Bécsi domb

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  • Day233

    Day 234: To Sopron via Bratislava

    October 6, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Back on the road! Checked out of our room in Vienna with nary a backward glance - it's been a disappointing place and we definitely won't miss it. Short walk up to Westbahnhof to the underground where we caught the train right across to the far east of Vienna, end of the line at Semmering. Short wait before we hopped on a train heading across the border to Bratislava - probably the closest pair of capital cities anywhere in the world!

    Off the train in Bratislava within about 45 minutes of leaving Vienna, noting how much poorer Slovakia seems than either Austria or Slovenia. More beggars about etc. Waited about 20 minutes for a bus out to the airport where we picked up our car for the next month, a small Skoda Flavia about the size of a VW Polo. Nothing too fancy, but it's got a surprisingly large boot, air-con, cruise control, USB charging and in-built navigation which ticks basically all our boxes!

    First step was to drive immediately back into Austria! We'd rented the car from Slovakia since the rates are much cheaper; this rental was costing us about 15 euros per day! So we headed south into Austria (via a Slovakian McDonalds for lunch) towards the last world heritage site we haven't seen, the Neusiedlersee. This is a large closed lake (ie not fed/drained by a river) that covers a huge area on the Austrian-Hungarian border. It's about 30km long and 6-12km wide in various points, though it's entirely less than 6 feet deep!

    Drove to a few different points of interest on the eastern side, including the visitor centre at Illmitz and the seaside town of Podersdorf. Lots of windsurfers and kite-surfers out on the lake since it was very flat but extremely windy! Very difficult for filming but we managed. Not much information about though which was a bit frustrating, so I couldn't really add much insight to my video beyond what was on the UNESCO website, and Wikipedia!

    Eventually we headed across the border into Hungary to our home for the next couple of nights, Sopron. Checked into our guest-house (via the supermarket) which was sort of a B&B type place, but the owners were out of town for the weekend and the other room was unoccupied - so we had it to ourselves. Nice.

    Got settled in, then headed into town for some dinner. Some nice looking places around, though we ended up having drinks at a fancy bar (a wine and a large beer was about 3 euros), then a traditional local restaurant on the main square. Again the food was very cheap - Hungary in general tends to be cheap, from what I remember. Seems like a nice little town as well!
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  • Day234

    Day 235: More of Neusiedlersee

    October 7, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Headed down into the main town of Sopron for a rare cafe breakfast, since the prices seemed good and there were interesting cafes around. Our main mission today was to drive around the western side of Neusiedlersee, checking out the various little towns and just doing some exploring.

    So off we went! First stop was the small town of Rust back over in Austria which a few people had recommended. It was fairly pretty but quite touristy, and with most places either set up for paid wine tasting or booked out for tour groups. We wandered around and did a little filming but headed on soon afterwards.

    This unfortunately proved to be essentially the story of the day - semi-cute small towns but with not much happening due to the low season and impending winter. Plus with the huge reed banks around the lake it was often difficult to get decent views of the water at all, many "on the sea" towns were actually a kilometre or more inland!

    What I also found extremely frustrating was a complete lack of signage about anything world heritage related; my usual process for filming is to go in with a small amount of knowledge, and supplement it with whatever I can find on location to create the video. But here there was literally nothing - a few "this town is World Heritage Listed" signs on the Hungarian side, but nothing at all in Austria. No info, no maps, no brochures. Very annoying. Even when we went to the main visitor's centre and asking for World Heritage info they had nothing!

    In the end we just filmed a few nice bits of landscape, spoke a little to camera about how frustrating it was, and left it at that. It won't be my greatest video ever, but it probably won't be my worst either.

    Back to our apartment in Sopron by mid-afternoon where we relaxed and did bits of work. Only real excitement was a complete blackout while I was washing up from dinner - the whole block, not just our place thankfully. Luckily the power came back on after an hour or so.
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  • Day1

    Elso volt megvolt :-)

    June 27, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Életem első VOLT-ja köszönhetően a Linkin Parknak, mert bármilyen hihetetlen a Szigetre nem de VOLT-ra sikerült elhivni őket. Most végre értelmet nyert hogy egyetem alatt mindig felirtam a szigetes wish listre őket :-) ha már közös a szervező gárda. De nagyon jó volt... bár egyetlen apró probléma volt azért, hogy a hangositokat kivágtam volna a fenébe, mert nagyon benak voltak, de a koncert ennek ellenére szuper volt, eleg jól berekedtem a végére. Doriekkal előtte megneztuk Deniz veget, ami szupi volt, a Subscribe sajnos kissé eldurvult ahhoz képest mint ami az emlekunkben élt ( nem csak nekem hanem Krisztiannak is), a Linkin zseniális volt, a Brains is szuper volt utána, de az Anna and the Barbies nagyon lehangolo volt, annyira h eldöntöttük h haza is megyunk... az utat hazafele Krisztiannak köszönhetjük, mert a több órás taxi sort kellett volna kivárni ha nem intez valami fuvart hazafele. Összességében szuper este volt, nagyon kedves barátokkal, jó kis koncertekkel, kiemelten eggyel, Dorikaval ugri-bugri az egyetemi évek emlékére, sok éneklés és meg esküvői tanu felkeres is! 😃 abszolút 5 pont 😉Read more

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