POLAND: Exploring the chambers and saline corridors of the Wieliczka Salt Mine

Magical. Mysterious. Absolutely impressive! These are words I’d use again and again to describe the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Cultural & Natural Heritage Site located in the town of Wieliczka in Southern Poland. Salt deposits in the mine began to form 13.6 million years ago, and the first shafts were dug during the … More POLAND: Exploring the chambers and saline corridors of the Wieliczka Salt Mine

PEST: A trip to the high fortress of Visegrad in the Danube Bend

The out-of-the-city center trip to the castle town of Visegrad about 40 kms north of Budapest was probably the highlight of my short trip to the capital of spas and thermal baths – Hungary. My UP schoolmate and I took the 50-minute train ride from Nyugati station in Budapest to Nagymaros, and then the 5-minute … More PEST: A trip to the high fortress of Visegrad in the Danube Bend