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25 wrzesień 2015

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Marcin Gienieczko kończy przepłynięcie Amazonki-5980 km w canoe. Odnosi swój największy sukces w eksploracji. 1 września również kończy z pływaniem na canoe.-oświadczam ,że  to co chciałem zrobić zrobiłem juz na canoe. Czas czymś innym się zająć. To była moja ostatnia ekspedycja na canoe .Cokolwiek bym zrobił po Amazonce byłoby  uwstecznianiem się a ja tego nie znoszę. Kiedyś się wybiorę na canoe na Alaskę tam gdzie wszystko się zaczęło…Teraz canoe ściągnę do portu gdzie będzie Narodowe Muzeum Morskie w Gdańsku. Moje kolejne projekty będą  bardziej na nogach.11 listopada będzie ogłoszony kolejny projekt. Największy portal na świecie w zakresie wyczynowej eksploracji przedstawia i opisuje przepłyniecie Amazonki, dziękuje dla Piotra Chmielińskiego za pomoc w  tłumaczeniu http://www.explorersweb.com/oceans/news.php?url=marcin-gienieczko-i-won-the-fight-agains_144309682

Marcin Gienieczko

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18 wrzesień 2015

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Amazon Expedition 2015

 

Poniżej przedstawiamy projekt i rekordy

1). Amazonka w canoe-przepłynięcie systemu rzecznego Amazonki – Apurimac (60 km), Ene Tambo, Ukajali-w rekordowym czasie 19 dni,

2). Marcin staje się pierwszym człowiekiem, który przepływa dwie największe rzeki -jedną na Północy, syberyjska Lenę – 4328 km w canoe

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer…

oraz największą rzekę świata Amazonkę robiąc triatlon przez Amerykę Południową

http://www.soloamazon.info/tracking/

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zehJnKdPpP7g.k5tzhUG0k2tQ

3). Najszybsze przepłynięcie w canoe dystansu na Amazonce.
West Hanse (Amerykanin płynąc w kajaku Epic 2012 rok, nie płynął solo) był od Marcina szybszy, ale płynął w super szybkim KAJAKU, a kajaka nie można porównać do canoe, bo to tak jakby porównywać wyścigi samochodami klasy WRC na trasie Monte Carlo z Formułą 1. Porównać można się, ale w tej samej klasie.
West Hansen zrobił to w kajaku -70 dni, w zespole. Marcin Gienieczko w canoe. Różnica kolosalna ( kto pływał na canoe, ten wie). Marcin przepłynął 5980 km w canoe w ciągu 94 dni, z czego 81 dni canoe, a 13 dni odpoczynek.

4). Marcin robi w najszybszym czasie trawers Ameryki Południowej z zachodu na wschód w ciągu 111 dni- 700 km na rowerze przez Andy – wjazd na wysokość 4750 metrów, 5980 km w canoe, 81 km marszo- biegu w ciągu 14 godzin i 40 minut (wcześniej była ekspedycja Mika Horna, Colin August,czy tez Mark Kalch)

5).Marcin staje się 13 osobą, która przepływa system rzeczny Amazonki(zakładając wcześniej, że będzie to trawers, wchodzi na górę źródłową Amazonki w 2014 roku  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGw-Z1Vq4lc   , wcześniej przepływa rzekę Rio Napo,).Zaczyna od Apurimacku.

Jego założeniem, jako że jest sportowcem, miał być triathlon. Nie chciał płynąć od źródeł-to go w zupełności nie interesowało i nie mail takich możliwości ani wiedzy ani umiejętności, bo jego canoe nie nadaje się do pływania po górskich rzekach. Model, który posiada-Mad River Explorer 16. Gienieczko podchodzi w swoich zadaniach tak- rob to w czym jesteś najlepszy.

6). Pierwsza wyprawa monitowana dzięki systemowi dwóch spotów satelitarnych- śledzenie zawodnika. Żadna wcześniejsza wyprawa takiego systemu nie posiadała. Zapis Tracka.

Poniżej wybrani świadkowie. Gienieczko w tych miejscach zatrzymał się na 3 dni.

