The Wonders of Poland

posted Oct 13, 2010, 1:58 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 27, 2010, 6:44 AM ]
Wieliczka Salt Mine was a working salt mine since the 1300’s and finally closed in 1996.  It is a UNESCO world heritage site and we took a tour down to the depths of 500 + feet to see some of the most amazing salt mine shafts and colossal rooms sculpted into chapels where the whole thing is salt – floors, ceiling, stairs, alter you name it was all carved out of salt rock.

Poland has its charms for example when we were on the first train to Prague a man came by through the different train cars and was selling beer out of his gym bag.  You would not see that in Canada.  The Polish train system is a nightmare and we missed our connection in Katowice because they changed platforms on us and only announced it in Polish so many of us were stranded in Katowice.  We took a later connection which has led to another connection in Poland and I am nervous that we are going to miss another train to Prague.  I will let you know.
Too many people smoke here, it is like the 60’s in Canada when it was cool to smoke, yuk.

The women here love their shoes and 99% wear boots or heels everywhere and I felt really underdressed but comfortable in my black, Nike runners.  They have great boots here and I had a hard time leaving this place without a few pairs, but where would I put them, I am already at my maximum weight for luggage, such a shame.  Food, wine, and boots are all rather inexpensive and those are 3 of my favourite things so I can’t wait to return here but I am not taking the train.