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Wieliczka

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Easy 30 minute train to Wieliczka from Krakow and Marcin met us at the station. We dropped the luggage with a family member (thank you again!) and drove to Wisnicz Castle.
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And then picked up Urszula and ate at the nautical-themed restaurant at Kuter Port Restauracja, about 40k from Krakow. Very nice park, beach and cabins. And, of course, great food at the restaurant. No English on the menu, but they translated for us and a few items had QR links to see pics of the food, which helped us decide.
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Today (Thursday), we had pre-purchased tickets for the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO site. We took the tourist route and had a great 2-hr guided tour in English. Going down a few hundred steps - we started with 40 flights of 8 stairs (64 meters down) and after more passageways, large rooms and sloped paths ended up 130 meters down and walked about 2km. This represents only 2% of the mine’s distance and depth. Very cool salt sculptures and exhibits.
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We rested up after the tour and then Marcin picked us up to take a look at another castle, this one in Niepolomice. Nice paintings and displays in the first section and then I was surprised by a display of successful hunts.
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And a few pics from walking around…
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One more day before we fly to NY…

Posted by Deb Godley 19:07 Archived in Poland

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