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Podlasie

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  • Day22

    Polska

    July 25, 2018 in Poland ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    We are in Poland. We arrived (by accident) at the Belarus border and were told in no uncertain terms that we were not welcome. So we backtracked until we found the direct crossing from Lithuania to Poland.
    We have been seeing storks in all the Baltic states and they are still with us in Poland. We will probably see more in Germany. It did get me thinking. Who brings the baby to the mummy stork?Read more

  • Day368

    Light at the end of the tunnel!

    June 7, 2017 in Poland ⋅

    Just as we thought it couldn't get worse, today threw up a whole extra new level of fun to deal with.

    I was sick. Couldn't eat breakfast. Hanging on to every last second of sleep before check out when we had to decide to move on or stay another night. I tried eating a bread roll and hoped for the best out on the bike, even if it meant cutting down miles just to get a little further.

    Our route choice was between a fairly hairy major road with lorries thundering down or terrible-condition minor roads; zigzagging in the same direction, with less traffic. We opted for the latter, hoping for a less stressful ride and found ourselves in sand once again....total disbelief that there were 2 roads both so extremely different. Pretty unsuitable for bikes in their own delightful way! At the start of this trip never did I imagine that we'd be pushing bikes through sand for 6km through European countryside.

    When we finally approached the end of the first sand road we tentatively got back on the bikes in a low gear to try and move on slightly faster. Just like when you move up a level on Super Mario, the next villain pops up. Today it was "Pepper Dog" who fancied his chances with a piece of juicy vegetarian leg. Lessons learned from previous days. = we were village-proofed and ready. No way could we out-pedal the rabies-on-legs on a sand road so we had to deploy the pepper spray on him. Boom.
    Peter 1 - Dog 0.

    When our route was then blocked by a huge building site we had run out of Mario mushrooms and Power Flowers, seriously questioning why the sand between our toes was monsanto-sprayed Polish farm track sand and not Koh Samui beach sand as the choice of our long summer trip. No amount of chocolate wafers was going to remedy the dark cloud that was hanging over us at that point.

    Half an hour of google and phone calls confirmed hilariously that we had no option to take a train further north without going back down south, re-tracing our previous day's route.. taxi companies also just don't reply to email in English or Polish.

    Without our "get out of gaol free" card, we had to carry on with today's route to Lomska.

    We moved away from the small roads after needing about 2 hours to do 10km and said our prayers on the larger road instead.

    Lithuanian number plates. Caravans. Motorhomes. Motorhomes with BIKES. Heading North!! All things we've not seen at all in Poland so far (unbelievable,no?!). People camping..travelling ...Leisure.

    We arrived in Lomska. No concrete. Gyms. Men in shirts. Dogs being walked. More caravans. An INTERNATIONAL restaurant. A delightful child who spoke English showing us to our apartment. What was this place and where had they hidden Poland?

    We are happier travellers tonight. With 2 days of Poland to go, here's hoping for some easy riding to finish. We're so close!
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  • Day58

    Endlich - ein Tag ohne Schotter

    August 27, 2018 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Der Tag fing endlich mal wieder mit Sonnenschein an (nachdem sich der Nebel verzogen hatte und uns ein inzwischen gewohnt nasses Zelt hinterließ). Außerdem gab es Geschenke: einen sehr schönen Ohrstecker und besonderen Tee für LeaH, super Radwege, super Wetter, schöne Landschaft, ein leckeres Riesenfrühstück in der Sonne... Kurz vor Ende der Etappe mussten wir dann leider noch einen Zwischenstopp einlegen um LeaH's Bremse zu reparieren. Inzwischen sind wir der Meinung, dass Scheibenbremsen für unsere Tour weniger geeignet sind. Diese zeitliche Verzögerung machten wir dann Dank einiger Hunde wieder wett, die hier auf den Dörfern gerne mal ihr Revier verteidigen und anscheinend etwas gegen Radfahrende haben - mit kläffenden und knurrenden Hunden im Nacken (bzw. hinter den Waden) und einer daraus resultierenden Portion Adrenalin fährt es sich gleich viel schneller.
    (Am nächsten Tag haben wir allerdings eine andere Taktik ausprobiert: langsamer fahren und die Hunde soweit es geht ignorieren macht sie anscheinend weniger aggressiv, kostet allerdings auch einiges an Überwindung. Wir überlegen, ob wir Hundeleckerli kaufen sollten, die wir ihnen das nächste Mal zur Ablenkung hinwerfen können)
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  • Day39

    Schlafplätzli am See

    October 15, 2018 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Nach ewiger Suechi und schlussendli i de Dunkelheit hemmer doch na es wunderschöms Plätzli amene glasklare See gfunde. S het diversi Hüttli, Bänkli und Stäg. De Stärnehimmel spieglet sich im klare, ruige Wasser und de Mond wird au zuenehmend heller.

  • Day66

    Umweg und Geocachen, Polen

    August 6, 2017 in Poland ⋅

    Da wir noch nie in Polen waren (beider Zugfahrt von Berlin nach Minsk vor drei Jahren sind wir nicht ausgestiegen) und hier noch keinen Geocache gefunden hatten und es nicht weit ist haben wir uns entschieden, die Weiterfahrt durch Polen zu machen.
    Dreissig Kilometer, drei Caches und ein paar Eindrücke später sind wir zurück in Litauen.Read more

  • Day32

    Wigry

    July 9, 2018 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Spät abends erreichen wir Wigry in Masuren. Wir bekommen sogar noch etwas zu essen. Prima! Das Kloster schenken wir uns. Auf unserer Tour haben wir genug gesehen. Aber den See mit seinem klaren Wasser geniessen wir.

