Hotel Excelsior Timisoara
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The sun shone for us this morning; we had a pleasant stroll around the grounds of the hotel before breakfast. Much better than the evening meal, breakfast was also buffet but a very generous one. But the bike is overloaded enough so we exercised restraint.
For a couple of hours we rode through southern Hungary in sunshine. Not the most exciting landscape but obviously fruitful. Stalls selling melons and other ...
... I walk through the main square on the way to my hostel and observe a lovely fountain on the main pedestrian way.
Planning to return one day to spend more time with family I will have to come back here.
It's a quick shower and bed before morning comes far too early.
At least the scenery was amazing.
... a train ticket to Budapest. Later we all hung out and talked. 11 Spanish guys showed up to the hostel and tried to get us to go out clubbing. The 3 of us decided to go to a bar and have a drink while talking. I split this guy's drink on his lap. I felt like such a ****. The Australian I found out later was only 18. She was one of the most mature people I have ever met. I heard her story of traveling to Mongolia and staying there for a ...
... street art which kept me entertained. I was keen to rent a bike since this is one of the few places where traffic is quiet enough for me to navigate safely, but couldn't actually find a place. Better luck next time.
One weird thing I noticed was in the Children's Park, where yes, I did want to climb the jungle gym. In the bathrooms, the urinals are next to an open window, which in turn is next to the swings and slides. There is a full view for everyone. ...
... if you remember. A priest named Laszlo Tokas gave an interview on Hungarian TV in July of '89, denouncing the inhumane Romanian government. The government's response was to remove him from his position. On December 16, Tokas spoke to his congregation about what was going on and they organized a vigil outside of his home to protect him from being evicted. As news of his brave announcements spread, the vigil was soon joined by Romanians of all faiths.