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house ON the lake, Zamárdi, Hungary travel blog

house ON the lake

A travel blog entry by bogna

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POLSKI: Gdy wstalismy o 8mej rano, na parkingu zostaly juz tylko 2 TIRy. Zjedlismy sniadanie, skladajace sie z chleba i napoju grejpfrutowego i poszlismy na wlot do parkingu, lapac stopa. Z tabliczka "Maribor--> Graz" zatrzymalismy TIRowca - Wegra, ...

Adorable, Hollókő, Hungary travel blog

Adorable

A travel blog entry by eundel

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Today was a light day visiting the rural reaches of northern Hungary. Specifically, I spent the morning visiting the village of Hollókő. Hollókő was a village with a small collection buildings in traditional style from the 17th and 18th ...

A Bitter Battle, Pecs, Hungary travel blog

A Bitter Battle

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... a dollar more. The main ticket got you into the chapel, which was elaborately decorated in same colorful style I had seen throughout Hungary, for example in  Matthais Church in Buda. In the 11th century crypt, a modern artist was creating a large ...

Still in Szombathely, Szombathely, Hungary travel blog

Still in Szombathely

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... Esperanto do lined up in a week's time in Slovakia. So after a couple of hectic weeks I think I'll relax here in Hungary... maybe practise my Hungarian a bit. Yesterday, everything went according to plan as Péter had to nip over to Austria for some ...

On the Road Again, Szentendre, Hungary travel blog

On the Road Again

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... of the other small towns I'd seen, Szentendre didn't even make an attempt to clean-up its graffiti. I'm hoping (and assuming) Hungary will be like Slovenia where it started slow with some quaint-but-not-exciting small towns just outside of the capital, ...

the other side of the lake, Balatonfured, Hungary travel blog

the other side of the lake

A travel blog entry by bogna

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POLSKI: Druga strona Balatonu okazala sie jeszcze bardziej turystyczna i skomercjalizowana, niz ta pierwsza. Nie poszlismy sie nawet kapac, bo wstep na plaze kosztowal od 300 do 600 forintow od osoby. Cale popoludnie spedzilismy na zmiane na lawce i ...

Another Day in Szombathely, Szombathely, Hungary travel blog

Another Day in Szombathely

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... sight-seeing. First stop - Roman ruins. Not much to see. Some old columns that have been restored. Apparently this part of Hungary used to be part of the Roman empire... with a completely different name of course. I think it was called ...

Try Saying That 3 Times Fast (or Once), Kiskunfélegyháza, Hungary travel blog

Try Saying That 3 Times Fast (or Once)

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... a fad at one point. Moving on, I took a long drive east to Debrecen. Unfortunately, the transportation infrastructure of Hungary was arranged as spokes radiating from Budapest. This included both the high-speed motorways and the rail lines. This ...

Pest, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Pest

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... (after Milan). It didn't help that they chose to stage a Hungarian opera for their first show, in their assertion of Hungary's equality with Austria. The interior was definitely elaborate. It had all the amenities of a top opera house of the late 1800's. ...

Another Close Call, Szeged, Hungary travel blog

Another Close Call

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... to start with the synagogue because closed in the middle of the day. I've seen some impressive neolog synagogues in Hungary, but the Szeged synagogue was the biggest and most elaborately decorated. In fact, the interior could easily have been confused ...

Hungary At Last, Sopron, Hungary travel blog

Hungary At Last

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Well, I took a couple of photos here so I might as well give it a blog entry. Train from Vienna was pretty uneventful, but luxurious after all those hours in the bus. Not only was it uncomfortable but some bloke near me kept getting phone calls every ...

Sárvár, Sárvár, Hungary travel blog

Sárvár

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... but we had another pretty long wait so we wandered around in town. Very nice castle. There are probably heaps of these around Hungary but they never fail to create a nice impression. Then off to the supermarket for some beer to take with us to the ...

So Long, Slovenia, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

So Long, Slovenia

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... a nice change after several expensive hotels in a row. My bank account should also be helped when I pick up my rental car for Hungary next week. When I had a car, I chose hotels based on price (and parking), but without a car, I tended to chose on ...

One Town Back, Two Towns Forward, Esztergom, Hungary travel blog

One Town Back, Two Towns Forward

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... of the toll section for a few kilometers, so maybe I missed the cameras. Or maybe the previous driver's vignette hadn't expired since Hungary doesn't use stickers and instead they just go by license plate numbers. At any rate, I bought a vignette to avoid ...

