On our way from Budapest to Krakow, we made a stop for lunch in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. And then we were on our way!

Contiki Eastern Road: Day 9 & 10

Left relatively untouched after World War II, Krakow is jam-packed with monuments and cultural treasures… and pierogi! Upon our arrival in the city, we were treated to a traditional Jewish dinner featuring Klezmer music.

Traditional Jewish dinner and klezmer music tonight. A FEAST FOR YOUR MOUTH AND YOUR EARS #easternroad #contiki

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The next day, we explored more of the city’s rich history starting in the Jewish Quarter. We also toured the Wawel Royal Castle, which was once home to the royal families of Poland.

We spent the afternoon in the Main Square, with just enough time to do some souvenir shopping and eat lunch, and play… with piegons.

We then headed to Wieliczka Salt Mine. The mine is located 327 metres (1,073 ft) under the ground. Inside you’ll find an impressive number of artifactsand sculptures. Spanning over 287 km (178 miles) long – you can imagine how easy it would be to get lost. Which is exactly what happened to me and Amie.

For our group dinner that evening, we learned how to make pierogi.

Girls night out! ft. me #easternroad #contiki

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The next morning we left our final stop: Warsaw and the Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

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