Travel Blogs from Pecs
... we've been riding so far. It's green and the rolling downs seem to go on forever. There are orchards everywhere and gas stations pop up just when you need them. And, as Mick said, it's cheap as chips. It's also notable that we are travelling east. We're still in the Western European time zone, one hour ahead of the UK, but it's dark now at 9pm and the dawn chorus sparks up not long after 4am. As we are camping now we live with the light. As ...
... 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 ...
... on posters of so much of the material from the
codices which we have seen a very little of in reproductions but
rarely in the flesh. Overall it was a very interesting exhibition.
We stopped for a long lunch at a great
restaurant. Veal, baked and sliced in mouthwatering thick slices and
some more of the Villany wines. The Pinot Noir here is a really
fully flavoured red, completely different from the pale pinots we are
After our ...
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 ...
century, perhaps around the time that Constantin made christianity
the state religion for the Empire. They are quite large structures
of various mausoleums of obviously wealthy families. A couple are
decorated with partially extant frescoes of christian motifs. Adam
and Eve with their fig leaves and Daniel and his lions are
recogniseable along with christograms. They appear to be in ...