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Travel Blogs from Pecs
Hello again! Sorry for the long delay but things have been crazy over here, plus I haven't been anywhere all that interesting to write about. But, this has changed with my weekend trip to Pecs, Hungary. The trip was organized with the school so all the McDaniel study abroad students joined me on the trip. Pecs is a pretty city of around 162,000 …
... where, during WW II, a worker bricked in a false wall to protect this dusty wine from the Germans. What we tasted was wine so good we actually bought a couple of bottles to share later with Ruth and Larry in Prague. Before the winery tour we took a walk around the fortress walls, saw a lovely old church and gazed at the scenery.
The unfortunate part of this day was driving to the ship in the dark. It would have been nice to get a better look ...
Getting up early intending to go for a swim in the lake, but the weather had turned cold so just a quick walk around the harbour before we headed off. On our way south we stopped off at Pecs to finish off the last of the currency, unexpectedly a really nice town. We drove through the top of Croatia then into Bosnia, as there wasn't anything on our to do list around ...
... has Unesco protection today due to the heritage that survives
I keep waking up at 3am and had the choice of the 7.45 or 9.45 train to Pecs. The train is every two hours and will take three hours so I decided to take the 7.45 since I was up so early instead of the 9.45 I was planning.
It's weird how coming here I thought it might be hard to make friends from the country due to the language barrier but I surprised myself how close I became to a few people here.
I gave some of my Hungarian friends english names because it was easier to register, and spell, but they were all really relative to how they sounded.
Andi, Julia, Mishie (Mike), Dori, Eniko, Belle, Tom, Audrie and Heidi (her full name is Hedwig, yes like Harry Pott'ers ...
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