Witek Hotel and Conference Centre
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Today was a somber day for us all. The bus was quiet as we left Zakopane on route Auschwitz, roughly a two hour drive. I could almost feel the nervous tension in the air as we drove up to the gates to Auschwitz. The time had arrived for us all to broaden our knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of the atrocity which was the Holocaust. This specific chapter however, would not be an easy one to digest, let alone fully grasp. I thought about ...
... steps that were used prior to modern technology of elevators and wooden stairs. Most of the carvings were not carved by artists, but rather the salt mine workers and most carvings especially the last super one in the cathedral are absolutely incredible. One of the things I found most fascinating was the fact they used horses to mine the salt. I just can't imagine how the workers got the horses down, it was hard enough to get humans down with wooden stairs and lights!
... amazing place!) we visited the Wieliczka Salt Mine . The salt mine was an operating mine from the early 13th century to 2007. Many famous people visited the mine: Chopin, Pope Jean Paul, Copernicus etc...It is the oldest salt mine in the world. It reaches a depth of 327 metres and is over 287 kilometres long. Our 2 hour tour was about 2.5 kilometres, 1% of the total length. The mine features an underground lake and ...
On the ride back to Krakow, I sat next to a Scott named Davey. We lightened the mood by talking about our lives at home. His daughter rides horses, and he’d like to be able to buy one for her someday. His wife is a fiery red-head, even though the rest of her family is olive-skinned Spaniards. He told me how much he liked Glasgow, and that I should be sure to visit the city. We parted ways when the bus reached Krakow, and I walked back to the hostel. ...
... one was because we'd heard that not only was it awesome but it was cheap too! That sounds like our kind of destination.
Upon arrival Poland greeted us with some serious heat... Like 38 in the shade! Woohoo we thought! Summer is here. That feeling evaporated very quickly when we discovered that our train was not air conditioned. Very soon we were sweaty and hot and finding our hostel. The hostel looked quite dodgy from the outside but was great ...