Our route to Europe was through Poland, but We observed this country mainly from the windows of the car and in time of short stops, so this article is rather a brief essay on what they had time to see and remember.
We crossed the border of Brest-Teraspol at night, and the first thing we noticed in Poland, there was a completely different quality of the road. Immediately went excellent asphalt with the latest, straight from the tin mark, chippers and reflectors on the roads – hurray, guys, we are in Europe! In parallel with this thought in the head another one became obsessively circling – where to spend the night now? Therefore, the search for the night began almost right away Because of the rather cool weather, sleeping in a tent is somehow not wanted to, and in order to fully relax after 1000 kilometer moving, it was decided to stay in a motel, good along the road they meet a huge amount.
Our short searches were crowned with a wonderful find – motel room for 40 euros with shower, toilet and comfortable beds for four – it is very inexpensive, although, perhaps, if desired can be found and even cheaper.
For fun they decided to warm the water in a Polish motel on burner
When searching for a motel, our first dialogue with the Poles took place, after what was concluded: although the languages are similar, but hearing preparation understand almost nothing is impossible if they say in Polish. And each time before speaking at the reception, we They were lost a little, because in Russian immediately speak like wrong, Europe is not Russia, but in the end it always turned out that a person knows Russian rather than bourgeois English. But how nice for some time to be pan and pani.
Polish is pretty much like ours when you read signage But when you listen, nothing is clear
Our main discoveries began the next day. Continuing admire the beautiful smooth asphalt (probably from all the camps, where we were, the road in Poland was the best in quality), we began to notice on the side of the solar panel for power camera radar and traffic lights. And in the fields began to flash windmills. I like how sensible Europe approaches electricity.
In Poland, along the roads began to meet solar panels for supply of traffic lights and radar cameras
Already in Poland, signs of developed civilizations – alternative energy sources
The road in Poland is everywhere canceled
Roads in Poland, though very good, but narrow, with one lane movement. And what is strange, for all of our trip to Europe car we have not met a single post DPS. But we, as well-bred citizens, drove, respecting all speeds (Europe is the same), and suddenly periodically began to notice how local tired of breathing on the back of our heads, on certain sections of the road gaining speed and quickly overtake us, breaking all sorts prescribed restrictions. In general, the place you need to know. But we they did not risk it and drove at a speed of 50/90. And here is our friend on way back exceeded the speed, was caught, but got off with a bribe in 60 euros. He said that the traffic cop was worried more than he himself Poland, albeit Europe, but still not far from us gone
Road-alley – a common phenomenon in Europe.
So in Europe the settlement is designated – very clearly
Only echoes from the former border with Germany
From the cities of Poland we saw only the outskirts of Warsaw, which did not impress us at all and charmed us with her neat and tidy town called Wroclaw.
In order to at least somehow have time to penetrate Poland, we We decided to listen to the local radio in the hope of meeting the local folklore. However, instead of songs almost all the time at all radio stations did nothing but simply chatted on, to Unfortunately, we do not understand the topic. I had to listen to my CDs.
In cities, Poland is very much like Russia. Even public transport
Urban Poland often reminds Russia
In Poland, there are stops right on the bridge
In Europe, garbage is separated by different types of material. Started it we notice from Poland.
According to our modest observations at bus stops and at McDonalds, where we caught free internet, people externally, by behavior, clothes and manners are almost no different from Russians. But masculine the composition of our traveling group revealed that the Polish girls very pretty.
In the suburbs of Poland, most of the houses are well-kept and neat.
In the suburbs of Poland, most of the houses are well-kept and neat.
Along the roads in Poland you can find such constructions. Apparently advertising
The second night of our trip to Europe by car, too fell to Poland and this time as a savings and test something new, it was decided to spend the night in a tent. Insofar as it is forbidden to officially spend the night in Europe we searched for the tent especially carefully, driving down country roads trying to hide in the trees. In order to better explore the territory was pulled out of the trunk of a large, powerful lantern.
And at the next congress on the gravel road, we suddenly found that our trunk is open and there is clearly something not enough, because usually the car was packed to capacity. By simple calculations, we were horrified to understand that we almost lost the most precious – two packets of food! I had to go back for fugitives who were found to lie peacefully on the road.
Bold fugitives – the very fallen out bags of food.
Having found each other again, we, in joy, quickly found a secluded place, and while the guys were breaking up the tent, my friend and I diligently pulled on themselves all the warm things that we have with were themselves, because at night the temperature was slightly above zero. But we slept well and soundly, no one found us or kicked us out. In the morning the next day, after drinking gulls, warmed up on the burner, we continued our independent journey.
Our secluded place of the second overnight stay in Poland
In general, Poland made a pleasant impression on us, neatly, more well-groomed than ours, although dirt is found. Of course our emotions were fueled by anticipation of what we still have to to see, after all our independent travel in Europe only it began.
Plain street of an ordinary town in Poland
And it happens that in small towns in Poland, bridges are lined a stone.
In the suburbs of Poland, most of the houses are well-kept and neat
Quite often in Poland there are also old battered ones. houses
Some old houses still look very nice. nice little
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