The distance from Gniewkowo to Toruń is about 21 km, around 13 miles in old money, the difference between Gniewkowo and Toruń is however quite marked. Toruń is one of Poland's flagship historic towns, if I may describe it thus; one of the "10 places in Poland you must visit". Toruń sits on the River … Continue reading From Gniewkowo to Toruń
I went to Poznań for the weekend, well, 24 hours and 19 minutes... I left home just after 07.00 on Saturday and, despite the Stansted Express being more like a local stopping train and then the chap at the bag-drop losing my boarding pass and having to print me another, I touched-down at Poznań Airport … Continue reading Poznań for the weekend? Yeah!
Long Weekend in Łódź and Warsaw, part 2: Snow Saturday turned into quite a different day compared to Friday; by the time I'm up, breakfasted and out on the street, the sun is shining from an almost cloudless sky. It's still cold though and where snow had fallen in the shade it still lies. I'm … Continue reading Long Weekend in Łódź and Warsaw, Part 3: Sunshine
Long Weekend in Łódź and Warsaw, part 1 Friday morning was a grey affair, an early peek from behind the curtains revealed not the winter wonderland that I had hoped for, given that it was snowing when I had gone to bed; the snow had continued but is was a wet snow so cars and … Continue reading Long Weekend in Łódź and Warsaw, part 2: Snow
I'm on an early train out of Chesham, not the earliest train you understand although I have had occasion to be on the first train out before (chasing locomotive 6201 Princess Elizabeth in the London Suburbs as I recall) but no, this is the 08.04 departure, fast train to Aldgate. Fast train, hmmm... OK, the … Continue reading Long Weekend in Łódź and Warsaw, part 1: Early train
In November 2015 I was on a bus going down to Kraków from Łódź, about 4½ hours on the motorway. It was a big double decker, air-con, leather seats and Wi-Fi sort of bus, but a bus none the less. I know it was a bus, It had Bus written on the outside, “PolskiBus” in … Continue reading On the road again.
Trainspotting in Horse Town - part 1. After the concert had finished I was led out of the auditorium and downstairs to a room underneath the stage, I think it was underneath the stage, I will admit to being a little disorientated but it was definitely underneath something. There was a bar and another smaller … Continue reading Trainspotting in Horse Town. Part 2
On my very first trip to Poland I met a German cyclist at a railway station. I'd arrived in Warsaw five days earlier and spent three full days in Warsaw, immersing myself as much as I could in things Polish but the real object of my visit was about 190 km west in the town … Continue reading Trainspotting in Horse Town. Part 1.
(22½ hours in Inowrocław, part 1) As we walked on our way to the Summer Theatre, Basia explained to me that Inowrocław was only a small town and everywhere is close to everywhere else. Soon enough we were walking down streets that I recognised from a previous visit and as luck would have it, our … Continue reading 22½ hours in Inowrocław, part 2
"Ino-Rock" is a one-day, rock music festival held on the last weekend in August in Inowrocław, Poland. I say one-day festival; it's an afternoon into the evening sort of affair, kicks-off about 16:00 and goes on until midnight. The venue is The Summer Theatre in Inowrocław (Teatr Letni w Inowrocławiu) and usually there are four … Continue reading 22½ hours in Inowrocław, part 1