Travel Blogs from Cserszegtomaj
... backpackers and we are fairly done in anyway.
Whilst the fabric of the hostel isn't the best, the service and general bonhomie from the people running it makes it a special place indeed.
I need to get an early start for Bratislava so go to bed completely worn out.
No pictures as they are all on the camera. None taken with the tablet. In time, I will upload the camera pictures for all entries.
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 ...
... 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 ...
... local Riesling with a philosophical
Chicagoan and my pastry chef Dutch roommate. In Germany even the guys
drink wine spritzers. They would be labelled 'girly' back home for sure.
But here it's just an inside joke with myself.
I had my first legit goulash. Was super good, especially after waiting until 9 thirty for dinner. If I'd know it's be so late I would have gotten two dinners in!
At the hostel ...
Today we left Budapest and drove an hour to Lake Balaton. All the HUngarians flock here because it's the closest thing they have to an ocean and it's the biggest lake in Europe. We had pizza along the lake while listening to the waiters scream at the cooks who war ringing bells every few seconds for them to deliver the food. Big headache.
Then we did one of the worst things in the world for a person ...