Krakow, Day 8, part 3 – Wieliczka Salt Mine

After our morning in Krakow and 2 hour lunch, we headed off on buses to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, which is just outside of Krakow. It was built in the 13th century and table salt came from it as late as 2007. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wieliczka_Salt_Mine We started our trip into the mine by descending some 378 steps. :-/ Fortunately the railings were … Continue Reading →


Krakow, Day 8, part 2 – Market Square

When last I left off on my travelogue, we were leaving Wawel Hill and heading to the Market square. (You can just make out the two girls in regency dresses I was referring to, in front of the tour people.) This is where Pope John Paul II lived well before he was Pope: Fun street musicians:


Krakow, Day 8, part 1 – Wawel Hill

After Doug’s conference ended, we took a day trip (organized by the conference) to Krakow. I would have loved to have had more time. And to have been on our own so we could explore more. As it was, we saw very little. But at least it was a taste. At 6am (SO early) we headed over to the train … Continue Reading →