Travel Blogs from Pecs
... it to be medicine. Unicum is a Hungarian spirit which makes cough medicine taste good, definitely an acquired taste. We killed three bottles over the weekend.
Driving across Hungary the highways often looked eerily like any scenery in the U.S., perhaps eastern Ohio, complete with the occasional Burger King sign. It was mostly flat, with some very gently rolling hills, with some occasional rather large ridges. The towns were a dead giveaway that you ...
... 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 ...
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 a
... get a sense of the taste of the area.
Unfortunately we had tea organised back
at our flat or we could have easily stayed there to eat and they had
entertainment stages set up for later in the evening.
Alison cooked up some sausages we had
bought at the market this morning along with some saurkraut. She
also made a tomato/onion/garlic sauce. The tomatoes are really
... close to the border.
It was very hot and we waited for about an hour and a half. There
were about 6 platforms, out in the sun, all deserted, whilst we waited
with about 6 other passengers, all obviously local, in the shade. I
was a little concerned that the train would arrive and depart before
we could pack up our gear and get out to the appropriate platform,
but that was not a problem. The train arrive much earlier than the
published time and sat out ...