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    Posted May 29, 2014 by
    ashleyhertz
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    The best things about Poland

    WIELICZKA SALT MINE

     
    My husband and I went to Poland in 2012 when we were still engaged. We wanted to make it a trip that combined family legacy along with beautiful sights, rich history and delicious foods. We went to Warsaw first, where we dined (daily) on delicious pierogis and spiced wine and toured the beautiful city. Our next stop was Krakow, where we spent days wandering the old city, delighting in all it's beautiful architecture. We took a day trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, not fully understanding what we were going to see. Located over 1,000 feet underground, with nearly 200 miles of mining tunnels, this historic landmark houses a lake, a cathedral, hanging chandeliers and many freestanding (life-size) statues...all carved out of salt...all deep underground!!!! It is truly unimaginable that this was created over the years by salt miners who inhabited it. Pictures hardly capture the magnitude and beauty of this place and is absolutely a must-see when in Krakow!
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