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  • Day18

    to Szentendre via Slovakia

    May 25, 2016 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    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


    October 2, 2015 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    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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  • Day5

    Entlang der Donau nach Szentendre

    July 12, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    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.

  • Day6

    A trip back in time

    August 29, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    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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You might also know this place by the following names:

Szentendre, سنتندره, סנטאנדרה, Senandrija, センテンドレ, Сентендре, Svätý Ondrej, Sentandreja, 圣安德烈

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