Travel Blogs from Pecs
... ending supply of wine bottles on the table, the food was excellent and I was seated next to a man with a French accent. Was this a dream come true? No, because I had never thought to dream this. Who knew two years ago that something like this was possible?
They've been making wine in this part of Hungary since Roman times, or perhaps even before. The quality declined during Soviet occupation because the government controlled it. Once the free market ...
... 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 ...
... 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 redincluding some really full bodied pinot noirs. 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. ...
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 ...
... platform, baking in the sun, for
half an hour before we were rounded up by the station lady. Once we
got moving it was not too bad but our seat was definitely hot. We
eventually discovered that the heater under our particular seat was
fully operational and after moving seats it was a lot more
We arrived in Pecs and with some
uncertainty and concern navigated to the vicinity of our apartment
and were very relieved when a young man ...