Finally, our first post is ready! I have to admit that it was really hard to start… If you have read the “About us” section, you must know that our last trip ended up with a broken car. It’s so broken that we won’t probably see it again, but we still want to tell you about the awesome place we’ve been to.
This year we didn’t really have much time and money for proper holidays, but we also wanted to take few days off and go somewhere. That’s why we decided to visit the Karkonosze (Krkonoše) mountains on their Polish side. First things first, so here are the costs per person for 7 days:
- Petrol – 85 EUR
- Accommodation – 115 EUR
- Food & Co. – 100 EUR
- Ticket to the national park for 7 days – 6 EUR
Altogether – 306 EUR per person.
We stayed in a small city called Karpacz in a great accommodation called “Apartamenty pod Izbicą“. This was not the cheapest option, but we had a sleeping room, a living room, bathroom and kitchen in our apartment. After 2 days it felt like home. If you know the Polish language you will be able to find really cheap places (like 10 EUR per room per night), but it takes more time and effort, which we didn’t have. The apartment had everything we needed. However, it was a bit far away from the city center which could be problematic for someone without a car. For us it was perfect – quiet and comfortable.
In the next posts we will give you some tipps about the routes in the area and equipment you may need in the mountains. Remember that we are actually beginners and we are learnig by doing, so we also apprieciate all your comments and tipps. That’s all for now :)
We made a picture of the map with all the routes in the area and times you will approximately need for them. If you want to download and print it, just click on the picture, go to Flickr and download the original size. Unfortunately, we made it after our trip, so it looks a bit used. But hey… it’s vintage! Your welcome ;)