Opis według największego  na świecie portalu zajmującego się wyczynowa eksploracja http://www.explorersweb.com/

Pierwsza wyprawa na Amazonkę z zamiarem fizycznego przepłynięcia była organizowana przez Jacques-Yves Cousteau francuskiego badacza. Tyle ,że to były dwie ekspedycje jedna na górna cześć Amazonki druga na dolną cześć Amazonki.
1. The first was British explorer John Ridgway’s journey in 1970. This expedition used cargo boats and other vessels to complete the latter portion of the river.

2. The first expedition to run the Amazon in kayaks was completed by Piotr Chmielinski (Poland) and Joe Kane (USA) in 1985/6.
Pierwsze przepłynięcie od źródeł aż po ujście w międzynarodowym składzie
3. The first unsupported and solo attempt was successfully navigated on a hydro-speed by South African Mike Horn in 1997/8. Aktualnie numer jeden na swiecie jako explorer.Tak powiedzial Borge Ousladn, bohater światowych okładek National Geographic i sam NGM www.mikehorn.com
Pierwsze przepłyniecie od źródeł solo(częściowo dolatywała ekipa filmowa na zdjęcia z National Geographic)
4. In 1999 Scott Angus (Canada), Ben Kozel (Australia) and Scott Borthwick (South Africa) became the first to raft the entire river.

Scott Angus to legenda wyczynowej eksploracji z Canady..
5. In 2007 Slovenian marathon swimmer Martin Strel set a new record swim by being the first person to swim a large proportion of the Amazon.
Zacząłpłynąć od Atalay-5500 km
6. In March 2008 Mark Kalch and Nath Welche trekked and paddled the entire route. They are the fourth team in history to complete the entire journey manpowered. (Martin Strel didn’t start at the source).

7. Ed Stafford walked the length of the Amazon River from the source to the sea in 860 days. He started April 2nd, 2008 and finished August 9th, 2010. A transient team of teammates and indigenous guides accompany him, with Cho (Gadiel Snachez Rivera) being the longest time with Ed.

Przejście pieszo wzdłuż brzegów Amazonki .Polecam jego film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNrXdRNCVb4
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Uwaga!
Zdobywca Atlantyku z 2011 roku – Olek Doba płynie rzeką Maranion w kierunku Amazonki. Od Nauty wpływa na wody Amazonki. Dopływa do Manaus i rezygnuje z powodu dwukrotnej napaści na niego przez bandytów. Doba nie płynął przez tzw. czerwoną strefę. Zostawił rzeki Ene Tambo Apurimac, Ukajali.
Marcin Gienieczko robi trawers Ameryki Południowej: 700 km rowerem od Pacyfiku do San Francisco(nad rzeką Apurimac). 31 maja rozpoczyna płyniecie w canoe(pierwsza wyprawa na Amazonkę w canoe w miesiącu czerwcu i w ogóle w historii), kończy po 94 dniach w Belem 1 września, godzina 15.20. 4 września rozpoczyna bieg do miejscowości Mosquiero. 81 km pokonuje w 14 godzin i 40 minut z polską flagą.

 

Polecam wywiad z legenda kajakarstwa oraz pierwszym zdobywca Amazonki Piotrem Chmielińskim dla mnie wzór perfekcyjnej organizacji.

http://www.national-geographic.pl/…/wczoraj-idzis-wypraw-n…/ Poniżej świadkowie mojej wyprawy oraz zapis wcześniejszych ekspedycji

 

 

Ci którzy nie widzieli zapraszamy do materiału przedstawiający projekt w Faktach TVN-największy dziennik TV w Polsce-6 milionów widzów jednej nocy….Podsumowanie ekspedycji Marcina Gienieczko.
http://fakty.tvn24.pl/ogladaj-online,60/niezwykly-triathlon-marcina-gienieczko,574651.html

Pozdrawiam,

 

Marcin Gienieczko

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16 wrzesień 2015

In wpis by Marcin Gienieczko / 16 września 2015 / 0 Comments

Gienieczko poszedł na całość!

Jak duże miał szczęście i moc napierania możecie przeczytać tutaj ten facet rok przed ekspedycja Marcina  nie miał  takiego szczęścia a dlaczego tak jest??? Bo los wybiera człowieka w kołysce.

