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Travel Blogs from Pecs
... 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 ...
... on posters of so much of the material from the
codices which we have seen a very little of in reproductions but
rarely in the flesh. Overall it was a very interesting exhibition.
We stopped for a long lunch at a great
restaurant. Veal, baked and sliced in mouthwatering thick slices and
some more of the Villany wines. The Pinot Noir here is a really
fully flavoured red, completely different from the pale pinots we are
After our ...
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 a
... 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
... 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.