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This picture was taken in the tiny underground chapel in the Wieliczka Salt Mine just outside of Krakow, Poland. The mine is really cool, and this is only a tiny chapel, which, while still beautiful, is not quite as impressive as the larger one which has lots of statues carved from salt in the mines. This chapel, like the other, has a lovely chandelier made from salt crystals! The mines are cool, and are absolutely worth a visit!

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This is a little marketplace we found in Krakow, Poland. Food wasn’t super expensive in Poland, which was a really nice contrast to some of the other place we had stayed. We went to this market right when we got to Krakow, we were actually looking for a museum, but it was closed, and we happened to find this little market instead. We bought a ton of fresh fruit and sat in a nearby park and ate it and just watched the locals walk around. It was really nice, and it was really cool to see how they sell sunflower seeds there, still attached to the actual flower. We took our time in Poland a little slow, we didn’t go to too many tourist attractions, but we had a really great experience there, and the food was seriously amazing. If you are visiting Krakow keep an eye out for a 24 hour Perogi restaurant, the perogis were good (and super cheap) and it’s wonderful to have a 24 hour place! We went and got perogis right before we left and took them with us on our seriously early morning train. Poland is a great place to visit, but i’d definitely recommend doing some research before you go, just so you have a better idea of what you’ll want to see when you’re there.

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This picture was taken just outside Krakow, Poland in the Wieliczka Salt Mine. The mines are pretty cool, the tours take you through the old mines, but it’s more than just a historic site. The mines are also home to a myriad of impressive statues carved from the salt, as well as a beautiful underground chapel complete with salt crystal chandeliers. When we were in Poland it was absurdly hot (91 degrees Fahrenheit on our first day) so we retreated to this underground system for some cooler (in the temperature sense) sight seeing. The mines are a little chilly, so maybe bring a sweatshirt! If you’ve never been to a mine it’s interesting, I thought it was pretty neat, and it’s an unusual thing to have an opportunity to visit. Also, you can get to the mines by taking a bus from Krakow, which doesn’t take to long.

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Floating

A street performer floats in Market Square in Krakow, Poland. There are a lot of performers in this square, and there are some nice restaurants around the perimeter of the square. There are also some nice shopping areas along the surrounding streets, also check out Cloth Hall (in the square) for more shopping options.

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Train Stop

This photo was taken from the train on our from Krakow, Poland to Berlin, Germany. It’s a nice train ride; we traveled mostly at night, we stayed in hostels a lot, so having nights on the train meant we didn’t need to book a room for that evening. At the same time, it is nice to be able to see out the windows during the day. Either way, train travel is really nice, and it’s a cheaper alternative to flying as a way to get around Europe.

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