Strzelanina  na ukajali. Prosto w plecy kajakarza.
http://www.explorersweb.com/trek/news.php?id=21027

http://wyborcza.pl/1,76842,9924378,Smierc_polskich_podroznikow_nad_Ukajali.html

http://www.tierralatina.pl/2011/07/koniec-przygody-aleksandra-doby-z-amazonka/

Relacje Aleksandra Doby

Gdy płynąłem dalej sam i minąłem wioskę wypływając na szerokie wody Solimoes dopłynęli do mnie „przyjaciele” na szybkiej motorowej lodzi. Było ich pięciu. (…) wyjęli karabin i maczety i mówili – płyniemy razem do brzegu. Tam nie chcieli bym otworzył luki, lecz walili po nich maczetami, linki też przecięli maczetami. Zaczęli walić maczetami i wiosłem po kajaku wtedy prosiłem, by go nie niszczyli. Kazali mi wysiąść na brzeg a sami rabowali kajak przez trzy godziny. co chwile mierzyli do mnie z karabinu i wymachiwali maczetą. Ja zachowywałem się spokojnie, by ich podniecenie i radość z rabunku nie przeniosła się bardziej na mnie. Do otwierania brutalnego wszystkiego używali maczet. Cześć rzeczy wyrzucali do wody; gdy próbowałem protestować – jeszcze bardziej robili mi na złość.

Nie wspomnę o zabójstwie polskich kajakarzy czy tez dwukrotnym napadzie dla Olka Doby , który  zrezygnował z przepłynięcia Amazonki. Wczoraj około godziny 17:00 (11:00- czas miejscowy) zostałem napadnięty przez trzech bandytów z karabinem, rewolwerem i maczetą. Napad trwał około pół godziny. Zrabowali mi zegarek ręczny, dwie latarki, kamizelkę ratunkową, narzędzia, słodycze, ubrania polarowe, spodnie oddychające. Podpłynęli do mnie łodzią motorową, gdy byłem około 1 km od brzegu. Kazali mi być cicho, bo niedaleko przepływały łodzie i statki. Musiałem usiąść na podłodze ich łodzi. Jeden cały czas mierzył w moją głowę rewolwerem. Drugi z tyłu dźgał mnie lufą karabinu. Trzeci buszował w kajaku wyrzucając część rzeczy do wody. Rozerwał kilka torebek z jedzeniem liofilizowanym i wyrzucił. Znalazł część pieniędzy – 552,25 reali (około 1000 złotych). Pytali o narkotyki i pieniądze.

Po tym zdarzeniu Doba dotarł do Manaus, największej amazońskiej metropolii i stamtąd już napisał:

Jest takie powiedzenie: do trzech razy sztuka. Ja mówiłem, że życie jest dla mnie bardzo cenne i nie zamierzam łatwo nim szafować. Biorę pod uwagę bardzo poważnie sugestię najdroższej Małżonki i Pana Ambasadora. Oświadczam Wam, że bardzo poważnie biorę pod uwagę zmianę planów. Kajak ten – świetny na ocean – czułem się w nim bezpiecznie; tutaj jednak ze względu na swój oryginalny wygląd stanowi dla mnie zagrożenie

 

Pozdrawiam,

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15 wrzesień 2015

In wpis by Marcin Gienieczko / 15 września 2015 / 0 Comments

As I fought with Amazon ???

 

I swam to Belem. I became 13th person in the world that has passed the Amazon river system and the first person that has passed the Amazon from San Francisco to Belem in a canoe, it took 94 days. It was a big challenge and a lot of sacrifices – from the family side begining. For four months I had to leave two sons, 3-year-old Leon and 5-year-old Igor, as well as the house that should have been finished. Fortunately my wife is more resourceful than I am.

