I was riding along on my bike today thinking of Junior choice which was on the radio in the 1960’s. There was a record played Hello Mudha, hello Farda, here I am from, camp Granada – does anyone else remember it? Well that summed us up really. Yesterday we were both really pissed off with Poland and if there was an easy plane to catch we may have been on it but today is another story. Yes it has stopped raining, we wound up in a nice little town on the river and there was a market on this morning, we had a nice ride across varied countryside on roads that went in the right direction, and we caught a train into Warsaw!!
The train wasn’t quite so easy as Latvia nor as cheap but we got here much easier than pedalling. You have heard about the mossi drill well we need to develop a train drill as getting 2 bikes and luggage onto a train that is 3 ft above the platform in less than a minute, is quite a challenge.
Staying at a cool hostel called Oki Doki where we have already spoken to 2 English lads and an Isreali chap – very sociable. Richard is cycling as well but going rather quicker than us so we have had the mum conversation about whether he is eating enough. As I have said that is really quite a challenge for Dave, whose shorts are now looking like Norah Batty’s tights!! We are planning to buy some more tomorrow and I have just seen a C&A so may treat myself to new bra and knickers!!
Talking about Dave, his joke of the moment. When we crossed the border and met someone, he was hoping that we would see someone else before we left to cross the border when leaving Poland. That way, he could claim that we have cycled from the North Pole to the South Pole!!
Had an interesting day in the rain yesterday. We spent all morning in the Uprising Museum which tells the storyabout th Polish struggle during WW2 between the Germans on one side and the Russains on the otherand them trying to fight for their own independance. It was quite something although we met some nice Austrian girls last night who will feel a bit edgy about talking in German when they visit today as there is still such a strong anti german feeling.
Warsaw isn't a pretty town as it was totally destroyed by the Germans as reprisal for their attempted bid for independance. We did enjoy going round the shops (both have new shorts now so Dave isn't quite so baggy).
We are going to see the Old town that has been rebuilt before we head off.
hOpe everyone is well back in blighty.