Feeling a little sick of wandering around picturesque town centres (oh yes.... woe is us) we decided to do something a little different and head underground instead.
The decommissioned salt mines are about an hour from the center of the city in a small village called Wieliczka. Loads of people go there on organised tours, but it's pretty easy to get there on your own if you want to save some cash. Just head to the main train station and look for the mini buses run by Darbus. They will have a sign on the front saying 'Wieliczka'; just jump on and it's 3zl per person.
To see the mines you have to go on a tour which is a little pricey and slightly corny but it's worth it. The tour glosses over the trials of the miners lives, painting a picture of a fairy tale world where they spent their spare time carving statues from salt and one could only assume whistling as they worked. I'm sure reality was quite different but never less you get to see some pretty cool stuff like the worlds largest underground cathedral and beautiful green and blue saline lakes.
EMMA & PETE
We're just two Aussie's who met in London, married in Prague and travelled overland back to Australia.