Well the trip was fantastic but very knackering at times. We headed from Rotterdam after the over night ferry from hull and drove through the netherlands and across Germany to the Polish boarder in one day and then got a b&b. It rained all the way across Germany and this made it hard work reading road signs and keeping the pace up, but still fun. The next day we headed towards Krakow but did not make the progress we wanted because of the roads. The e40 / e36 is made of large concrete flags which are cracked and drop and inch after each one, there is also are a large gap in the middle of the road. The other tarmac roads have deep groves where the lorries have worn them away and this can be dodgy if your front tyre gets stuck in them. Im sure it would have been less of a problem on a smaller 600 dual purpose bike but tough on a busa however it does make for interesting driving, I'll e-mail you some pics. Krakow was nice but to be honest it was the much smaller villages that we found more interesting. The people where very friendly and everyone wanted to talk to us, even the workmen we passed all stopped and waved at us. It was just like being a film star is the best way to describe it. Auswitch was not very nice, really depressing with everyone crying etc. Glad I went there but would not go again. The weather was not great but remained dry after the first day, my advice to you would be to hold of your trip there untill better weather next year now and head south instead through france spain. Don't be tricked by the night club signs either as we were as these are Brothels. it was funny however going in and asking how much only to be presented with a Polish girl making shagging jestures. Left there quickly
Came back much the same way and stopped in Amsterdam before back on the ferry.
Will defo do it agian and are already planning another trip but next time will head down through Germany, Austria then up through Hungary the Tara mountains and back through Poland Germany. Oh yeah the motorways are not built yet so if looking on your map you think you can wiz through to Krakow you'll be wrong - some show the motorways as dotted lines and it's these dotted bits that are not built yet - took us a bit to work out but hey it was our first time
Oh finally one night whilst camping we heard guns going off - Oh how we laughed that night
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