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  • Day12

    Breslau mit Jojo

    July 19, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

    Morgens brach ich in Krakau auf, um den Zug nach Breslau zu nehmen. Leider gab es keine Reservierung mehr für den Zug, weshalb ich 4 Stunden im Gang verbringen musste. In Breslau angekommen suchte ich zunächst das Hostel auf, welches super modern und sauber ist (Togoto Hostel). Gegen Nachmittag traf ich mich dann mit Jojo in der Altstadt. Auf die Frage hin, was wir machen sollten gab es für ihn eine Antwort - E-Scooter fahren! Das taten wir dann auch und es hat wirklich Spaß gemacht! :-)
    Danach aßen wir noch typisch polnische Gerichte in einem Restaurant und liefen erneut durch die Stadt, zur Dominsel und zur Markthalle.
    Zum Abschluss gönnten wir uns noch ein extrem leckeres Eis... :-)
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  • Day13


    July 20, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Den letzten Tag meiner Reise verbrachte ich damit, noch einmal die Stadt zu Fuß und mit dem E-Scooter zu erkunden. E-Scooter-Fahren macht auf jeden Fall mehr Spaß, sprengt aber auch schnell Mal den Geldbeutel.
    Breslau ist eine wunderschöne Stadt, so wie alle anderen besuchten polnischen Städte auch. Polen würde ich jederzeit wieder besuchen, dann aber mit dem Auto, damit ich besser und schneller in die schöne Natur des Landes eintauchen kann.

    Am Abend trat ich die Rückreiseit dem Flixbus an. Dresden hebe ich mir für die nächste Reise auf ;-).
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  • Day4


    October 14, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    We are going forward much faster here in central Europe. We might be able to get to Tallin already tomorrow evening!

    Matka taittuu nopeemmin täällä keskieuroopassa. Saatetaan päästä Tallinnaan saakka jo huomenna illalla!

    Vamos más rapido aquí en Europa central. Seguramente llegaremos a Tallin mañana!Read more

  • Day44

    Warsaw to Wroclaw

    October 15, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Anne reporting (Maurice continues to be a lazy bastard).

    And we are off again. Our trip to Wroclaw should take about 3 1/2 hours via the motorway. Maurice is going to have trouble getting back to travelling the 100km speed limit when we get home. We stopped at a little village along the way to stretch the legs and have a little lunch. Gnocchi and chicken with a side of slaw ( I know 😮 but it actually worked) and yes I gave the Italian another shot. Hopefully no hiccups. We got to Wroclaw around 2.30 and located the motel (best western) but it took us about 4 goes to get onto the street. It’s a bit like driving in Victoria - trams everywhere and if you want to turn left you need to get into the tram line...it took us a couple of go’s to finally work it all out and then closed our eyes and hoped for the best 😎😎. Booked in and we were off exploring. We are a 2 minute walk to the old town and double WOW - what a hidden gem Wroclaw is. The buildings and square.....just magnificent. We climbed a church tower and got some amazing views of the city. We have attached a photo of the folk story behind the bridge - only wished we had that hanging up in our house when we had teenagers. We had dinner in the square - shared a pizza and gelato (I know - lots of trust in the Italians). We went for a walk along the river just as the lights were turning on and came across a church. They were in the middle of mass but we stayed a couple of minutes to take in the surroundings. The entire roof was painted - a little like a Michelangelo, just beautiful. As I said, a magical place and definitely one to put on your to visit list.Read more

  • Day1054

    Osobowice, River Odra, near Wrocław

    May 16, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Tonight's overnight spot is on a narrow spur of land in the wide River Odra. Our side of the spur overlooks a calm backwater while the other side is fenced off for use as a military facility. Trees lead down the bank to the waterside where a handful of fishers sit patiently watching their floats.

    We were able to make decent progress eastwards today thanks to the good quality motorway. The last time we visited Poland there was a huge operation taking place to create roads such as these, which saw us driving on temporary, packed gravel routes that severely tested the old van's suspension.

