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 ...
... we sought out
a mosque from the Ottoman period. It was interesting to go inside.
It is used for worship on Fridays but is basically a museum for
visitors on other days. The Turkish government has apparently
provided much of the furnishings.
After 8pm we took an evening stroll
and came across a stage with a Klezmer band. I suppose this was
associated with the wine festival. An 8 piece band with a violin and
piano accordion providing the leads.
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 ...