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Today a colleague and I want to visit one of the most famous and oldest salt mines.
Some basic facts: the salt mine that you can visit is 3 kms long. The total salt mine goes over 300kms and to walk all of them you would need 6 months time.
Kaiser Franz Josef (the husband of Elizabeth, Lizy, Sissy) was the only person that was allowed to visit it with a carriage, as at that time Krakow belonged to Austria-Hungary.
... 30pm. Back at 8:30pm and this guy is talking to a crowd of about 20 in Polish, waving tags and instructions around, yes this could be our tour! Then he starts asking for zeehan,is there zeehan here? Lana twigs it's us and says yes, over here. I didn't understand what he said next but his assistant disappeared then came back with an envelope with instructions and maps. I was totally ****** off by then and told the assistant, he disappears and ...
Well it's my last weekend here and trying to fit in everything possible before it's time to go. We have 2 trips planned for the weekend that the program is doing. Today we went to Wieliczka salt mines today. I think this is one of the trips I was looking forward to most. It definitely surpassed my expectations. It was cool down there so I was glad I brought a sweatshirt. The tour starts off by walking down ...
... years and the geology of the mine, how they removed gasses and water which are dangerous in a salt mine. There were lots of wooden engineered tools that have been preserved by the salt and we got to see some salt crystals from a crystal chamber we could not go in. In tge afternoon we relaxed and dad went to Auschwitz. LOL everything at the mine OMG how deep we went down Step ...
... same problem and between us all found the museum. It cost 19 zloty which is really reasonable for the size of museum. It was interesting to learn how WW2 impacted the lives of people living in Krakow . We cycled back across the river and decided to be really adventurous when choosing some where for lunch! So Pizza Hut then......... Very cheap, loads of things we don't have at ours and really nice, we even had enough left over to take back for dinner. We ...