Heineken Open'er Festival
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People I met here who contributed to, and improved my trip: Ania (Poland), Anna (Poland), Anna (Poland), (Ban)Anna (Poland), Mihail (Poland), Greg (Poland), Lukas (Poland), Tomek (Poland), Aga (Poland)
So I wouldnt claim to be the greatest driver in the World and I admit I've broken the speed limit on occasion. Before entering a Polish guys (Greg) car I'd never met before, I was pre warned he thought of himself as a bit of a boy racer. Hmmm, understatement. As we hit the two lane 'motorway' between Krakow and Lodz, the speedometer touched 220kph (around 140mph) as we weaved our way north through rush hour traffic. For some reason Greg had decided he would drive the 800 kilometres up to Gdansk at 6pm.
So after 2 hours searching for a garage to get a new tyre, we were eventually back on our way. The two lanes north of Lodz however turned into one. Thus the next four hours of our trip were spent weaving in and out of lorries into oncoming traffic in the black of night. After several near death 'head on' experiences, Greg decides he needs a quick sleep! So after a short nap, we make it to our house in Gdynia at 3am, thankfully in one piece
Greeted by Ania's Polish friends (5 girls and 3 guys in total) I explain that I am exhausted and off to sleep.
The next three days were spent drinking too much vodka and going to the Heineken Open'er festival. Acts included Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, The Streets, Roger Sanchez, Franz Ferdinand, Skin, Placebo, Manu Chao and my favourite Basement Jaxx. It was a pretty sweet event, but I was happy when it was all over and I could be back amongst backpackers drinking rather than the crazy Polish ;)