POLAND 20.08.10 - 07.09.10
Despite all warnings we decided to visit Poland. I've been told by various people (who possibly never been to Poland) that I'd be robbed, my wife would be raped and, for sure, I'd have to leave Poland by public transport...
Well, the fact is that a complete stranger paid our lunch on the very first day in Poland, as soon as he realised that I haven't got any Zloty on me (no Euro in Poland sofar). People are absolutely friendly and helpful and nobody is really interested in our old bike!
All in all great time in Poland! The absolute highlight ofcourse was to meet my family, which I didn't see for more than 20 years. There was a cousin of mine, 23yrs old, whom I've never seen before...
meet family's cats
BIESZCZADY NATIONAL PARK
We spend a great week in the Bieszczady National Park, went trekking and saw that amazing stag in the wild!
just couldn't believe the size of this stag
impressions from cracow
Cracow will be staying in our memories for a long time. During the annual Africa Twin meeting at the Lissburg castle we were invited to Cracow by Sambor and Izi of Polish Africa Twin Club. Sadly enough, Izi lost his young life while riding his bike in Tajikistan...
R.I.P Izi, we'll never forget you!
Sambor and Darius finally had some time to talk about the incident during our stay in Sambors house.
Sambor, many thanks for hosting us, even in this difficult time!
Well, at the end we're leaving Poland with a big wish to come back for more and our newly repaired motorbike pannier frame (free); but still on the bike, not raped, robbed or conned.
Posted by Darius Skrzypiec at August 22, 2010 07:39 PM GMT