Day 16 – Swiebodzice, Poland – Oswiecim, Poland – KrakΓ³w, Poland

I got up quite early as I didn’t feel so good at this hostel, perhaps I was too indulged in the past few weeks. Early I packed everything, drunk a coffee and started my run to Krakow, Poland.
Around Posmyk, Poland I decided to check the forest, so I came down from the motorway. I stopped at a carstop, when I met the Google Street View Car. Soon I will be available there. πŸ˜€

Originally I wanted to ride to Warsaw, Poland, but when I stopped to get some fuel around Myjomice, Poland I checked the weather around there, and it was raining everywhere there.

That’s why I decided to turn south and rode to Oswiecim, Poland. Perhaps you may know it as Auswitz. As I had some relatives died long time ago, I visit every time, and leave some stone on the entrance for paying tribute for their memory.

I continued my trip to Krakow, Poland, but around Katowice, Poland it was raining again, so I stopped to get some fuel and put on my raincoat again.

Finally I arrived to Krakow, Poland, and rode around the city. In March I had been there, so I wanted to check what changed in last few months there. I stopped around Wawel Castle, Krakow, Poland, rode around the city. πŸ™‚ It was very nice, again. πŸ™‚

Finally I tried to buy a picture frame for my friend, so I rode around all suvenier shop, but couldn’t find it again. I had to give up, as almost all shop closed, so I decided to visit my last accomodation.

I was so surprised when I arrived. It was a hotel outside of Krakow, Poland. So good place to spend my last night, and also an awesome place to watch one of the biggest full moon eclipse of the century. Although in Hungary it was cloudy, in the area of Krakow, Poland it was so clean, no cloud, warm and nice. πŸ™‚

I went to a restaurant, and watched the moon eclipse from there. It was interesting, but I was a disappointed as I expected much red moon. πŸ˜€

Unfortunately from my phone this cannot be seen.
And it was not that red :/
I went back to the hotel around 11PM, and relaxed a lot.

Day 15 – Trittau, Germany – Berlin, Germany – Swiebodzice, Poland

I got up quite late, but I knew that that day will be mainly on motorway again, so I was not afraid again. In the morning I packed everything and I was ready to leave Susanne’s house, but with a cup of coffee we talked about 1-2 hours. She is a coach and started to analyse me and we talked about these topics. It was so interesting. Perhaps it was around 11AM when I leave the house, she hugged me, and we said goodbye to each other. πŸ™‚

I went up to the motorway and I didn’t stop until Berlin, Germany which is a so big, but nice city. I found the people much friendlier elsewhere from the capital of Germany, but the city itself was phenomenal. It was so beautiful. Large, wide roads, old and historical building everywhere. πŸ™‚

I left behind myself Berlin, Germany, and continued my road to Poland on Road 13. I arrived to Poland, where I got some refreshments, and continued my road to Swiebodzice, Poland.

I was so disappointed when I went back onto the motorway. In Germany the quality of the road was so good, but when I went through the border it changed so significantly. I rode around 20 km with a speed limit of 70 km/h on motorway (which was because of the road conditions) and decided to leave motorway and rode on simple road. It was a huge change in road conditions. Although the motorway was terrible, but 1 km away the country road was recently repaired. It was so lovely to ride in huge forests, avoiding smaller villages, but the tempo was granted. πŸ™‚

I stopped to Boleslawiec, Poland where I could get some fuel and rest a bit. πŸ™‚

Some time later I had to cross the motorway again, which was already in the quality as it was before in Germany. Perhaps only the first 30-40 km is so terrible in Poland from the direction of Germany. But I couldn’t understand why? This is the first view of Poland when someone just cross the border. I don’t think this is the best insight building. But it was fixed, just I had to ride some more kilometer to arrive there. πŸ˜€

Therefore I continued my road on Road 18 motorway between Tuplice, Poland and Lawszova, Poland. After back to country roads, which roads was much similar to Danish roads, but the drivers were much similar to Hungarians. πŸ˜€ Riding a bit faster than the limit, but the traffic was going efficiently.

Finally I arrived to my accommodation, which was in Swiebodzice, Poland. It just turned out that it is a hostel, but as I couldn’t understand Polish, and Google Translator could neither translate is for me, I expected something good.

The hostel was quite nice, the room was extremely simple, two beds one furniture and a chair. Nothing special, but I was just got used to nice and friendly homes in the past two weeks. Never mind.

My only problem was with the hostel, that I was walking down to the ground floor, but the staircase was made of authentic wood, and was lacquered and also polished. As a result, I fall off which was not planned, at all. It was not so serious, but after 550 km my back was not prepared for this trauma. That’s life, but later I was so careful. Didn’t need another fall, because I had another two days to get home, with safe and in one piece. πŸ™‚

But at least the steam on the other side of the road was nice. πŸ™‚

As there was no restaurant and especially nothing around the hostel, I had to eat my snacks. The best thing was that a bottle of water was provided in the room. Perhaps the only positive point, unfortunately.

Finally at night I watched again some episodes from Lost in space and perhaps went to sleep around 1AM.