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Climbing The Family Tree

We are in Łosie, the village where Stephen’s great-grandfather met his great-grandmother, fell in love (presumably), got married and had a baby boy who would become Stephen’s grandfather. The tree from which Stephen sprouted is extensive, involving many branches with different names, nationalities, second marriages, and other complexities. I am thoroughly confused. This morning we […]

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Homecoming Kings

Absolutely spectacular double espresso this morning at Karma Coffee Roasters in Kraków. It was made with their Columbian beans and was slowly pulled especially for me. Perfection. I went out early this morning just to go to Karma, so I could pick up some more beans before we left town today for a week. The […]

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Defenceless In Auschwitz

Any visit to this part of Poland will undoubtedly include a trip to Auschwitz. Today was our Auschwitz day. Like most people, I didn’t really want to visit Auschwitz, but I felt like it was a duty, something you must do. I’m not going to write much about the actual visit, but I will try […]

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Effort Is Effective

2082 km so far. The first part of our day involved very little effort. We stayed home, drank coffee, I tweaked my yoga class, we relaxed. In The Raw For lunch we went to Raw Organic Life Energy. I am normally not very excited by raw restaurants. The food is usually more expensive than at […]

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Finally, A Real Day Of Rest

Still 2802 km so far. Ahhh, a day off! While we didn’t exactly do nothing, we didn’t do much either. First we got new haircuts at Trendy Hair Fashion. We think they did a great job, and it cost the equivalent of $30 – for two of us. Then we sat in a tourist cafe […]

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We’ve Got A Little List

2802 km so far. We have a busy day ahead of us. Our list includes a tour of Oskar Schindler’s factory, getting documents together for our Russian tourist visa, going to the Russian consulate to apply for our visa, and going to Biała Droga for yoga tonight. The Man and His List Oskar Schindler’s factory […]

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Taking Over Krakow With 3500 Cyclists

2802 km so far. This morning we went to visit the Karma Coffee Roasters roastery. It was closed when we got there, but after wandering around the Kazimierz district for a little while, we went back and found it open. Hurrah. Sadly, by then I was far too hot to order a coffee. I satisfied […]

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Playing Tourist In Krakow

2788 km so far. Went out for pastries before everyone was up. At 7am Kraków was still sleeping, with just a few people out, some heading to the bakery like I was, some headed to work. The trams were running, but were mostly empty, and the city felt quite peaceful. Cycling Is So Much Easier […]

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A Break From Biking

2788 km so far. Today marks our first day of two full weeks pretty much off the bikes. The idea of not riding anywhere for that long is freaking me out a little. It’s also a huge relief, as I’ve been feeling like we need a real rest from the packing and pedalling. We packed […]

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Krakovian Nights

2786 km so far. When I woke up this morning my leg felt a little weird. I absent-mindedly gave it a scratch. That’s when something came off my leg and fell into my hand. It looked like a black seed of some kind. Except it was moving. Bed bug? Nope (Jane’s note: Thank god for […]

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