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We’ve only dipped our toes into Poland but from what we’ve seen we’re eager to return. We flew to southern Poland to attend the wedding of Belgian and Polish friends. We arrived in Krakow a few days early so we could explore and we fell in love with this colourful, little city. (Eating our collective body weights in Pierogi helped!) From Krakow we took a bus to the awe-inspiring Wieliczka Salt Mine – we can see why this work of art ended up on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

At the mine, we met up with our Polish friend who took us out into the stunning Silesian Beskids Mountains, where the wedding was held in a tiny, colourful, village church. Then we ate, we drank, we danced, on repeat, until the wee hours of the morning. The Polish really know how to throw a wedding! We can’t wait to slow travel from village to village through the Polish countryside.

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Our 15 Favourite Photos of Food

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Food Porn for the Soul

Leave it to us… We really tried to put together a list of our 10 favourite food photos. We just love food too much to narrow it down that far. Instead, we bring you our 15 favourite photos of food.

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Notre-Dame Collegiate Church in Dinant, Belgium.

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Notre-Dame Collegiate Church in Dinant, Belgium.

Andrew and I aren’t particularly religious but in our travels we’ve visited many beautiful religious buildings of various faiths. We can’t help but admire the devotion and attention to detail that has gone into these various structures. Despite your religious affiliation (or lack thereof) it’s hard to not find these places both awe-inspiring and peaceful.

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One of the views of the Silesian Beskids

One of the views of the Silesian Beskids

Back in autumn, Andrew and I were invited to Poland for a wedding. After a lovely couple of days touring Krakow, and an afternoon at Wieliczka Salt Mine, it was time to head into the mountains and wind our way to the village of Istebna.

When we first looked at a map of Poland, Istebna, when at last we located it, didn’t seem far from Krakow at all. In fact, we contemplated renting a car and driving there ourselves. It would only take 2 hours, tops – or so we thought.

Luckily, the bride and groom had rented a small bus to transport the wedding guests to and from the lodge, in the Silesian Beskids mountain range, where the wedding was to take place. We boarded the bus with the other guests for, what we thought would be, a short trek to Istebna.

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Descending into the Salt Mine

Descending into the Salt Mine

“When you’re in Krakow, you must visit the salt mine,” my friend said. I was underwhelmed to say the least. If this fun-loving Polish gal couldn’t come up with anything better to see than an old mine, how exciting could Poland be? Luckily she emailed me the website of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. This is one mine you have to see to believe.

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