Crossing of  South America is a logistical challenge. Just as big as winning the South Pole, because in this expedition from the very beginning logistic ruled. Starting from sending canoe after getting up the source of the Amazon Nevado Mismi. Please find below the video of the expedition to the source of the Amazon. That’s how it started: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGw-Z1Vq4lc

Logistic from the beginning to the end. Then riding the bike through the Andes, enter the height of 4700 meters and then exit. The next stage- Apurimac river and the city of San Francisco, from 31st of May I started the flow and finished it  on the 1st of September. So fast  crossing of Amazon would not be possible without the cooperation with Kacper Jurak, who prepared me a special GPS maps and Adam Wasilewski, we spent together many weeks to prepare the project. It is also a big challenge in terms of the preparation. A year earlier, I swam the Rio Napo. You can not just like that take a canoe without any experience and swim the Amazon. I was taking the example from Piotr Chmieliński, who first floated the Amazon from the source. He swam the rivers of South America for almost 6 years he started to cross Amazon river. I was swimming for 7 years, but only the rivers of North America, and that’s a huge difference, that is why I decided to swim the Rio Napo. Chmieliński encouraged me to swim Napo, and then to swim Amazon and to Belem.

I replied immediately that I was not interested. Every professional traveler is one who has a clear goal clear and precisely knows what he wants from each other and from the adventure. My goal was one – to start from the place where it is possible to drain the canoe. I started from Apurmiack from the first rapids of water that could capsize a canoe. I began on 31st of May, there was no other expedition in the same time. Why? Because each of them wanted to cross the mountain river – one Mantaro, another Apurimac, as far as I know both of them are technically difficult, although Apurimac from what I know is more demanding. Piotr Chmieliński crossed that river in 1985. But hefloated in the most safety month for kayak (he sailed a dinghy or mountain kayak), it was in October, just as other expeditions followed. Because Triathlon was my goal, I started at the end of May and it was really very dangerous thing to do. According to the descriptions of „Nurtem  Amazonki” pours and whirlpools of Ene river  are  10 meters big in October-. It is known that most water flows from Andes in May,  and it is known that at the time Ene and Tambo is not a lowland river, although according to descriptions of the case. In May and June they resemble mountain rivers and have huge vortices – in October they are 10 meters big, at the beginning of June they were 16 meters and you could safely hidden inside two connected paddles. It can be confirmed by Gadiel Sanchez Rivera, accompanied me as a bow in my canoe from San Francisco to Atalay – we sailed along the River Apurimac for 60 km, Ene and Tambo. At Tambo we had some problems – we had to enlist the help of a boat, that pulled us on the rope to the shore because the canoe was stuck in the funnel, it took  so much water that I almost lost my boat. It was the same on Ene, but then we were lucky and we could manage everything without help. Craters were powerful, I never had the experience of vortices, I had the experience with rapids on  Athabasca River, when I was sailing solo Mckenzie river system in 2005. Below you can find the video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKaS2UqsiFg

 

River Tambo tried to swallow us, from Pojeni the river became very fast. We reached Atalay. Gadiel Sanchez Rivera became the head of the logistics of the expedition,he  accompanied me at various points on Ucayali river. We met and organized accommodation, food, safe places. He fulfills the same role during the expedition with Ed Strafford, when from Satipo he went on foot along the banks of the Amazon. Ucayali river is slow, but I was able to cross it in 19 days. That’s very fast for a slow river that meanders through the heart of the jungle of South America. Wall of the forest for the left and right side, heat, 40 degrees and me in the canoe. Packaging has always been the heaviest, I drank electrolytes, swallowed pills, vitamins and eat my space food like spaghetti or stew powder, etc. A few times a snake crept into the tent andI had therefore horrible pain than ever. I had to to crush his tail with the paddle or preferably cut off the head and tail with a machete. It’s a dangerous job, but excellent lessons of survival that gave me Gadiel Sanchez Rivera. Thanks to him I managed to cross Ucayali, which was  really dangerous, people are less friendly, you can not just get in a canoe or kayak and sail as some kayakers from Tri-City did and paid for it with their lives. You have to have special permission on the river Ene, Tambo, Ucayali to show them the local ,, Marshals”, chiefs of villages. We had such an experience on  the Ene, when the locals gave two warning shots up, and one aimed straight at us. The bullet struck the stone near the canoe. Then we knew that we had to stop. How heavy region it is you ca read in the book „The expedition along the Amazon,” in which Ed Straffor described the region. Many think that this is the region you can travel. If so, why Explorer Website provides that 12 people only paced in a kayak the Amazon-one of them – Ed Strafford. No other did not. It speaks for itself. Amazon teaches determination and perseverance.

