Salt and Pepper

Another good day here in Krakow,Poland. Woke up at 8 am to catch a bus to Wieliczka Salt Mine while it snowed. Arrived at the Salt Mine about 30 minutes later and purchased a ticket for the tour. The tour at 9 on the dot and took us down 380 steps under ground. The walls, floor and even some stairs were made out of salt. The first thing we saw was a statue of Copernicus made out of salt. We then proceeded to go deeper into the earth via the Skala Chamber, which is a spiraling chamber. From there we went to St.Kinga’s Chapel, which is an underground Chapel that is huge. Statue and paintings on the wall are carved from Salt. There are Statues depicting “THE” Jesus (or at least that is what the tour guide called him. Thee was also a huge statue of John Paul II. From there we went even deeper to the Drodowize Chamber, a chamber that was constructed by carpenters in the salt mine that has a huge dance floor where dances and festivals were held. We then headed to the Stanislaw Staszic Chamber. From there we walk even further underground to make our way to the elevator shaft to take us back up to ground level. The actual elevator was not much taller than me and 6 feet in length and 3 feet wide.

I have some photos at My Photos . I have not had a chance to edit any of the photos or give an descriptions. I will try to do that on Wednesday.

Don Corleone

Still cold here in Krakow and no new snowfall. Here are some picture from yesterday and today. The first one I thought was interesting and you will see why. The restaurant was the Corleone Ristorante and had this statue outside. I plan on going to the salt mine tomorrow or Thursday.

Here is a cigarette vendor. There are tons of these scattered throughout the city where people can buy cigarettes.

Restrooms are not labeled male or female instead they are labeled with a Circle for Women and a Triangle for Men.

More photos can be found at My Photos. Check back regularly for updates.

Auschwitz

I woke up this morning not really knowing what to expect when I went Auschwitz. I tried to take pictures so that you might be able to experience at least a small part of what I experienced. I also toured Birkenau, which is where jews were railed in and then divided by men or women. I will have those photos posted later.

Photos for Auzchwitz can be found at My Photos

I plan on going to the Salt Mines later this week and will post daily if possible.

I know the nano is small but,

I know the ipod Nano is small, but come on. Do airlines really have to cut cost that much that they have to make the forks and spoons even smaller? They are not even bigger than my index finger.

LP to CD Recorder

For those that have a ton of records like my dads that will probably never be on cd. You can do that with a special recorder system. LP to CD Recorder

I am here.

It was a bad choice to choose an aisle seat on such a long flight. From what I could see from other passengers those with window seats got the most sleep. I might have slept 1-2 hours max from Atlanta, GA to London.

I arrived in London at 6:30 am and had to walk about 2 miles through a maze of corridors to get to the main terminal where I had to wait 3 hours for my flight to leave. The London Terminal is like a mall compared to other airports.

My flight from London to Krakow was not full so I was able to take a power nap. Once I arrived to Krakow I got my self a Taxi and headed to the hotel. I think my taxi driver was Collin McRae (Rally Car Driver), or at least he thought he was by the way he was weaving in and out of traffic.

I am heading to the front desk to see about taking a tour of Auschwitz tomorrow.

Perfect for Tony Roy

While sitting on the plane on my way to Krakow and looking at the latest issue of Skymall I notived something that would be perfect for Tony Roy. This is so him. Go to Mui Fina. It seems like the perfect dress shirt for him.