    We'd waited until after crossing the border to fill Martha's tank with diesel as it was significantly cheaper here than in Germany. We chose a convenient motorway fuel station and Will's maths was put to good use when we saw the prices were displayed as złoty per cubic decimetre! It worked out at just less than £1.06 per litre. We also found that van service points are advertised on rest area signs as 'WC Bus'. We pulled in beside a familiar Euro Relais installation, attached our hose to the tap and inserted one of the tokens we had left over from our time in France. The machine swallowed the token and gave not a drop of water. Will enquired (in English) at the nearby shop but the staff weren't able to help. Ever hopeful, he went on to investigate a lever pump tap beside the picnic area and voila, several watering cans later our tank was once again full of fresh drinking water! We made a new entry in the Park4Night app to let others know and drove on.

    Exiting the motorway on the outskirts of Wrocław the road became pocked with potholes and we found ourselves driving alternately over worn cobbles and a patchwork of tarmac. Nearing the overnight spot we came to the end of the road and drove on a little further down a dirt track, parking up somewhere we thought was quiet and out of the way. Will got chatting (in German) to one of the fishers, Peter, who told him this was an area you needed a licence for. He helpfully let Will photograph the address of the fishing authority office 7km away, from where such a licence could be purchased and was good enough to advise that we moved the van back on to the road, as police could fine us where we were. It's not always clear where you can and cannot park up overnight, especially in new countries, so we were very grateful for the tip!

    Will left Vicky to rest and cycled the 7km in to Wrocław, arriving just 10 minutes too late at the fishing office! Cycling a further 1.5km he asked at a fishing shop but they didn't sell licences. Oh well, his expedition at least gave him a flavour of the area. Old, run down communist era apartment blocks were the main form of accommodation and cars were older and shabbier than you might see in neighbouring Germany. One feature he spotted was the equivalent of the 'Boris Bike' that we have in London, though here it was electric scooters for hire; pretty cool!

    Back in Osobowice he nipped into a Sam Spożywczy, the local supermarket, about the size of a UK Spar shop. Processed staples like tinned tomatoes and fresh produce like the lettuce he picked up were cheap, taxed at 8% and 5% respectively. Visiting the bakery counter to treat Vicky he bought a slice of rasberry cream cake and a large segment of chocolate tahini halva, a central and south asian treat we are familiar with from indian sweet shops, but also quite popular here in Poland. It has a crumbly, crystallized consistency and is quite dense and filling. We are used to eating small cubes of it but here a slice was cut from a large round. Being a luxury food it was taxed at 23% and as it was priced by weight, it was to the baker's advantage to cut large slices!

    As the sun set, Peter the fisher packed up his gear and knocked on the door to show Will his catch and ask how he got on at the licence office. He was very friendly and really helped us feel accepted and a little more relaxed. The countries we've spent time in of late (Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Belgium and Germany) all enjoy strong economies and high standards of living. Poland less so, with people having lower incomes and lower levels of satisfaction with life than the average OECD country. Our big, white, new(ish) van and the equipment we carry (the camera, drone, canoe, tandem) tends to stand out in areas where many homes are in real need of repair. We feel uncomfortable at the contrast and sometimes a little insecure, but we want to experience all areas of the EU and have found that preconceptions hold us back. Often people in some of the poorest regions, such as southern Italy are some of the friendliest and most generous.
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  • Day1

    Wroclaw, Polen

    July 27, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    470 Kilometer, 6,5 Stunden

    Nachdem ich mal wieder deutlich verspätet gepackt habe, sind wir dann immerhin kurz vor Mittag losgekommen. 🥵
    Am wichtigsten war aber nochmal der Besuch bei den Welpen und meinem Liebling Attila. 🐕
    Auf der Fahrt mussten wir, aufgrund einiger vergessener Sachen, einen kleinen Stopp in Mittweida einlegen.
    Am Straßenrand entlang unserer Strecke sahen wir unzählige Autos die eine Panne hatten, aber bei uns ist alles gut ausgegangen. 🚙
    In Polen besuchen wir unseren Kumpel den wir auf der letzten Reise kennengelernt haben. Dort konnten wir den Abend bei gemütlichen Grillen, vielen Reisegesprächen und Gitarrenklängen ausklingen lassen. 🎸
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  • Day13

