Trip Start Mar 19, 2009
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After out little morning nap, Harry and I took a trip to the Wuekiczka Salt Mines today - they were incredible. Another Unesco listed spot. It's hundreds of kilometers of hand pick axed tunnels, all entirely made of salt - all the colours of the salt rainbow - light grey, gray, white...apparently not the largest salt mine in Europe, (with Austria holding that title) but, according to the guide, "the most beautiful".
Probably the most impressive bit was a huge chapel, made entirely out of salt. Crucifix, and other various religious/scriptual scenes, chandeliers, polished salt floors (looked like marble). They have weddings and events there and mass is there every Sunday, the late pontiff John Paul II a relatively recent visitor.
I went out for Sushi with Nuria and Harry then hit the old town with some other spanish guys from the hostel - great night, Krakow is beautiful.