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Next we headed towards Lake Balaton in Western Hungary, the Hungarian equivalent of the Shuswap Lake in British Columbia. The lake is enormous with countless surrounding towns and is populated by locals, tourists and part-time residents all of whom come to enjoy the many beaches, hot temperatures and warm waters of this amazing lake. Our first destination was the town of Heviz at the Southwest end of the lake, which ...
... br> On the drive home, we stopped in a town called Tihany that's on a peninsula jutting out into the lake. From a special rock in Tihany you can shout, and whatever you shout bounces off the hills on the other side of the lake and creates an echo!
This week was like a vacation within a vacation. When we weren't busy swimming, we managed to snap a few photos. We hope you enjoy them!
Your Week-Warrior Adventurers,
Katherine and Zack
... connections over the next three days as we'll be camping in Plitvice and then on the road to Dubrovnik, so there won't be any blogging. We will write up about all our experiences in full as soon as we get to our fancy hotel in Dubrovnik (we thought we would treat ourselves after 3 nights of camping!
Speak to you all soon
Daniel & Christina.
... of Lake Balaton (the Hungarian Sea), it has a thermal spa which maintains a temperature of around 32°C. We made the decision to stay here as we have read that the weather might not be so great over the next few days (possibly even dropping below 25 degrees, shock horror!) and we would rather swim in a warm lake than a cold one! The spa is also purported to have healing properties from the 'radioactive' (hope that's just a poor translation) ...
... we headed for the nearest spa, one of the most famous in Hungary, the one in Heviz.
There we relaxed some more, swimming, lying in the shadow, sleeping, swimming, etc. Although there were lots of people doing the same, it was easy to find a quiet spot.
The water in the lake is about 30 degrees C from itself! For a lake it is small, but for a pool it is huge. Perhaps some 100 meters in diameter?