Balatonszabadi Fürdőtelep

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  • Day21

    Budapest by night

    April 30, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Bit of a theme going on here. The Parliament building looks even more incredible by night, although I'm sure you must be getting a bit tired of buildings by now, it's worthy of an entry. The most poignant off all though, has to be the last picture, part of a sculpture in bronze of sixty pairs of shoes in the style worn in the forties.Hungary suffered terribly at the hands of both German fascists and Russian communists during the second world war and after but ironically this work represents mass murder by Hungarian Nazis. It is difficult enough to imagine the killing of 60people, but 3500 persons were killed, including 800Jews, who were told to remove their shoes then were shot into the Danube to float away. The simplicity of the sculpture is emotionally devastating, and took me to a time when I was 17and saw for the first time on "The World at War" piles of spectacles and false limbs outside the gas chambers at Aushwitz.Read more

  • Day22

    Ave Natura

    May 1, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    What a great find this camp was, on the outskirts of the city 20 minutes by bus, but it lived up to its name. All the facilities are there, just a bit more natural than on a commercial site.The owner Marta and her son were charming and so helpful. On my final day I had a very pleasant and relaxing trip in a chair lift to the highest point in the city, sunny and warm after the morning's brief thunderstorm, and the air fresh with Laburnum, sycamore and Ash. (sorry for the constipated look in the photo, it is just me squinting at the sun). The lift had an unexpected side effect in that the increased height popped my (deaf) ear, which really cheered me up, you might say I have gratitude for a better attitude due to altitude! Whilst at the camp I met a lovely couple from the UK but living and working in Budapest. In a time when young people can be seen as selfie obsessed Facebook generation I was impressed by Harriet and Peter as a couple who have a genuine connection with natural values and the real life. I wish them well.Read more

  • Day23

    Siofok (Lake Balaton)

    May 2, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Stopped here quite early as driving felt like it was a waste of a day, so hot and sunny, it shouldn't be spent on the road, that's what grey wet days are for. Ideally just wanted to find a spot on the side of the lake (shouldn't be a problem it's 50 miles long!) Found Aranypart camping which had a lot of free spaces and at less than 15euros a night inc. electricity, WiFi and tourist tax, very reasonable.The camp has a swimming pool, although the lake is great to swim in 200m out and I can still stand up, apparently only 12m at its deepest.The grocery shop is not very well stocked, although it does have a surplus of two of the main food groups, sugar and caffeine.
    Went cycling a bit down the coast, burgers,beer and bums (lap dancing), happy I found this place, swim in the lake afternoon then a Zumba session on the public square nearby. Did better than Prague, but still no takers, a few bemused onlookers thinking the were watching the village idiot. I have accidentally come up with a new move which outranks the cucaracha in Rumba, mine is Los mosquitos, It involves a lot of clapping hands, stamping your feet and slapping yourself!
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Balatonszabadi Fürdőtelep, Balatonszabadi Furdotelep

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