    Day 13, moved onto Wroclaw

    August 19, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Moved from Poznan to Wroclaw, camping next to the old Olympic ski park. Caught the tram into the City Centre this afternoon, had a drink in the Centre and admired the magnificent architecture. Another great city visited.

  • Day7


    September 24, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Vom Riesengebirge über Grüssau mit einem wunderschönen Zisterzienser Kloster über die größte Holzkirche Europas in Schweidnitz nach Breslau auf den CP am Olympiastadion. Sozialistischer Charm der 50er Jahre, aber für uns prima zur Erkundung der Stadt

  • Day53


    August 28, 2017 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Auch im Norden Polens gab es nirgends Kapsel-Kaffee, nur in Breslau und Warschau in den Nespresso-Shops.
    Spät am Abend fanden wir in Augustów eine Bleibe und übernachteten dort zwischen hohen Bäumen und schönen Seen. Weiter gings nach Elblag. Auf dem Weg dorthin mussten wir auf der Autobahn umdrehen, wegen eines Autounfalls. Trotzdem erreichten wir am Nachmittag den Camping Nr 61. (Kreative Köpfe in Polen, haben sich diese Camping-Namensgebung ausgedacht)
    Ausgehruht gings am nächsten Tag zur Marienburg in Malbork. Dies ist eine mittelalterliche Ordensburg des deutschen Ordens, aus dem 13. Jahrhundert. Die Geschichte die diese Burg zu erzählen hat, ist sehr interessant. Auch von der Schönheit und der Grösse, war diese Burg die Schönste die wir gesehen haben.
    Ausserordentlich ist auch die Leistung der Denkmalpfleger, welche die zerstörte Burg nach dem 2. Weltkrieg sehr schön restaurierten.
    Am Abend gingen wir nach Gdańsk und übernachteten im Camping 218, der direkt am Strand lag. Wir besuchten die wunderschöne Altstadt und genossen den tollen Ausblick über die Dächer vom Riesenrad aus. 🎡 🌃
    Am Abend fuhren wir in Richtung Süden und übernachteten an der Autobahnraststätte. Eher schlecht, als recht ausgeschlafen waren wir schon früh morgens in Poznań. Dort konnten wir mit Blick auf den schönen Marktplatz, mit seinen farbigen Häusern unser Kaffee geniessen. Am frühen Nachmittag schon gings nach Breslau, wo wir endlich einen Nespresso-Shop ansteuerten und uns riesig freuten. Im Geschäft angekommen, teilte man uns mit, dass der Strom ausgefallen sei im ganzen Quartier. Sie schliessen für heute den Laden... 😳😫
    Die daraus resultierende Enttäuschung, ertränkten wir in einem Café um die Ecke. ☕️
    Wir buchten uns für zwei Nächte im Camping 126 ein. ⛺️ Das Stadtzentrum war mit dem Tram in Kürze zu erreichen. 🚊 Wir besichtigten den schönen und belebten Rathausplatz, sowie die Dominsel. Ebenso den Nespressoladen (der diesmal Strom hatte) und das Restaurant 7 Liberta. Ganz ein tolles italienisches Restaurant. 🇮🇹 🍕
    Heute geht unsere Reise wieder gemütlich nach Hause. Ziemlich so der unspektakulärste Teil unserer Reise. Aber auch das gehört dazu. Wir freuen uns beide nicht wirklich nach Hause zu geh'n, da der Alltag sehr schnell wieder einkehren wird... 💻 💡
    Worauf wir uns jedoch sehr freuen ist, Familie und Freunde wieder zu sehen.
    Bis bald! 👋🏻
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