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The insects, I just say the insects in the Siberian taiga. It is a paradise for insects of all kinds. Mosquitoes, ticks and finally gnats. All these creatures were biting us permanently. Their buzzing was as loud as a swarm of wasps! Sometimes we had 20-30 ticks on our trousers and another 20 on jackets
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We were so thirsty, thirsty, thirsty. If we we were constantly hungry in the taiga, in the Gobi we were thirsty all the time. Temperatures reached 50 C, our lips cracked and our noses were bleeding. We could drunk two liters of water and we were still thirsty.
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we entered the Tibetan Autonomous Region illegally because we didn't have the so called "permit" that can only be issued to organized groups. So in fact, it is impossible for independent travelers to enter Tibet. However, the Chinese soldiers/policeman we met where very kind. Instead of stopping us or sending us back to Poland, they just ushered us on saying "gooda, gooda" and "go, go", giving us thumbs up.
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Our aim was to show that that real hero of the Great Escape was a Polish man named Witold Glinski. Not Slavomir Rawicz. And to prove that it had happened.
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Tomasz, Bartosz and Filip have through their Expedition, helped to put emphasis on the true hero - Witold Glinski.
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The Long Walk to Freedom

Posted: Nov 28, 2010 10:06 am EST

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"It is a lie", Tomasz Grzywaczewski tells ExWeb┬┤s Mikael Strandberg in a long conversation; "By doing this Expedition, we wanted to show who the real hero was. Who really made The Long walk."The Long Walk. 6500 kilometers (approx. 4000 miles) of walking to freedom. All the way from a Siberian prison camp to India. A trek through frozen forests, over mountains and across deserts on a journey that took 11 months. The book turned into an international best seller. In January 2011 Hollywood will release a film called The Way...

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