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On the platform waiting for Polskibus.com I meet Tero, a Finn coming to Zakopane from his current home in Krakow for the day, before deciding on a longer trip next weekend. Upon arrival we do the honourable thing and get a train up the nearest mountainside to admire the view with a beer. The town looks better from far away. It is set up purely to feed, water, house ...
There was a real treat on the way home. In a small village with a big name, Dębno Podhalańskie, there’s a gorgeous OLD church. In fact it was constructed of larch wood, without a single nail, in 1490. Evidently the artwork inside is really unique and remains unchanged to this day; sadly we were too late for a tour. I find it heart-warming that such places have survived and are not merely relics but are in regular use ...
... cameos of life that unfold. Sromowce Wyzne which is across the river from the campsite was a fascinating mix. Traditional village life complete with sheep in the barns under the houses, horse drawn ploughs and carts as well as swish new cars.
We got back to camp in time to sit out our first thunderstorm. The roof didn’t leak but there are a few “moving parts” and the “privacy room” is not designed ...
... again – either as a meeting along the road or
when we return to Poland.
The final clearing of the flat and packing is best left to the imagination. It was
not slick and efficient. However, carrying everything down 89 steps was good
exercise. It was a matter of just getting things loaded. Fortunately Dave has seen buses in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique so the European definition of a full ...
... in relative isolation, and some would say hardship, far removed from their lowlander cousins. The Gorals gained respect throughout the Slavic world that surrounds them for their fierce sense of independence, common sense, bravery, and work ethic.
Ždiar is a Goral town and Katka wanted to show us some of the traditional Goral houses for which this tributary valley was known. After a steep descent beneath the immobile chairlift, we arrived back at ...