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Pest megye

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  • Day20

    Budapest farm visit

    July 8, 2016 in Hungary

    Visited an "authentic" Magyar farm. Picked up and taken around in quaint covered wagons. Saw their museum with about 25 wagons from about 100 yrs ago to today ... plus a large trophy wall from their competitive days. Finished with a "daring" display by cowboys, which more or less showed us the various types of rider from Roman times with chariots thru mongols etc. Quite educational really...

  • Day18

    to Szentendre via Slovakia

    May 25, 2016 in Hungary

    Warm ✅, dry ✅, tailwind ✅. Initially there was a lumpy cycle path beside communist era flats and defunct industrial sites. Pic 1 shows the entrance to a former aluminium factory with the inscription "work for us is a matter of honour and duty".

    There followed a busy road section by smelly ponds polluted from industrial waste. Lorries occasionally thundered by me and I was reminded of American bank robberies - "stay where you are and no one gets hurt" - as I tried to ride as far to the right as feasible given the road conditions.

    But after 1.5 hours there was a sudden change to beautiful smooth cycle paths, and colourful surroundings.

    Pic 2 and 3 - Esztergom, a cruise destination. Older school children in smart uniform and younger children on a cycling trip.

    Took ferries to Slovakia and back to take advantage of a great section of cycle path.

    Szentendre is very touristy but pleasant and English speaking is common. Lovely Pension with air conditioning.
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  • Day23

    Szentendre

    October 2, 2015 in Hungary

    Today was the last day of the tour, given that tomorrow we would basically be making our way back to Vienna, and for most of the band, home (but not us!)

    We drove north to Szentendre, passing at one point a number of Roman ruins which I hurriedly tried to snap from inside the coach. It was a perfect day weather wise, and a lovely day to explore yet another beautiful village on the Danube with a quaint pedestrian precinct. Again, the cobbled walkways were lined with shops designed to bring in the tourist dollars, but it was clean and quiet and a magical place to be. Rae and I started with a coffee at a cafe by the river and then explored up and down, searching for souvenirs. I was also looking for a replacement handbag, and there were plenty to choose from.

    There was an optional visit to the Pottery museum which Rae and I decided to skip, since it was a perfect day for enjoying a stroll in the sun. We met the others for lunch in the Labirintus Etterem. As the name suggests, it was a bit like a Labyrinth, and we were led upstairs to a loft/ attic where we were seated away from the other patrons. Obviously our Aussie reputation had preceded us?

    Sadly, we had to leave this beautiful place, with the next stop being Visegrad, a place of great historic and strategic importance further to the north.
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  • Day23

    Visegrad

    October 2, 2015 in Hungary

    Visegrad is a small town 40 km north of Budapest where the Danube winds around through the hills and takes a sharp turn. Of great historic and strategic importance, there are several ancient buildings here. The Romans built a fortress here, but the one that still stands was built by King Bela IV. There is also the Renaissance palace of King Matthias.

    We entered at the bottom level, and climbed up several footpaths and stairways, getting a pretty good sense of what it would have been like hundreds of years ago. Inside (King Matthias Museum) were lots of different displays and information panels about Hungary's history, wars and so on.

    We eventually climbed to the top of what is called King Solomon's Tower, a hexagonal structure from which you have a 360 degree view. From here we could see a bobsled ground in the distance. Of course, also, from here we were rewarded by magnificent views of the Danube. Also for our efforts we were rewarded with a good cup of Bull's Blood (red wine). Some of us - those getting on a bit found the climbing quite a challenge. We weren't really warned that there would be quite so much climbing involved!

    Solomon's Tower provided us with a perfect backdrop to the medieval display of fighting skills that was presented. It was quite an amusing show, with Rae and someone from another tour group getting to be King and Queen, dressing up accordingly, and being encouraged to play the part. James got to be jester. An eagle impressively flew in across the courtyard and landed on one of the actor's arms. After the display, the audience were invited to have a go at archery, spear throwing etc. All great entertainment. Rae was a bit miffed that he had to be king and sit on the throne. He would have liked to try his hand at the ancient sports!

    Next we were taken back down the hill to the Renaissance restaurant where we were presented with a medieval feast. The place is decked out accordingly, with a guy in costume sitting playing the lute and singing. we were all given cardboard crowns to wear. There was an enormous amount of food and drink provided - it really was a feast!

    Toward the end of the meal, the people from Musik Land thanked us for booking our tour through them and presented us with a few gifts. We had planned to do a similar presentation the next day, but in hindsight, this would have been a better time.

