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September 5th, 2010 | Europe

Birkenau…

It was raining as we started our walk around the massive Birkenau Concentration Camp… Running directly down its centre, through the mouth of the administration block, was the railway line that brought Jews and other prisoners from the four corners of Europe, The vast majority, to their eventual deaths… At times, over 100 000 prisoners […]

September 5th, 2010 | Europe

Auschwitz…

I did not intend to visit the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau… In fact, I planned to avoid them, knowing that they would have an emotional effect on me that I did not want to experience at this stage of my life… I did not need to be reminded of what we are capable […]

September 4th, 2010 | Europe

Krakow by Night…

Riding on your own for months on end can be a lonely experience, often only made bearable by the amazing people you briefly meet along the way… Sometimes a simple request for directions from a complete stranger, can lead to a two day stay with a family who become an integral part of your life […]

September 3rd, 2010 | Europe

Cracking thru to Krakow…

I do not recall too much about the ride I made to Krakow… Not only was my head still filled with cotton-wool from the previous night’s festivities, but the very late start to my ride had me tense and fretting that I would not get to Krakow before nightfall… It was also the first long […]

September 3rd, 2010 | Europe

A Fond Farewell…

I vaguely remember arranging to visit Dariusz at his bakery before leaving for Krakow… Vaguely being the operative word…!! After breakfast and a short walk, I prepared to leave Osieck, packing my gear and loading the bike… The morning dragged on as I waited for the call to confirm he was either on his way […]

September 2nd, 2010 | Europe

Wet in Warsaw…

The rain just wouldn’t quit…!! It fell all day, making my ride south to Osieck a bit of a mission… I collected the Big Fella from BMW, happy to see that he sported his new set of Michelin Anarkee 2 tyres… Lukas and Piotr had ensured that the bike was in great nick for the […]