Published: May 19th 2012May 19th 2012
Lowest point of the tour 240 meters or so
We toured the Salt mines in Bochnia. It was very interesting and basically the key reason Poland became so powerful back in the middle ages. One large "snowman" of salt could buy and entire village! 2KG of salt was worth 1KG of Gold. I won't bore you with the history. We had an engineering student who spoke English pretty well, as our guide. Just the three of us and the one guide Piotr (Peter); he was a second year engineering student in Krakow. He was nervous - but did a great job. Mom was a trooper with all the stairs. I took a long slide down into one of the caverns, where people can acutally spend the night, host parties and play indoor soccer. The air is very good for healing alergies and other ailments. They even have a special exercise room for patients.
I'll let the photos speak for themselves.
I found a 300 meter track and managed 10x 300's w/ 1 minute rest after the tour. Must be the beet soup I had last night- felt great!
There are more photos below