Trip Start May 31, 2008
107Trip End Jun 01, 2009
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We started the next day with the obligatory pastries and coffee. We walked to the Wawel Castle from the main square and took a guided tour through the private royal apartments and the state rooms
That night we went to classical music concert at St. Paul and Peter Cathedral. We all really enjoyed the concert, lots of famous and easily recognizable pieces. The cello solo in particular was great.
The Schindler's Factory, in the Jewish Quarter of town, was fascinating and gave a thorough history of the man and his story. We had delicious perogies for lunch at the square, and then were off to the salt mine factory. The best part was the intricate carvings all made of salt--the Last Supper, Flight of Egypt, Jesus Preaching. Salt was one of the most valuable commodities in ancient times, surpassing gold and silver, since it was needed to preserve food and feed an empire's army. Miss President of India was also visiting the salt mines and her security team blocked elevators, so we had to use the scarier rudimentary elevator to exit.
Then it was off to the train station and on our way to Prague!