It wasn’t all that long ago, certainly within my lifetime, that people were sent to carry out hard labour in salt mines as a punishment. They probably still are. The Soviets especially liked compelling people to go deep underground (usually in Siberia) to mine the precious commodity but today things have changed and we were actually paying for the privilege.
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This time I think you should walk the 800 steps up. I’d really love to visit the mine…maybe not the steps:)
If you visit St Peters in the Vatican when you go to Rome and walk to the top of the dome there are 551 steps!
Well that seems like a good warm up for cycling! Perhaps I should practice my wine drinking instead.
We didn’t tour the salt mine when we visited Krakow Andrew, but it’s great to see photos from someone who did. After a long discussion, the hassles of transport and all the hiking underground didn’t seem like our cup of tea. I read that you are considering a trip to Mexico. Do you have an idea of potential destinations yet? ~James
I like the look of the tours that take in the cities of central Mexico combined with a few days at the coast. I have a fancy to visit the cities named after those that I have visited in Spain! Most tours seem to stick to the Yucatan Peninsula.
The salt mine was fun but I wouldn’t go back a second time!