Denouement Dashboard - Euro Trip Ep. 5

Denouement Dashboard - Euro Trip Ep. 5

Since Europe is the size of a large Australian suburb, it will be too difficult to do 'Country Summaries' every couple of days as we cross borders. Since we are doing Europe as a road trip, I'm just going to to 'week-by-week' Dashboards, that will probably encompass a couple of countries at a time. Then an overall summary at the end.

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Anyway, let's get into it:

Ep. 4: 29/7 - 4/8/23

Where We Went:

  • Germany: Berlin
  • Poland: Warsaw, Mińsk Mazowiecki, Kraków, Zakopane, The Tatra Mountains, Wieliczka Salt Mine


Driving distance in 'Monsieur Gustave H.', our lovely Renault Scenic:

  • 2,099 km


  • 56.5 km

Total =  2,155.5 km

Running Total of Eurotrip Mileage = 7,645.4 km


Total Expenses for the 7 Days: $2,885.55 AUD

Expense per day = $412.22 AUD/Day

Specific Transport Expenses Total: $1,184.99 AUD

Running Total for all expenses on the Expedition Denouement: $92,678.82 AUD total to date + $3,526.75 of future expenses already accounted for

Travel Bingo:

I don't think I should make multiple bingo cards per week, so the running totals in Europe:

  • France: 15 'Influencers', 1 'Karen', 2 'Americans'
  • Belgium: 5 'Influencers', 1 'Khaki Queen'
  • Netherlands: 4 'Influencers', 2 'Americans' and 1 'They're Not Gonna Make It'
  • Luxembourg: 6 'Influencers'
  • Germany: 3 'Influencers', 2 'Americans'
  • Switzerland: 6 'Influencers'
  • Liechtenstein: 1 'American'
  • Poland: 1 'Influencer'

An explanation of Travel Bingo is here.

Relevant Media:

  • Germany/Berlin: 'The Man from UNCLE', 'Atomic Blonde', Then basically every movie set in the Second World War...
  • Poland/Warsaw: There are a few old movies about the Warsaw uprising in 1944 which I have to get around to.

And once again, German Reggae:

  • Seeed

  • Peter Fox

Culinary Corner by a Non-Foodie:

  • Polish service stations are weirdly good for snacks on a roadtrip.
  • The servos called 'Orlen' have strangely good coffee from their machines.
  • And they all will serve hotdogs. Really tasty hotdogs...
  • In Warsaw, some nice modern Polish food can be found at 'LAS - Lokalna Atrakcja Stolicy'.
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Tips and Tricks:

  • In Berlin, you can use an app to book and organise your tickets for public transport: BVG Tickets
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  • An I think Europe-wide, there is an app that is good for hiking with all the trails:
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  • Berlin is just full of history - every corner. No need for specific recommendations. Just walk.
  • Public transport in Berlin is very accessible, and easier than parking in the centro.
  • Walk along the river in Warsaw, lots of nice paths and more and more cafes and nice restaurants popping up in recent years, apparently.
  • Kraków is a very well preserved old city and worth a look.
  • And the Wieliczka Salt Mine is inredible.
  • For those that like hiking - the Tartra mountains in the south on the Slovakian border are very nice, and easily accessible.


  • Bit of a big driving week.
  • Did some hiking in the mountains. And ate lots of Polish food.
  • Less cyclists around here, so a bit less worrying.

Thanks for reading along.

The next weekly road trip update will come... next week.