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They 80 years ago

Halina and Stanislaw Bujakowski. Lived in Druskininkai, where they’ve met and get married in August 1934. They decided to combine their honeymoon with a dream about inconceivable adventure – reaching the easternmost edged point on the map accessible for a motorcycle – Shanghai. They started journey on 19th August 1934 sitting on BSA motorcycle G34-14 model with sidecar. They traveling experiences was written down on a regular basis and sent to the national magazines in the form of reports. After returning to Poland in 1937 Halina collected it and wrote chronicle from expedition which hasn’t been released until the 2011. Fortunately 70 years later, manustcripts were rediscovered and published as a book “My boy, motorcycle and me. From Druskininkai to Shanghai 1934-1936” edited by Łukasz Wierzbicki:

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Course of the road made by Halina and Stanislaw can be seen bellow:

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You can see below pictures from expedition received in thanks of Hubert Twardowski- Halina’s Korolec-Bujakowska naphew, and Łukasz Wierzbicki:

Archival photographs from the book Halina Korolec-Bujakowska “My boy, bike and me. In Druskininkai to Shanghai 1934-1936 “(Clinic K / WAB, 2011), edited by Luke Wierzbicki.


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