In Part One of Polish Traces, Krzysztof tracks down Adam in Stockholm. Born in the Swedish capital to Polish parents from Gdańsk, Adam travels to Poland every year to keep in touch with his Polish roots and to keep abreast of what’s happening in the country, despite having never lived there.
Setting off today from Nordkapp, the northernmost cape of Europe, to reach the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, adventurer Krzysztof Puternicki says he “will go through glaciers, wade through the mud of Europe in winter, then the dust of Africa will stick to every part of my body” during his epic Polish Traces project.
According to the latest figures from Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS), the Polish-German border accounted for almost half of all the crossings (46 percent). The Polish-Czech border was next (25 percent), followed by those with Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia.