Partly because we were only there for four days and partly because it was organised by teachers, every day had an extremely tight schedule. So after stopping by our incredibly amazing, yet exceptionally cheap hotel, we set off to Wieliczka (pronounced Veeyah-LEECH-ka) Salt Mine.
To get on the level of the mine you have to go down 378 wooden steps, they are set in a square so it gets a little dizzy and you can see down the hole in the middle, so also a little bit sickening. Visitors only get to see a tiny proportion of the mine so the actual depth is much, much deeper.
The mine was built in the 13th century and produced table salt as one of the world's oldest operational salt mines until 2007.
It has underground salt lakes which look extremely eery until someone takes a photo with their flash on and it lights up bright green. Part of me kinda wanted to jump in and float about for a while. An evil part of me wanted to jump in and wait for unsuspecting tourists to pass, then freak them out by pretending to be a mutant fish person.
The mines are super good value, and even though you have to pay an extra fee to photograph/ video record, it's only about £2 so nothing to get upset about. There are also discounts available so check them before going.
Daniłowicza Street 10