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Travel Blogs from Keszthely
... walking upto the lookout before we eat at 8, do I want to come? There then follows an entertaining evening where we also get to know the guys who run the place. I go to bed at 1 and leave the others to it.
Next morning Tom and I hire bikes and cycle about 50km to a 13th century castle, past lakeside villages and after lunch, back by way of the roman road that serves as a wine road. There is also plenty ...
... to rain and cool weather that wasn't clearing up any time soon. Determined to see Heviz Lake regardless, we set off to enjoy soaking in the thermal waters. Thankfully the lakes temperature remains around 38 degrees Celsius so the absolute downpour and cool weather didn't affect our visit in the least. Unfortunately, we didn't have a camera to capture any photos in the Lake, so we've included some we found online so you ...
... 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 ...
... local Riesling with a philosophical
Chicagoan and my pastry chef Dutch roommate. In Germany even the guys
drink wine spritzers. They would be labelled 'girly' back home for sure.
But here it's just an inside joke with myself.
I had my first legit goulash. Was super good, especially after waiting until 9 thirty for dinner. If I'd know it's be so late I would have gotten two dinners in!
At the hostel ...
Today we left Budapest and drove an hour to Lake Balaton. All the HUngarians flock here because it's the closest thing they have to an ocean and it's the biggest lake in Europe. We had pizza along the lake while listening to the waiters scream at the cooks who war ringing bells every few seconds for them to deliver the food. Big headache.
Then we did one of the worst things in the world for a person ...