Travel Blogs from Gizycko
... we have a straight with traffic well in the distance. Our Polish hero, whose speed limiter is set to 90.5 km/h decides to overtake. Without signalling he pulls out and ever so slowly starts to overhaul you. You do your best Victor Meldrew impression, but he pays no attention. Gradually the oncoming traffic starts to loom. He gets about three quarters of the way past. This can only end one way. Sure enough his flasher comes on. As far as he is concerned, the ...
Lovely smooth tarmac, not many lorries and lots of lakes to look at on the journey across the border from Lithuania into Poland.
Trakai is 25km outside Vilnius, with a Castle in the middle of a lake that dates back to 1400.
Lots of history surrounding the Karaite people and why they arrived in the area. Very pretty but very touristy although a worthy coffee stop enroute to Elk.
It's another open border but we ...
I arrived Ketrzyn at 3 AM from Lithuania and waited out in the cold for 2 hours walking around town some and reading a book underneath a hotel that kept me out of the rain. At 530 AM, I couldn't figure out exactly where the bus stops were, so I took a taxi to Gierloz, which is 8 KM away. Gierloz is the home of Hitler's Bunker or Wolf's Lair and he made it his residence from 1941-1944. It was quite ...
... t let the gory slaughtering spoil your appetite though...
The four cans of German Weissen beer I got this morning from my German biker friends, will wash down the big pike that is right now still swimming around quite happily hunting down newly born roaches and totally unaware of his barbequeing fate tonight over my camp fire, Mister Maribu and his spoonbill buddies perfect subjects for my sketchbook. ...
Mazurski, Wedland Biosphere, nighttime.
I return from my 20 km. hike through the Masurian Lake District late afternoon, dead tired and hungry like a grizzly after a severe cold and long winter of hibernation. Typical camping life sounds greet me while I struggle to my tent, bend on the bottle of Chilean Red Wine - a luxury I couldn`t really affort but surely deserve after my long day alone hiking purposefully through dark green forests.
Other places to stay in Gizycko
3 Maja 2 Street, Gizycko | 3 star hotelfrom $43
Al Wojska Polskiego 56, Gizycko | 3 star hotelfrom $54
al. Wojska Polskiego 37, Gizycko | 3 star hotelfrom $49
Plac Grunwaldzki 8, Gizycko | Hotelfrom $29
Moniuszki 1, Gizycko | Hotelfrom $43
Guty 9, Gizycko | Hotelfrom $13