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  • Day15

    Durchfahrt Litauen

    March 9 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Litauen lag für uns auf dem heutigen Etappenziel Warschau nur auf dem Weg. Es blieb keine Zeit dem Land etwas näher zu kommen, außer den ewigen quälenden 80 km/h, überfüllten Landstraßen. Diese waren gefüllt mit sehr mutigen/risikobereiten/wahnsinnigen Verkehrsteilnehmern 🤪🤯😵.

    Dennoch sind wir irgendwann abends in Warschau angekommen. 😴
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  • Day5


    April 12, 2017 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    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

  • Day366

    The great escape....

    June 5, 2017 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    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


    July 28, 2017 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    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


    May 22, 2017 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    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

  • Day183

    Warsaw Day 3

    September 20, 2015 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    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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  • Day1204

    Poland tour - Warsaw!

    June 29, 2018 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    First trip to Poland and wasn’t sure what to expect and Warsaw is not on my favourite places list and I can’t quite figure out why as it’s cheap, in parts very pretty and my favourite bar since travelling is here but I just never connected with the place in my few days here! The bar I mentioned is a place called legends and it’s owned by a Scouser from old swan - had an absolute ball here and met some characters! I met a guy from NZ called robbie who was travelling around Europe for 6 months - real cool guy who I still keep in touch with and will meet up with In Tokyo as he has a place there! I also met 2 guys who own the betting platform that major betting companies use (they bought us all drinks) there was also a guy who owned a Diamond mine in SA who gave me his card if I ever wanted a job Hahahahaha.Read more

  • Day181

    Warsaw (Day 1)

    September 18, 2015 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Day 1 in Warsaw we spend at the beautiful "Kazienki Park"- the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Known for his many love affairs, his "mistress house" is very conveniently located only several hundred meters from the main palace! The park is beautiful and we end up spending a lot of time trying to entice the friendly red squirrels to eat out of our hand.. they weren't too interested when they found out we were offering banana and leftover sandwich though!

    Off for a wander through Old Town next.. although Old Town is not actually that old.. approximately 85% of it (and the rest of Warsaw) had to be rebuilt following the "Warsaw Uprising" in 1944 (more on this later). It is very well done and very beautiful though.. having restored all the original architecture. When we look closely we think we can see some bulletholes in walls the original buildings.. could just be drill holes though! The sunset lights up the old town in a spectacular fashion, and we are even treated with a rainbow appearing above the square!

    Getting hungry now we head to the Polish restaurant "Zapiecek" to sample some local fair. Its a chain restaurant, but very traditional and highly recommended. We were not disappointed! We tried the local dish "Bigos"- a stew type thing with meat, sauerkraut and mushrooms.. it comes with a shot of Vodka as an aperitif! And of course we had to sample a variety of "Pierogi"- Polish dumplings. The mushroom ones were our favorite. And all of this washed down with a giant glass of Sangria and 4 shots of vodka- blue Curacao-lemon cocktails. All this for less than $40aud for the whole meal... Loving Poland so far!
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  • Day182

    Warsaw Day 2

    September 19, 2015 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    When we wake up Wonton has been taken to the vet for his operation and Renata is clearly worried about him. Fortunately the vet calls to give the all ok- Hurray!

    We are excited about our Polish dinner Renata is going to prepare us tonight! Keen to contribe a little we offer to buy the Vodkas and dessert. We head to the supermarket in search of "Wyborowa" Wodka- reknown to be the best in Poland. Travis gets completely carried away and we walk out with 1 bottle of original and 3 small bottles of flavoured wodka- Lime, Ginger and Citrus.

    Shopping complete, we head to the "Warsaw Uprising Museum" for a bit of history.. see separate post regarding the museum. After the museum we stop for a much needed beer and head down to the Old town again to check out some of the "secret spots" we missed last night following Renatas recommendation. Being a Saturday, the atmosphere is great, with many street performers out entertaining the masses.

    We eventually head home to find Renata and her boyfriend Radec cooking up a storm.. it is a feast! We are treated to many amazing dishes, including the "raw mince thing with onions and pickles" (so good), Radecs special Herring recipe (2 varieties!), Radecs mums mushrooms in a jar (not sure about this one!), crusty bread, salami sticks, beetroot and goats cheese salad (sooo yumm), homemade pickled cucumber, potato crepes with salmon, and finally tiramisu for dessert. All washed down with copious amounts of wine and vodka... Needless to say everyone got a bit merry, with all of the vodka consumed (yes all 4 bottles), Travis passing out and Suki having very vague memory of the last 2 hours of the evening. Apparently we were up till 2am, at which point we just disappeared.. leaving the entire evening mess for Renata and Radec to clean up... Sorry guys! We had so much fun!
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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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