When these features do not exist, you will not flow so great river. „Marcin, focus on the nearest ports and purposes” – marked the steady correspondence with me and my team Piotr Chmieliński. Times have changed, but the river did not. The same the Southern Ocean had not changed –it is still very  dangerous. You need to think- then you can survive. Sometimes I say to others: „You know, why do I exist ?? because I try to anticipate the situation in advance .So much to be done in such a project. Starting with the flow of Iquitos, when the Ucayali river and Maranion link each other and Amazon begins , from that point the river gets big and fast  Sometimes I could sail 100 km a day, because in June there is  a large amount of water from the Andes, and the river flooded, the river was fast, sometimes 14 km per hour. Aleksander Doba, who tried to swim across the Amazon in 2011, wrote on the blog: „The river flows so fast as at Dunajec  turn” and he is the only person who can say something  about this, because he swam the Amazon in a heavy ocean kayak in June. This is what I have to say when I was sailing in a canoe, which weighs 40 kg? The river became even faster from Tabatingi to Manaus, the speed sometimes was 13 km per hour. But really fast it was at the end of June before the border with Kolumbia- the speed was 18 km per hour. I had one goal from Pucalpy – to cross this part of the Amazon in sport style as fast as possible. From Iquitos I started to dream about  crossing Amazon in a canoe less than in 100 days. And I did it – I swam the Amazon in 94 days in a canoe and this is an absolute world record in long-distance canoe flow. You can not of course compare canoe to sea kayak, because it is the same as if someone would like to compare WRC to F1. This can not be done. I had different thoughts while doing this project. During Rod Stewart concert, my wife Ala began to cry, fearing that something happens to me. Coming to the airport just before departure to Lima asked me why I was doing such a huge project when we had children. Only now I had so much knowledge and experience that I could make it happen-I replied driving a car to Warsaw. Earlier, I swam the river Lena, many rivers in the Yukon as a guide, among other things canoe and the river itself Yukon, the Mackenzie river system etc but Amazon is a great river. Fighting with it does not make sense, you need to love it and live with  it – if you want to do it differently you will not succeed. You can not to think about the final, but about short goals- that is what will happen in 10 days, not in 2 months. Otherwise I would have gone crazy. I rowed 11 hours a day, I could not more because it was getting dark, and I did not want to swim in the darkness, although a couple of times I had to. Near Ichitary I almost died. Entering the port I did not notice a large mooring which was moored to a buoy. A large line almost cut off my head. It was terrible. I was to meet with local port Captain. They knew that the large ships moor here and decided to come and greet me.They came just in time because the fast current just hated me on the rope, thick as a hand of MMA fighter. They saved my life, drew a canoe of 10 cm from the rope, I  threw them then bow mooring line. It was my great good fortune and divine assistance. In general I received a lot of support from God, so I decided to give my canoe as a gift or left in Maritime Museum in Gdansk.  Energa – my main sponsor decided to help me to bring a canoe back.  I believe that keep his word as I have kept that I’ll swim the Amazon.