    We had all thoroughly enjoyed our time in Hungary, and thanked them for their hospitality. All the accommodation, travelling, meals and guides had been organised by them, and it had proven to be quite economic for us as well, so we thanked them warmly.
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  • Day5

    Entlang der Donau nach Szentendre

    July 12, 2017 in Hungary

    Vor vorbei an unzähligen Sonnenblumenfelder fuhren wir bis Györ und dann weiter an der Donau nach Szentendre. Es ist schon fast beängstigend wie wenig Womo- und Wohnwagenfahrern wir begegnen. Auch auf dem Campingplätzen entlang unsere Route ist nicht viel (zum Teil garnichts) los. Man sollte nicht glauben, dass Ferienzeit ist. Erst in Szentendre kurz vor den Toren von Budapest gibt es wieder mehr Tourismus.Read more

  • Day5

    Abendspaziergang in die Stadt.

    July 12, 2017 in Hungary

    An der Donau entlang geht es zu Fuß in das Zentrum mit engen Kopfsteinpflastergassen. Leider haben die unzähligen Künstlergallerien bereits geschlossen. Wir finden ein idyllisches Lokal neben der Kirche. Der riesen Grillteller für 2 Personen hat super geschmeckt.

  • Day8

    Zwischenstop in Gödöllö

    July 15, 2017 in Hungary

    Nach dem Frühstück noch ein Speedeinkauf bei Feinkost Albrecht (Aldi). Dann geht es weiter ca 30 km nach Gödöllö. Mit einem Besuch von Schloss Grassalkovich. Dem bevorzugten Residenzsitz der österreichischen Kaiserin und ungarischen Königin Elisabeth (Sissi). Erst seit 1996 wird es abschnittsweise wieder restauriert. Aber auch hier hält sich der Besucheransturm in Grenzen. Wir bekommen sogar einen Parkplatz unmittelbar vor dem Schloss.Read more

  • Day1

    Mártival szoktunk csavarogni, ebben már semmi meglepő nincs 😉
    Balcsira viszont azért esett a választásunk; egy, mert szeretjük 😉 kettő, mert lejáróban volt vmi üdülési csekk, szép kártya, akármi, amit a kenesei T-komm üdülőben szépen fel is tudtunk használni. 😊 (És végre nem kellett bujkálnom!!!! 😅😆😀)
    És amúgy meg miért is ne legyen nekünk jó?
    ... ha már a földmunkások nem jöttek... most sem... És hiába ástam ki mindent a kertben... 😤🤬

    No, mindegy.
    11 körül útnak eredtünk és első megállónak becéloztuk az általunk igen kedvelt Johnny'st, de nem ám a diósdit, hanem a veszprémit. Tudunk élni, mi? 😆

    A süppedős boxot leszámítva minden rendben; a választék ételekből közel azonos a diósdiéval (itt Red Velvet is van...!!! Amit sajnos NEM kóstoltam meg 😭) , alkoholtartalmú italokból azonban jóval nagyobb a választék; sörök, borok, sőt még pálinka is van. Mondjuk itt a főtér középén helyezkedik el az étterem, gondolom nagyobb az esti forgalom, főleg így jóidőben.

    Teleraktuk a pocakunk, majd megcsodáltuk a téren a rózsalugast és indultunk tovább.
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  • Day6

    A trip back in time

    August 29, 2017 in Hungary

    Many years ago (1974, in fact) we made a brief visit with Panni, her mother and her brother Janos (now living in Rome) to the historic town of Szentendre. We recall that things were very rushed at the time and we really didn't do full justice to the place. It was time for a return visit.

    It's certainly a vey interesting place, dating back to about the 10th century. It contains numerous churches in various styles which reflect its long history - or the history of the many races which occupied the area over the centuries. There's an absolute maze of streets full of historic building, where it's very easy to get totally lost - as we well and truly proved.

    Nowadays the town caters mainly to tourists, and there are dozens of restaurants and shops selling all sorts of authentic things from fantastic cakes and marzipan to the usual T-shirts and suchlike. It still has a lot of charm and character, and we thoroughly enjoyed our leisurely wander around this historic town.

    We then drove back, had some pleasant drinks in a historic part of Buda then strolled back to our boat. We'd enjoyed our previous night's dinner so much that we decided to go back there. It may have been hard for us to find an authentic Hungarian restaurant, but it's going to be a whole lot harder back home in Brisbane, so we wanted to make the most of this opportunity on our last night here. We weren't disappointed apart, that is, from the fact that both of us were too full to indulge in any of the deliciously unhealthy desserts.
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Pest megye, 페슈트 주

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