Van Advice Poland
Intro
We'll be honest: travelling Poland by van took us by surprise. Contrary to the stereotype, we experienced Poland as a peaceful, leafy, colourful country full of forests, tranquil lakes and bright yellow rapeseed fields as far as the eye can see. On the north coast you've beaches, and in the south mountains. A great all-rounder. People are friendly and helpful despite their limited English (German is often a better bet.)
Water
Poland is great with public water fountains. All fountains are clearly marked with "drinking water", usually in Polish, English and German.
Food
Lidl scatters the country
Sleeping
we didn't see one single "no camping" sign and with kilometres of quiet rural roads and hundreds of hectares of forest, we never had trouble finding a wild camping spot.
Recycling
campsites always have recycling and you're usually allowed to pop in to dispose of rubbish
Chemical waste
with so much forested land around, you'll never have a problem finding a quiet spot to dispose of green chemicals
Misc
watch out for the quirky stalk nests atop telephone and electricity poles. Trains tracks rarely have barriers and often don't have warning signs... be sure to stop and check both directions for oncoming trains!