Our last hour in Lviv — a costume party at the Lviv Opera House:



Afterwards, it was back on a bus heading to the Polish border town of Medyka. We figured that a bus would be more convenient than a train as buses have an easier time crossing the Polish border than a train, which would have required an extra hour of inspections and a track gauge change (due to different track systems between the two countries).

This is what it’s like to do an overland crossing from a non-EU country to an EU country…


We arrive at the first checkpoint:



They then take and inspect our passports:



Then it’s a stop at the duty free shop (of course), where alcohol is unusually 10x cheaper than it is in the USA:



Then we head back to the bus, with the Ukraine border behind us:


The Ukraine border


Afterwards we do the walk into the Polish border, where we get our visa stamps:



Then once we get our visas, we get whisked off to an interrogation-style holding room (like what you see in the movies) while they search our bus in a garage:



After about 20min of waiting, we’re back on the bus and on our way:




And then we’re off to Krakow…



- At time of posting in Rzeszow-Jasionka, it was 5 °C - Humidity: 56% | Wind Speed: 19km/hr | Cloud Cover: clouds and visibility OK


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