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Day 4: En Route to Poland

Originally posted on It Started in Oxford:
Today we made our way to Poland, to a place called Szczecin near the Polish/German border. We drove down the autobahn which was more anti-climatic than expected, although we did hit about 120mph at one point! The drive was about two and a half hours, mostly through vast stretches of farmers’ fields which only seemed to get wider and wider as we reached Poland. It makes you remember how big the world is when you see endless earth – not a house in sight! I can’t imagine how I’d be in South America or Africa or something, I’m used to the UK where everything is a few meters away from civilisation. The first time I visited Poland was by train, coming up from Austria, through the Czech Republic and finally to Warsaw, then a train straight from Warsaw to Berlin. I was equally as astounded by the space then as I was this time. Plus endless forests and countryside is never a bad thing. We went along one…

Running in Wroclaw

Originally posted on travelux:
Running in Wroclaw was quite enjoyable – if you leave out my problems with the GPS. Even though it was a short run anyway, I was surprised to only find one kilometer mapped after my run. Yet, this is not too much of a problem as I was running in a large park anyway. Due to that, it doesn’t really matter whether you exactly follow my route as you’ll enjoy the run anyway! Check out more about Wroclaw on our city page! Wroclaw’s Southern Park (Park Południowy) is 25 hectare wide and one of the largest parks in the city. Distance: 5 Kilometers Jogged alititude: 25 Meters Calories burned: 250-350 Month: May Weather: Sunny As we stayed at Platinum Palace Wroclaw, it was obvious that I’ll go running in the Southern Park which looked quite good at first sight. Besides my problems with the GPS, the run was a real pleasure. Map of my jogging route through Wroclaw (partly tracked by Runtastic) The good weather had its influence, but I believe that the park is…