Tag: Living the Dream

Pieskowa Skała Castle & The Hercules Club, Ojców National Park, Poland

Pieskowa Skała Castle

“There’s nothing to see here!” I told Mark as I scanned the tourist brochure.

“Only castles, more than four hundred caves, seventeen of Poland’s twenty-one species of bat and The Hercules Club.”

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Gravestones, Gnomes & Złoty Pies, Wrocław, Poland

Market Square, Wrocław

In our sights was a cosmopolitan municipality whose university produced nine Nobel laureates and a quirky anti-communist resistance movement. A centre for locomotive manufacture, it’s a place where you can get footplate experiences on the last scheduled steam passenger service in the world.

Over the centuries, it has been known by many names, including Breslau and Vratislav. Its abundant appellations are a prism which separates out a microcosm of Poland’s troubled history.

Wrocław is billed not only as the largest city in Western Poland and the capital of Silesia, but one of the oldest and most beautiful.

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Bolków & Złotoryja, Medieval Castles & The Oldest Town in Poland

Bolków castle, from Camping Pod Lasem

“They will be fine!”

The man’s claim was the embodiment of my worst fears. Vans and caravans have specialist tyres. My primary worry about getting them changed abroad was that we would end up with the wrong ones – and this chap’s offering could not be more wrong.

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