city trip, culture, Estonia, Latvia, Lituania, nature, outdoor cooking, Poland, road trip, Tjechia, travel

east from south to north

There’s a lot to say about our trip up north, but I think that the keyword here is: contrast. Cultural differences, priorities in life, incomparable historic backgrounds, childhood opportunities, food and cuisine, attitude concerning nature preservation, styles in architecture and housing, traditions or the lack of them, openness towards others, landscapes, the amount of daylight and so much more.
There’s only one thing that was a constant during our drive up north and that was the absence of litter. Everything was so clean. It is a huge difference with the eastern, south-eastern and southern part of our trip.

nature, Poland, travel

on trees

Travelling is about creating strong memories and lasting impressions. One of those places that had a huge impact on me lies in the northeast of Poland, near the Belarusian border.

nature, paddling, rivers

on rivers

The ecosystem that a river is, is a vulnerable equilibrium containing water, plants, trees, fish, insects, rocks, hydraulics, nutrients and much more, which all have their purposes somewhere from its source to where it debouches and in most cases even further into the salty oceans and seas.
The river is not just water. It’s life and it’s a home for many.