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Our Favourite Places: Poland


Planning a trip to Poland? You should definitely visit some of our favourite places! Here’s my Huffington Post blog all about it.  ♥ [hr] Did you like this post? Please share it! Jane MountainHi, I’m Jane, founder and chief blogger on My Five Acres. I’ve lived in six countries and have camped, biked, trekked, kayaked, and […]

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Hungary vs Poland: International Smackdown

I don’t know about Europeans, but I would hazard a guess that most North Americans think of Poland and Hungary (if they think of them at all) as nothing more distinct than a couple of biggish countries somewhere east of Germany. Stephen and I had very little idea of what to expect from either, which […]

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Today Is Your Independence Day

3525 km so far. We broke camp at Rybaczowa reluctantly. It is really an idyllic spot, and we had half-joked about the possibility of me finding work on the charter boats for the rest of the summer and meeting Jane in Berlin in September. Partly this was because the idea is so tempting and the […]

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A Campsite Appears

3458 km so far. After our wild opera concert last night, followed by the wrath of mother nature, sleep came surprisingly easy. This morning we were awoken by the sun beating down on our tent. Though we thought perhaps no one would care if we just rode away from the campsite without paying, our sense […]

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Summer Camp

3408 km so far. After riding 500 km from Kraków in a little more than one week, we are in the Mazurian Lake District, and taking a day off. Our plan has been to get here, relax, slow down, and enjoy the nature. So today, we hung out at camp. The Slow Wonder A tourist […]

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With Glowing Hearts

3408 km so far. Just a quick note before we get started with our journal for today. We have been in and out of WiFi country for a few days now, and will likely have limited access for the next few days. Rest assured, we are still writing every day, and we’ll post a bumper […]

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A Day In The Life

3296 km so far. 7am Wake up after the best sleep I’ve had since leaving Krakow several days ago. Actually feel refreshed and ready to cycle 100 km. Shower, breakfast, tea, pack, carry bags down several flights of stairs. 8am Realise we are about to bike 100 km. Take moment to psyche myself up. 8–10am […]

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Headlights In The Rain

3193 km so far. Today’s weather was another one of those days you love as a cyclist, but would loathe as a ‘normal’ tourist. It was overcast, unseasonably cool, and light rain fell for half the day, on and off as it pleased. This meant I didn’t have to change clothes once, and when the […]

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Communication Barriers

3113 km so far. The ladies having a very loud conversation in the hostel hallway from 6am to 7am really added a little sparkle to Stephen’s morning. I was wearing earplugs so I missed the whole thing, but it reminded me of that campground in Croatia when the maids stood outside our tent arguing at […]

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Three Is A Magic Number

3029 km so far. Today was the end of our third month on the road, our third day since getting back on the bikes, and today we rode our 3,000th kilometre!! Hills, Dirt, And Flats When we left Kielce this morning we were happy to find a bike path that led us along the river […]

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