Travel Blogs from Pecs
... I believe we had only three American couples on board, the rest of the group was Canadian, Irish, French, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian and Slovenian (or perhaps Croatian). Fortunately for us, the default language of the IAEA is English, but, oh the accents!
The bus left Vienna at 10:00 Friday morning, arriving in Villany late afternoon. The trip got off to a good start with UB40's "Red Red Wine" and one of the Hungarians pouring out shots of ...
There is a Leonardo exhibition in Pecs
at the moment. There is no actual Leonardo material but mostly
models and displays of materials from the codices. They have
spectacular models of the flying machine and spring driven
automobile. There was a very little discussion on technique related
to some of the famous paintings but not very much and these were the
aspects I found most interesting. Still it was very interesting
Tuesday 10 June Pecs, Hungary
Have I mentioned before that it is HOT
here. A temperature display in the street says 39. The weather
forecast just talks about 36. Our flat is a little hot box and...
An interesting day today. There is a
world heritage listed early christian mausoleum site here in Pecs.
It is very well preserved and presented. The tombs are from the ...
... with other Roman elite burials that are not christian.
There is also an expo of local area
wines in the town. We are in the Villany wine area that seems to
make very good full bodied reds. There is an avenue of tasting
booths along with food stalls. A couple of the food stalls were spit
roasting whole pigs which looked and smelt glorious.
We tasted a number of the reds. It was
great to try a ...
Monday 9th June
Zagreb to Pecs
After our late night it was a bit of a
struggle traveling north into Hungary. It was a long train ride (
10 to 4pm) and it was HOT.
The first leg to the Hungarian border
was fine. We were on an airconditioned Zagreb to Budapest IC train.
Reasonably fast and comfortable. Then around 10::30 after doing the
Croatian then the Hungarian border checks we hopped out at a relatively deserted station in a ...