May 25th – 27th
3 nights in Katowice
It was an interesting ride to Katowice in Poland, the 3rd country during our trip so far. The roads were quite nice, some nice curvy passages through smaller mountains and many little towns
We drove more than 340km that day. Very tired we were looking forward to our place to sleep in Siemianowice Śląskie, close to Katowice.
Special thanks to Mats, Tomasz and Patrycja who offered us to stay in their very nice apartment!
The first night we just went to sleep early, as we had planned to visit the former concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau which are located about 40km outside of Katowice the next morning. Surely we know about the gruesome history of Nazi-Deutschland but visiting the two museums gave another perspective and visualization of what has happened.
It was a day to think and recap.
Coming home we didn’t feel like doing anything more that day.
The next day we did some maintenance work on our bikes and went to buy another few things like a camping stow and camera equipment. By now we are pretty well equipped! Remark for myself: we still don’t have a towel to dry the dishes.
After having a small lunch we went to Katowice by tram and enjoyed our first polish beer at the central plaza! So cold, so good!
As it was Saturday, the day of the champions league final we strolled through the city to find a nice bar to watch the game in the evening. We succeeded and went to have a typical polish dinner at a local restaurant. So tasty these Pirogies!
Thereafter we went for a walk through the city and back to the boom-bar where in the meantime about 100 Liverpool supporters had lined up, cheering and drinking beer! We stayed here to watch the game and have a couple of drinks! Unfortunately the wrong team won… that’s just a personal opinion.
We managed to get the last tram back to Siemianowice Slaskie and started today to go in direction Łódź in central Poland. After about 200 we found a very nice campground at a lake and might stay a couple of nights to get some sun and to relax. Holidays …
Check out where this nice place is and how we got there.