't immerse ourselves totally here. However because it was a Thursday the entry was free and it was very interesting to learn more about how Jews came to settle in Poland and their - totally discriminatory - treatment over the years by others.

    We also saw the new old town.. which was annihilated by Hitler after the Warsaw Uprising and then rebuilt. It has been reconstructed in such a way that I - perhaps being quite oblivious - would not have suspected that it was not original. This feeling must be shared by others as UNESCO have named it a World Heritage Site. Great minds think alike eh!

    We also tried a Zapiekanka. It is like a foot of bread covered with mushrooms and cheese..mmmm.

    Whilst we lost a day waiting for our camping equipment to be taken away by courier - as we need to make space for our impending guests :) - there is a lot more I would like to see so another one to add to the list to revisit.
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  • Day261

    Warsaw

    May 22, 2017 in Poland

    Early morning start today after having a great breakfast at the hostel. Headed out in the sunshine by 8:30 am to beat the Korean tourists in the park. Not being biased here but there are hoards of them here with their selfie sticks and I can't get a photo in edgewise. Today I did! Started with the tomb of the unknown soldier which is guarded by two soldiers and a burning flame. Behind it is the beautiful park with a huge fountain and statues of Greek gods. I was off then to the modern part of the city to look around. Made my way back to the Chopin museum and then stopped off for a coffee crema at Tschibo. I walked for 4 hours and then went back to my room to rest my feet. After my test I was on the search for the long stairway and the underground tunnels. I found the stairway but not the tunnels. I asked a waiter for directions and he told me to wait for him after work and he would show me. The guys here are certainly not shy to ask a girl out. I had to ditch him (not my type) nicely. I found the mermaid in the old square which is a symbol of Warsaw and is said to be the protector of Poland (once rescued by a fisherman). I had an early dinner at the restaurant next door and it was fabulous. Soft and airy potatoe dumpings with forest mushroom and garlic sauce and a beer ($13.39 CAD). Warsaw: home of Madam Curie, Chopin, Lech Walensa, and many famous movie stars and playwrights. Never there was so much history here.Read more

  • Day260

    Krakow to Warsaw

    May 21, 2017 in Poland

    Well I decided on not doing the salt mine tour after all because of the cost. After to talking to two young polish girls last night in the hostel they recommended Warsaw and Gdansk. I decided to move on. So far on my travels the Polish people are the kindest, nicest, happiest and helpful people. By far this is the safest country I have been in. Three hour fast train ride and I'm in Warsaw. Another beautiful city. It was completely flattened in WW2 but totally rebuilt and is pristine. Coming out from the train station I'm met head on with the technical building and in behind the art gallery. It looked like the Empire State Building. A twenty minute walk to the hostel and the city is again buzzing and there is music everywhere. A quick shower and change and I'm out to catch the sites. It's Sunday and the museums and exhibits are free. I walk through the market and winding little streets, more music, and a old man playing a old piano with a parrot singing along. Lucky me I manage to catch the exhibition to the Royal Palace and it is magnificent. I don't know much about Polish Royalty but am totally impressed with the whole palace. Looks like a prelude to St. Petersburg. I finish up with a walk along the promenade and then find a restaurant for a pizza and a couple of beers....and delightfully people watch for two hours. My waiter is a student and has a nametag saying so and tells me he is learning. Brilliant! This stops people from being nasty to him. Next I see the water truck coming along the street and watering all the flowers and soldiers tapping each other on the back and laughing. It feels good to be in Poland!Read more

  • Day262

    Last day in Warsaw

    May 23, 2017 in Poland

    Well I decided to stay another day because I didn't see everything and because it's just so gorgeous. I went to the train station and got a 1st class ticket for tomorrow that was cheaper than buying a regular ticket for today. I went to the Dali-Warhol art exhibit, which was a little disappointing because it was only one floor ($17.50). I've been to better exhibits for less. I walked back to the hostel to rest and then went off an hour later to the Warsaw uprising museum. It was so hot and quite a ways away. I went to the former Jewish ghetto section where more than 300,000 Jews were executed. I finally reached the uprising museum and it was closed. Back to the hostel I went. Bought some items for tomorrow's roadtrip and in the evening participated in the "learn polish" program at the hostel. That was fun! (16km today)Read more

  • Day183

    Warsaw Day 3

    September 20, 2015 in Poland

    We wake up feeling extremely rough after last night's drinking.

    We finally drag ourselves out of bed and head to the outlets as planned for the day.. as soon as we arrive we hit a wall and want to go home. In our hungover state we also foolishly spend our last polish dollars on chocolate instead of food.

    We get back to the apartment and Renata and Radec are home. Renata kindly makes us lunch because we were too hungover to look after ourselves.

    We have a late overnight bus to wait for and spend the entire evening hanging out at Renatas place even though we were meant to "check out" that morning. We learn a lot more about Renata and discover not only is she a wonderful person, knows a lot about history and is a translator, she is also amazingly artistic and talented.. she designs clothes and wedding dresses! And renovated her apartment!

    We feel a little sad to be leaving but also so grateful to have met Renata and made a wonderful new friend. Renata even gives Suki a parting gift- a beautiful charm bracelet and special bookmark- Suki is so touched! We really hope she comes to visit us in Australia!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Województwo Mazowieckie, Wojewodztwo Mazowieckie, Woiwodschaft Masowien, Mazovia, Woiwodskap Masowië, Voivodat de Masòvia, Mazovské vojvodství, Mazowiecczé wòjewództwò, Województwo mazowieckie, Mazovia Provinco, Voivodato de Mazovia, Masoovia vojevoodkond, Voïvodie de Mazovie, Provinsi Mazowsze, Voivodato della Masovia, マゾフシェ県, Mazovijos vaivadija, Woiwodschap Mazovië, Voivodia da Mazóvia, Voievodatul Mazovia, Мазовецкое воеводство, Војводство мазовско, Masoviens vojvodskap

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