Last Day in Szombathely, Szombathely, Hungary travel blog

Last Day in Szombathely

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Well, my last full day in Hungary. I thought it was a bit bizarre that there were so many golfers in town... young ones at that. But those bags that look like golf bags contain no golf clubs... they actually contain epees and sabres and the like. ...

Sótony, Sótony, Hungary travel blog

Sótony

A travel blog entry by budz888

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In Sótony we were met by one of the Hungarian's (henceforth to be known as Péter) Esperanto students. This fellow is some sort of religion student and had to leave early to perfom a burial. You know you're in the countryside in central Europe ...

Naive Artists, Kecskemet, Hungary travel blog

Naive Artists

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... Apparently, there were several highways with similar setups, but that was the only one I saw, and I did a lot of driving in Hungary. But learning about Hungarian prostitution was not my goal for the afternoon. I was on my way to Kecskemét, Although I ...

The East of the West & the West of the East, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

The East of the West & the West of the East

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... imbibed and were truly pleased with the fruits of this land.  As for dessert, we were surprised and thrilled to find Hungary's answer to tiramisu: Somlói galuska!  Oy Yoy Yoy!  While Su has been known to worship tiramisu above all other ...

Köszeg, Köszeg, Hungary travel blog

Köszeg

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... was this grand building. At one stage a seminary, later a hotel and now a seminary again. With all the churches in Hungary I suppose they need a huge seminary such as this one. Further down the hill was this mansion. I asked whether this belonged ...

Hungary?, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Hungary?

A travel blog entry by danly

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Hi everyone Well it's wonderful to be back in the familiar European setting. We flew from Moscow yesterday and it was an awfully long day of travelling. I was kept amused in all the duty free shops comparing prices for skincare and cosmetics while Daniel ...

Bye Bye, Budapest, Vác, Hungary travel blog

Bye Bye, Budapest

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... St. Micheal's Church and surrounded by buildings in typical Hungarian styles. They weren't the most outstanding buildings I'd seen in Hungary, but all together they made a pleasant square. There was also a large park running alongside the Danube. Both of ...

Budapest., Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Budapest.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Sheep-Pigs, Hortobágy, Hungary travel blog

Sheep-Pigs

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... couple of the local museums. There was a museum the brochure described as "One of the richest cultural historical collections in Hungary" and an ecclesiological museum at the Reformed College, which both looked top-notch. However, when I was talking to ...

Keszthely., Keszthely, Hungary travel blog

Keszthely.

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Keszthely. ...

Undiscovered Prague, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Undiscovered Prague

A travel blog entry by eric

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Jo napot kivanok, Budapest…an undiscovered Prague.  I liked walking around this city.  One reason - my chemically imbalanced travel partner got sick.  So…I made good time on foot. Part of the beauty of Budapest for me was ...

Cowboys and Kings or The 2nd Windiest Place, Keszthely, Hungary travel blog

Cowboys and Kings or The 2nd Windiest Place

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... I had forgotten all about the castle, and I ended up at Westernpark later than I had intended in the first place. Most things in Hungary have been closing at 6pm, so I assumed the castle would be closed, but it was close to the highway, so I decided ...

Szombathely - Monday, Szombathely, Hungary travel blog

Szombathely - Monday

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Well, for a change there were a few things I wanted to check out at the IJK in the morning - namely, the Hungarian course and advanced Esperanto. I sussect the Hungarian course would have been a bit boring but I was curious. One of the other ...

Szombathely, Tuesday, Szombathely, Hungary travel blog

Szombathely, Tuesday

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Changed hotels. My new hotel is much closer to the centre of town and much cheaper. Also very pleasant staff and a nice restaurant opposite. Again I was too late for the advanced Esperanto class. (yes, now that I've passed the exam in Rotterdam I'm ...

Just Like Tennessee, Sümeg, Hungary travel blog

Just Like Tennessee

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... more reconstructed rather than original. It was yet another Hungarian landmark looming down from a hill as you drove into town. I think Hungary must have purposefully laid their roads out in this fashion. It's just too much of a coincidence. There was an ...

Another Day, Another German Tour, Veszprem, Hungary travel blog

Another Day, Another German Tour

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German was definitely the tourism language of Hungary. Most people who spoke English also spoke some German, but there were many Hungarians who spoke German but no English. Oddly, the opposite was true of museum exhibits. Exhibit descriptions tended to be ...

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