Day 101 : The BEE Tour - Genesis
Trip Start Mar 23, 2010
114Trip End Mar 23, 2011
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Poland was first on the itinerary of what would be our continually evolving Eastern-Euro/Balkan Tour. Wroclaw (apparently pronounced VROTS-wahv) was our first stop, a student town with its charms, vying to be the "next Krakow". We were not impressed by the towns only campsite, which was essentially a swampy field next to an oily docking bay and junkyard. The town square was a lot nicer, thankfully, and we managed to score 1kg of food for around 5 euro (inc. drinks!). We recommend seeing the largest panorama painting in the world, which had a remarkably realistic 3D effect - Not much else though.
Word to the wise: Upon crossing the border from DE to PL, the roads seem to magically and instantly degrade to a state of rubble and you will be met by many, many, many broken down Benz's with poor Turkish men who just need a few of your Euro's for petrol money in exchange for "gold rings" as collateral (these look as impressive as your favourite childhood gum-ball machine jewellery).