Poland - a trip to Europe by car begins

Our travel route in Europe lay through Poland, but we watched this countrymostly from the windows of the car and during short stops, so this article is rather a brief essay on what we had time to see and remember.

We crossed the border of Brest-Teraspol at night, andThe first thing we noticed in Poland was the completely different quality of the road. Immediately went excellent asphalt with the latest, straight from the tin mark, bump stops and reflectors on the roads - hurray, guys, we are in Europe! In parallel with this thought, another one became obsessively circling in my head - where to spend the night now? Therefore, the search for the night began almost immediately. Because of the rather cool weather, I didn’t feel like sleeping in a tent, and in order to fully relax after a 1000 kilometer drive, it was decided to stay at a motel, since there is a huge amount of them along the road.

Our short searches have crowneda great find - a room in a motel for 40 euros with a shower, toilet and comfortable beds for four - is very inexpensive, although you can probably find it even cheaper if you wish.

Heat the water in a Polish motel.

For fun, they decided to warm the water in a Polish motel on the burner

When searching for a motel, our first dialogue withPoles, after which the conclusion was made: although the languages ​​are similar, it’s almost impossible to understand by ear without preparation if they speak Polish. And each time before speaking at the reception, we were lost a little, because it would seem wrong to speak Russian right away; 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 mrs. :)

Polish is pretty much like ours when you read signs. But when you listen, nothing is clear

Polish is pretty much like ours when you read signs. But when you listen, nothing is clear

Our main discoveries began the next day. Continuing to 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 along the sides of the solar panel to power the camera-radar and traffic lights. And in the fields windmills began to flash. I like how sensible Europe approaches electricity.

Solar battery in Poland

In Poland, along the roads began to meet the solar panels to power the traffic lights and cameras-radar

Already in Poland, signs of a developed civilization began to appear along the roads - alternative energy sources

Already in Poland, signs of a developed civilization began to appear along the roads - alternative energy sources

The road in Poland is everywhere canceled

The road in Poland is everywhere canceled

Roads in Poland, though very good, but narrow,with one lane. And what is strange, for all of our trip to Europe by car, we have not met a single traffic police post. But we, as well-bred citizens, traveled, observing all speeds (Europe), and suddenly began to notice how local, tired of breathing in our heads, on certain sections of the road boldly gaining speed and quickly overtake us, violating any prescribed restrictions. In general, the place to know. But we did not risk it and drove at a speed of 50/90. But our friend on the way back exceeded the speed, was caught, but got off with a bribe of 60 euros. He told me that the traffic cop was more worried than himself. Poland, albeit Europe, and in some ways still not far from us left.

Road-alley - a common phenomenon in Europe.

Road-alley - a common phenomenon in Europe.

So in Europe the settlement is designated - very clearly

So in Europe the settlement is designated - very clearly

Only echoes from the former border with Germany

Only echoes from the former border with Germany

From the cities of Poland we saw only the outskirts of Warsaw, which did not make an impression on us at all, and a town called Wroclaw that fascinated us with its well-groomed and neat design.

In order to somehow have time to penetratePoland, we decided to listen to the local radio, hoping to get acquainted with the local folklore. However, instead of songs, almost all the time on all radio stations they only did what they simply chatted on unfortunately, incomprehensible to us topics. I had to listen to my CDs.

In cities, Poland is very much like Russia. Even by public transport

In cities, Poland is very much like Russia. Even by public transport

Urban Poland often reminds Russia

Urban Poland often reminds Russia

In Poland, there are stops right on the bridge

In Poland, there are stops right on the bridge

In Europe, garbage is separated by different types of material. We started to notice this from Poland.

In Europe, garbage is separated by different types of material. We started to notice this from Poland.

According to our modest observations at stops and inMcDonalds, where we caught the free Internet, people outwardly, on behavior, clothing and manners from the Russian almost no different. But the male team of our traveling group revealed that the Poles are very cute.

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.

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

Along the roads in Poland you can find such constructions. Apparently advertising

The second night of our trip to Europethe car also fell on Poland, and this time, as an economy and a test of something new, it was decided to spend the night in a tent. Since it is forbidden to officially spend the night savage in European countries, we searched for a place under the tent especially carefully, moving down country roads trying to hide in the trees. In order to better explore the area, the guys pulled out of the trunk of a large powerful flashlight.

And at the next congress on the gravel road,we suddenly found that our trunk is open and there is clearly something missing in it, because usually the car was packed to capacity. By simple calculations, we realized with horror that we had lost almost the most precious thing - two packets of food! I had to go back for the fugitives who were found peacefully lying on the road.

Bold fugitives - the very fallen out bags of food.

Bold fugitives - the very fallen out bags of food.

Having found each other again, we are quite happyWe quickly found a secluded place, and while the guys were breaking up the tent, my friend and I carefully pulled all the warm things that we had with us, because at night the temperature was slightly above zero. But we slept well and soundly, no one found us and did not drive us out. In the morning of the next day, after drinking tea, warmed up on the burner, we continued our independent journey.

Our secluded place of the second overnight stay in Poland

Our secluded place of the second overnight stay in Poland

In general, Poland has made us pleasantimpression neat, more well-groomed than ours, although dirt and found. Of course, our emotions were fueled by the anticipation of what we have yet to see, because our independent journey through Europe was just beginning.

Plain street of an ordinary town in Poland

Plain street of an ordinary town in Poland

And it happens that in small towns in Poland, the pavements are lined with stone.

And it happens that in small towns in Poland, the pavements are lined with stone.

In the suburbs of Poland, most of the houses are well-kept and tidy

In the suburbs of Poland, most of the houses are well-kept and tidy

Quite often in Poland there are also old battered houses.

Quite often in Poland there are also old battered houses.

Some old houses still look very nice.

Some old houses still look very nice.

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