Somogy megye

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18 travelers at this place:

  • Day21

    Budapest by night

    April 30 in Hungary

    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 in Hungary

    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 in Hungary

    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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  • Day1


    June 3, 2017 in Hungary

    Evivel és Veronnal úgy döntöttünk, hogy megerdemlunk egy igazi csajos hedos hétvégét.
    A Páskom Cottage-rol csoda képek voltak a Pandarte Blogon, uh gondoltunk, egye fene kiprobaljuk.:)
    A hely a Balcsi déli partjától nem messze (Lajoskomaromban) van, így a balatoni gasztro térkép alapján kinéztuk a közeli Paletta nevű Bisztrot és Borbart Balatonboglaron.
    Waze bohóckodott, majdnem elmentünk Győrbe is (egyértelmű, arra nincs dugó:))), plusz M7en bazi nagy dugó, de mindent túléltünk és kettokor már faltuk az isteni hambit. A Paletta amugy nagyon cuki, hangulatos, ajanlos.:)Read more

  • Day2

    Kompolás és haza

    May 23 in Hungary

    Mivel Mártinak hajózási élmény kellett, és mivel én nagyon rövid távon tolerálom a vizi járműveket a kompozás mellett döntöttünk. Nem mellesleg a másik oldalon rögtön ott a pálya; lehet hasítani.
    Gyönyörű volt az égbolt, szép tiszta a víz, fújt a szél stb. a szokásos kompélmény 😉😆😋

    Pálya. Haza.

    Otthon viszont nagy meglepi várt!!! ... nem, nem az, hogy állhattam neki betölteni a tortát 🙂 , hanem hogy ott állt a BOBCAAAAAAT!!!!!!! Öröm, boldoccsá!
    Lehet holnap földet túrni!!! 🚜

    Megjegyzés: itt még nem tudtam, hogy 2 napig esni fog a földmunka után, és a kertünk sártengerré változik! 😟😢😭
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  • Day20

    Lake Balaton

    September 29, 2015 in Hungary

    Lake Balaton is a long, fairly narrow Lake to the south west of Budapest, and is a popular summer holiday spot for people from Budapest. There appeared to be many accommodation places, cafes and restaurants around, and it was extremely well kept, with beautiful tree lined pathways and gardens - it seemed to me, not where a typical working class person would holiday. I guess from a home perspective it was a bit like Port Stephens as a holiday destination.

    Anyway, today's schedule included a promenade concert on the shore of this beautiful spot. We arrived and unpacked with just enough time for a quick coffee. As it was between seasons, although the weather was beautiful, there weren't really a lot of people around. a passing schoolboy for a lark said he wanted to conduct the band, and to his surprise, Rae picked something we knew inside out, and let him have a go. He enjoyed it but looked a little sheepish when we just kept on going to the end!

    It was the best concert so far, and again in a rather idyllic setting. After the concert we were taken the short distance to Balatan Fured to have lunch at the Borcsa Restaurant. I don't think there was more than a handful of other patrons, but when we arrived, we filled the place. After another heavy meal, we were happy to go on a guided tour of the small town which included a lovely promenade walk, with points of interest and plaques all explained in great detail.

    One of the curious spots was outside a cardiac rehabilitation centre, where there is a well containing water with supposed great health giving properties, and we were invited to partake in a sample. It tasted awful as expected - very metallic.

    On the walking tour, some of us noticed a beautiful looking building, like a castle on a high cliff at the other side of the lake. At the time we didn't know it, but that was our next stop. We piled on the bus, and skirted around the lake to the little village of Tihany. What a beautiful little place. Again, there were only a few other tourists there, but what seemed like hundreds of little shops oriented toward tourists. The people in the shops seemed pretty desperate for a sale, and the further we went the more we realised why we were getting the hard sell, as there were so many selling similar stuff - hand sewn sheets, tablecloths, scarfs, doilies etc etc, and we were never going to go back to the first place once we'd passed. I found a lavendar shop which Rae just left me in for about a half hour (in lavendar heaven)

    The building we could see from the other side was Tihany Abbey, nice enough from the outside, but a bit plain. The contrast inside could not have been greater. It was one of the most ornate and over the top decorated churches I have ever seen. Rather than attractive, it struck me as being a bit gaudy. We were also led down to a couple of underground rooms containing rather old artifacts and I think relics of holy people, saints perhaps?

    Very impressed by this little place, but it was very cold and blowy up on the top of this cliff, so we were actually glad to get out of the weather and back onto the bus.
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  • Day5


    August 5, 2012 in Hungary

    Die Wassertiefe auf der Südseite ist extrem niedrig, 100m und mehr muss man laufen damit es deutlich tiefer wird. Für Kleinkinder und Nichtschwimmer ideal, für uns war es in Ordnung, die Abkühkung holten wir uns später auf der anderen Seite ;) Auf dem Weg holten wir uns noch frische Wassermelonen :D die werden hier zur Erntezeit überall angeboten und sind lecker :) die Region hier ist auch ein gutes Weinanbaugebiet, zu mindest findet man hier endlos viele Weinberge und Winzer, eine Flasche Tokajer sollte da im Reisegepäck nicht fehlen.Read more

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