I'm going back and forth on visiting the salt mine outside of Krakow. It seems that visitors either think it a total and cheesy waste of time, or are totally enthralled. A friend of mine, who is Polish-American and visited as a child, recommended it, whereas her mother (who grew up in Poland) went, "ugh, I can't tell you how many school trips I endured there!" So, it seems a bit of a gamble. For me, the ability to take photos down there is what most appeals, but I've heard that the light reflects badly. For those who have done the tour, what were your impressions of the light? Also, are the tours regimented or can visitors do it at their own pace (and thus take their time with the photos)?