Red and Black on Borzawa: Cisna to Volovec to Stryj Always remember, nature can last without mankind,  but mankind without nature is lost Entering Poloniny National Park on the other side of the border it’s all green and all downhill. Slovakia welcomes me with tarmac roads turned gravel. Only a faint, thin grey line bears the memory of more civilized times. The only signs […]

Dirt road to company: Krynica Zdroj to Zyndranowa Woken up by the first bits of sun dissolving in the air above my tent I step onto cold grass. With the stove set up for coffee I go for a walk on the meadow and enjoy the first glimpses of a day to come. Checking in with my map I see one particular […]

Goodbyes, Hellos: Szczawnica to Krynica Zdroj A coke, a bottle of water and a tiny portion of chicken soup is all I had to eat other day. Waking up and feeling actual appetite was a great relief. Checking in with Nick and Lael reveals we’re all fine and fit for the road ahead. Breaking camp is much more pleasant […]

Surly Pugsley – about being fat and ugly

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. Robert Forst Moving places brought a welcome change in surroundings, climate, landscapes… basically everything. Gone are the hilly tarmac roads, moist seaside air and vast, barren moorlands. All replaced by flat as a table […]