Crossing an international border by walk

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After Poland I can have a day to rest in Czech Republic. Instead of resting I had to get up early and pass the Czech-Polish border at a key point called Czeski Cieszyn, viva Europa!

Czechowice-Dziedzice

Leaving the village and house in which I stayed in Poland to go to the nearest railway station wasn’t easy due to the lack of sleep I accumulated during this intensive week. But at 5am when the alarm rang my friend and I got ready and she drove me to Czechowice-Dziedzice where she is working. We made a small tour to use the time we had and wait after at the station for my train.

Rusty train in Poland

Rusty train in Poland

Czeski Czezyn

In Czeski Cieszyn I had a change, the city is at the border of Poland and Czech Republic, it is called either Czeski Cieszyn or Český Těšín according to the side you are. There are two train stations and the connection is supposed to be simple… but I didn’t find even a sign showing me the direction to take, and got lost. I haven’t seen a lot of the city (cities?) but the few I saw was nice!

Czech-Polish border

Czech-Polish border

Simple pleasures in Třinec

Český Těšín was very nice looking and I got a little exited about my destination! But when I arrived I came back to reality, the city was not going to make me dream by its architecture… Every time I go to Slovakia I arrange to meet one of my best friend, that time We supposed to meet in Slovakia, in the pretty town of Žilina where we celebrated the New Year’s eve couples of months ago. Finally it was in Czech that we met. She joined me at the train station and we rapidly take a bus to my new accommodation, my big luggage wouldn’t have been comfortable at all.

She warned me that I was going to see all the interesting part in few minutes and that after we will need to be creative to find activities. We walked down the hill for a large half an hour and stop at a café, then we had a pizza near the main square of Třinec. The city own a interesting monument on this square, a stone with a simple shape called « The Eternal Stone » 😀 why? We don’t know but it made us smile and talk about for a moment.

Green face of Třinec

Green face of Třinec

While we where on the way back she led me to the river, a river very not deep that can be crossed by walk, water reaching hardly the quarter of my legs. On it we played with stones and built a bridge, maybe 10 meters long! My largest realisation and important achievement in my life 😉

Back to the flat we took a nape, I especially needed a long one to recharge my batteries… After the nape we went to the forest for a walk and luckily haven’t met terrible wild animals 🙂

Industrial face of Třinec

Industrial face of Třinec

Guillaume Speurt

Guillaume Speurt

French settled in Estonia, I have spent my last years in the Baltic States. I love photography and travelling in Eastern and Central Europe, I write this blog to relate my experiences.
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