Big problems started from Santarem, when the river became even more demanding. When I  influenced  Para river, my daily distance was almost 30 km, sometimes 40 km a day. High boards of a canoe on such large basins are like recessed. At such high waters canoe is not able to flow. But I fought. In 2012, I sailed from Bornholm to Darłów for 28 hours – non-stop rowing across the Baltic Sea. Then I swam 5 km per hour, I was able to do it because I had the weather window , there was no wind, no ripples. It was 28 hours, but you can not have such a lucky to have it for 14 days. Ocean wave from the Atlantic to the Gulf in front of Belem was 2 meters height. Sailing at the shore tidal wave capsized me, everything was wet and again I had to prepare everything from the beginning. It was a struggle. But before Belem it was getting harder and harder, large tides began, the water rises and falls every 6 hours and swims once up, once down the river. Within six hours I could do 45 km. Piotrr Chmieliński from Brewis to Belem sailed in four days, I wonder how it is possible, but a sea kayak is like a F1, they quickly penetrates and flows. They crossed the bay boldly,my  canoe would not have a chance, so I had to sail down the bay to inter-island do traverse the bay, which was tough and demanding, but at this stage I had a boat that  government of Para state guaranteed me – governor and commander of the Para state security thanks to the efforts of the Polish Embassy. Peter Chmieliński in 1986 in a sea kayak from Manaus to Belem sailed in 31 days I did it in a canoe in 36 days. From Brewis to Belem he sailed in four days, I did it in 10 days, but all the time I had to underline that I did it in a canoe. I think that canoe gives better opportunities, but it is slower and has more resistance, so it has an impact on wind and speed. On the fast riversit may be equal to the canoe, which confirms the legendary race of Yukon River Quest. Competitors in a canoe end their voyage approximately 4 hours after the fastest kayaks, so it’s not bad, worthy competition.

 

My trip was purely sporting .As I have two sons, my motivation was to quickly return home. But it was also a wake-up call for me to make a sports trip because I know I’m good at long-distance swimming. For this reason I decided to do it in sporting style. I reached Belem on 1st of September at  15.26.

And I decided to finish canoe sailing, this step is behind me. Someday  I will swim with my boys on the Yukon to Alaska. Now I am going to concentrate on the race. Tomorrow, 4th of September I start may longest run in the whole life- 80 km toward the Atlantic to finish South America’s traverse. It’s hard- hot and humidity, but the challenges have to be like that , otherwise the world would stop. Amazon traverse I dedicate to my youngest son 3 year old Leon. I want him to know that nothing does exist until we find a new solution. Amazonka taught me that- look for solutions and push against. For the rest of my life.

More about the expedition you can find on: www.gienieczko.pl

Goal achieved!

Gienieczko reaches South America, 700 km by bike through the Andes, 5980 km in a canoe, 80km of slow-run = unsinkable

A man must be stronger than the conditions he found. Gienieczko belives that : Everybody dies but not everyone knows how to live a life without being afraid of the sky, deep sea, big lizard, I squat only before God and move forward. In this world survive only  those who see in the dark in advance. 4th of September 2015, 21.40-14 hours and 40 minutes of slow-run after 94 days of sitting in a canoe, the same final handle is a success. Goal achieved. 111 days of pushing since 17th of May. This trip showed me that in order to survive you have to look for solutions in every situation. Thank you for your participation in this project, reading about the adventures of my strength and my pushing.

Once I asked my friend how to live? The answer was simple, be honest to yourself. I have two sons, I fight since my childhood, everything in order not to prove myself (this lifetime is behind me), but to show the children from different places in Polandthat if you want  to achieve anything in life you have to be persistent , you need to have a strong focus combined with life’s mission . Olympic champion Robert Korzeniowski said: I walked a lot in my life to achieve something. And the same is with the exploration, competitive sports, business, family life. Triathlon through South America showed me that if you want to achieve something you should have three qualities: perseverance, enthusiasm and motivation. The mission was successful.

The project was presented in  the biggest daily TV in Poland FKTY TVN. We encourage you to take a look at the summary of the expedition.

http://fakty.tvn24.pl/ogladaj-online,60/niezwykly-triathlon-marcina-gienieczko,574651.html

Each of you, my dear friends, find its Westerplatte.

It is worth to listen and understand, you must demand from yourselves that means to be more for others.

Marcin motivation: Jan Paweł II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2ZPCuMj4ik

Please find photo relation on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GienieczkoMarcin/photos/pcb.933231930081522/933231576748224/?type=1&theater

I would like to thank Piotr Chmieliński for his help, experience and many useful information. Hi is the first kayaker who sailed The Amazon River from the source of a river to Atlantic Ocean,Thank you for Miroslaw Raiter and Energa and Uniqa.

Photo story about expeditions amazon

best regards

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12 Wrz

12 wrzesień 2015

In wpis by Marcin Gienieczko / 12 września 2015 / 0 Comments

Marcin Gienieczko podsumowuje swój projekt na antenie TVN24

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