Ah, so I finally got to go to Poland over this past weekend! It was a blast. I don’t think I have ever eaten so much food in a 72 hour period in my life. I almost thought I had a child inside of me when I woke up on Sunday morning. Friday morning we woke up just outside of Auschwitz and it was a beautiful foggy morning.
The trip through the camp itself was quite depressing but definitely worth the experience. I took a few pictures but I feel that I should keep them off the web. After the camp, we went straight to Krakow and began to gorge on the delicious Polish cuisine.
On Saturday, it was finally shorts weather! We walked around the castle and saw other medieval structures around town. Then we had the rest of the afternoon to ourselves. This included even more food. The restaurant we went to, every plate could have served at the very least 2 or 3 people. I tried to eat as much as possible, but after about 2 Kilos of food, I was done. It was a rather odd experience being intoxicated from food.
After that disenchanting experience, we were off to the salt mines Sunday morning. It was a rather interesting place, and it was pretty cool to see the deepest underground chapel in the world. Overall, I would have to say I would have preferred another full day in Krakow to explore rather than trudge an hour and a half out of the way, then tack that onto the return trip.
If you are ever in the area, I definitely recommend the city.