  • Day8

    Thomas hat ne Schraube locker

    May 22, 2017 in Poland ⋅

    eigentlich 2 Schrauben vom Satteltaschenhalter und auch nicht locker, sondern ab.
    Nun fährt die Moto Guzzi mit 2 original VW Schrauben...

  • Day2

    Den1 Cesta do Polska III.

    May 8, 2014 in Poland ⋅

    21:50
    Tak sa konecne ozyvam aj ja. Asi ste si vsimli, ze cestou blogovala Rebeka. Tak teraz opat ja. Celkovo mozem konstatovat, ze nasa dnesna put mala "bardzo dinamicni charakter" ;-). Hlavne ak odhliadnem od nasledujucich faktov:
    1. Poliaci nevedia, co je mimourovnova krizovatka, preto sa v pravidelnych intervaloch strieda maximalna povolena rychlost 100 (cesta) a 70 (pri pretinani dvoch ciest). A to az prilis casto ... Nakoniec sa ale vacsinou prepracujete k ceste pre motorove vozidla s povolenou 120-tkou alebo dokonca k dialnici so 140-tkou.
    2. Cesty su lemovane foto-radarmi. Visia vsade popri ceste ako take vtacie budky, striedaju sa zlte a sive.
    3. Cele Polsko je jedno stavenisko, vsade stavaju nove cesty. Takze za par rokov tu bude radost jazdit.
    4. Obchvat Varsavy, ktory je samozrejme tiez staveniskom, nas stal zdrzanie 58 minut ... ale aspon sme stretli partiu slovakov iducich na aute z hlohoveckou SPZ-tkou a cez otvorene okienko pokecali. Potom sme si vsimli, ze oni isli dalej juznym obchvatom Varsavy, t.j. asi smerovali na hranicny prechos Brest. Ten je najvytazenejsi, takze my pre kratsie cakacie doby valime smerom k prechodu Bobrovniki - Berestovica.
    5. Zdrzal nas aj dazd za Varsavou, ale zase sme boli odmeneni naozaj paradnou dvojitou duhou.
    6. Hoci mame pekne ubytovanie (a okrem nas je tu este partia fanusikov na aute so zilinskou SPZ), nevaria tu a pocas hodinoveho putovania sme nasli iba tri restiky, z toho dve boli zavrete a v jednej sa nedalo platit ani kartou ani euracmi. Hlavne ze sme naratali 6 otvorenych lekarni, 4 otvorene predajne specialneho alkoholu a asi 10 minimarketov. To ze sme pri tom do nitky zmokli uz bola iba ceresnicka na torte. Takze sme teraz dojedli schokobrotcheny a hladni ideme spat.

    No a este jedno pozorovanie ... Poliaci su asi z Marsu, lebo na vsetkych (teda aspon skoro na vsetkych) autach maju antenku ;-). A ja som si myslel, ze tak putuju iba za hranicami, aby usetrili za mobil.
    Takze ideme pomaly spat po dnesnych 856 km. Mame dost obavy zo zajtrajsku, nakolko aktualne sa na nasom prechode caka 5 hodin!!! (update od colnikov: cakalo sa 7 hodin). Nikde sa neda zistit, ci sa to tyka aj specialnej lajny pre fanusikov, ktora by mala byt zriadena. Kazdopadne poslali sme uz vopred elektronicky nejaky online migracny formular a chystame sa do fanusikovskej a zelenej lajny (cervena su komplikacie). Kedze nas caka 6 hodin cesty (necelych 400 km), ak by sme na hraniciach stvrdli 5 hodin, mame co robit, aby sme vobec stihli zapas s nasimi bratmi. Takze chceme vyrazit uz o piatej rano, tak dobru noc a drzte palce!
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  • Day521

    Day 522: Eastwards across Poland

    July 21, 2018 in Poland ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Lots of driving today across Poland, after leaving Gdansk in the morning. Our next two World Heritage sites are in the far east of Poland, just near the borders with Belarus and Ukraine. So off we went! Six hours is a long drive, though we've done a lot of long drives lately.

    This is the trouble we've been having lately - we want to go to very specific places now, and there's not really any more low-hanging fruit in terms of World Heritage sites. And since we kind of have a deadline of finishing Europe by mid-October, we're just stuck with long drives and awkward connections. Oh well.

    Finished our driving around 4pm in the village of Bialowieska where we checked in to our guest house and later had dinner at a nearby restaurant with excellent Polish food - potato pancakes!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Województwo Podlaskie, Wojewodztwo Podlaskie, Woiwodschaft Podlachien, Podlasie, Podlàquia, Podleské vojvodství, Pòdlasczé wòjewództwò, Województwo podlaskie, Podlasio, Podlaquia, Podlaasia vojevoodkond, Voïvodie de Podlachie, Provinsi Podlasie, Voivodato di Podlachia, ポドラシェ県, Palenkės vaivadija, Podlachië, Podláquia, Voievodatul Podlachia, Подляское воеводство, Podlasien

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