Travel Blogs from Heviz
It is only with the promise of good weather that I head out to Balaton. I could easily stay in Budapest. Getting off the train at Revfulop, it feels like the wrong decision. The station is deserted and dilapidated and nothing seems very exciting. Still, I can see the hostel from the station. It looks very busy and they explain they have a group of cyclists staying. I move to my room and meet Tom. He and the Australian ...
... that is so reliant on tourism for its livelihood!? It's baffling! But sometimes, I suppose beggars really can't be choosers.
The next morning we again woke to similar weather so we decided it wasn't in the cards for us to enjoy sunny weather at Lake Balaton! Ready to retire the vehicle for our Slovak-Hungarian road trip, we headed towards Budapest eager to see what the countries capital and largest city had to ...
... hats were involved.
The next day we drove to a beautiful summer house lent to us by a family friend of Gabor, and we spent the remainder of the week sleeping in, swimming in the lake,
exploring the ruins of a local hill fort , looking at the stars through the telescope, drinking wine, and teaching a Hungarian and a Dane baseball! We also cooked and ate A LOT! While we literally Bar-B-Q'ed food, we figuratively Bar-B-Q'ed in the heat, but it was worth ...
Yay back to the waterside where I can cool off in the 25degree water.
Lake Balaton is the kind of crazy warm you don't feel cold hopping into.
Not even at 2am.
On Saturday morning I got the slooooow train here. As often happens on
the intercity trains I got talking to the 3 Germans in my seat cabin.
Turns out they live in the region of Cologne, which is Dusseldorfs neighbouring city.
Turns out they were ...
... the trees. One German group of boys kept unclipping each other and cursing at each other in German. Don't even ask why I understood them.
When we were finished Alex came running towards me and Dad and didn't see the big thick metal wire in front of him. He got clothes-lined bad. The wire hit him square on the jaw and knocked him on to the ground. Ouch.
Then we checked into our hotel, went to the market and had dinner. ...