Travel Blogs from Heviz
... 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 ...
Zack and I just spent the last week at the largest and most popular lake in Hungary: Lake Balaton. The lake is HUGE, as in the average width of the lake is 5 miles across. Besides admiring the vastness of the lake, we also "enjoyed" seeing lots of sunburnt skin - as in more skin than anyone ever needs to see. Ever. We also cooked LOTS of Hungarian food, drank wine (which the region is famous for), and attended a genuine Hungarian birthday party.
... to the small town of Revuflop. And
staying at my hostel. Coincidence!
We lazed at the beach all afternoon. Of course there was no sand so
we lay on the grass. Totes better than rocks. It was the first time I've
ever had to pay for a beach. The idea of privately owned beaches is
just so repulsive to New Zealanders, but when in Europe one must do as
the Europeans do.
Back at the hostel we ...
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 ...