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Today we left Wroclaw early on a 1 hour flight to Warsaw, then hopped on another flight from Warsaw (30 minutes) to Krakow. Many cities have airports but, all go through Warsaw and the price is the same to fly as it would be to travel by bus or train but, certainly it takes less time. When we arrived in Krakow we found our driver holding up the …
... though I am already checked-out, I can still use the services and facilities. I headed to the airport via subway and bus and it took me around 40 minutes or so to get there. I thought I would stay outside for a bit and get some fresh air before going into the terminal. Nope. Everyone outside was having a smoke….so the air wasn’t too fresh!! Bleck!
... to the meeting point. The tour starts by walking to the Jewish quarter along the same path that the Jewish people took after being forced to leave the city, well prior to the war, and briefly visits a synagog. We all sat on the wide steps listening to the tour guide, who was much better, and she was talking about how during the crusades the Christians attacked Jews and... then something about the divider between the men and the women in the synagog. What? ...
... which is not active today and was called this becuase of its High ceilings. It was built in 1556. The prayer rooms was on the second floor which was very unusual. You can still see some of the paintings on the interior walls but only the ark is left.
After this we went to the Isaac Synagogue which is currently being used by Chabad. In this shul, the only pieces left from its origin of the 17th century is the ark.
The rain then started ...
A salt mine who only stopped operating in the 1990's and began in the 16th century we only got to experience 1% of its 200km labyrinth but according to Anna our guide it was the best and most beautiful 1%.
What the miners could do with salt was amazing as seen in the photos and it was an interesting experience for both of us to be 300 meters underground and licking salt off the walls !
Upon returning home we ducked out to ...