Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Brom on the road again


Today we were back in the car. Mara and Gera were quite happy with that (both having blisters from all that walking), but I could easily have stayed in beautiful Prague a bit longer. But, Mara says the new place we were traveling to was beautiful as well, so I guess it's okay.

I think I have the best view
First we had to find our way to the motorway. Because we haven't got a nice man or woman telling us where to go (no gps), we had to do it by the book once again. Fortunately we could check it online and we were fine. 

Wang (or Vang) Stave Church
Our first stop was in Karpacz. We thought we had taken the wrong road at some point, but we were too impatient, so we had to go back and continue on the road we were on in the first place. 

Isn't it lovely?
Karpacz is a town in the South of Poland and we went there because Mara had seen there was a Norwegian church there and she wanted to see it. We finally made it to the church and it was very beautiful. 

No, I didn't take a bite out of the tower...
The people who had rebuilt it after it was taken down from Norway and brought to Poland, hadn't understood what was supposed to be on the in- and outside, so some parts were wrong. But it was still very beautiful. We went inside as well and there were dragons carved in the wood.

A little piggy at Meissen
After that they had a small lunch of sausage and drink (I'm a vegetarian don't you know and they didn't do cakes) and then we drove on. To the hotel in Kraków. It was a long way on the motorway and quite boring as well. Large fields that stretched into the distance and almost completely flat. Fortunately after a while there were some hills and it became prettier. 

On the Charles Bridge in Prague
Mara and Gera were worried about the road though, we had to pass a big town (Katowice) around rush hour time, but we hardly saw a thing. And we made it to Kraków in good time. Almost right on the dot. It was a bit scary with the road signs though: would we see them in time? Plus it was difficult to read the Polish: so many letters!

Mara, which river is this?
The Vltava or Moldau Brom!
But we did and we made it to the road where our hotel was supposed to be. Where it wasn't! However, Mara knew it was and Gera made us turn around at the lights and drive back and there was the sign to the hotel.

Waiting for a tour to start
Since Mara didn't take that many photos today (she was the designated driver), I will show you some more from our trip so far.



  1. Amazing, you are visiting such pawsome places Brom!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Driving in a foreign country can be a challenge for sure. You are managing nicely!

    1. I don't mind driving in foreign countries, but it does become a bit challenging when you haven't got a gps to guide you and have to do everything from a piece of paper, while not being able to understand a word of any sign!

  3. Hari OM
    Wow, Brom, you and the girls are surely covering some territory! Yes, you definitely have the best seat in the car!!! Hugs and growlies, YAM-aunty xxx

    1. We are covering a lot of territory, but it is such a beautiful territory! As for the seat, it depends where the best views are whether I sit on the left or right.

  4. Sounds like a good day. I'm surprised by the church and how some parts that should be on the outside were on the inside!

  5. Probably a good idea not to drive and take photos! We look forward to some more of your trip!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. Gera will be driving on our next leg, so Mara can take lots of photos!

  6. Brom, you are so excellent at this travel blogging you may have to write a book.

    1. That sounds like a good idea. I had better talk to Mara about it though...


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