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... ending supply of wine bottles on the table, the food was excellent and I was seated next to a man with a French accent. Was this a dream come true? No, because I had never thought to dream this. Who knew two years ago that something like this was possible?
They've been making wine in this part of Hungary since Roman times, or perhaps even before. The quality declined during Soviet occupation because the government controlled it. Once the free market ...
... we sought out
a mosque from the Ottoman period. It was interesting to go inside.
It is used for worship on Fridays but is basically a museum for
visitors on other days. The Turkish government has apparently
provided much of the furnishings.
After 8pm we took an evening stroll
and came across a stage with a Klezmer band. I suppose this was
associated with the wine festival. An 8 piece band with a violin and
piano accordion providing the leads.
... br> great to try a few and get a sense of the taste of the area.
Unfortunately we had tea organised back
at our flat or we could have easily stayed there to eat and they had
entertainment stages set up for later in the evening.
Alison cooked up some sausages we had
bought at the market this morning along with some saurkraut. She
also made a tomato/onion/garlic sauce. The tomatoes are really
century, perhaps around the time that Constantin made christianity
the state religion for the Empire. They are quite large structures
of various mausoleums of obviously wealthy families. A couple are
decorated with partially extant frescoes of christian motifs. Adam
and Eve with their fig leaves and Daniel and his lions are
recogniseable along with christograms. They appear to be in ...
... his soul)
introduced himself in the street and led us up to our 8th
We found everything closed for the
Pentacost Public holiday which made tea a little difficult. We roamed
around the town and found a very lively street full of bars and
eateries so we settled in there for tea. It was a plain ordinary
salad with chicken but the spiciness of the chicken was definitely
not ordinary. I guess this is Hungary, home of paprika.