Category Archives: Poland

Wrocław wasn’t on my travel wish list. But when my Bari-Krakow-Berlin flight changed into a Bari-Krakow flight, I started looking around for a place to work from around Krakow. Wrocław was only a 3 to 4 hour train ride away and it looked nice in my google image search. I still knew nothing about the city when I finally arrived at 10.30PM. I pulled my suitcase to my hostel, got annoyed there were no lockers in the room, slept it all off and opened my work laptop in the morning for some remote work. Only at lunchtime I got the chance to go on a brief walk and get a glimpse of this great city. Although I was mostly on the lookout for a place to get lunch, I saw some small statues from the corner of my eye. I vaguely remembered hearing about these Wrocław gnomes or dwarfs, but…

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This morning I went for a run. We’d had a fairly big night yesterday and I woke up with the urge to move. To just run. To clear my head. I heard the rain falling on the roof and looked out my window. Another miserable day. It’s September and I’m running my last yolo loop of the season, from London, through Europe, back to London. I’d packed for nice weather in Southern Europe, with some extra layers for the colder days in the north. What a failure. Ever since we left London, over two weeks ago, autumn has been surprising us with its mood swings. The threat of rain was constant. Occasionally the sun made it through, giving us glimpses of summer in Cinque Terre and Vienna. In Rome the weather went through an emotional roller coaster. The sky opened and Rome turned into a swimming pool, a pool filled…

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Every time I come to Krakow I tell my guests about the option to visit the Wieliczka salt mine, just outside of the city. Although no longer working, all the salt they get is from the water that they pump out, they started mining salt here in the 12th century. You can now visit the shafts and tunnels underneath the town of Wieliczka. I never went because I can be a bit claustrophobic, however every time people guaranteed me it would be fine, so I went this time. I went with some of my passengers on an organized tour of the mine. First we descended 350 steps in a mine shaft to reach a depth of 64m. From there we walking through tunnels and occasionally descended some more until the maximum depth of 135m. In total there are 9 levels that reach a depth of 327 meters, although tourists don’t…

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