Salt Mines and Roman Catholics
Trip Start Apr 17, 2001
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We arrived in Krakow on a day that celebrated Pope John Paul II. In the evening the churches and the streets were jam packed with people just trying to get a prayer in. We must have seen a hundred, maybe more priests on the streets. And many of them were very young. Like most of Eastern Europe, Christianity is alive and well in Poland.
Martin explained to Ellen that the city of Krakow gets more tourists annually than the entire country of Slovakia.
I thought about that for a moment, looked at the horde and said, "Let's head on back down to Slovakia."