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Travel Blogs from Keszthely
... and an old lady gives us a peach each when we explain that we don't want a whole bag. They are delicious.
With time for a beer at the lake before returning the bikes, we then head down to swim in the lake. Cooler than we were expecting, we are pleased to have been in anyway. And I am pleased that I did come here after all.
Once again, we eat the meal the hostel cooks for us but it's a quiet night ...
Balatonfured the capital of the lake towns and we arrived on a long weekend and spoilt for choice on where to go. Traffic was crazy as locals headed out of Budapest.
Today our choice was wine fest http://nagyonbalaton.hu/fured/ or contemporary
art: http://nagyonbalaton.hu/tihany/, we opted ...
... an idea!
As soon as one enters the lake, it's immediately clear that it is all natural. There were beautiful lily pads growing throughout and plants growing from the bottom of the lake upwards that tickle your feet as you swim by. The lakes water renews itself every 2-3 days so there is an abundance of life thriving off the rich mineral waters that come up from the Earth. Lots of "floaties" in the water too... ...
... hats were involved.
The next day we drove to a beautiful summer house lent to us by a family friend of Gabor, and we spent the remainder of the week sleeping in, swimming in the lake,
exploring the ruins of a local hill fort , looking at the stars through the telescope, drinking wine, and teaching a Hungarian and a Dane baseball! We also cooked and ate A LOT! While we literally Bar-B-Q'ed food, we figuratively Bar-B-Q'ed in the heat, but it was worth ...
... city 1,000 years old and took a few pictures. We also stopped near the Balaton to have a look around and check out Tiheny Abbey. This was a lovely area with some great views.
At Eva's mother's (Elizabeth), we were fed squash soup, fried pork, scalloped potatoes and fresh bread, and dessert of plum cake.
People keep telling me I look like i'm in my 20's, so it's possible I may end up staying here instead of going home on the 24th!