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I really like the friendly morning atmosphere at the Polish marketplace. Sometimes I have to go there to buy some vegetables. You can also buy other things there like e.g. clothes, kitchen utensils. But fruit & vegetables are the most important.

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half of the old house

This is a nice result. Over 500 km in only 12 days. I’ve never thought I’d manage!

Here are the pictures I took a few days ago. Most of them show old houses. Some of the houses are about 100 years old! I was talking to a man – I think this was the owner of the old house, but he was building a new one just behind the old one – and he told me that the house was over 90 years old and half of the house had collapsed a few years ago.

One of the photos below shows the blue building. It is a Sports Club “Eagle” – It is above the shop where they sell a lot of alcohol! A nice one!

To na prawdę niezły wynik. Ponad 500 km tylko w ciągu 12 dni. Nigdy nie myślałem, że może mi się to udać. Poniżej zdjęcia, które zrobiłem w ciągu ostatnich dni. Na większości widać stare domy. Niektóre z nich mają ponad 100 lat. Rozmawiałem (prawdopodobnie) z właścicielem placu, na którym był dom, który był w połowie zawalony. Ten dom ma ponad 90 lat! Na jednym ze zdjęć widać niebieski budynek kubu sportowego. Poniżej sprzedają sporo alkoholu ;-)

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Chapel in Woźniki

Yesterday I started exploring places I’ve never been before. They are not far from the place I live, but they are on the other side of the big road (not a motorway), called DK1. Maybe because of the road people who live on the east side of DK1 rarely go to the west side.

Yesterday I travelled 32.04 km and today another 50.31 km. I think it is quite a good result! As you can see, Poland is full of chapels and churches. Most of them are Roman Catholic. Some of the small chapels are adorable, but sometimes the parsonage is even bigger than the church! (check the sideshow where you can see one orange building which is a place where the priest lives!).

Pilgrimage in Poland

What is more, during the summer, even if you choose some small byroads you can wait in a traffic jam! And why? Because during the summer, especially around the city of Częstochowa, there are pilgrimages! Sometimes the pilgrims walk 500 km (or more!) to see the picture of Black Madonna and pray in front of it! This is something you cannot see in the other countries!

Koziegłowy (Goats' Heads)

Today I also visited Koziegłowy (the name of the town can be translated as “Goats’ Heads”), a nice small town which looks great! Thanks to the local businessmen who mostly produce artificial Christmas Trees for the whole world (and of course pay taxes), and the money which came from the EU they rebuilt the market. It looks pretty awesome!

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Although it is very cold outside (at night -17 degrees C, in the morning -12 degrees C), people in Poland still like going to markets, especially in small villages. Everything is cheaper and you can find many different things, beginning with food (meat, potatoes, apples, beans) and ending with clothes.