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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 ...
... got to the top....really, hilarious stuff!
From there we caught the bus back in to Krakow and headed out to dinner at an Indian restaurant around the corner that we had read good reviews about. Thankfully, the reviews were bang on the money as the food was great and as has been the case on this 5 week adventure, cheap as, well...Indian food. Under $40 for starters, mains, rice, naans and 4 drinks. Seriously, how do we afford to eat out back home?!?!
... br> I find the taxis show the fellow my address and he shakes his head 'no' and points to the hotel about 2blks away - it's a lovely sunny afternoon and off I go - no steps!!
Check in to the Ibis hotel only 6mos old -- check out the shopping centre where I:
- have dinner at Polski Smecki (??) in the food court - Polish fast food-good
- get a battery for my watch- quick quick and 20 zlotys!
- make an appointment for ...
... next to the castle, so we could’ve just met them there, oh well.
When we arrived at the salt mines, we then got another guide who would lead us through the mines. It was at this point that we realised that the add on value that the tour company provides is bus pickups from your hotel, as this was more of a pain than a help for us, we probably could’ve just found our own way to the mines and I recommend anyone else going to the mines to do just that. The ...