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Europe Roadtrip 2016.

August 19, 2016 in adventure, personal, traveling by johlsson

Time to hit the road again, this year with the aim of visiting Poland, Germany and Czech Republic. A trip starting in Sundsvall, Sweden, making our way down to Karlskrona for a ferry over to Gdynia, Polen. And from there, visit several different places in Poland, working our way down through the country, with visits to both Germany (Wolfsburg, Dresden) and Czech Republic. Here follows different shots of the trip on the road, and featured visits to museums and other stuff will be featured in separate albums. For more in dept descriptions of each picture with gps tags, feel free to visit my facebook page for more!

Śnieżka Mountain #2.

August 15, 2016 in adventure, personal, traveling by johlsson

Wandering through the park of Karkonoski Narodowy, we find Śnieżka, a mountain standing at 1600m over sea level, the highest peak of the Giant Mountains and Sudety Mountains. Placed on the border of Poland and Czech Republic, you can actually walk over to Czech Republic on the peak of the mountain, or take a lift straight down to the city of Pec pod Sněžkou. At the top of the mountain, built in 1681, is the Chapel of St Lawrence along with a weather station and tourist station built in 1970′s.
Covered in snow for over 200 days a year, as we visited it the weather started out with clear skies and blazing sun, close to 30 degrees Celsius. And advancing on the top, the weather slowly changed and closer to the top we experienced light rain and cloudy skies and around 17 degrees Celsius, and later experiencing a thick fog covering the top. A amazing experience and something I strongly recommend doing if you are close to this mountain, the views and experience is amazing.

Śnieżka Mountain #1.

August 15, 2016 in adventure, personal, traveling by johlsson

Wandering through the park of Karkonoski Narodowy, we find Śnieżka, a mountain standing at 1600m over sea level, the highest peak of the Giant Mountains and Sudety Mountains. Placed on the border of Poland and Czech Republic, you can actually walk over to Czech Republic on the peak of the mountain, or take a lift straight down to the city of Pec pod Sněžkou. At the top of the mountain, built in 1681, is the Chapel of St Lawrence along with a weather station and tourist station built in 1970′s.
Covered in snow for over 200 days a year, as we visited it the weather started out with clear skies and blazing sun, close to 30 degrees Celsius. And advancing on the top, the weather slowly changed and closer to the top we experienced light rain and cloudy skies and around 17 degrees Celsius, and later experiencing a thick fog covering the top. A amazing experience and something I strongly recommend doing if you are close to this mountain, the views and experience is amazing.

Europe Roadtrip – Muzeum Konsol Gier Video #2.

August 10, 2016 in adventure, personal, traveling by johlsson

While visiting the amazing city Karpacz, I stumbled upon the Muzeum Konsol Gier Video (Museum Console Video Games), a very unique place, featuring all sorts of videogame consoles, home computers and games, heaven for a fan of the videogame genre. Here you can find everything from a Commondore 64 to PlayStation2, Odyssey 2100 to a Nintendo64, Philips Tele-Spiel to a Gameboy Advance… in sort, a large collection of different consoles and units. What makes this museum stand out even more, is that there exists only 5 museums of this sort in Europe.

And it doesn’t stop with just home consoles, other equipment such as gamepads, joysticks and other gadgets are also featured. Around the museum is also older TVs, hooked up to consoles making it possible to play classics such as Pong, Donkey Kong, Sonic, Super Mario and even Giana Sisters, newer titles such as Tekken for the original PlayStation is also playable. So if you are visiting Karpacz, and you like old videogames (hey, who doesn’t, right?) this place is well worth the visit..

For more info, www.muzeumgier.karpacz.pl

Europe Roadtrip – Muzeum Konsol Gier Video #1.

August 10, 2016 in adventure, personal, traveling by johlsson

While visiting the amazing city Karpacz, I stumbled upon the Muzeum Konsol Gier Video (Museum Console Video Games), a very unique place, featuring all sorts of videogame consoles, home computers and games, heaven for a fan of the videogame genre. Here you can find everything from a Commondore 64 to PlayStation2, Odyssey 2100 to a Nintendo64, Philips Tele-Spiel to a Gameboy Advance… in sort, a large collection of different consoles and units. What makes this museum stand out even more, is that there exists only 5 museums of this sort in Europe.

And it doesn’t stop with just home consoles, other equipment such as gamepads, joysticks and other gadgets are also featured. Around the museum is also older TVs, hooked up to consoles making it possible to play classics such as Pong, Donkey Kong, Sonic, Super Mario and even Giana Sisters, newer titles such as Tekken for the original PlayStation is also playable. So if you are visiting Karpacz, and you like old videogames (hey, who doesn’t, right?) this place is well worth the visit..

For more info, www.muzeumgier.karpacz.pl

Europe Roadtrip – Wroclav Zoological Garden #2.

August 8, 2016 in adventure, personal, traveling by johlsson

5,000 animals, 900 species on 33 hectares, this is the Wroclaw Zoo, the oldest and largest establishment of this type in Poland. A history going back 150 years, the first urban zoological garden was set up in 1865, at first only occupying about a dozen hectares. In the 1950′s the area more than doubled, and today it features a massive 33 hectares, with large pavilions of Madagascar, Sahara and Europe to mention a few.

Europe Roadtrip – Wroclaw Zoological Garden #1.

August 7, 2016 in adventure, personal, traveling by johlsson

5,000 animals, 900 species on 33 hectares, this is the Wroclaw Zoo, the oldest and largest establishment of this type in Poland. A history going back 150 years, the first urban zoological garden was set up in 1865, at first only occupying about a dozen hectares. In the 1950′s the area more than doubled, and today it features a massive 33 hectares, with large pavilions of Madagascar, Sahara and Europe to mention a few.

Europe Roadtrip – Armament of the Polish Armed Forces#2.

August 6, 2016 in adventure, personal, traveling by johlsson

In Jelenia Góra, Poland, is a military museum located, featuring different historic artifacts and military vehicles. A total of 19 heavy armaments have been collected, among them a T34-85 Tank, Armored Personnel Carrier BTR-152, Missile Launcher BM13 “Katiusha” and several radar-stations, antiaircraft and antitank guns. The collection for the museum started in August 1979, with many of the exhibition pieces donated by the military.

For more info, visit www.militaria-muzeum.pl