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Zack and I just spent the last week at the largest and most popular lake in Hungary: Lake Balaton. The lake is HUGE, as in the average width of the lake is 5 miles across. Besides admiring the vastness of the lake, we also "enjoyed" seeing lots of sunburnt skin - as in more skin than anyone ever needs to see. Ever. We also cooked LOTS of Hungarian food, drank wine (which the region is famous for), and attended a genuine Hungarian birthday party.
Hello Dedicated Readers,
So sorry for our absence! We've spent some time away from Budapest, and before leaving we were not aware there would be no internet access for the duration of our sojourn...
Moving on. If you're wondering how to pronounce the name of the town under "city", the easiest way is to say "sugar sugar hay barn". If you want ...
... here, and we used the stay as down time after helping clean the vegetables that Eva picked from the garden.
Their neighbour, Pista Horvath, came over and invited us to pick peaches from his garden. Eva, Mom and I headed there, but not before stopping in his cellar to taste his homemade wine and strawberry/plum palinka! Then we walked through his garden, picking and eating all the peaches, plums, apples and green and purple grapes we could ...
... a bar open to anyone. They had a classical
folk band and the combo of heat, music and jolly atmosphere made me feel
like I was in the islands. Also the generally feeling that time was of
Much later the two of us still awake went for a swim in the lake
with elegant white swans and a bright moon. My friend, not naming names,
kept complaining it was cold and that he was too much of a pussy to ...
... ist sehr angenehm.
Der naechste Tag ist eher schlaefrig, wir wachen auf, fruehstuecken entspannt, chillen ein wenig im Garten. Casey und Jens brauchen einen Haarschnitt, der dann prompt, nach Versuchen mit Schweizer-Messer-Schere und Kuechenschere, mit Kamm und Barttrimmer umgesetzt wird. Und man darf sagen, Magenta und ich haben das sehr gut hinbekommen :) Tischtennis und vor allem schwitzen sind danach die Hauptaktionen und ...