Grand Sal Hotel
Travel Blogs from Wieliczka
... be up early once again to pack up, have breakfast and get ourselves to the airport as we have a flight to Berlin for what is our last full day of the trip.
The day after we will be getting a train to Frankfurt and the horror that is the impending 24+ hour journey back to Sydney via Dubai.
I can only hope for a miracle of a free upgrade to business class (yes, I'm a dreamer!).
Looking forward to spending some time (albeit brief) in Berlin again!
... before the first partition of Poland in the 18th century. This salt mine is the only one in the world where it has been preserved in such pristine condition. The mine is comprised of nine levels, its original excavations stretch for a total of 300 kilometers, reaching a depth of 327 meters. The mine shows all stages of development of mining technology over the years. It is for this reason that UNESCO declared Wieliczka’s Salt Mines on its ...
... as such. Which makes it even the nicer: no bureaucratic system around (compare Amsterdam as capital which 'outsourced' the bureaucracy to Den Haag).
By our 'alternative' accommodation mode through couchsurfing, we ended up in the Jewish quarter with a super friendly hosting couple of about our age. A perfect place to celebrate a birthday (with lots ...
... very cool, figuratively and literally and as we were walking through the tunnels, our guide encouraged us to taste the salt. So we did and it was salty - weird. The walls of the paths we were walking on were all very smooth, so I got the feeling that the walls had been well sampled and when we saw people licking their fingers, touching the wall and then tasting it, we thought I wonder how many people have done that, ewww.
Our guide went on to tell us how the rock ...
... few directions as they were written but we recognized the familiar spot where we had gone astray at 0.1 km and our homing instinct took over. Some of us found refuge in the gentle pathways of the park while the rest of our brave band carried on in the midst of the heavy, fast moving traffic. We met up just near our friendly sidewalk custodian whom we passed at the start of our route. We made it back to the hotel where Colleen and Timothy were ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Sal Hotel Wieliczka
a bit far from Krakow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.