Travel Blogs from Pecs
... s already getting warm. The old Dutch guy confirms that yesterday the temperature was 37C. Too hot!
he shows us around the old water mill workings after which the camping ground is named. The main grinding wheel was both water and steam operated. It is dated 1776.
I try on his clogs, too big.
There's also a Belgian family here with a camper van. The guy is a big Harley rider. They offer coffee and we sit around chatting as the ...
... buffet breakfast, once again in the wine cellar, we loaded up on the bus to head toward our next winery.
Not exactly sure where this one was, it was a couple of hours from Villany, heading toward Vienna? Anyway, we got off the highway and started heading down smaller and smaller roads. Finally, the bus stopped, and we got out to walk the last 1/4 mile to the winery because the road couldn't handle the bus.
This time we were set up in the tasting room ...
... 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.
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
... 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 ...