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Tour de Pologne – the beginning

Tour de Pologne – the beginning

About pandemic time travel After four months of working from home and learning from home, we walked like lions in a cage. We really wanted to travel. We couldn’t wait to plan our trip, pack up and go on tour. This note will be about how the idea for the Tour de Pologne was born. …

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Ural: The expedition. Part Two

Ural: The expedition. Part Two

In the previous part of the report from our expedition beyond the Ural Mountains we drove from Warsaw to Syzran. We are going on! From Tolyatti to Ekaterinburg through Chelyabinsk, Samara and Ufa. Automotive, cosmos, army and lots of snow. The farther to the east, especially on the road called Ural Avtodroga, we saw more …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #17 – Return across the Russian-Latvian border

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #17 – Return across the Russian-Latvian border

We expected that the return crossing of the Russian-Latvian border would be unproblematic. At the beginning we mistook the queues – somehow we didn’t think that since entering Russia by car meant importing the vehicle, the same trip will be an export, and we happily set ourselves at the gate “nothing to customs”. So remember: …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #6 – Tsarskoye Selo

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #6 – Tsarskoye Selo

How did the Tsars live? 25 km south of St. Petersburg, in the village of Pushkin, there is a summer residence of the Tsars – the Tsar’s Selo. Tickets can be purchased online and at the ticket office. More information (tour times, permanent and temporary exhibitions, etc.) can be found here. The Tsar’s Selo was …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #14 and #15 – Polar circle and donuts

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #14 and #15 – Polar circle and donuts

The plan was simple: go south, find the Arctic Circle, go to sleep. As usual, plans are plans, and reality is much more interesting. We realized that by overlapping very little road, we can get to the recommended viewpoint, with a view of the White Sea. Then we returned to the originally planned route and …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #13 – Touch the Barents Sea

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #13 – Touch the Barents Sea

Our plan was very simple: check out of the apartment, leave Murmansk and finally see the Barents Sea close up. At the beginning, we discovered that packing the car, after almost complete unpacking, does not take 10 minutes. So the plan of the day went away from the very beginning. As we checked earlier, getting …

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