A steaming bowl of bigos is just the thing for refueling after a hike through the Polish High Tatras. Much like the Alsatian specialty choucroute garnie, main ingredients of Polish bigos include cabbage and different cuts of meat.

After almost a week in Ukraine, we were feeling pretty confident, cocky, even. After all, we’d just successfully taken 4 or 5 different buses through the Carpathians, and we could even read town names in the Ukrainian alphabet. Look at us go!