At the end of the tour, we met a couple who had come from Israel. We walked for about 15 minutes back to the center of the town with them and learned about their stories. The man had siblings and parents who survived the Holocaust, and he talked about his experiences in Israel as his father started a second family there after the war. Talking to them was incredible, because I loved to learn about their stories and see Israel and the repercussions of WW2 from a completely new perspective. Meeting people like this is one of my favorite parts of traveling, because I get to meet people from all over the world who have very different experiences as myself.
First thing in the morning, we woke up, ate breakfast and then climbed into a car to go to the nearby Salt Mine. It was very interesting to see them! We learned a lot about the workers down there, as well as the salt statues that they built down there. There were some very crazy impressive structures. My favorite was the salt chandeliers. The air was also very nice to breath down there. So clear!
After arriving back in Krakow, we had lunch at a very traditional restaurant with a great atmosphere. It was also underground, which was very cool to experience. Honestly, we weren't sure exactly what we ordered when we did, but we ended up with some pierogis with a weird filling, a salmon dish and a dessert! We didn't intend to get a dessert, but it was my favorite thing! The dessert was like a blintz, a thick crepe filled with a sweet cottage cheese filling, served with chocolate and whipped cream! Yum!!
I had been a bit cold throughout my trip so far because I didn't bring very many warm clothes. As I'm thinking about the night ahead, we walk past some women who were selling their clothes at a flea market. Right outside of the gate to our hostel, there was a jacket hanging that I really liked. It was a message that I needed a jacket, and it was perfect, so I got it right there!