Motel Na Wierzynka
Travel Blogs from Wieliczka
... the mine. Despite of our best efforts to sign up with a smaller group, we noticed that our tour group was growing to be about 40 people (not something either one of us wanted to be a part of). We quickly found a French tour group of 7 people and went with them and their tour guide to visit the mines (our time in France was very well spent!).
We initially had to climb down into the mine by staircase (380 steps) to the 1st level of the mine ...
As soon as we arrived in Krakow, we were overwhelmed by it's beauty. In particular the square we were staying on. Having been to Krakow before as a youngster I was still by impressed by it.
We went for more traditional food (this time gwumpki - which are parcels of meat and rice wrapped up in cabbage) and then had an early night in prep for the next day which was to be a long and emotional one. ...
... me to follow. Alex is so used to talking to people with accents, he was sometimes the only one reacting to George's jokes. I kept wanting to run ahead to the group in front of us, because their tour guide was British, but they were keeping count in each of the groups.
Everything in the salt mines was made of salt. If you licked your finger, touched the wall, and licked it again, it was really salty. ...
... like 10 times more concentrated in the mines so it won’t be as good.
In the mines there’s lots of wooden supports, this is because when wood is exposed to salt it becomes stronger as opposed to metal which corrodes. We even saw some wood that was in the process of being petrified and had salt deposits all over it. We learnt about both the miners and the horses who worked in the mines. Apparently all the miners who worked there were free men and got paid ...
... of the afternoon loop to see if we would graduated to the "Easy/Moderate" level of riding. (Most of us were convinced that those "flat" hills from the morning loop were Moderate enough for us.) The evening tour of the Salt Mines was one of the highlights of the trip. (Did I mention how very close our group had become?) Packed nine to an elevator cage designed for four, we descended some 135 m to begin navigating a fascinating maze of ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet